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For the last couple of months my DD has been sleeping in between my DH an myself in bed and it's been lovely (much to the horror of many other parents :D )
However, she's now getting bigger and rolls around a lot while sleeping and is a bit of a bed hog. She loves to stretch out (arms and legs all nicely stretched out) and manages to move around 180 - 360 degrees so that sometimes I wake up in the night and I've got her butt planted in my face.
She's also started rolling over quite heavily meaning that she'll rollover and her head will bonk on my head waking me up with an owwww (she's still asleep mind you) or roll over on top of me! She's also managed to kick my DH in the eye....
So basically.... my DH has announced that it's time for her to sleep in her own cot but I'm feeling a bit sad.... any suggestions other than getting a bigger bed?
My DS is the same, I have woken up many times with his head ON my head, and him lying diagonally with legs on me and head on daddy, and they never seem to wake! We dont mind, we'll wake up and move him into a better position, that works for us!
Maybe if you put a bed rail on your side of the bed and let her sleep next to you?
Of a single bed or her cot pushed next to your bed?
Or maybe a mattress on the floor for her?
Im sure some of the other mums will be able to give you some better advice but thats all I could come up with ATM!
Sidecar the cot next to your bed hun. that way she knows you are next to her but she is out of your bed. only place she can roll is into you!!!
i admire people that can co-sleep on a regular basis, we got a queen bed and thats still not enough for me, DP and DS. and both DP and DS are terrible sleepers, both bed hoggers and DS usually ends up head at the foot or feet kicking me in the belly (i'm pregnant too). theya re also hot sleepers. DS does sleep with us on occasion but usually only for a few hours in the morning.
sorry, this is totally off topic but i just wanted to share my admiration for co-sleepers :D
I would suggest side-carring the cot, or putting a single bed alongside your bed. :thumbsup:
i agree bout the side bed. but we went and brought a king size because of this problem :D
I'm liking the king size bed option only because I can't put a single bed or cot near the side of our bed because it will block doorways to our wardrobes....
Hmmm just gotta convince DH about king size bed now... he's liking putting DD in her own cot in her own room! (we are the only parents we know who co-sleeps and has the cot in our room and we get sooooooooo much comments about that!!!) :rolleyes:
What about putting the cot in your room so that the transition is easier more for mums then bubs sometimes, though itf you cant have it next to the bed what about in the room still.
We had to move DS from our bed, to cot next to bed, then at the end of bed, he sleeps through now and will sleep in the port a cot in his room and in our room though we love having him in our room, and the Chines believe that co-sleeping reduces sids, due to the young soul being close to the parents.
Good luck, I know it is sad when they have to leave your bed.
I recently had this same problem but my bub wouldnt sleep in a cot at all because he'd wake every time he rolled over cause the cot was so small. So I have had to stop co sleeping. I hope the sidecar thing works if you decide to try it.
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