Hi I am just wondering if anyone has any suggetions on how to set up one of those side car cot set ups next to the bed for a 16 month old to sleep in? Do you just get a cot, remove one side, put something under the mattress to make it level with the main mattress or is there more to it than that? How do you stop it moving away from the main mattress? and plug up the gaps?
where do you put your glass of water and the alarm clock if the cot is where the bedside table normally is?????
I saw some side car beds online but theyare for up to 5 months old only.
OUr little darling has never been a great sleeper, but is still waking between 1 and 3 times per night and seems really scared when she does. She now stands up in her cot too so will never just wriggle around and re settle herself, which she has done in the past. A quick feed normally works, but I am finding now that I am back at work I am just so flippin exhausted all the time - 1 wakeup I can manage, more than that and I am toast. We have worked out by bringing her into our bed that all she wants is for someone to hold her hand. Naaw. Trouble is, I just cant sleep with her in the bed. She kicks and wriggles and ends up on my head. I could def. sleep with her next to the bed in a side car though. I cant see her growing out of this need anytime soon - in fact as soon as she can work out how to climb out of the cot or goes in to her own bed I am pretty sure she will be coming in to our bed every night!!! The side car option just seems the best compromise. It will make those night feeds easier too; she def. still seems to need one if she wakes anytime after 4am (and sleeping to 4am is an awesome night in our house!!).
Any ideas on the practicalities of how to do it? and whether it worked for you?