Hello people Apologies if this is in the wrong place but I figure this area gets the most traffic.
Anyway, reason I'm posting is that I need some safe co-sleeping tips. I am on my own with dd for 3 weeks out of every month. The other morning I fell asleep while she was in the bed and dh wasn't there and she rolled off and hurt herself. I felt and feel so bad about it and I want to stop it happening again. To those who co sleep and who are on their own most of the time, how do you make it safe. Other than the obvious of putting bed against a wall (can't do that, our room is too small ), do you use a rail? I've tried heaps of things to make sure she sleeps through but it just isn't happening anymore!
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09-01-2012 21:16 #1
Co sleeping tips please :)
09-01-2012 21:18 #2
Easiest thing to do is put the mattress on the floor... takes a bit of getting used to but sleep filled peaceful nights lie within reach thereafter
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09-01-2012 21:19 #3Senior Member
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Last time I checked out SIDS, the recommendations for co-sleeping were:
- don't sleep with baby if you drink/smoke/take medication
- sleep with baby with mattress on floor
- do not have thick doona, use blankets
- don't have pillow near baby
Can't remember the rest but it's always good to check out the sids guidelines, they are the experts
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09-01-2012 21:22 #4
Hi ladies, thanks for the replies , I get all the notv using pillows and blankets so that's a;; good. It's moreso how to stop her rolling out
09-01-2012 21:24 #5
Having a blonde moment, I guess the matress on the floor would stop any rolling accidents- duh! No more drink bhing for me...
09-01-2012 21:53 #6
I know they say no pillows but when DS was younger and my DP was away I would put a few pillows along the edge of the mattress where DP would usually sleep. That worked untill he started crawling. Now our mattress is on the floor coz of renovations. Its great coz I don't have to worry about him falling off all the time and don't have to keep checking on him every two secs with his day naps. But when our bed is off the floor will look into getting some side guards or rails.
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09-01-2012 22:16 #7Senior Member
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Totally get a rail. Ours is made of a mesh fabric with a metal frame. So bub could breathe through it if they rolled their face against it.
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09-01-2012 22:22 #8
09-01-2012 22:30 #9
I put the bub right in the middle of the bed and pillows on the side I'm not. Wrapping stops the rolling/moving but you could always push that side over to a wall and have you on the side the wall is not. It's hard co sleeping with ur first, you find out the hard way what works and what doesn't, hope your bubbas fall was on carpet unlike my first, although mine wasn't so young, she was 4m and started rolling... It happens, you live you learn unfortunatly. you do become responsive as time goes by with CS too, by the 3rd baby I sleep with 1 eye open I swear! Lol
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10-01-2012 07:31 #10Senior Member
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I co-sleep and have done since birth! A mesh bed rail is what we use - bought from Target and wedged in under a normal bed - yes, it can go under any mattress.
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