Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-29-2013, 04:38 AM   #1
evasimone's Avatar
evasimone
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 2,015
Cosleeping- happy medium?

I have a confession. I am a paranoid cosleeper.

We have a king size Tempurpedic stripped of everything besides a fitted sheet and one pillow plus a small quilt squished to one size. DH works nights but when he's home only one of us sleep in the bed, the other stays on the couch.

DD moves a lot so I don't like putting her near the edge of the bed yet I don't trust her between me and DH (when she was really little he rolled and elbowed her pretty hard and didn't realize until I frantically hit him and he woke). So as of right now DD gets 75% of the bed.

What are some options for making it work? I don't know if I am ready to move DD to her own bed in her room even though I think she'd be completely okay with it... But I am not completely opposed to it.

Advertisement

__________________
E, wife to my rock, S 2009
Mama to DD 1/13
evasimone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 05:27 AM   #2
Fairycat
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 5,288
My Mood:
Re: Cosleeping- happy medium?

Sidecaring a crib to the mattress is what worked for us. We used instructions we found online and attached the crib to our bed, with the drop side off the crib. Honestly I wish I had done it sooner. It gave DS his own space, but kept him close, we both felt safe and close by, but DH and I could also have our bed space as well. It also made switching him to a toddler bed much easier as well later on. I think it is the best of co-sleeping seriously.
Fairycat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 05:55 AM   #3
Tris's Avatar
Tris
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 3,535
My Mood:
Re: Cosleeping- happy medium?

Get a mesh bedrail? You can also get a couple pool noodles and put them under the fitted sheet to frame out her sleeping space.
__________________
J- sahm to Z~12.07, A~4.09 and J~ 8.13
Tris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 05:55 AM   #4
mama.oak
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 31
Re: Cosleeping- happy medium?

Our babies are about the same age :-)
I recently added a bed rail and it's helped in that I don't worry about DS rolling off. We originally had an Arms Reach cosleeper sidecared, but there's actually a several inch drop into the cosleeper so it was useless (glad I didn't spend money on it). If a crib is flush to the bed, that would be a great option (my room is too small, unfortunately). Admittedly, my guy currently doesn't move around much when he sleeps, but the bed rail provides peace of mind.
mama.oak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 06:05 AM   #5
MamaLump's Avatar
MamaLump
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 948
A bed rail with on the baby's side and you in the middle. Or, the sidecar crib.
MamaLump is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 08:09 AM   #6
Spicymustard
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: California
Posts: 912
Ditto side car crb. It works out well for us.
__________________
Alyssa, homeschooling mommy to
Lilly 1/08, Oliver 3/11, and Mollie 2/13

Join me on Swagbucks.
Spicymustard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 08:19 AM   #7
Mommy to Eli and Baby#2's Avatar
Mommy to Eli and Baby#2
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 703
Re: Cosleeping- happy medium?

We use a mesh side rail. However, DD seems to be a light sleeper and I think I may be waking her when I shift, and she is definitely waking me often so I may be transitioning her out sooner rather than later. I'm actually quite sad about it!
__________________
Mama to Eli (01/10) and Ivy (12/12)

Last edited by Mommy to Eli and Baby#2; 04-29-2013 at 08:23 AM.
Mommy to Eli and Baby#2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 09:08 AM   #8
evasimone's Avatar
evasimone
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 2,015
Re: Cosleeping- happy medium?

Thanks everyone! I knew I would get some great ideas! Believe it or not I never even thought of sidecarring a crib. I was thinking about buying an arms reach cosleeper (thanks mama.oak!). The pool noodle idea is great too!
__________________
E, wife to my rock, S 2009
Mama to DD 1/13
evasimone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 09:19 AM   #9
MDever
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Maryland
Posts: 6,873
My Mood:
Re: Cosleeping- happy medium?

Bed sharing is only wonderful if it works for your family. We are avid bed sharers and the co-sleepers(kids have their own bed in our room). I think a side car crib might be a great option for you. You might also consider a twin bed with mesh side rail if you want to be able to nurse them in their own bed and then move to your own bed to sleep. I prefer to move myself instead of sleeping baby.
__________________
Just in case.
MDever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 10:04 AM   #10
ulawolf's Avatar
ulawolf
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: michigan
Posts: 3,499
We had a mini crib side car worked well but she woke up every hour until six months now she sleeps in her own room and is only getting up once at night. She turned a year today
ulawolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.