Co-sleeping - what do you do when they start to roll?

(9 Posts)
HesneyChalks Sun 30-Jun-13 08:26:45

Just that really.

We have a bedside cot and I put ds (7.5 months) down in his cot bit at night, but now he can roll he invariably ends up in the middle of our bed.

Lady night I went up and we was right by the far side of the bed, another roll and he would have been on the floor! confused

I am bfing and he still wakes every 1.5 to 2 hours every night, so I am loathe to put him in his cot in own room. I am already knackered and don't want to get even less sleep!!

Is what do people who co-sleep do when you get to this stage? Not sure that mattress on the floor is an option.

HesneyChalks Sun 30-Jun-13 08:27:30

*last night....*he

Indith Sun 30-Jun-13 08:29:57

a bed rail smile or if your cot is on wheels and you can move it easily you put the drop side up nd take it down when you go to bed. but a bed rail on the other side of your bed easiest! you can pick them up for a fiver or so second hand.

Hrrrm Sun 30-Jun-13 08:30:22

I think when DD got to about 8 months I started her off in her own room in her cot, then cosleep the rest of the night from when she woke up.

Perhaps a rolled up towel under the sheet would help? Or you can get a bed guard.

Once you're in bed you'll notice the rolling, so not much risk of baby falling off the bed, especially if you have a cosleeper.

Ozfrazror Sun 30-Jun-13 08:33:19

Have you got one of those breast feeding/pregnancy long or curved pillows?

I used to put one of those on the "boundary" between the cot and my bed and that normally kept mine in their cot. They can eventually shuffle over them but they do soon seem to get a sense of the edge of the bed as well.

I have also put pillows on the floor in case they fall off for piece of mind before I go to bed.

Signet2012 Sun 30-Jun-13 08:34:59

I'm going to be getting a bed guard. Dd sleeps in her cot until about 12/1 when she wakes then comes in with me I usually pull the cot up to the side of the bed so she can't roll out but one night I woke up to a thump and she was on the floor sad

I must have got her out the cot still asleep as I hadn't done any of the precautions I always take (pull cot up, remove pillows, tuck duvet under matters so I can't pull it over her)
She was fine but I felt awful. Still feel sick when I think about it!

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 30-Jun-13 08:47:38

We have a big bed and put them between us once they were old enough to roll.

HesneyChalks Sun 30-Jun-13 08:52:40

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. smile

With regard to the bed rail - do you mean put that at the bit between cot and bed, or on far side of the bed? He just ends up in such random positions I am worried he might roll off the foot end too!

Indith Sun 30-Jun-13 09:14:48

I meant on the far side but yes it still leaves gaps. prob best to have a safe space for him like cot side up for when you are not there and then have him in bed with you after. easier said than done I know. my 15month old won't settle in bed unless I'm there so sleeps in the living room on a beanbag until I go to bed!

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