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whete to put co sleeping baby before i go up to bed?

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donefornow Fri 27-Jun-14 23:19:15

Ds is 1 and us co sleeping. I'm happy with the arrangement as he is still bfing it makes night times easier as he's not a great sleeper and I really quite enjoy having him in with me. However he goes down to sleep at 7 and I'm finding myself just going up to bed with him which isn't s problem most of the time as I'll read in bed but what about when I need to stay up?
Ds doesnt have a cot, is it worth me buying one for these odd occasions when I need some time?
what do you do with your co sleeping baby before you go up?

donefornow Fri 27-Jun-14 23:20:05

Sorry for any typos

0dd Fri 27-Jun-14 23:25:04

I had a wee cot from Ikea (they are fairly cheap too) in the corner of my living room. My DS just slept there until my bedtime.

ApplySomePressure Fri 27-Jun-14 23:26:39

My DS is 15months and we have always co-slept. My DS also does not have a cot.
I have dismantled my bed and just have the mattress on the floor. I put him to bed around 7/8 and stay with him until he falls asleep- and then go downstairs. Sometimes I'll need to go up once to re settle him. I normally go to bed around 10/11ish.

ExitPursuedByAKoalaBear Fri 27-Jun-14 23:28:18

I just put her in my bed. She went to sleep and I went down and drank wine.

OsMalleytheCat Fri 27-Jun-14 23:28:21

I co slept until recently and we against all advice I should add left him in the middle of the bed with pillows stacked all around and he never fell out/came to any harm.
However now he can crawl we've had to put him in his cot.
Maybe you could try bed guards? Something I meant to do but never quite got round to smile

FavaBeanPyramidScheme Sat 28-Jun-14 00:26:07

I have the same issue with 7 mo DS. I feed him to sleep and end up having to go to bed at 7 every night which is a bit limiting! He stirs any time I get up to leave. He also fell out of bed last night (despite co-sleeper cot acting as bed guard) which makes me very reluctant to leave him sleeping alone on our bed even if I could.

Woodenheart Sat 28-Jun-14 00:38:50


Woodenheart Sat 28-Jun-14 00:43:36

I use these on my wooden framed double bed.

They do leave a gap, so I put a folded pillow longways and firmly push it down the gap.

Baby goes up at 6.30ish & then I go back up at 8.00 ish.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Sat 28-Jun-14 00:47:37

What about buying a toddler bed with a guard? Into that at seven and then if when he wakes for a feed bring him in with you?

donefornow Sat 28-Jun-14 09:45:36

Hadn't even thought about bed guards,thanks everyone. Just taken 2 off dds bed as she doesn't need them anymore so will just pop them on mine!

BocaDeTrucha Sat 28-Jun-14 10:40:07

We cosleep with 9mo ds and I bf him to sleep (oh, the horror I hear some people cry!!!). We put him in a simple cot at the foot of the bed before we go to bed then from the first time he wakes, around 2 am, he comes into the bed with us and I feed him and that's where he stays. The longer he sleeps, the longer he will stay in his cot.

ShineSmile Sat 28-Jun-14 11:54:47

I've put up bed guards on each side of bed. They seem to work fine. About £30 for two. Is that an option?

ShineSmile Sat 28-Jun-14 11:55:58

They are the single bed ones but they work fine on king bed

ikeaismylocal Sat 28-Jun-14 19:48:22

We have a cot bed attached to our bed, we took the sideoff the cot bed so it's effectively a huge sidecar cot.

18 month old ds goes to sleep in the sidecar cot at about 6 or 7ish and then we just leave him, we have done this since he was 6 months old.

We have a video monitor and he's in a sleepingbag and he's never fallen out of bed.

Jenni2legs Sat 28-Jun-14 19:59:38

I just kept my babies with me asleep downstairs in bounce chairs until I was ready to go up to bed, but I was quite poorly and didn't want to go back and forth.
(I also fed, bathed and left them in them while I had a bath, wonderful things)

Jakeyblueblue Sun 29-Jun-14 00:25:24

Bed rails from Argos on both sides and go back downstairs after he's fallen asleep. smile

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