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ideas for sleeping arrangement for a 7month in a tiny apartment

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bebeBOO Tue 20-Oct-09 12:32:07

DH works away during the week and we visit mid-week (for 2 nights) so that he/we don't get too lonely and miss out on family time. He's in a tiny one room apartment which suits him when we're not there, but when we are it's tough to find a place for dd to sleep. We have a littlelife travel cot which has been great up til now because of it's light weight design. But it takes up all the living room space when up and so I feel the need to take it up and down throughout the day or to move it and put it on the bed when not being used...but it is such a hassle and not ideal.
Has anyone come across any better cots(easy to put up and down,smaller)? or do you have any better ideas... for instance I was thinking a bed rail on the two person sofa might be possible -not exactly sure how bed rails are kept in place so not sure if this will actually work. It must also be noted that dd is big for her age (in 12m-18m clothes) so baby travel cots won't work any longer.

Lionstar Tue 20-Oct-09 12:37:57


fold a duvet on the floor and have her sleep on that? (we've done this when staying with rellies)

bebeBOO Tue 20-Oct-09 12:47:36

Co-sleeping is not ideal because Dh and I tend to engage in... Mommy and Daddy time... when we see each other again.

Would a duvet on the floor be too cushy and be a suffocation risk? I'd be a little concerned that she'd end up rolling all over the place during the night... duct tape would solve that problem tho grin

Katz Tue 20-Oct-09 12:51:33

why not go for a my first ready bed, can be popped on your bed during the day

generic one but you can get allsorts

Lionstar Tue 20-Oct-09 12:58:13

Move M&D time to the sofa/duvet on the floor? - spice it up a little people grin

A thin duvet should be fine if baby is in a gro-bag on top - but maybe i was blessed with a child that didn't move about much. You can get inflatable toddler beds, but not sure what age suitable from.

bebeBOO Tue 20-Oct-09 13:44:30

not having M&D time in bed? kinky

think we'll see how that goes tonight. She does move a less when in a gro-bag. Just have to be doubly certain not to step on her in the morning.

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