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Co sleeping(8 Posts)
Keep ending up cosleeping by mistake due to four month sleep regression. How do I do it safely? It's just me and dd so do I need a bed bumper to keep her from falling out when she starts to roll? And if she feeds during the night do I wind her? What about covers I love my duvet!
DD ended up sleeping with us for nearly a year as she hated her crib with a vengence (funny, her two older brothers never co-slept as they were perfectly happy in their own space!).
She always had a grobag so slept outside the duvet. We put the bed against the wall so she couldn't fall out. Don't remember winding ever being a problem tbh.
Enjoy it btw, my life became immeasurably easie and happier once ai succumbed to co-sleeping. There is nothing as lovely as waking with a cuddly little body next to you.
Oh, I didn't bother winding DS much after the first few weeks. bF babies don't actually take in much air when feeding.
DD and I share the spare bed. It is pushed up against the wall. She has her space on one side, with her own blanket or in a grobag. I have the other side with my duvet half on the floor. The difficult bit is before I get to bed or, like now, when she is still asleep. I put a pillow on the edge of the bed, but have the baby monitor between the pillow and DD, so she'll roll onto that - and I'll hear it - before she gets to the pillow.
And no winding during the night unless she is uncomfy. I can't feed lying down, so just moving her from my lap to where she sleeps is enough for a little burp if necessary.
Thanks was happy in her own bed and was about to put her in her own room when she started waking through the night at 4 months had previously been sleeping 12 hours if I knew the end was in sight with this stupid sleep regression would leave her in her bed
I cosleep with twins (which has it's own set of problems!) and I find the following helpful:
* Babies in cots in evening until I go to bed so the don't roll out
* Babies in gro bag/own blankets so don't need yours
* Single duvet for you (if no DH in the bed) so there is lessor it to keep track of in the night
* Only one set of pillows to keep track of
* Wall on one side, bedrail other so babies can go on either side of you
* Clear bedside table(s) once babies can sit up/crawl
Try a baby sleeping bag and put her on top of the duvet, removing any pillows on her side of the bed. This means she won't be too hot, but you can stay warm under the duvet. Not sure how long you intend co-sleeping but i wouldn't worry about rolling too much at that age - they're usually only just becoming able to roll from front to back. Rolling from back to front requires much more strength and, in my DS's case at least, he wasn't doing it regularly until 6 months or something. The main dangers of co-sleeping are overheating and suffocation, not falling out of bed. Babies are remarkably resilient little things. As someone else has said, could you push the bed against the wall to prevent any accidents like that?
DS, 10 months, has slept in his own bed since about 12 weeks but still comes in with us if he's poorly or unsettled. It's lovely
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