my daughter is 5 months and have been using the sleepyhead deluxe in the middle of our bed and then bringing her into our bed when she wakes for a feed. She has now outgrown the sleepyhead so we have brought the cot into our room in a side car arrangement. I have read this should only be a temporary arrangement as, once she is more mobile (which will be fairly shortly), it is not safe to leave her in the room alone in the cot with the side down - she is only up there around 2 hours after we put her down on an evening before we join her for the night.
Therefore the next step as I see it will be to put her in her cot at night with the side up but still in our room and then bringing her into our bed when she wakes for feed.
I have 2 questions:
1. what are people's opinions on the sleepyhead grand? Is it worth the money?
2. as to cosleeping once she is mobile, do people have bed guards on the bed? I have read they may not be safe as baby can become wedged between them.
I have a similar set up but have the sleepyhead in the sidecar cot, then bring her in with me when she wakes for a feed. But, she's getting too big for the sleepyhead. Dd is 7 months, so I'm thinking about getting the sleepyhead grand but not sure if it's worth the money as it's more expensive than the smaller one. I might have to be brave and try her in the cot on its own for a few nights and see how it goes! No advice though I'm afraid.
DS has always slept in a sleepyhead at night (after being desperate find a way to stop him sleeping on my chest every night. He's now in the sleepyhead inside a bednest, but at 6mo is rapidly outgrowing both. So I'm watching with interest!