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Where should my co sleeping baby nap ?

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mamazee Wed 29-Aug-07 21:30:31

i have been co-sleeping (and loving it !) with my 41/2 month old at night since he was born and putting him in the bed for naps during the day...but now he can roll and i went in to find him up against our bed rail and crying.
where should i put him for naps ? what do other co sleeping parents do ?

many thanks

jorange5 Sat 01-Sep-07 20:20:42

I used to surround DD with pillows and rolled up duvets like she was in a little nest

shreddies Sat 01-Sep-07 20:22:52

I made a nest until he was crawling, and now I put him down in a cot - sometimes it's easy, sometimes it isn't

yomellamoHelly Sat 01-Sep-07 20:23:25

Ditto pillows when in our bed. He looks very snug.

gillhowe Mon 03-Sep-07 11:00:46

I lie on the bed with DS and read (I am very lazy), for a while I tried putting him in the cot but he would wake up after half and hour and not go back down. Its not ideal but it does force me to have a rest.

midnightexpress Mon 03-Sep-07 13:02:32

I've taken the side off ds2's cotbed and pulled it right up against the side of our bed (with mattresses at the same height), so he goes down in that and I can actually feed him while he's in it, and just put pillows down the open side if I'm out of the room. He's nearly crawling now though, so will have to try to get him off in the cot once that starts I think.

Baffy Mon 03-Sep-07 13:04:44

I used to use his pram in the day time. At least that way he was always strapped in and safe

tryingtoleave Tue 04-Sep-07 13:03:11

I put ds in the middle of the bed (with a rail on the side where he used to be more likely to roll) and I listen out for him, especially at the times when he is likely to stir (after 40 min is usual). I'm usually on the computer in the next room. If I hear him moving I go to him right away. I've found that if I go to him immediately I'm more likely to be able to resettle him so I'm happy with this system.

I don't want to argue with others, and maybe this is an irrational fear of mine, but I'm much more worried about ds getting caught up in duvets and pillows than falling out the bed.

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