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What do other co-sleepers do about bedtime?

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Flo77 Sun 28-Jun-09 19:54:57

Just wondered what others were doing to get baby to bed before they go themselves. I had been feeding dd to sleep in bed at about 7pm then getting up and joining her later (usually with several wakes and feedings back to sleep in between). However, now she's crawling I can't really do this. Will probably get bed guards but not sure even this will be totally safe. What do others do?

moocowme Mon 29-Jun-09 21:30:28

i have my computer in the bedroom and sit at it here after DS is asleep. DH has to do all the other stuff like cleaning up in the kitchen etc while i do the hard job of getting DS off to sleep.

DreamingAboutSleep Mon 29-Jun-09 21:51:25

After two incidents of falling off our bed when asleep (despite a bed guard too!) blush we transfer her to her cot for naps in the day and early evening now, she generally wakes for a feed at some point in the night, more often than not just after we come up to bed and she comes in with us then till morning.

elvislives Mon 29-Jun-09 21:54:15

Mine goes to bed when I do because I couldn't work out the solution to this blush Not to be recommended if you want an evening of your own.

Aranea Mon 29-Jun-09 21:56:23

I'm dithering over what to do myself as we're approaching the same stage.

Last time round we packed our bed away and used the futon instead (with an open-sided bedside cot alongside) on the basis that it was so low down that it wouldn't matter if she fell out. And we shoved it up against the wall, to reduce number of directions she could fall.

Might do that again. Or maybe stick with my current solution, which is a bedside cot and I put the side on until her first night-waking, after which I take it off so we're all in the same space.

CherryChoc Mon 29-Jun-09 22:31:29

I just put DS to bed and use a baby monitor. We use a bedside cot, so I put him in there which means he's the furthest away from any edges. I can hear him rustling around on the monitor so if he rustles for more than 5 seconds or so I check on him to make sure he hasn't crawled or rolled to the edge. He has only rolled off in his sleep once and that was when I put him much too close to the edge after feeding him to sleep on DH's side.

With the monitor as well I can run up the stairs and be there seconds after he wakes so he doesn't have time to crawl out.

We have got sleep problems at the moment though, about to start a new thread!

nomoresleep Tue 30-Jun-09 09:52:49

I used a low bed, bed guard and baby monitor. My little one never tried to crawl around in bed, though, for some reason.

sarah293 Tue 30-Jun-09 10:06:57

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Bucharest Tue 30-Jun-09 10:09:24

I suppose I was lucky, I just waited with her till she dropped off (still do, in fact) then left her. No probs.

Babieseverywhere Tue 30-Jun-09 10:14:50

I nurse baby DS to sleep on the bed and he has the open sided cot to roll into if he moves and I roll up the duvet to a sausage to stop him rolling off the other side (not that he rolls that way so far.

Toddler DD either go on the other side of the sausage duvet in our bed OR in her own bed to start the night and joins us later.

It seldom works that I get more than 30 minute break before I go back up to resettle DS, I give up and go to bed and then he sleeps.

IneedacleanerIamalazyslattern Tue 30-Jun-09 10:15:40

DD was no problem put her in the bed asleep and left her, DS was a bit more of a mover but I just put him in the bedside cot and never botherd putting the side up and put him down once he was alseep he never moved to far which surprised me once or twice I went up to check on him and he had moved into the bed but never fell off it.

He's 3 now and only stopped co-sleeping when we moved in April and he shares a room with dd now but I love it when I go to bed and find him tucked up asleep in our bed. Did take dp a bit of getting used to as he is not their dad so never co-slept but he is cool now.

CherryChoc Tue 30-Jun-09 12:05:58

Yes sorry, meant to add that I never leave him to fall asleep on his own in case he rolls off, I have to nurse him or cuddle him to sleep.

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