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Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
20th Nov '12

When our 3 year old sleeps with us, it goes him against the wall, DH, me and then our 5 month old, but I always sleep with my arm around the baby so he won't roll off. Sometimes he's between DH and I depending on which b**b he wants.



ETA: We have a full-size bed. Not fun.

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting that one girl:" now that Isaac is older I let him come back :) Isaac usually sleeps between us but sometimes he will ... [snip!] ... off. But I also push myuself to the middle of the bed so he isn't by the edge. Then DH gets the little side of the king haha"


Haha. Our poor hubbies.

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Supafly★:" When our 3 year old sleeps with us, it goes him against the wall, DH, me and then our 5 month old, but ... [snip!] ... sleep with my arm around the baby so he won't roll off. Sometimes he's between DH and I depending on which b**b he wants. "


This may be an option in the beginning, since newborns don't roll around.



So many options!

that one girl 34 kids; Phoenix, Arizona 54060 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Supafly★:" When our 3 year old sleeps with us, it goes him against the wall, DH, me and then our 5 month old, but ... [snip!] ... he won't roll off. Sometimes he's between DH and I depending on which b**b he wants. ETA: We have a full-size bed. Not fun. "


you all sleep in a full size bed???? I would die.

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting that one girl:" you all sleep in a full size bed???? I would die."


Holy macaroni. I missed that. :shock: We have a king, and I often feel like it's not big enough. Hah!

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Vindictive:" This may be an option in the beginning, since newborns don't roll around. So many options!"


It depends on how light of a sleeper you are. I'm pretty much the lightest sleeper ever.
What I'm thinking of doing is getting another full size bed, put it in the boys' room, toss the crib and toddler bed, and co-sleep with the baby in that bed. And have DS and DH sleep together in the other bed. But there's a law in NY that says every baby needs his own sleeping space and I have nowhere else to put the stupid crib that's been used like, once lol.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting that one girl:" you all sleep in a full size bed???? I would die."


It SUCKS. But our bedroom is so small that anything bigger won't fit.

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Supafly★:" It depends on how light of a sleeper you are. I'm pretty much the lightest sleeper ever. What I'm thinking ... [snip!] ... says every baby needs his own sleeping space and I have nowhere else to put the stupid crib that's been used like, once lol. "


I'm an extremely light sleeper. DH used to be too, until he started working mad hours every week.



If we had the space, I'd push a twin or a full against our king. Talk about solving problems!

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Vindictive:" I'm an extremely light sleeper. DH used to be too, until he started working mad hours every week. If we had the space, I'd push a twin or a full against our king. Talk about solving problems!"


Yup, space is a big issue in our place. But you have a king size bed, that should be alright. You said you have a spare bed for your daughter, how big is it? If DH can fit on it comfortably, just have him sleep there when he's home. I'm sure he'll appreciate his own space.

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Supafly★:" Yup, space is a big issue in our place. But you have a king size bed, that should be alright. You said ... [snip!] ... big is it? If DH can fit on it comfortably, just have him sleep there when he's home. I'm sure he'll appreciate his own space. "


A twin. I'm sure he'll sleep there or the couch if it becomes too nerve wracking for either of us.

I'mOnFire 1 child; Kentucky 2133 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Vindictive:" Thankfully you're opinion means nothing to me. :wink: I've lost one child. I'm not about to put a baby ... [snip!] ... I will be breastfeeding. We co-sleep, that's how we are most comfortable, and that won't change. You don't have to agree."



babies can die of SIDS while sleeping with parents as well... I've actually seen quite a few things on news broadcasts about parents suffocating them in their sleep as well. Thats why i don't agree with co sleeping but hey everyone has their own opinion.

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting I'mOnFire:" babies can die of SIDS while sleeping with parents as well... I've actually seen quite a few things ... [snip!] ... suffocating them in their sleep as well. Thats why i don't agree with co sleeping but hey everyone has their own opinion. "


Yet, how many babies die in cribs each year?

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting I'mOnFire:" babies can die of SIDS while sleeping with parents as well... I've actually seen quite a few things ... [snip!] ... suffocating them in their sleep as well. Thats why i don't agree with co sleeping but hey everyone has their own opinion. "


The risk of SIDS is much lower when co-sleeping than it is when a baby sleeps in his/her crib. And suffocation in MOST cases occurs when one or both parents are on some type of medication or under the influence. OP says she's a very light sleeper. Her maternal instincts and experience decrease the odds that her baby will suffocate.

j0des(+2) 18 kids; Virginia 5095 posts
20th Nov '12

We also have a full sized bed lol it only sucks for my husband ;) we smoosh him against the side lol my kids and I are bed hogs. With the side car crib we are doing great though. Chubbz(the baby) sleeps there, then Im next to him(milk dispenser), then Bubbz, then hubbz..smooshed against the rail. :lol:



He goes in the livingroom when we smoosh him too much.



I will give you advice on transitioning..while we have never pushed our son too hard..we had to push gently. We transitioned his room to a big boy room(I wish I could live in there) and made it a positive experience. He has glow stars and planets all over his room, and a light up moon..its awesome. I even put light up paper lanterns in there. His room is an experience at night. I do his entire routine in there. After bath, he gets dressed in there. We read books. He loves his room, so its pretty easy to put him in there. He has grown to love his space, especially away from his little brother. His own bed is heaven to him..in the middle of the night when he is scared, he comes to us though. Im fine with that..

I'mOnFire 1 child; Kentucky 2133 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Vindictive:" Yet, how many babies die in cribs each year?"


The way I view it is there is no way around a baby dying regardless of where they sleep.... Its dangerous no matter where they are because they are so fragile. Everyone has their own view on the matter. No need to be a smart ass about it. I'm just telling you how I feel about the situation. You don't see me being rude do you? No i was just stating my opinion.