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Co-sleeping and rolling NEED ADVICE user banned
24th Jun '13

For those of you who co-sleep how do you safely co-sleep when your LO knows how to roll? I usually put my daughter on the side by the wall and she sleeps in the crook of my arm, I usually wake up to her moving but this morning my 6 month old rolled off the foot of the bed and I felt horrible I am thinking it may just be time to put her in a crib.

j0des(+2) 18 kids; Virginia 5095 posts
24th Jun '13

we side car with our youngest.. and we have since about 2 months(when the rolling started) and thats pretty much eliminated his chance at getting off the bed without touching me first. he is 17 months.. and hasn't rolled off the bed but once and we were awake then.. he's just a nutball.



with my first, we used the railings(which we still have attached). but, they can still get around you.

TrixieGirl Due July 4; 1 child; Maryland 1175 posts
24th Jun '13
Quoting Leilani Allyssa's Mommy:" For those of you who co-sleep how do you safely co-sleep when your LO knows how to roll? I usually put ... [snip!] ... my 6 month old rolled off the foot of the bed and I felt horrible I am thinking it may just be time to put her in a crib."


:shock: It sounds like maybe you are too heavy of a sleeper for co sleeping. I hope your baby is okay and did not get hurt during the fall.

Mrs. Daniel 1 child; California 547 posts
24th Jun '13

Get some of those mesh rails. I'm not sure how she got to the foot. Is she crawling? Or are you 2 sleeping alone? Dd sleeps between me and dh so there's not really room for her to just roll that direction. I took the front off her crib and side carred it at 8 months so that no one rolls onto the floor and I can fall asleep without having to move dd back into the middle.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
24th Jun '13

I had a toddler bed rail like from Walmart. It's a net so they won't suffocate on it and it straps to the bed so you tighten it right to the side of the bed.

user banned ; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Japan 930 posts
24th Jun '13
Quoting TrixieGirl:" :shock: It sounds like maybe you are too heavy of a sleeper for co sleeping. I hope your baby is okay and did not get hurt during the fall. "

I've never been a heavy sleeper, I always wake up to her moving just for some reason didn't this morning. She only cried for like 2 minutes and I called her pedi's nurse line. She's been playing fine it was just terrifying.

Serial Mom ✄ 18 kids; Michigan 2690 posts
24th Jun '13

When I co-sleep, I become a very light sleeper. When she wakes, so do I. But in case of falling, I put my older daughter's bean bag on the floor next to the bed. It's very soft. Also, LO is old enough to where it wouldn't suffocate her.

GirlsHaveCOOTIES 3 kids; Minsk, Belarus 15331 posts
24th Jun '13

My only co-sleeper (oldest) rolled off the foot of our bed too, he was 8 months old when he did it.. He slept between SO and I and still managed to do it.



He turned 4 in April and we JUST got him out of our bed 6 days ago!! I say put her in her crib and stop co-sleeping, only because it RUINED our sex life and made for some unnecessary rough patches.

user banned ; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Japan 930 posts
24th Jun '13
Quoting Mrs. Daniel:" Get some of those mesh rails. I'm not sure how she got to the foot. Is she crawling? Or are you 2 sleeping ... [snip!] ... carred it at 8 months so that no one rolls onto the floor and I can fall asleep without having to move dd back into the middle."


I'm a single mom we sleep togethr alone I was thinking of getting mesh rails just hadn't done it yet. The reason we co-sleep is bc ever since she was borned she refused to sleep without having me next to her I even bought a safe co-sleeping thing when she was a newborn and she wouldn't sleep in that she had to be touching me and against me. I stayed awake with maybe 30 mins of sleep here and there with her for 3 days in the hospital bc every time I put her in the bassinet she woke up. We co-sleep based on her needs not because I choose to.

user banned ; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Japan 930 posts
24th Jun '13
Quoting GirlsHaveCOOTIES:" My only co-sleeper (oldest) rolled off the foot of our bed too, he was 8 months old when he did it.. ... [snip!] ... say put her in her crib and stop co-sleeping, only because it RUINED our sex life and made for some unnecessary rough patches. "

Lol I have no sex life!

Mrs. Daniel 1 child; California 547 posts
24th Jun '13

Sounds like my daughter. She is a high needs baby. Not sure if you've heard of it. It's a dr sears term. You may want to look it up. She eventually began going longer stretches without needing me next to her and I know you said your a single mom but the sex life can always work around that. I mean, who only has sex in bed? It can get Kinda boring.

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11944 posts
24th Jun '13

I've had baby roll off a couple times with each of our daughters. Funny thing it was never at night when we co-slept, it always happened during the day. It happens to those who don't even co-sleep lol.



Anyways side rails would probably help. I also snuggle our daughter at night in crook of one of my arms, keeps her from rolling away too far.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
24th Jun '13

We have netted toddler bed rails on our bed.

Angela Nichols 2 kids; California 464 posts
24th Jun '13

Try bed rails? the netted kid they sell for kids neds. you can get them at walmart and target for under 40 bucks
we co sleep with a 6 month old and a 2 yr old. no one has ever fell out of bed. I put a kid on each side of me. if I do the the two kids together my 2 yr old wakes the baby. We do have a crib side car-ed but mostly it's for when I first put the baby down.

Mrs. Daniel 1 child; California 547 posts
24th Jun '13

Oh ya and put your mattress on the floor. Duh. I don't know why I forgot that one.