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Family Bed-Safe suggestions to new crawler?? August 17, 2004 10:09 AM

Hi All, I was just wondering what ways/products you have found to keep your mobile babies in bed at night. Right now my 5 1/2 month old is starting to crawl in and out of his co-sleeper. (He never really slept in it, but I kept it there as my side buggy! He has also (usually around 2am-4am) started rolling down towards my legs, causing me to have to sit up and pull him back up to the safer part of the bed. I would just buy a bed rail except we sleep on a king size pillow top mattress. Putting the mattress on the floor is not an option at this point. With my DD, we just moved her into her crib at this age. Any suggestions would be appreciated.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
would something like this work for you? August 17, 2004 8:58 PM

http://www.snugtuckpillow.com/index.htm you can put it across the bed or sideways like a normal rail. I've seen people praise them on Mothering.com, but never used one myself. We bought a bedrail that fit our queen bed, but later got rid of that--too hard to deal with him using it to hold onto when he jumped on the bed.... Now its the mattress on the floor and a body pillow alngside the babe.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Thanks Lauren for the suggestion August 18, 2004 8:39 AM

Thank you for the suggestion. I am going to order one and see how it goes. If it works well I will order a second one for the other side!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 August 18, 2004 10:45 PM

My partner and I always put our son between us when we slept. We also put our bed in the corner of our room that way 2 sides of it are against the wall.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
bedrail? bah... :-p August 19, 2004 6:50 PM

We just set the mattress right on the floor until my daughter was 4 years old. End of safety problem ~_^  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
forgive my playfulness August 19, 2004 6:53 PM

Yes if mattress on floor is not an option, a bed rail is, i suppose a bed rail is the only thing you can do, with the other side against the wall?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Another Bed Crawler August 20, 2004 4:24 AM

I have a similar problem, and I'm not sure the snug tuck or a bed rail will solve it. My main concern is that may little guy (also 5 1/2 months) will crawl out of bed after a nap before I can get to him (or when I'm in the shower and he wakes up, etc.). The rails don't go all the way around the bed, and the snug tuck looks too easy for him to crawl over. We can't put the bed on the floor as we have a ton of stuff stored under the frame in containers. How have other crawlers been with the snug tuck pillow system? Many thanks in advance for responses!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 August 21, 2004 2:06 PM

Sorry, I can't help you with the snug tuck pillow system. I've never used it, whatever it is. When you're not sleeping with your child and he is sleeping alone keep him in view. Or get a baby moniter in the room. When my son was that age he took naps in a padded basket (covered on all sides.) It could be near me at all times. And it had a heavy bottom, so it didn't tip over (very very important.) When he was sleeping in our bed, we didn't use a rail, but our bed was on the floor. We didn't have a choice; we had no frame! Now he has a toddler bed with a side frame and against 2 walls. Your child will fall out of bed if you do not have all round rails or other full guards. Don't let it go by without resolving this concern. If he/she fails wrong on their neck or head there will be serious damage. My friend's baby was in the hospital a few months ago from falling on her head. She has focal damage to the brain at only 7 1/2 months. Well, now she's about 10 months. Be safe. Peace to you and yours, Christi  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 September 09, 2004 8:53 PM

I know swings are frowned on by many AP's, but if I needed to do something like dishes or something I would put her in the swing. Otherwise napwise, I just held her (course her naps were short).  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Snug Tight works so far September 10, 2004 6:56 AM

Hi All, I ordered the Snug tight that Lauren recommended. So far it is working well. It isn't very tall, but because it is tethered on the end, it spins if he tries to crawl over it. I still think I will move him into his crib, but its nice to be able to do it gradually now instead of cold turkey. I am also excited to have the snug tight because next weekend we will be cabin camping for a couple of nights and staying in a hotel another. I will certainly be bringing it along. Thanks for all the suggestions! Jana (Rhia--almost three; Reed--6 mos)  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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