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16/07/2014 at 04:23
Are there any kind of safety reasons why my 2 year old shouldn't sleep on her mattress on the floor?
im having a nightmare with her sleeping still but I have noticed that if she falls asleep on the fold up bed thing on the floor that I lie on she seems to actually stay asleep otherwise she's waking several times a night and wanting me in with her. In a couple of occasions I've noticed that she's either been falling out of bed or moving around so that her legs are off the bed but her body is still in it (if that makes sense) so I'm thinking that could be whats waking her.
She did have a bed guard up for a while she kept getting her legs stuck in between it and the bed so it had to come off! I'm thinking the solution might be just to ditch the bed for a bit and just put her mattress on the floor. Would this be ok?
16/07/2014 at 09:43
I've got no advice for you but wanted to offer a hug and hope that you're not too sleep deprived! Any chance she likes to sleep on the fold up bed because it smells of you?
16/07/2014 at 15:26
Aww, thanks P! That thought had crossed my mind too - does that mean I've got to roll around on her bed like a dog scent marking it then?!!!! ;-) x
16/07/2014 at 16:14
My 18mo sleeps on a mattress on the floor with no problems. Been doing it for about 4/5 months now. Makes so much more sense for us, it's a double so one of us can get in with him if/when necessary.
If he seems particularly restless when we go to bed (moving around in his sleep) I will pop a couple of pillows on the floor in case he rolls off but usually it's been fine.
It's great for mornings as he gets himself up and comes into our room to wake me up, then I just pull him into our bed for snuggles!
Obviously his bedroom is pretty much childproof, we don't have an upstairs bathroom for him to wander into and we close the stair gate at night.
16/07/2014 at 21:49
Google Montessori bedrooms - we're going to try moving R into his own room over the summer and as he is not sleeping well in his cot at all (in our room, but he keeps wacking his arms off the sides - so I keep putting him our kingsize and he sleeps better, whether I'm in it or not) R will be sleeping on a mattress on the floor initially - a double so I can get in - and if it works for him, we'll buy a floor bed to give it a bit of air underneath. We'll be putting a stairgate on his bedroom door so he can't escape and will childproof his room (he's nearly crawling but not walking). We'll also be Montessori-ing it up with toddler-height art work, a mirror, toys and boys he can reach by himself and so on. He'll be 9 months when he starts sleeping like that.
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