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BabySugar Diaries: Sleeping on the Floor

I have a lot of respect for co-sleepers, it just isn't something I have ever been able to do. Fear of rolling onto my tot or suffocating him with blankets has led me to place babies in bassinets for the first few months of life, and then into their cribs. The downside of a crib-sleeper is that they don't view your bed as a place for sleep, only for play, so even when you want them to fall asleep next to you, they won't.

I am currently seeing this first-hand as my lil one is experiencing his first cold (or allergies, given the high pollen rates we've been seeing). His nose is running, his throat is filled with phlegm and his attitude isn't so hot. Placing him down to sleep for the night is an exercise in patience. Each night we turn on the humidifier, aspirate his nose, and place a rolled blanket under one end of his mattress in an effort to place his head on a slight incline. As soon as he is about to drift off into la-la-land, my wee one tries to breathe through his nose, and wakes himself right back up. Given the number of times this happens each night, I've taken to sleeping on his floor, rather than running back and forth between our rooms. It's chilly down there, and not too comfortable, but the peace of mind it brings me outweighs the discomfort.

Do you camp out on your tot's floor?

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easybreezy88 easybreezy88 7 years
I have never slept on my childs floor Once when jaiden was 4 she had the chicken pox and couldnt get to sleep because she was to itchy we gave her about 6 baths and she would still complain so the remedy that i had was to make her a nice spot on the loveseat and i made myself a little spot on the couch we watched lots of dora the explorer and lots of dragon tails eventually i looked over and she was out . I slept on the couch that night and i have to tell you it really wasnt that uncomfortable .... I didnt have my signif. others head on my pillow or his arm under my neck so yeah it was a good nights sleep for me lol .
inlove23 inlove23 7 years
I have never had a baby, but my mom used to always sleep on my floor when I was in my crib.
MonkiChriz MonkiChriz 7 years
I slept on the floor in my baby's room until he was about 3 months. It was nice, actually. I had a mat like the ones they use for nap time at school. The only heater in the house was on in his room. And I didn't need to run back and forth between our rooms to feed the little guy. I would co-sleep but I didn't want my husband to wake up to the baby since he is super grouchy when he doesn't have enough sleep.
crazykittylady crazykittylady 7 years
Nope. We co-sleep. It's really amazing how aware you are of them being there. Even my husband who is a really deep sleeper is aware enough of her to not roll on her...well, and she would also kick the crap out of you if you came that close to rolling on her and didn't have boobs to stick in her face. lol
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 7 years
No way... if my dog was allowed to sleep in my bed on a normal basis, I will for SURE have my baby in there!!!! Dog is out, baby in :)
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