So when DS was born, we took away our bedframe and put the mattress directly on the floor to bedshare safely. We've since bought a new bed frame, and it is this one from IKEA:
Now I'm due with LO2 in October, and DH and I have begun to discuss sleeping arrangements. Our bed cannot be easily pushed against the wall because of the odd shape of our bedroom, so the bed comes directly out of the middle of the wall.
DH has proposed removing the slats and dropping the mattress onto the floor INSIDE the bed frame. As you can see, the mattress is just a little bit taller than the bottom of the frame wall, so there will be a 6"+ "wall" of frame surrounding the mattress on all sides.
As long as it's a snug fit so that baby couldn't somehow get stuck between the mattress and bed frame, is this a safe sleeping arrangement? Could this potentially be ideal because it would prevent rolling off the mattress?
I hope I've explained this idea correctly. If it's just not safe, we can break down the bed frame. DH is just concerned because in this house, we really have nowhere to store it...
Re: Bedsharing Safety Question: WWYD?
Are you opposed to a bed rail?
It would be a pain to get sheets on and off...we would have to do it together, and one person would have to lift the mattress while the other put on the sheets!
So safe yes but a PITA too. Hmmm...
I want to really think carefully about our sleeping arrangements to keep them as safe as can be.
DS2 - Oct 2010 (my VBAC baby!)