Attachment Parenting

So I set up A's room, with her bed on the floor....

And I was reading in Dr. Sear's sleep book last night that he reccomends that you use a crib, arcs, or something similar until 18months!  (i.e the floor not until then)

Now I'm totally confused! LO is only 10 months (will be in 1 week) so... what do I do?  Her room is pretty babyproofed, DH just has to secure the bookshelf to the wall this weekend. And then I was going to give it a go.

Now I don't know what to do!  My gut tells me to try it, see how it goes, and go from there. I'm not sure- but I think if I sleep with her in there for a week or so, then phase out, she'll be fine. But... I don't want to put her safety in jeapordy...

What do you think? What would you do?

Re: So I set up A's room, with her bed on the floor....

  • DH and I were just talking about this last night. He said "since DS sleeps much better in the bed than the crib, what if we jsut got him a bed?" I like the idea, but of course started thinking about safety too. I would say give it a try and see how it goes. If you get a bad feeling, stop for now. I hope it works!
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  • A lot of ppl use the floor bed option sooner, but you have to totally babyproof the room.

    We've just started using ours for naps. It's been working very well for us. 

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  • I put Emmy's crib mattress on the floor in here, since she never uses the crib anyway. I'm also hoping that it will make nap time easier for her if she has to be in full day care next year- she'll already be used to napping on a cot, of sorts.

    Preschools use cots for infants before 18 months, I would think it has to be safe or licensing would intervene. It's actually against regs to use a crib past 1 in a center here. 

  • What is the reasoning Dr. Sears gives? We put DS in his toddler bed at a year, but he hasn't slept there consistently. I definitely would have done a floor bed earlier if I had thought of it :)

    You do have to babyproof everything, and I would also use a monitor, but I don't really see what the issue would be? As long as you are listening for him, anyways. We actually have DS's bed in our room so we can hear him if he wakes.

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