Monday, July 11, 2005

Beds

How early can you let a baby sleep on a bed? Like a mattress on the floor...... if you put a babygate by his doorway.......and babyproof the room.......and leave a monitor on..........

Just curious.

11 comments:

Mrs. AP said...

Why, is Jonah climbing out of his crib already?!?! Crazy kid... :D
I think what you wrote sounds okay...assuming, of course, that the mattress is in the middle of a bare room so there's nothing that little devil can get into in the middle of the night! ;)

DonutsMom said...

No, he's not climbing out of his crib just yet. But he sleeps SOOOO much better on a real mattress (as opposed to a crib mattress and hey, who can blame him?).
Well, he has learned how to take some covers off the outlets so we have to get different outlet covers. And I will have to check his room out to see what else to totally remove. :) Although most likely if he did wake up in the middle of the night, he would just sit there and cry.

jmpjules99 said...

I think it would be OK. Just get on your hands and knees at "his level" and baby proof the room.

you could leave some stuffed animals out or bigger toys..ones that he couldn't fit in his mouth so if he does wake up he could entertain himself.

Veev said...

How about a toddler bed with a railing? We have one you could have/borrow!

2R said...

wow, little jonah is all growed up. soon he's going to graduate HS..

menachem said...

sure, go for it. what's the worst that can happen?

DonutsMom said...

M - I don't know what is the WORST that can happen. Maybe something awful. Which is why I am trying to investigate it beforehand. You just don't normally hear about babies sleeping in real beds.
V- I thought about a toddler bed but it's probably too high because he would probably climb over the railing.
Are there "rules" about when you can put your child in a bed?

Veev said...

Both boys went into a toddler bed at about 15 months. I don't know about any "rules". As far as too far from the floor, not our bed. It's very low.

Rolling hills of green said...

Our eldest garduated to a toddler bed at approx. a year and our second at around the same time, because she was eating the wood on her crib; no she doesn't know that story. Alot of kids sleep much better onbeds, give it a shot, you can always buy a longer railing.

DonutsMom said...

Excellent. Veev, bring on the toddler bed.
RHOG - what did you do about them when they woke up? Did you have a gate on the door or keep the door closed and just made sure the room was childproof? When did your kids start walking? Also, what size is that cutie outfit that Naf wore at our wedding. Do you still have it?
Thanks for the reassurance everyone. I look forward to possibly sleepful nights.

Veev said...

Naomi started walking at like 9 months, and Gaily, I think at 11 months. Is this right?