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Cosleeping Is A Great Way To Bond With Your Precious Newborn. There Are Many Ways To Cosleep Safely. Find Out What Your Options Are Here...

If you have decided to cosleep with your little one when he or she arrives, you need to know how to do it safely.

On this page I will outline five options for safe sleep with your baby, some of which can be used right into toddlerhood.

Choose the co-sleeping option that suits you best and enjoy every moment of snuggle time while you can. Your little one will be a pre-schooler before you know it!

Cosleeping Options to Ensure Infant Safety

A few ideas for you...

  • Option 1:
    A bedside crib or co-sleeper is the best option for safe sleep with young babies. It allows your baby to remain close to you at night without actually being in your bed. Baby has the benefits of sleeping near you, without the risk of you rolling over on him or her.

    You can read more about bedside cribs here.

  • While the co-sleeper is the best safe sleep option if you want to co-sleep, it will only work for the first 6 months or so. Here are a few other cosleeping options to consider as your baby becomes more mobile...

  • Option 2:
    Use this great infant safety product I found the other day while I was surfing around. The Humanity Family Bed Cosleeping Pad.

    It's completely organic, soft and super-absorbent and there's no need to worry about gaps and crevices between walls, rails and your mattress. It accommodates children from birth through toddlerhood, and the side pillow stops baby from rolling off the bed, giving you comfort and peace of mind. It's a great little cosleep invention that solves a lot of problems!

  • Option 3:
    {Bed Guard Rail}
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    Put a guard rail on your side of the bed and have baby cosleep between you and the guard rail. Baby won't be able to roll off of the bed.

    You may have a bit of a problem getting up, but that's the price you pay for all night cosleeping snuggles! Guard rails enclosed with plastic mesh are a better option for infant safety than those with slats. Baby can become trapped if the gaps between the slats are too wide.

  • Option 4:
    Push your bed into a corner of your room and place baby to sleep between you and the wall. That way he can't roll off. You'll have to climb over hubby to get up - I'm sure he won't mind!

  • teddy bears Make sure there are no gaps or crevices between the mattress and guard rails or walls, or between the guard rail and headboards and footboards. Check this every night. Babies can become entrapped and strangle or suffocate. Always bear infant safety in mind.

  • Option 5:
    Put your mattress on the floor. If baby does roll off, he won't hurt himself.

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Enjoy your bonding time and whatever option you choose, be sure to follow these safe co-sleeping guidelines...

How To Protect Your Baby In The Nursery

There are far more baby nursery safety issues than those covered above.

The best way to make sure you have everything covered is to use a nursery safety checklist when you are setting up your nursery.

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The above cosleeping information is presented by Creative Baby Nursery Rooms for the purpose of educating new moms on how to sleep with their babies safely.

This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge but we make no guarantees in this regard.

We believe that the information provided on this site can help prevent cosleeping accidents, however, an infant's safety is the responsibility of its caregiver alone.

Creative Baby Nursery Rooms accepts no responsibility for any accident, which may occur as a result of any information on this site.

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