sleep crawling baby help!!!

Samantha - posted on 05/06/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My 16 month old son has always crawled in his sleep it hasn't been a problem for him but now i want to remove his barriers on his cot and turn his cot into a bed is that a bad idea? or how can i help him get out of it? all suggestions are welcome...

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Abby - posted on 05/06/2009

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make sure his room is safe, and put a gate at his door so he cant escape. u can also get those barriers for the side of todler beds so he may not even get passed that! x

Leslee - posted on 05/06/2009

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I would consider leaving them up for a little while. I would be worried about him crawling out of bed in the middle of the night and hurting himself. I do have to say this is the first I have heard about a baby sleep crawling! Sorry if I was not to much help...

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Eilidh - posted on 05/06/2009

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my daughter moves about an awful lot in her sleep too, when i go in to check on her she can be anywhich way round except the way you put her, have also found her on her hands and knees in her cot sound asleep! i keep being woken up by her banging against her cot but it never seems to bother her. shes now 2 years old and still in a cot and i intend to leave her in it aslong as possible, she is very small for her age and cannot climb out. so obviously i would recomend the same, but it may also be an idea to try him in bed without barriers as you never no if he might sense the edge or learn from not having barriers there, maybe he's using the whole cot area because he can?! (i havent tried this with my daughter as it would mean buying a whole new bed) you could put some padding on the floor like pillows or blankets or sumthing if u think he's likely to fall out of the bed and your worried about him injuring himself. good luck let us know how it goes if you do decide to remove the barriers. :) xx

Abby - posted on 05/06/2009

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oh just read ur reply to leslee and my little man is mad he's all over the cot ALL night, i can guarantee he will be upside down and with his head in one corner or another. kids!!!!

Abby - posted on 05/06/2009

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i personally would leave it that bit longer, unless he tries to climb out his cot?? if he doesnt leave him where he is and maybe see if there's a way to sort out the crawling first. good luck xx

Leslee - posted on 05/06/2009

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I would consider leaving them up for a little while. I would be worried about him crawling out of bed in the middle of the night and hurting himself. I do have to say this is the first I have heard about a baby sleep crawling! Sorry if I was not to much help...

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