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January 29th, 2006, 03:28 PM
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I love sleeping with the baby, but even with a king size bed I feel like we have no room. My DH is a big guy, so he has half the bed (or less, depending on who you talk to). On my side, I have a foam pillow that's about a foot wide. It doesn't slide around and it's not soft and it keeps her from rolling off but it takes up a lot of room. Then there's baby then me. She sleeps better if she's not right up against me. I'm about to kick my DH right out of bed cause we fight all the time that there's no room. Any advice?
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January 29th, 2006, 06:21 PM
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How big is your DH? We have a California king bed and had 2 kids, a dog and 2 cats in bed with us. My DH isn't a little guy, 6'2", 185lb, I'm very petite but we still had room.
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January 30th, 2006, 08:45 PM
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He's big, 6' and about 250lbs, but he's also a very light sleeper. I think that's the real problem. And he likes a lot of room when he sleeps.
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January 31st, 2006, 09:11 AM
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Be aware that a California King is NOT wider than a king size bed. King size is the widest you can get. California Kings are LONGER than regular king, but they are not as wide.
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January 31st, 2006, 09:42 AM
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After a dear friend's baby died of SIDS, I bought an arms reach co sleeper. At first he wasnt so happy about it but after a week of sleeping in it (and long nights of alot of waking up) he likes it alot. we can still sleep close but it feels safer and now we have room in our bed to move around.

At first I worried it would be a waste of money but now I think it will be very good for us. You might want to consider one, they are about $150...a pain to assemble but well worth it in the long run.

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January 31st, 2006, 04:34 PM
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I have a cosleeper that is up against our bed. She is in our bed some at night to nurse, but that gives us space at least for the first half of the night, plus I don't have to worry about her falling of, since she would just roll into the cosleeper.
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January 31st, 2006, 06:28 PM
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The cosleeper is a good idea, but we just can't afford it now.
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February 6th, 2006, 07:11 AM
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Can you put your box spring and mattress on the floor with her side up against the wall? We only have a queen size bed (dh is 5'8 and about 180, but definitely has half the bed), and we have ours on the floor so ds can't fall off (but with the box springs its still high enough that it doesn't kill us to get in and out of it). Its enough room for now, although I can't say how much spare room there will be when my belly starts growing. We want to get a king for when this baby comes so Trupie doesn't have to get kicked out of bed.
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February 7th, 2006, 12:48 AM
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Can you put your box spring and mattress on the floor with her side up against the wall? We only have a queen size bed (dh is 5'8 and about 180, but definitely has half the bed), and we have ours on the floor so ds can't fall off (but with the box springs its still high enough that it doesn't kill us to get in and out of it). Its enough room for now, although I can't say how much spare room there will be when my belly starts growing. We want to get a king for when this baby comes so Trupie doesn't have to get kicked out of bed.[/b]
I think that's a good idea. And if she does ever fall out of bed, it'll be less distance to fall. Thanks.
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