For safety reasons, I asked Hubby to convert Baby Champuru’s co-sleeper into the playard position today. Now that she’s so mobile, I’m afraid that she will soon be able to climb over the bar and onto our bed. Not only that, the (padded) bar was in perfect position for her to bump her head when she rolls from tummy to back position — head first, of course. Having her sleep in a playard is not ideal, but it’s safer than the co-sleeper and I’m not ready to put her in the crib yet.
I’m hoping that this will serve as a step toward transitioning her to the crib in her own room. In the co-sleeper, it was as good as having her sleep in bed with me — without actually being in the bed. She could turn her head and see me, and vice versa. Now that we converted the co-sleeper to a playard, it essentially drops the mattress almost two feet. She’s now about five inches off the ground and she can’t see me unless I’m hovering over the top of it. Maybe this will give her the feeling that I’m not right there even though I am right there.
Next on the Honey-Do List is having Hubby install the baby monitor in her room. Then, I have to evict all of her toys and stuffed animals from the crib. Lastly, a crazy cleaning frenzy is in order to get the nursery ready for her. Maybe we’ll have her in her crib by her 6 month birthday (April 4), which is just around the corner.
Currently, baby is comfortably sleeping in the playard for the first time. As per our evening routine, I nursed her and put her down while she was sleeping. I left one of her favorite dolls in the corner of the playpen so when she wakes up, she’ll see something familiar and hopefully won’t freak out that I’m not her in direct line of sight.
We’ll see how it goes!
Who is Champuru?Aloha, I'm Donna, known everywhere on the Internet as "Champuru." I was born and raised in Hawaii. I'm a Christian. I'm married to my best friend of 18 years, we struggled with infertility and successfully conceived via IVF (and by the grace of God!) in 2008. I resigned from my coveted "secure" government job to be a work-at-home mom to my 3-year-old daughter. Using my degree in Information Technology and the skills obtained in the marketplace, I started my own business. Now, I work from home, taking clients on a part-time basis, working in my PJ's while the little one sleeps. Life isn't always easy, but it's all good.