Friends, I am happy to report that Operation Good Night’s Sleep has been successfully completed. With a little tweak here and some creativity there, our co-sleeper is now more an extension of our bed. Thus, we have no need for upgrading to a king size bed just yet.
I’ll admit, the changes that we made are in no way endorsed or encouraged by Arm’s Reach, but we know that Luca will be safe. If you are considering tweaking your co-sleeper, take your baby’s developmental stage into consideration. For example, Luca can easily lift and turn his head so having extra padding on the mattress will be ok. Also, he’s not yet pulling himself up so raising the mattress won’t be an issue either. Once he starts pulling himself to standing, we’re going to need to re-evaluate the situation.
So, here’s what I did… We rose the co-sleeper with the height extenders created by Arm’s Reach. Then, I cut up a LOT of cardboard and put it under the mattress to raise it up so that it would be level with our mattress.
Here’s Luca enjoying it!
This has been quite the journey but so far it’s been worth it!
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