Options for part time bed sharing
Our six month old sleeps in our bed all the time right now. We have a crib next to our bed, but it really is only used for diaper changes. My son is already rolling, sitting up, scooting backward and today he half pulled up on the crib's rail. We have a rail on my side of the bed, but it's not high enough for me to feel like he's secure when I'm not in bed with him.
My problem is that I need him to at least go to bed before I do some nights, and maybe even take some naps by himself, too. The ideal situation would be for him to be in his crib until I go to bed. Then I'd bring him to bed with me. So far I haven't had much luck laying him down after nursing him to sleep, though.
I thought about side-carring the crib, but I still worry about him wiggling his way out and falling. I also think i'd need to lower the crib matress since he's starting to pull up, but I'd have to put my bed on the floor to have it line up. I thought about just putting our bed on the floor, but right now we have a huge flea problem and nothing is working well enough at keeping them away for me to think putting our bed on the floor is a good idea.
Is there something I'm forgetting to try? Or tips on how to lay him down asleep?