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Tomy Sleepcurve Mattress(12 Posts)
I am due next weekend and decided to buy a Tomy sleepcurve mattress for the baby's moses basket www.tomy.co.uk/ENG/PRODUCTLIST/SLEEPCURVE
They seem to get really good reveiws all over the net guarding against flat head syndrome etc.
It arrived yesterday and is a lot more "shaped" than I expected i.e. really does seem to force the baby into a particular position; the dip for the head for example is quite pronounced.
I suppose I just want to reassure myself that nobody has had any bad experiences using them with newborns?
Also we've been told over and over that the baby needs to be placed at the end of the moses basket to prevent it going under the covers (feet to foot). However because of the shape it's not possible with this mattress - the head would need to go into the head bit at the top. I presume this would mean that the baby can't slide down so no need to do F2F but again, if anyone can reassure me that would be great.
Sorry if some of these questions are stupid - first baby nerves!
I've been using Sleepcurve since my little girl was newborn, first on the moses mattress and now she's in the cot we've got the cot Sleepcurve - without tempting fate, she is a wonderful sleeper and I am sure the Sleepcurve must be contributing to that!
Worth noting though, it did take us a few weeks for Esmee to get used to sleeping in the moses basket but I don't think this was down to the Sleepcurve as we tried the flat mattress that came with the basket and she point blank did not want to sleep in the basket at all! I think this was due to colic that she had in the first few weeks and her not wanting to sleep on her own! After about 3 weeks she settled in the moses basket with the sleepcurve and has been a peaceful sleeper ever since - in the early days just waking up for feeds and now at 7 months sleeping for 11 hours a night ;)
In terms of the feet to foot advice, we used a swaddle for the first few months and then she moved to her cot and we are using the sleeping bags so the concern around using sheets and doing feet to foot are not so important.
One of the reasons I was motivated by the Sleepcurve is that it was developed by a cranial oesteopath, I actually took Esmee for 3 sessions of Cranial therapy as there are many health benefits associated with it, so that is also something worth considering doing?
Good luck with your new arrival - it is a fantastic life changing experience!
I wanted to ask the very same question about the Sleepcurve mattress!
Using the swaddle blanket in the moses basket sounds like a great idea, although the one we have states you can not use it overnight so check that first.
I have been researching into the cot mattress on their website www.tomy.co.uk/ENG/CATEGORY/SLEEPCURVE and the version of the mattress for Cot's has separate sections so that as baby grows you can re position the head piece so that it is in the right place. This is perhaps a new addition? I assume this is not necessary within a moses basket mattress due to the limited length.
Good luck, hope all is going well.
I am considering a sleepcurve mattress for my 7month old son but I'm not sure how it would work since he moves around the cotbed in his sleeping bag all the time and I keep finding him at different ends of it. Will the curved part of the mattress stop him from moving? As I understand this part helps with head positioning so if his e.g hips ended up where the head is supposed to be - would it cause other problems perhaps? Thanks.
Hi, put our LO to bed on his new sleep curve cot bed mattress last night- he's 8 weeks old and it didn't stop him wriggling around- I found him with his bum in the groove!!! That said, we had great success with the SC mattress in his Moses basket- he was sleeping right through the night from 5 weeks old and there's no sign of a flat head yet!!
I'd be very surprised in it caused problems in other areas, it's just a slight groove and when TJ's head is in the right place he seems very content
Hi, could I ask which Moses baskets you found to fit this mattress please? Or did you pad the sides/cut the edges?! Many thanks
I was given a second hand moses basket, it says Clair de Lune as the make but I am unsure where this is from.... it is snug fit but I think that is ok!
My question is that I recently got my sleepcurve mattress for my moses basket, but there is a warning on it to say do not use with a moses basket stand! Please can anyone tell me what they have done? I am worried about just putting the baby in the basket on the floor next to the bed in case anything falls off my bed (due next week so feeling worried about everything at the moment!)
I did email Tomy but havent heard back
Did you ever get an answer, just bought one and read the same thing in small print at bottom of packaging, seems totally stupid to me as surely it's safer on the stand than on the floor beside your bed? Many thanks
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I'm on the search for a mattress and came across advice from FSID, who recommend a firm flat mattress fsid.org.uk/page.aspx?pid=418 so not sure how sleepcurve relates to this?
I had exactly the same worry and my daughter came early before I had time to get another flat mattress. However I'm glad I didn't. I laid her feet to foot so that her head wasn't in the dip when she was first born. It did mean she was at a slight angle but no more than you would if your baby had a cold. Then as soon as she was big enough I used a sleeping bag instead of blankets and put her head in the dip and that's still how she sleeps now. I would say though not to rely on the dip holding babys head in place, my daughter has managed to wriggle off it but in the sleeping bag there's no issue as long as her head can't fit through the neck hole.
Hiya, sleepcurve is a great mattress, and if you need a Moses basket that it fits, try the Shnuggle Modern Moses basket. They really do help babies, especially collicy ones to sleep better.
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