Making the cot cosier ( and more inviting!)

(5 Posts)
paperclips Mon 04-Feb-13 21:40:46

i have put a fleece blanket on the mattress and tucked edges under so ds is lying on that, seems nice and cosy. I did this because I , didn't like just the thin cotton sheet on the plasticky mattress, felt it needed more padding . I had lovely flannelette sheets the in moses basket but i ordered the wrong size for cot.

It hasn't made any difference, he still only naps on me.

paperclips Mon 04-Feb-13 21:40:08

i have put a fleece blanket on the mattress and tucked edges under so ds is lying on that, seems nice and cosy. I did this because I , didn't like just the thin cotton sheet on the plasticky mattress, felt it needed more padding . I had lovely flannelette sheets the in moses basket but i ordered the wrong size for cot.

It hasn't made any difference, he still only naps on me.

Flisspaps Mon 04-Feb-13 21:02:53

You can buy mattress toppers, we have an ikea one.

You don't need to make the cot 'cosier' though, you just need time and patience. Most babies prefer laps for naps grin DS didn't go into his cot until he was 8mo.

Also, FSIDS advice is that babies should sleep in the same room as you until they're 6m - that includes naps.

dizzy77 Mon 04-Feb-13 21:00:27

10mins of a hottie bottie in the cot before laying him down? Check its not too warm with the back if your hand first.

A couple of my friends swore by sheepskins.

milkyman Mon 04-Feb-13 20:57:57

How can I make my 15 week old's cot more inviting for afternoon naps (he prefers laps for naps). Can you buy soft mattress covers like you can for adult beds? I appreciate you can't put too much bedding but would like to make cosier. Any ideas?

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