What age do you stop the foot to foot sleep thing?

(7 Posts)
IsleOfRight Sun 01-Sep-13 22:33:45

Just moved ds from crib in our room to cot in own room. Can't do foot to foot of bed though as he just wriggles up the cot. Is that ok?

SwivelHips Mon 02-Sep-13 07:37:33

Good question I've been meaning to ask. We've got DS a quilt (in cot bed) so its proved difficult...DS is 15 mths

AidanTheRevengeNinja Mon 02-Sep-13 07:38:30

You're supposed to do it until the age of one, if using sheets and blankets, like laying on back at start of sleep - but for both of these things, as soon as they can wriggle and roll it becomes a bit redundant!

If using Grobags/generic sleep bags you can put them where you like, it doesn't matter - have you tried this? Great for wrigglers smile

AidanTheRevengeNinja Mon 02-Sep-13 07:42:15

ps feet to foot is just to stop blankets covering the head of a baby too young or deeply asleep to wriggle free, as this is a risk factor for SIDS (rebreathing exhaled air). Risk falls dramatically past 6 months but advice is continue to a year to be safe.

Lucyadams184 Tue 03-Sep-13 13:33:25

I stopped doing it when we changed the cot to a bed.

ceeveebee Tue 03-Sep-13 13:42:04

I've always used sleeping bags since about 12 weeks so its not been an issue - which is good because my DCs like to rotate 360 during the night!

WhatHo Tue 03-Sep-13 13:44:00

Put a blanket over your child's head. If he/she can get it off or wriggle out from under it, you don't need to worry about accidental suffocation, which is the reason for foot to foot.

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