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6 month old and swinging cribs

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Kornkob Sat 11-Jun-11 10:03:50

Hello all, I am a proud mum of a beautiful 6 month old daughter. I love having her in the room with me at night in her crib, specially since I am deaf and it reassures me to know that if she needs me, I am there straight away. So for that reason, I am not quite ready to put her in her own room.

She can sit up but she can't pull herself up to a sitting position just yet. What I want to know, is that is it okay to use the crib for a while longer? The crib has screw in pins that stop it from swinging, and I rarely use it for swinging, so it is nice and sturdy.

Are there any other cribs, etc to consider, specially when she'll start to sit up by herself? Would travel cots be a good temp idea?

She has a cot bed but it is too big to put in our bedroom.

Momo36 Sat 11-Jun-11 10:07:46


My dd is 7 months and 10 days to be exact and she is still in her crib. Actually we are putting together her new cot bed for her today. As long as your dd is comfortable and not able to pull herself up and out of it there is no problem. My girl loves her crib and I am wondering how she will take to the cot bed with lots and lots of extra space!

WriterofDreams Sat 11-Jun-11 10:08:53

How low are the sides? If she stood up one day could she fall over the edge? The reason I ask is that babies tend to suddenly acquire a new skill (such as standing up) out of nowhere and I would be worried that at her age she is very close to being able to get out of the crib. A travel cot would be fine - DS always sleeps very well in travel cots.

Kornkob Sat 11-Jun-11 13:12:16

She would definitely tip over if she ever stood up. But she's still unable to sit up by herself at the moment, she can only sit up if we put her in a sitting position. Obviously, as soon as she can crawl, the crib will no longer be used.

I might look into setting up the travel cot then.

Thank you both. smile

WriterofDreams Sat 11-Jun-11 16:11:43

My DS is five months and still can't sit up on his own. We have a cot for him and the mattress used to be at a high level. He gave me a heart attack one day when I came in to find him with both arms and head over the edge! How he'd manage to pull himself up like that I'll never know but we put the mattress down low straight away.

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