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Post CS recovery and troll co-sleeping cribs

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atrcts Fri 29-Mar-13 22:51:09

I've heard people suggest using a troll bedside crib after a CS to make life so much easier post birth.

I can see how it would improve night feeds as it would reduce mobilising and lifting, but I can't see how it would do anything but make actually sitting up to get out if bed ( to pee in night etc) anything but much harder!

Aren't you supposed to roll onto the side with legs bent and push up with the arms? If so, how on earth is that achieved with a crib locked into place - right in the way?!!!

noblegiraffe Sat 30-Mar-13 11:01:16

Getting out of bed with a cot in the way is annoying, but the period where you need to do that doesn't last long, whereas having to bend down to pick a baby up out of a Moses basket several times a night really is a strain for weeks.
You can always get out of bed the other side to the cot!

noblegiraffe Sat 30-Mar-13 11:03:35

The period where you need to roll out of bed doesn't last long, I mean.

I've hired a co-sleeping cot from the NCT and it's bloody brilliant not having to get up or bend over in the night even now two months in and my scar is fine. Really wish I'd had one for my first DC.

QTPie Sat 30-Mar-13 13:55:40

Suggestion.... For those early weeks post CS (when getting out if bed is tough), have the co-sleeping cot on your DH/DP's side: if the baby wakes, your partner lifts LO across to you for feeds. Then - when getting in and out of bed is a lot easier - move the crib to your side.

I had an ELCS, we had a normal crib and DH just brought DS over to me for feeds. To be perfectly honest, I never found feeding lying down comfortable (the latch just wasn't great): so I would sit up to feed. Sounds more of a pain, but actually I think that not encouraging frequent snacking was probably a very good thing (DS was down to one night feed by 5 weeks and sleeping through by 12 weeks).

QT

atrcts Sat 30-Mar-13 20:54:31

Thanks for that - nice to know the rolling thing is short lived.

Hubby not so good at the sleep deprivation (though who really relishes it?!!!) and so not sure how it would go to ask him to lift baby over to me, though I might give it a try.

It makes sense that it saves the body from regularly having to get up all night, and I certainly wished I'd heard of these cribs with my first baby, even though it was a forceps/episiotomy recovery rather than CS.

Appreciate your viewpoints/experiences smile

Beatrixpotty Sat 30-Mar-13 22:12:08

I've put my Moses basket a normal cot with the side down as low as possible and pushed it next to my bed.I did as I thought the Moses basket on a stand was not safe enough with my 2&3 year old running around but it has actually made it v easy to pick up the baby at night for feeds despite having had a section.

Beatrixpotty Sat 30-Mar-13 22:13:13

Sorry,should say I've put the Moses basket IN a normal cot..

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