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Bednest questions

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BananaToast Fri 21-Nov-14 22:32:25

I like the idea of a cosleeper cot but don't want to spend too much for one, so I quite like the idea of renting a bednest. I have a few questions for people who have used them:

How long were you able to use it for before your little one outgrew it? Did it last the 6 months they are meant to be in your room or was it more equivalent to the time they would have spent in a Moses basket?

Do you need to attach it to the bed? Space restrictions mean it would be much easier if we could move it when needed, but if it needs to be attached this wouldn't be possible. Does it depend on whether you sleep with the flap up or down, etc?

How useful did you find it overall? Is there anything you really didn't like about it?

All comments greatly appreciated!

screamathon Mon 08-Dec-14 21:10:15

WE are still using ours so I can't answer your first question, but I think DS will be out of it before 6 months. You need to attach it to the bed if you are using it as a cosleeper with the side down I think, otherwise I guess it wouldn't be safe. If you sleep with the flap up, then you can use it as a standalone cot and it doesn't need to be attached. However, it attaches to the bed with just a strap, so it isn't any more difficult to move than if it wasn't attached, IYSWIM.

I have found it incredibly useful. You don't need to get up in the night to feed, just lift baby across and get on with it. The only thing I don't like about it is that DS has started kicking the foot of the cot, and I worry that when he gets longer he will hit his head on the other end of the cot. I may need to put a rolled up blanket under the sheet to keep him from doing that.

museumum Mon 08-Dec-14 21:25:56

Loved ours. It lasted to 6 mo for us (ds on 25th centile at birth) and it doesn't need to be attached to the bed. We moved it to his room a week before we sent it back so when he got his new cot bed the room was already familiar.

cantmakecarrotcake Mon 08-Dec-14 22:04:07

We used ours for the full 6 months. DD is little though but I think it would fit all but the longest babies for that long.

We didn't attach it to our bed but used it alongside the bed with the side half up (fully up if we weren't in the bed) and just flipped down if she needed attention. After a while we moved it to the side of the room with sides up to prepare for moving DD into her own room.

We loved it and we're all set to use it for DD2 (due any day now) :-)

cantmakecarrotcake Mon 08-Dec-14 22:06:03

It's much bigger than a moses basket btw. Most people I know only get 3mo out of moses baskets then need a crib or something to tide them over to 6mo.

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