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Confused over the vast crib/travel cot/playpens 😫

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Pea2019 Wed 26-Jun-19 19:11:59

I was hoping to find a travel cot that could be used a as a crib for the baby until he goes into his proper cot bed in his own room. If it could end up as a playpen too that would be fab! Anyone have any ideas whether this item exists? I found Chicco Zip and Go as i think that’s ok as a permanent crib? But not sure if putting baby in a travel cot is ok for his main bed for the first few months?

Needcoffeecoffeecoffee Wed 26-Jun-19 19:17:11

I had to use a travel cot as a permanent bed when dd was around 1.
It worked fine but definitely needed a mattress.
However I would say they are very deep which can be a strain on your back and I can't imagine doing it after a c section for example.
Would you consider a moses basket or a next to me type arrangement which can be sold on and bought second hand if you don't want to be buying lots of 'stuff'?

Spam88 Wed 26-Jun-19 19:20:03

I'd second the recommendation of buying an additional mattress. Some travel costs come with bassinets as well, so no straining your back in the early days.

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