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Moving on from the moses basket

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TheABC Sat 15-Oct-16 18:12:51

My 5 month old DD is officially too big for the basket and nearly tipped out of it when trying to sit up/roll over. I need a safe alternative to put her down in as I have a hyper 3 year old DS. Sadly, I am a short arse, so using a travel cot down stairs will result in me ending up in the cot, when putting her down!


DesignedForLife Sun 16-Oct-16 01:50:32

Could you get a playpen and put a bouncy chair or playmat or nice rug in it?

CoffeeCoffeeAndLotsOfIt Sun 16-Oct-16 01:57:42

My ds had a lovely little white crib from kiddicAre. Think it's still sold at £40.

ODog Sun 16-Oct-16 07:26:21

I know sids guidelines say 6mo but I've just moved my 5mo into her cot upstairs for naps when she's not sleeping in the sling.

samecardoverandover Sun 16-Oct-16 08:42:59

We had one of these at one point for DC3 and a similar version on wheels for DC4. Both from ebay and both fantastic when you have small DC's running around.

TheABC Sun 16-Oct-16 15:22:56

She is asleep upstairs right now in her "night time" cot. Really interested in the playpen suggestions - but how tall are they? It's not so much the sleeping as making sure she does not get trampled wirh DS around. And that I can safely pick her up/put her down.

T0ddlerSlave Sun 16-Oct-16 15:33:28

You can get playpens where a side opens up. Could that help?

ODog Sun 16-Oct-16 22:15:57

Or in the buggy?

CointreauVersial Sun 16-Oct-16 22:20:59

For daytime naps just use the night-time cot. For daytime play, find a little corner for playmat/gym/chair.

Surely at 5 months she's not going to get "trampled" by the 3yo during play? It won't be long before she's moving around by herself anyway.

(I have 3DCs, each 2 years apart, by the way).

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