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sleeping in basinet part of buggy

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TROLLYDOLLY77 Thu 06-Aug-09 22:48:15

My 4 week old is going to stay with my parents for a night, are they able to sleep in the basinet (not sure how to spell that!) part of the buggy over night, bearing in mind he wakes every 3 hours, is it safe for them? Or is this a big no no?!

Catilla Thu 06-Aug-09 22:53:41

Yes, I know lots of people who've done this. It's just like a moses basket really. And in days gone by, babies slept in drawers lined with blankets.

MrsBadger Thu 06-Aug-09 22:54:16

the word you're lookign for is 'carrycot'

which pushchair is it?

some have a mattress and ventilation system specifically designed for overnight sleeping and are fine, indeed ideal

otehrs, particularly those with squashy unstructured carrycots, aren't safe as the baby could overheat or get stuck

differentID Thu 06-Aug-09 22:54:32

which carrycot part is it?

differentID Thu 06-Aug-09 22:55:09

The only carrycot recommended for overnight sleeping is the Windoo, for the Loola pushchair.

MrsBadger Thu 06-Aug-09 22:58:01

NB you do mean the carrycot, not the carseat, don;t you?

tbh a laundry basket or a drawer is safer as it's not squishy.

MrsBadger Thu 06-Aug-09 23:02:40

and the Silver Cross Sleepover

And the M&P Ultima

and the Maclaren MX3 carrycot

and lots of the Emmaljunga ones

and the Bugaboo

and the Quinny Dreami (I think)

and the classic Bebecar ones

thisisyesterday Thu 06-Aug-09 23:02:48

carrycot./basinette all the same thing surely? let's not get nitpicky eh

IneedacleanerIamalazyslattern Thu 06-Aug-09 23:04:32

Most structured carrycots are suitable for overnight sleeping but some you do need an extra matress for.

differentID Thu 06-Aug-09 23:06:58

Dreami is not and neither is the bugaboo

trixymalixy Thu 06-Aug-09 23:08:13

It should be fine if the carrycot has a proper vented mattress.

TROLLYDOLLY77 Thu 06-Aug-09 23:12:12

Its the Quinny Buzz. Thanks x

MrsBadger Thu 06-Aug-09 23:12:53

I was trying to help the OP - 'carrycot' is much easier to spell!

can't find anything saying Dreami is unsuitable for overnighting, have read manual carefully

am just checking bugaboo

differentID Thu 06-Aug-09 23:14:02

I had a training session recently with both manufacturers.

MrsBadger Thu 06-Aug-09 23:17:41

[holds up hands and backs away]
ok, Trollydolly, DifferentID says Quinny say NO

but personally for one night I would do it

AlderTree Thu 06-Aug-09 23:20:37

My youngest loved sleeping in her carrycot in fact we ditched the moses basket because she wouldn't sleep in there at all. We had a britax pram and the carry cot bit was a structured one with ventilation holes you could open and shut. When we made that decision we bought a proper mattress for the carrycot and carried on from there. I'm sure for one night it won't matter.

I remember a time when my eldest was under one he had to sleep in the three wheeled buggy laid virtually flat because we visited my father didn't realise quite how ill he was and ended up staying over night unexpectedly. He was probably a lot less comfortable than in his cot given i put the straps on but sometimes needs must.

oneopinionatedmother Thu 06-Aug-09 23:21:15

if its flat, firm mattress, not bent/toowarm why not?

my littlies sleep in something like that until too big anyway.

differentID Thu 06-Aug-09 23:22:16

lol MrsBadger. It was a question I asked specificallygrin

GetOrfMoiLand Thu 06-Aug-09 23:22:51

tbh DD slept in her carrycot for about a month when she was a baby - she couldn't settle in her moses basket (what a waste of money that was), and the same with her cot. So I think it will be fine for one night.

IneedacleanerIamalazyslattern Thu 06-Aug-09 23:31:21

The thing is there is so much different advice out there, I have been told in JL that the ONLY one suitable for overnight was bugaboo. I had a bebecar before and could use it overnight with a proper ventilated matress added.

trixymalixy Thu 06-Aug-09 23:32:39

I'm fairly certain that the bugaboo can be used for occasional overnight sleeping with their aerosleep mattress.

differentID Thu 06-Aug-09 23:40:45

maybe occasional, but the carrycot itself isn't vented and as such will not pass safety standards for overnight sleeping.

juicy12 Fri 07-Aug-09 14:58:21

My DS (now 5) slept in the carrycot part of his M&P MPX travel system for about a month. He slept so well in it that we then transferred the Carrycot into his bedroom cot before he moved into the bedroom cot. DD slept in same carrycot for about 2 months and again slept really well in it (when she wasn't sleeping in bed with me wink. The Carrycot's ventilated on that particular version.

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