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Where to put baby to sleep

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purplewoofer Fri 08-Feb-13 08:14:57

Not sure this is actually the right section, sorry if it is wrong.

But clueless about babies. Hoping to learn lots in the baby classes that start soon!

We have a cot that will go in our bed room and a carry cot attachment for the pushchair. Do we actually need a Moses basket? Can it sleep in the carrycot during the day and straight into the cot at night? We also have a travel cot. Just trying to keep to the essentials!

Thanks 😋

tiredteddy Fri 08-Feb-13 08:25:19

Hi. You have to look up what the carrycot manufacturer says about the overnight sleeping. Some are suitable and some are not. My dd has gone straight into a cot next to be bed. She is 4 weeks old and seems to be sleeping well! It is pulled right up close to my side of the bed so I just lift her out to feed and pop her back in after. You don't need a Moses basket it's just some people use them to move around the house for daytime sleep.

HappyAsASandboy Fri 08-Feb-13 08:25:23

That sounds perfect to me smile I never really saw the point in Moses baskets, except that they look pretty!

You might find that you want to leave the pushchair/carrycot in the car, but you have a travel cot, so could put that downstairs for daytime sleeps smile

ilovepowerhoop Fri 08-Feb-13 08:32:19

I used the carrycot bit of the pram for downstairs sleeping and a crib for the first couple of months upstairs before moving to a cot.

PandaOnAPushBike Fri 08-Feb-13 09:03:35

I only have the carrycot attachment for the pram for baby to sleep in. Lots of people here on MN mentioned that this wasn't suitable for overnight for the make of pram we bought. So I rang the manufacturers and asked them. They were totally perplexed and had never heard such a thing before.

forgetmenots Fri 08-Feb-13 09:10:49

^panda do you mean they'd never heard of it being used for overnights, or they'd never heard of any problems?

MERLYPUSS Fri 08-Feb-13 09:42:21

Cot at night with feet at the end and carry cot for the day. Can't see a problem with that.

PandaOnAPushBike Fri 08-Feb-13 09:57:09

Oh sorry, that was a bit unclear. They'd never heard of it being a problem. They were like 'but ... but ... that's what it's for confused'.

PandaOnAPushBike Fri 08-Feb-13 09:58:09

Oh, and it's a Bugaboo Chameleon if anyone was wondering.

forgetmenots Fri 08-Feb-13 10:07:48

No probs just figuring this all out myself smile thanks!

LeBFG Fri 08-Feb-13 10:35:08

How heavy is the carry cot? I have a lightweight moses ready this time because last time I killed my back lugging bubs from room to room.

rrreow Fri 08-Feb-13 13:07:55

We used a carrycot (iCandy Peach) for daytime naps. And we co-slept at night. We didn't think it was worth getting a moses basket as well as it would just be taking up space and effectively fulfilling the same purpose as the carrycot. We'll be doing the same thing for DS2 when he arrives.

We never used the carrycot for overnight though. You might be able to, but it would depend on the manufacturer guidelines and you might need to get a more suitable mattress to put in it.

Beatrixpotty Fri 08-Feb-13 14:17:14

Mine have slept in the pram during the day and Moses basket at night but only because I had one.If you have a big baby they outgrow it at 8-10 weeks anyway.Always kept it in the bedroom,too heavy to carry up & down stairs.II think a cot is fine at night as long as you put them at the end of it as someone said.

TwitchyTail Fri 08-Feb-13 14:32:42

Not had baby yet so no personal experience, but from asking around extensively: what you have is fine, carrycots are safe for daytime naps; most are not tested for overnight safety so shouldn't be used for this, though a minority are approved for this. Cot at night from birth is fine.

This was going to be our plan too, but when we set up the cot it was bigger than we thought and I didn't fancy tripping over it for months, so picked up a second-hand moses basket (with stand) for £10 (there are loads available on Preloved and eBay for around this price). New mattress from Boots for £7 and pillowcases for sheets. So although not necessary, I reckon £17 is a decent investment for a few months' convenience!

milkyjo Fri 08-Feb-13 17:12:32

I used a carrycot downstairs in the day - it is approved for overnight sleeping but you have to buy an 'overnight' mattress for it, it came with a stand too. DS had a crib upstairs. We really only used the carrycot on the pram from about 3 months as DS would not go to sleep in it when it was just on the stand. Just make sure you have a stand or keep the carrycot on the chassis as if left on the floor baby can get too cold.

forevergreek Fri 08-Feb-13 17:18:05

The suitable for overnight sleeping in carrycot part of pram is to do with whether the matteress is ventilated or not

For example off the top of my head the bugaboo cameleon def is but would have to check with other makes.

The non ventilated ones are assuming you are pushing it and gazing at your newborn so can see if their face gets swished at sides etc.

That's sounds fine what you have. We used. Cotbed in our room and bugaboo carrycot downstairs

purplewoofer Fri 08-Feb-13 19:37:03

We have an out and about from kiddicare so not sure if that would be suitable. Would sleep in the cot at night, would really just be during the day. If we got a Moses basket where do they sleep during the day when they out grow it? It the cot upstairs? We do have a fancy monitor with video and a movement sensor pad

forevergreek Fri 08-Feb-13 19:49:19

Yup. Approx under 6 months downstairs on the day in something appropriate, then cot upstairs with monitor after

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