All I can remember from 10 years ago is that my partner liked co sleeping and I didn't. We ended up buying a bedside cot which we still have and we'll use it again as it was a good compromise, but can they use it from birth? Or do they need to sleep in a moses basket first? I feel quite thick for not knowing this lol.
I have no clue what to do with a baby at all! I'm fine with children from about 8 years plus, but before that age, I seem to have forgotten everything. I must have bathed ds hundreds of times as a baby, but the thought of bathing this one brings me out in a cold sweat! As for feeding, what clothes they wear, how many blankets etc, I am clueless.
Sometimes babies sleep better in small beds like moses baskets or cribs, because the enclosed feeling helps them to feel more secure. But not all babies are like that. A bedside cot is just fine for a newborn.
lol @loopy. Same here! I think I tried to bath my first too often anyway and she really hated it. I do remember getting rid of the room thermometer because room was bloody freezing and nobody was sleeping including the baby haha!
We got a crib for first few months. can also use a sturdy travel cot...
I wont be sleeping with baby as I wriggle a lot! You can pick up a crip nice and cheap on any facebook buy swap and sell groups or local baby sales. Didn't see the point in breaking the bank with a new on for only a few months of use.
bedside cots are great and suitable for newborns. The advice is to keep him in the same room for all naps though, so you would probably want something else for daytime, when you're probably mostly in living room or kitchen - we had a hammock, but other people use moses baskets, pram carrycots, sleepyhead pillows, cribs etc.
Thanks all! I will set up the cot at the weekend. I am having a section so it will be easier to access baby if he's in the bed side cot. We have a carry cot on a stand for downstairs. I am almost wondering if we should do naps in a travel cot though. When my girl was a baby she got used to napping in her cot and then literally would NOT nap anywhere else. I used to be so jealous of people whose kids would sleep in their buggy. If she didn't get to her cot then she'd stay awake and cry a lot lol. But maybe carry cot for the first while anyway. Thank you- very helpful!
Ah, if you're having a section you might want to think about the bedside cot. It's pretty difficult to get out if bed post-section. But I've never had much involvement with bedside cots and it will only be the first couple of weeks you'll struggle.