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Crib vs moses basket

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Jenjen85 Sat 16-Jan-16 19:13:51

My DD was out of her moses basket and in her own cot/room at 6wks as we don't have room in our bedroom for a cot or another bedroom for DC2 to go into I was wondering if I might get more use out of a crib? Not a cos cosleeper just one of the wooden swinging ones IYKWIM

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 16-Jan-16 19:17:00

I'd definitely go for a crib if you want to be able to have the new baby in your room for longer than you were able to with your DD.

My 7 month old still fits in her Moses basket (but is now sleeping in her cot anyway), I still can't believe it because your experience of baby growing out of it quickly is so much the norm!

TheCatsMeow Sat 16-Jan-16 19:19:04

My baby grew out of his Moses basket by 2 months and his crib by 4, so you don't necessarily be able to use the crib for much longer

lilone1234 Sat 16-Jan-16 19:19:49

Would recommend a crib too. Had a lovely swinging one from Kiddicare. DD was in it until 8 months old. She could have fit for a bit longer but not really safe once she could pull herself up to sit, and a good time for her to move to own room/big cot then anyway!

PennyHasNoSurname Sat 16-Jan-16 19:22:13

We used our crib til ds was 9mo. Tbh we probably used it a month longer than we should have but he had to wait til we bought dd a bed for her cotbed. Definetly much much more use out of the crib.

I saw on some website the other day a sort of halfway house between a crib and a cot I will try and remember the site.

PennyHasNoSurname Sat 16-Jan-16 19:24:24 It was Asda. Though looking at it maybe its just what they call a crib?

PennyHasNoSurname Sat 16-Jan-16 19:26:23,default,pd.html&q=Mothercare%20Cribs&loadMoreCurrentStatus=1&returnCgid=nursery_cribsandmoses&returnSrule=null&start=&returnScrollPos=256 this is a standard crib so yeah the asda one is bigger, and has three heights.

Jenjen85 Sat 16-Jan-16 19:33:05

Thanks PennyHasNoSurname looking at the asda one great idea but not sure it would fit in our room confused never seen a mini cot before. Need to win the lottery tonight so we can build another bedroom to eliminate the extra bedroom problem grin

MyNameIsSuz Sat 16-Jan-16 19:34:00

I had a similar worry and have just bought a spacesaver cot - it's 58cm wide so not much bigger than a crib, but because you can drop the height the baby can stay in it once they learn to sit up.

IamChipmunk Sun 17-Jan-16 07:19:46

We had just a crib, no basket. DS was in it until 4ish months when he started rolling, he would get stuck and then cross! He then went into a travel cot until 5 and a half months when he went into his own room.

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