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Bedding help please

(12 Posts)
Dlah Thu 07-Jul-16 20:12:54

So . . New baby on route

Generally in hearing cot bumpers a no, so what exactly do most people do?

I will have a crib in with us and the cot in nursery,

What would you get for both?


Dixiechick17 Thu 07-Jul-16 22:58:52

I bought an air wrap which is a breathable bumper and stops legs and arms sticking out of the cot. My DD had a crib for the first five months with a sleepyhead so that kept her more contained and stopped arms and legs getting between the crib bars.

Kpo58 Thu 07-Jul-16 23:44:18

I put a bumper around the front foot end of the crib. That way the limbs are contained and the head is kept away from it.

LittleBearPad Thu 07-Jul-16 23:45:23

No bumpers, they aren't needed and can be dangerous.

Fitted sheets and grobags are the way forward.

IamChipmunk Fri 08-Jul-16 05:18:21

Agree. Bumpers are dangerous especially when they can move. Fitted sheets and sleeping bag/gro bag in cot and we used a crib to start with along with blankets as Ds was too small for a bag.

I'm going to try gro snugs for #2 they look good and DS was always waking when he wriggled the blankets off! With thsee they can also have arms in or out.

Heirhelp Fri 08-Jul-16 05:25:44

Fitted sheet and gro bags. Cellular blankets until they weigh enough for grow bags. Check the temperature of your bedroom but at this time of year you properly only need one tog grow bags.

43percentburnt Fri 08-Jul-16 05:59:29

Gro bag, no bumper at all. Bumpers are there to make the cot look pretty - completely unnecessary and can be dangerous (same as baby duvets).

My ds was such a hot baby, in warm weather it would be either nappy and gro bag or nappy and sleep suit. As a toddler he still is too hot for pjs.

KatharinaRosalie Fri 08-Jul-16 09:24:26

fitted sheets, gro-bags for DC1 and sleep-suits (padded for winter time) for DC2 who hated gro-bags.

KayTee87 Sat 09-Jul-16 01:16:11

Fitted sheets for mattress and grow bags, you can get grow snugs for newborns.

KayTee87 Sat 09-Jul-16 01:17:12

Noodledoodledoo Sun 10-Jul-16 13:12:38

We started using our cot bumper at around 1yr when the SIDS risk is much lower and our little one developed a love of bashing her head on the side of the cot and waking herself up. The bumper helped reduce this a lot.

We also went for cot bar wrap things to avoid arms/legs being caught - they go round a couple of bars and can be spaced out - only used these on the lower part of the cot.

Was in crib/moses basket in our room till 6 months.

Also just used grobag from the right weight and stopped using blankets.

TheFandango Sun 10-Jul-16 14:32:11

Here is a link to the Lullaby Trust's advice about bedding:
This is a really good website, and all info is evidence based - covers a wide range of safe sleeping info.

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