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really need something small and somewhat closed that my baby can sleep in in my office!

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girlsallaround Tue 05-Aug-08 14:19:07

any advice? a moses basket is too big and would really look silly in the office
its quiet and risk free in here (no chance of falling objects or people walking by)

SixSpotBurnet Tue 05-Aug-08 14:23:07

Um - are you thinking that you will be able to work with a newborn?

girlsallaround Tue 05-Aug-08 14:26:00

i did with dd1 and dd2....why?

twinklytoes Tue 05-Aug-08 14:26:18

samonsite pop up travel cot?

you really taking a baby to work?

AnotherFineMess Tue 05-Aug-08 14:27:43

Filing cabinet drawer (a la Brittas Empire grin)

wannaBe Tue 05-Aug-08 14:28:01

work with the baby in the office is a bit of a joke isn't it? let's be honest here - not much work is going to get done is it? grin

wannaBe Tue 05-Aug-08 14:28:58

am assuming it's your own business though. Can't imagine there's an employer in the country would allow an employee to bring baby into work and quite rightly so imo.

SixSpotBurnet Tue 05-Aug-08 14:29:18

Oh well, hats off to you! None of mine was that sort of sleeper grin.

And DS2 and DS3 grew out of the moses basket very quickly, so I really don't know what smaller receptacle would be any use for more than a week or two.

Good luck, anyway!

Thisismynewname Tue 05-Aug-08 14:29:23

How about keeping it in a drawer like the receptionist in the Brittas Empire?

SixSpotBurnet Tue 05-Aug-08 14:30:22

If you have room for it - my DB and SIL had a lovely sort of hammock thing for DN when he was a baby which was great because you only had to give him a very little push to rock him to sleep - much easier than rocking to sleep in a pram.

girlsallaround Tue 05-Aug-08 14:30:56

my dh is my boss! he sits at the office across from mine. there are 2 other offices and four other people at desks in our area, and about 175 people in the company in total.

i brought dd1 and dd2 to work in their first few months as well and yes, i have to take things slower since its hard to type and breastfeed, and it takes time to change nappies etc, but otherwise, it was fine!!!

SixSpotBurnet Tue 05-Aug-08 14:33:14

shock at no maternity leave though

I have to say I was never happier than on maternity leave grin

juuule Tue 05-Aug-08 14:35:16

I tried this when my ds1 was 12w. Got a job working from home, Every time I settled down to do some work, he woke up. Kept this up for around a month and then finally gave in.

girlsallaround Tue 05-Aug-08 14:35:30

sixspot, thanks but i dont use the hammocks since i'm always wondering if they won't get used to the rocking to sleep.

thisismynewname i'm actually looking for practical advice

SixSpotBurnet Tue 05-Aug-08 14:38:12

I am so impressed that you had two babies who didn't need rocking to sleep envy.

Ah well, all water under the bridge for me now, mine are 9, 7 and 4!

SixSpotBurnet Tue 05-Aug-08 14:38:38

What about a carry cot?

juuule Tue 05-Aug-08 14:39:36

So you want something 'office looking' that's for a babyhmm I think thisismynewname's advice (without Brittas ref) is probably the closest you'll get.

Otherwise the samsonite pop-up thing. But I think they're about the same size as a moses basket.

What about a from birth pushchair? -too big?

wannaBe Tue 05-Aug-08 14:40:40

presumably though if you've done it before you already had a solution for the other two?

juuule Tue 05-Aug-08 14:41:42

Good point, wannabe.

RusselBrussel Tue 05-Aug-08 14:41:46

What did you use for the other two??

wontbepreggersagain Tue 05-Aug-08 14:41:56

a bigger office grin

RusselBrussel Tue 05-Aug-08 14:42:17

x-post with wannabe

ilovemydog Tue 05-Aug-08 14:43:01

what about the cocoon from Phil and Ted's?

juuule Tue 05-Aug-08 14:43:45

carry cot like this?

zippitippitoes Tue 05-Aug-08 14:44:13

what was wromng with your previous solution

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