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Best place to buy a sheepskin/lambskin buggy liner

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usernametaken Sun 16-Aug-09 21:12:24

I'm now looking for a sheepskin or lambskin buggy liner.
Where would be the best pace to get one?
Do they come with pre-cut slots for the straps of the buggy?
Many thanks.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Sun 16-Aug-09 22:01:49

This is nice.

StillSquiffy Sun 16-Aug-09 22:11:07

I would suggest you google sheepskin cot death new zealand before making your decisions. Not sure if there has been anything definitive in recent years but it sure changed my mind when I had DS....

OldLadyKnowsNothing Sun 16-Aug-09 22:32:33

Thanks for that, StillSquiffy, I did as you suggested (partly because I bought my grandson a similar fleece!) and found this:

"Sheepskin bedding and the sudden infant death syndrome. New Zealand Cot Death Study Group.
Mitchell EA, Thompson JM, Ford RP, Taylor BJ.

Department of Paediatrics, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

We carried out a nationwide case-control study, comparing 393 case patients with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) with 1592 control subjects, in order to examine sheepskin bedding as a risk factor. Sheepskin use was similar for case patients and control subjects (both, 42%; adjusted odds ratio [OR] = 1.28; 95% CI = 0.92, 1.79). Sheepskin use among the control subjects was associated with socioeconomic advantage. The relative risk for SIDS with sheepskin use was significantly increased in the infants placed prone to sleep (adjusted OR = 1.70; 95% CI = 1.08, 2.67), but not for infants placed in the supine or lateral position (adjusted OR = 0.82; 95% CI = 0.45, 1.48). An interaction between sheepskin use and bed sharing was also found. Sheepskin use was associated with a decreased risk of SIDS among infants sharing beds (adjusted OR = 0.61; 95% CI = 0.38, 0.99), but an increased risk among infants not bed sharing (adjusted OR = 2.25; 95% CI = 1.32, 3.86). We conclude that if an infant needs to be placed prone to sleep for medical reasons, a sheepskin should not be used as underbedding. However, for infants placed supine to sleep, sheepskins are not associated with an increased risk of SIDS."

(My bold).

So, back to sleep, then.

(I saw stuff about arsenic and dangerous gasses too, but I'm fairly sure those concerns were addressed at the time, and the link seems suitably academic.)

usernametaken Sun 16-Aug-09 22:54:33

Very interesting links, thank you Squiffy.
We used a sheepskin with DD in her buggy as we were living in a super cold country (minus 20 temps) and everyone seemed to have one. We lost it when we moved so now (perhaps) we are looking for a new buggy specific one for DC2.

scottishmummy Sun 16-Aug-09 23:03:25

i bought an organic chemically untreated one

OldLadyKnowsNothing Sun 16-Aug-09 23:11:03

I also bought a sheepskin (not cut for baby car seats or buggies) from here. It is fantastic.

(Sorry, I had a touch of the PFGC syndrome at one point. blush)

JustcallmeDog Sun 16-Aug-09 23:13:38

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horsemadgal Mon 17-Aug-09 09:52:26

Try TKMaxx if you have one. They had the Bowron ones for around £16, shaped for buggies.

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