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What age into cot and grobag?

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snowchick1977 Fri 21-Oct-11 09:59:05

As it says really.

Dd is 15 weeks old and still in a crib by the side of our bed.....i know the guidelines say sleep in the same room for 6 months but I think it might be me that is keeping her awake as I shuffle a lot and snore ha ha!

Can i use a gro bag in the crib, its no bigger than a moses basket....or should I just try the cot?

Thanks x

HettyAmaretti Fri 21-Oct-11 10:01:52

Grobag is fine in the crib, ideal.

Would you be able to sleep with her in another room? I know I wouldn't have been able to with my DC, would just have kept waking, worrying and checking. We'd all have had much more disturbance than we did with baby in our room.

Pootles2010 Fri 21-Oct-11 10:02:10

Well I was naughty and put ds in his cot at 8 weeks - best decision ever! Don't know about grobag in crib - whilst ds was in his moses basket it was still summer.

I'd pop him in his gro bag in his cot, personally.

notevenamOoOooOoooosie Fri 21-Oct-11 10:03:12

Yes you can use a grobag. Is DD too heavy for the crib yet/ can she roll? Could you put the cot in your room?
She slept inside you whilst you shuffled and snored!! - it's completely up to you of course but I'd not be moving a baby before 6 months - there have been recommendations I've ignored but not that one..

prioneyes Fri 21-Oct-11 10:05:57

I used a grobag and bedside cot until 8 months or so. Then she moved in with her sibling around 11 months.

snowchick1977 Fri 21-Oct-11 10:11:57

I could use a grobag in the crib but what i am saying is that they are really long and it would be scrunched up?

HettyAmaretti Fri 21-Oct-11 10:39:04

It really doesn't matter if the bottom of the grobag is scrunched up, not at all. Why does it worry you?

snowchick1977 Fri 21-Oct-11 10:49:36

Not sure, i just thought its a lot of fabric to be scrunched up....had visions of it staying flat

HettyAmaretti Fri 21-Oct-11 11:00:58

But even with all the room in the world it'll still scrunch up / fold / not lay flat - babies move and kick with their legs...

That said I remember folding the excess bag at the bottom up under DD's legs when she was tiny.

HettyAmaretti Fri 21-Oct-11 11:05:17

But she was really tiny when she started using grobags - 3 or 4 weeks. I don't think there's any chance of the bag laying flat with an older baby. Not that it matters at all, the whole point is that they can move freely.

StoneBaby Sat 22-Oct-11 19:03:54

I've use a grobag from the day we came back from hospital (DS was 7 days) and he has been in his cot in his own room from that day too (our bedroom is too small to fit a crib/cot)

We didn't have any issues with the grobag been folding or twisted and DS moves a lot whe nhe sleeps.

NoGoodAtHousework Sat 22-Oct-11 19:13:08

Own cot from 2weeks and sleeping bag from around 3/4 weeks. Best thing we ever did. He's slept a million times better and now sleeps 7-7 at 12 weeks!

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