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Banging head on cot sides

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prissyenglisharriviste Tue 02-Jul-13 04:00:46

Banging her head never bothered dd1. She would purposefully turn every night and deliberately sleep crossways with her head wedged against the side. Odd child.

MrsPeggyPatch Tue 02-Jul-13 03:30:11

Thanks all, will look into air wrap. Sorry for delay replying-DS decided to stop waking up at night for a little bit, normal service resumed now!

Salukigirl Mon 01-Jul-13 21:28:14

Ive got The Air Wrap from John Lewis. They are great, they are definitely soft enough to prevent all but the most determined headbanger doing any damage!
Just noticed that it is now cheaper than when I bought it!! grin

SquidgersMummy Mon 24-Jun-13 11:12:56

If the safe wrap stuff is just breathable fabric how does it stop them bumping themselves? Ok it will stop arms and legs through...our dd is 10mths and still in our room and its light and endlessly bumping around in her cot and against our headboard when in with us - kind of sleep crawling. Isn't it just what they do???

milkyman Sun 23-Jun-13 20:14:26

I second above poster, we purchased Airwrap.

frissonpink Sun 23-Jun-13 19:19:07

You need the safe cot bumpers - best money we've spent.


We also bought a lovely safe toy for our DD to sleep with.

minipie Sun 23-Jun-13 19:14:35

I got cot bumpers recently for 6mo DD as she has been wriggling up the cot and getting her head wedged against the top end, also banging her hands against the bars. I don't think it's a suffocation risk at this sort of age (but must admit i havent researched that). pulling up on it, well DD is too small to do that yet, I guess we'll cross that bridge when we come to it!

being interested in them - yes i thought this would be an issue at first but DDs room is very dark so she can't see them much once the lights are off... it doesn't seem to have distracted her from sleep. You can get really plain boring ones from a few places (I think mamas and papas had some that were just plain cream?) which might help.

MrsPeggyPatch Tue 18-Jun-13 10:01:00

DS is 8 months. Not a great sleeper but slowly getting better. He tootles around his cotbed before going to sleep and when unsettled in the night and I can hear that he is banging his head on the side. I don't think it is on purpose, he just knocks it as he turns/moves around the cot. He has a couple of little bruises on his forehead now from this.

We don't have cot bumpers as I read that they were a breathing risk for little babies, and when babies got bigger they could be used to pull themselves up (also they seem quite expensive!). I'm wondering if I should get them now to prevent more knocks? The problem is DS is very curious and will definitely be interested in these new things in his cot and I can foresee more head banging as he tries to look at them, and he would also try very hard to pull himself up on them, pull them off the cot.

Anyone got any solutions? Will he just grow out of it and learn to mind his head or do I need to do anything?

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