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Obo81 Sat 20-Feb-16 09:23:27


I'm a FTM struggling to think of where baby will sleep during the day. I have bought a Snuzpod for upstairs but don't fancy carrying this downstairs as it quite heavy.

I was thinking baby could sleep in the pram downstairs for naps but it's too big for our lounge area.

I was thinking of a sleepyhead but DH refuses to pay £100 for a pillow!!
Many ideas ??

dementedpixie Sat 20-Feb-16 12:21:05

Will it fit in any other area downstairs? Mine slept in the carrycot bit of the pram downstairs

TheFridgePickersKnickers Sat 20-Feb-16 12:22:19

Why can't baby sleep upstairs?

dementedpixie Sat 20-Feb-16 12:22:47

They are supposed to be where you are for daytime sleeps

MrsLeighHalfpenny Sat 20-Feb-16 12:23:36

Mine slept on the sofa, in a nest of cushions and pillows, or in the pram in the hall. Or in the pram on the patio sometimes in the summer.

lanbro Sat 20-Feb-16 12:25:56

Moses basket. Dd1 was always right next to me as I rested, dd2 was usually in the kitchen listening to an untuned radio whilst I dealt with dd1!

dementedpixie Sat 20-Feb-16 12:26:09

Sofa sleeping isn't recommended especially along with cushions and pillows. The other options sound good though.

Artandco Sat 20-Feb-16 12:28:37

On sheepskin rug on the floor. Can use as a playmat also and rug alone later on.

RhinestoneCowgirl Sat 20-Feb-16 12:31:48

With first baby, I used to put him down on a lamb skin rug on the floor, reasoning that he couldn't fall off the floor. Second baby obv had a toddler running around so baby napped either in Moses basket (used to bring it downstairs in the morning) or later in a travel cot that I had in corner of living room. It also came in handy as a pay pen

Gillian1980 Sat 20-Feb-16 13:45:03

My DD has always likes napping on her changing mat with a blanket on it, she preferred it to the Moses or carrycot.

Skiptonlass Sat 20-Feb-16 15:14:38

Moses basket?
Padded but firm mat?
Make your own sleepyhead? Mines homemade- there are tutorials on the web and they are simple to make.
Mine has even been put down in a laundry basket with sheepskin in it once!
Is the pram carrycot removable/ safe for sleep? If so there's no need to wheel the whole pram in

foxessocks Sat 20-Feb-16 15:17:34

My dd just used to feed to sleep and then sleep on me. Not ideal if you want to get stuff done but lovely cuddles! I had a moses basket that could go downstairs but they are quite expensive so that doesn't really help you. You could just make a little nest on the floor. Tiny babies can usually sleep anywhere (I found anyway although appreciate not all are the same!).

foxessocks Sat 20-Feb-16 15:19:22

Oh and mine also used to sleep in her bouncy chair really well. Not sure what the advice is on that though. I think it's ok for naps as long as you're there too. Some bouncy chairs are very reasonably priced and are good for awake time too.

BumWad Sat 20-Feb-16 15:21:24

I had a separate bassinett downstairs. Turn out baby wanted to sleep on me anyway. He's only just started napping upstairs in his cotbed at 9 months

NerrSnerr Sat 20-Feb-16 15:48:07

Ours slept in the carry cot part of the pram. You can also get Moses baskets cheap on eBay and then you'd only need to buy a new mattress.

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