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Really dumb question about cot

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GipsyDanger Sat 13-Aug-16 21:30:14

Ds is 5 months. He's slept next to my bed in his mosses basket which he is rapidly outgrowing. When is it safe to put him in the cot, do I need bumpers all the way around so his arms/feet don't get stuck. He can roll over onto his front and hold himself up easily and can shuffle himself on his back to the top of his basket. I'm concerned incase he gets a foot or arm stuck and breaks it sad

I do have a sleepyhead which I can put in his cot, his wee feet dangle out the bottom, it never fit in his Moses basket angry

Please tell me I'm being PFB! What should I do

pensivepolly Sat 13-Aug-16 21:32:16

I thought current advice (very different from when my own children were small!) was not to have bumpers in the cot at all?
I've never heard of a baby having a broken arm or leg from getting stuck in the side of a cot.

Wigeon Sat 13-Aug-16 21:32:32

You can put him in the cot now. He won't break his limbs. In fact the official advice is to avoid cot bumpers because they reduce air curculation.

Afraid yes, you are being PFB! grin

Poocatcherchampion Sat 13-Aug-16 21:33:44

Sleeping bags stop them getting legs stuck in the cot when they are old enough to move around a lot.

Wigeon Sat 13-Aug-16 21:33:52

Here is the NHS advice about not using cot bumpers.

bigfriendlygiant Sat 13-Aug-16 21:34:52

My baby was in his cot as soon as we bought him home from hospital.

When he started fidgeting and rolling around we bought a breathable mesh bumper. There's not a chance he'd break anything but he'd wake up with a trapped limb.

WhatTheActualFugg Sat 13-Aug-16 21:35:48

He sounds like a strong boy!!

He'll be fine.

Like PP said its best not to use bumpers, as they may cause over heating/carbon dioxide poisoning.

FurryGiraffe Sat 13-Aug-16 21:36:46

Standard bumpers not recommended but you can get an air wrap bumper which is breathable and fine. We had to get one once DS1 was mobile in the cot because he was forever getting limbs stuck in the bars. No injuries but he kept waking himself up- sleep is precious!

IrisBlue15 Sat 13-Aug-16 21:54:40

We have an air wrap, which is like a padded mesh bumper. It keeps the air flowing, but stops ds's leg wiggling out or dummy falling on the floor.
He still sleeps in a co-sleeper over night, but in his cot during the day. (He's nearly 6 months)

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