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Would you put a 10 week old in a single bed with bed bars?

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butterfly92 Sat 31-Dec-16 21:18:23

Just wondering whether you would use a small single bed for a baby to sleep on, and just put bed rails up he will sleep in a gro bag. Or is it too risky? Thanks

Girlwhowearsglasses Sat 31-Dec-16 21:19:47


DollyPlastic Sat 31-Dec-16 21:20:17


isthistoonosy Sat 31-Dec-16 21:21:12

That little I would rather use the pram / buggy if a cot wasn't and option.

5BlueHydrangea Sat 31-Dec-16 21:21:54

Definitely too risky. Floor on a blanket??

AndNowItsSeven Sat 31-Dec-16 21:23:24

No definitely not.

Mum2jenny Sat 31-Dec-16 21:23:44

I don't know how I didn't kill my dcs with this sort of paranoia

AndNowItsSeven Sat 31-Dec-16 21:25:01

The baby could roll and get their head stuck between the bed and bed side, it's hardly hysteria.

LIZS Sat 31-Dec-16 21:25:04

Bedguards are not designed for small babies.

AndNowItsSeven Sat 31-Dec-16 21:25:37

Sorry paranoia.

JellyWitch Sat 31-Dec-16 21:25:48

Absolutely not.

Why do you need to? A blanket on the floor is preferable.

FATEdestiny Sat 31-Dec-16 21:26:40

I wouldn't. If you don't own a cot, you could try a mattress on the floor to make a cosleeping floor bed.

If you have a cot, you could remove one side off the cot and butt it up to your bed.

Crumbs1 Sat 31-Dec-16 21:28:11

No, if no cot then a drawer emptied out with mattress to fit

isthistoonosy Sat 31-Dec-16 21:29:52

An empty draw with a thin blanket would be ok too

Mum2jenny Sat 31-Dec-16 21:33:08

A ten week old baby isn't going to move much. They tend to stay where they are placed.

isthistoonosy Sat 31-Dec-16 21:35:37

It is the chance of rolling I would assume I worrying people. Lots can do a freak roll at that age and once is all it takes on a deep mattress.

NerrSnerr Sat 31-Dec-16 21:38:26

Mum2jenny since 1991 when the back to sleep and safer sleeping guidelines were introduced SIDS had reduced by 85%. It's not paranoia, it's ensuring a baby has a safe environment where they won't get trapped. There was the tiny (weeks old) baby who died as they lifted their head over the side of the bedside cot and couldn't move it back- most babies at that age wouldn't be able to do that, unfortunately that one did.

alltheworld Sat 31-Dec-16 21:42:48

No, just because a baby hasn't rolled before doesn't mean it won't . First time for everything.

DoItTooJulia Sat 31-Dec-16 21:43:34

permanently or temporarily?

AndNowItsSeven Sat 31-Dec-16 21:46:59

Baby Grace was only seven weeks old when she rolled and became stuck between bed nest and mattress. The same could happen with a bed rail.

kiki22 Sat 31-Dec-16 21:50:35

My ds rolled once at 11 week never rolled again until 8 months it can randomly happen.

I would do the pram

WhereTheFuckIsMyFuckingCoat Sat 31-Dec-16 21:50:40

No, I wouldn't.

Lireal Sat 31-Dec-16 22:05:55

Ds2 almost pushed himself off the changing table at about a month old. He got a bit of friction under his heels and kicked his body toward the end. This was before he could roll.

DailyFail1 Sat 31-Dec-16 22:11:24

A child of a similar age sdied recently by catching head on an overhanging bit on a cot. A bed bar is effectively the same thing if baby can roll through the spaces. If you have little space then just put baby on the floor in a grow brag with a sheet underneath.

FruitCider Sat 31-Dec-16 22:31:31

God no, safe cosleeping is much safer than the set up you are suggesting.

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