I went to check on DS last night and he was lying on his side in his amby nest! This is really not good as they are like hammocks, and I am really worried that if he rolls on to his front he won't be able to roll back or breath.
He has never had to sleep in a cot (the one time at MILs he HATED it) but I really think I have to bite the bullet and put in him one, in the meantime, should i even let him sleep in the amby nest again?
I could really use some advise on this.
Also, anyone who has moved their baby from an amby nest to a cot, how did you do it?
Hi, yes, apparently you can use it until a year or more, but with DD1 I used it until she was 8 months when firstly she rolled over on to hands and knees and got stuck, then managed to escape. I had a cot sent to me by next day delivery. Then just started using it with the same sleeping bag as she had been using.
DD2, she was about 6 months when I moved her. She always preferred to sleep on her side, the hammock stopped her when she was too small to roll back. By 6 months I thought she couldn't get herself into too much trouble, went into the cot without a quibble.
My DD at around the same age managed to turn over in it and end up stuck on her hands and knees, she would do this several times a night, and end up crying. I think this was because she is an extremley restless sleeper and doesn't like being in one position for long. To be honest I didn't find the amby was all it was cracked up to be.
(I think probably if your ds rolls the whole way round he will end up on his hands and knees like my dd and let you know about it).
My DS was also 7 months old when he discovered he could move around in the Amby. Over the course of one day we discovered him: on his tummy; with his head at the foot end; and sitting up in it. Like you, I was pretty annoyed that it obviously wasn't going to last him as long as it was supposed to. Again, like you, I was also convinced that he wouldn't sleep in a cot as the one time we'd tried him in a travel cot was not a success. However I was terrified that he'd catapault himself out the Amby so, after one night with the hammock surrounded by cushions and pillows to provide a soft landing if needed (they weren't!), we went out to buy a cot - and a travel cot to use while we waited for the proper cot to be delivered. And he slept in it just as well as he did in his Amby. I think he was just ready to make the move. I'm still glad we used the Amby - it was a lifesaver when DS was small, screamy, sleepless and refluxy - but I am now very glad that he will sleep in a cot. It should make life a whole lot easier when travelling away from home. (Standing at an airport carousel, heart in mouth, waiting to see if the Amby was going to appear was a million times worse than waiting to see if a suitcase full of clothes was going to show up .)
Anyway, good luck for your LO's transfer to a cot!
Oh, and, given the circumstances, we took no special steps for the transfer to the cot. We put him in the same sleeping bag as he'd used in the Amby, gave him a taggie blanket (which he'd used in the pushchair but not the Amby) and then just trusted to luck that he'd be OK.