Would be REALLY grateful for advice on giving up travel cots. DS (15 mths) would not sleep this weekend at my parents (AGH!) - just wondering if he's too big/old for his travel cot, or suddenly developed a dislike for being away from home. He hasn't had much experience of sleeping in new places, but he should know his grandparents house by now, so assume that can't be the reason. He's a BIG baby, maybe travel cots have just become too uncomfortable when he's used to the space of a normal cot. Would love to know whether others have had to give up on travel cots so young.....Thanks
or you can buy an extra mattress as they are hard. They are about £25ish (I expect you can get them for less online/ebay etc) Our 15 month DD has always hated our travel cot until we stayed at a friend's house whose travel cot had 2 mattresses in ad she slept brilliantly!! If I find somewhere good online I'lllet you know. I just asked in mamas and Papas out of curiosity and their spare mattress was £25 which I thought was reasonable and as I say I am sure you can get it cheaper..
Mine (all big babies) have never slept well in a travel cot even with an extra mattress. You could try a readybed, but they didn't really work for us either as they seem to get very hot in them. Could you try a regular bed with a side guard rail?