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Mistymoo Mon 21-Sep-09 17:14:50

Do you think it is OK to use a travel cot as a cot permanently for a baby? I was wondering as I am pregnant with dc3 and we got rid of our cot bed a while ago (we weren't planning any more at the time) but still have the travel cot.

Mistymoo Mon 21-Sep-09 21:20:31

bumping for evening crowd

pippel Mon 21-Sep-09 21:27:45

I have some vague memory of being told that you cant, but I dont see why not unless they just aren't very comfortable

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 21-Sep-09 21:30:04

I wouldn't as they're so low and I find tem hard on my back, also the mattress is so thin that I can't imagine it would be that comfy for a lo in the long term.

We got our cot off e-bay. It's a cosatto one with the balls in either end, in perfect condition and cost us £30. Might be worth a look?

Mistymoo Mon 21-Sep-09 21:34:34

Thanks for replies. I was also thinking of it as a space saver but will probably end up getting a cot. Once friends know I'm pregnant there may be offers of cots etc anyway so I'm not worrying too much. It was just a thought I had when I had my neice to stay recently.

inzidoodle Mon 21-Sep-09 21:34:47

I think it would be possible if you had a normal matress, the travel cot ones are to thin and I dont think it would be good for permanent use. cant think why it wouldnt eo with a good matress though.

pippel Mon 21-Sep-09 21:36:20

a normal matress wouldnt fit though would it?
my travel cots a diffrent size and shape to my cot

hairtwiddler Mon 21-Sep-09 21:54:41

Think you can get mattresses that fit travel cot for extra padding. Tried kiddicare?

bearhug Tue 22-Sep-09 08:52:21

My DS has slept in one ever since he grew out of his crib. No space for a cot in our bedroom, and no spare room for a nursery until we move house.

Travel cot mattresses are way too hard to sleep on. There are a couple of ebay shops that make travel cot mattresses to fit. All makes of travel cots are a different size.

They are not cheep though and you may well be able to pick up a second hand cot for less money.

Mistymoo Tue 22-Sep-09 12:37:22

Thanks everyone. Still got a while to think about it.

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