We're moving house soon, but unfortunately we've got a 6-8 week time difference between moving out of our house and in to our new one... we're house sitting at my sisters for a month and then going to my mum and dad's for the rest of the time... however, my sister doesn't have a cot at hers... her youngest dd is 3 and they've just dismantled it and put it away.
Do you think it's wrong to let ds (22 months) sleep in a travel cot for a month (and then a few more weeks at my mum and dad's or should we not put his cot in storage and take it to my sister's?
Bear in mind I'm 16 weeks pg, and we're moving out in three weeks....
Unless the proper cot has a drop side, it wouldn't make much difference to strain on back would it? A toddler of that age would have the mattress on lowest setting, so would still need to bend to heave lo out. That was my regret at not getting a drop-side with ds1. hard during pregnancy with ds2.
Draco, my sister has dismantled her cot and put it in the loft as her dds are too old for it now, all my furniture is going in to storage as we've got a 6-8 week gap between moving out of our house and getting in to the new one. I could keep the cot out and move it in to my sisters house, it'll fit, but it might be a bit of a hassle... I don't have the greatest back and that was my worry really... mind you ds is pretty good at settling at night, he's not a waker (famous last words eh? )
I put my son into one as he kept getting legs jammed in cot railings. We did get a proper mattress made for it though, this was 8 yrs ago, mothercare put me in touch with a company that made odd sized mattresses
just skimmed this thread, but mothercare now sell a foam mattress which is travel cot size. Not just a 'travel' mattress. Its the same price at the 'travel' mattress, but probably better for use over a long period of time. Plus, LO can use it as a crash mat when they progress to a big bed!
thanks for that lizz... it's a bit on the steep side (£100 for the cot and matress ) but I guess you can't put a price on your dcs comfort. It's either that or lug our own cot around, dismantling it, reassembling it for one month, then dismantling it again and taking it to my mum and dad's to put reassembled and then dismantled again for the move. Lots of hassle there!