Next to me crib bedding ?
meandmyboyz · 01/10/2019 19:02
Hi everyone ,
Hope this isn't a really daft question , Im expecting boy number 3 in December and we have bought a next to me crib,
Anyone that has one what bedding do you put in them ? what type of blanket and how many for newborns?
It's been 7 years since last baby arrived and both of mine were summer babies I feel clueless xxx
charley39 · 01/10/2019 19:05
Chicco make cot sheets to fit them but they can be quite expensive compared to others. If you know the measurements you could see if there is an alternative. We used a grobag from day one which was a godsend. We still use one now at 19 months. No worry about being too hot or cold and no worry about blankets being kicked off in the night or equally for newborns no risk of them slipping underneath them.
Bellsofstclements · 01/10/2019 19:31
We had some sheets from Amazon, much cheaper than the branded Chicco ones. Sleeping bags instead of blankets.
Wordie · 01/10/2019 20:57
Mothercare do their own brand sheets that are a lot cheaper than the Chico ones. We had a sleepy head in a next to me crib. We used a cellular blanket over baby and tucked under the sleepyhead, then we moved on to a love to dream bag, then a grosnug and finally a normal grobag. I know you didn’t ask but I would also recommend a sleepyhead! X
Fatted · 01/10/2019 21:03
I think we used a crib sheet from somewhere like mothercare. Might have actually been flat sheet rather than fitted.
We just used a normal Moses basket sized cellular blanket to begin with, mainly because DS was swaddled. Or just popped one on top of him. Then the sleep bag when it got colder. He was a May baby though so I think he mainly had blankets.
BellaNutella88 · 02/10/2019 03:58
Mothercare so their own brand of next to me crib sheets, much cheaper than the tutti bambini ones I would have bought ! We do have a sleepyhead but we don’t use it in the crib, we use it downstairs. Lots of people do but DS started in a Moses basket so he was used to not sleeping in it overnight anyway and I didn’t want to create a habit.
We used grosnugs to start but he grew out of it quickly. We then used cellular blankets but he would kick them of no matter how well I tucked it in. So we are now using sleeping bags.
BellaNutella88 · 02/10/2019 03:59
Sorry my spelling is atrocious here... bleary eyed doing the night feed !
meandmyboyz · 02/10/2019 13:52
Thankyou so much everyone for the advice xx
LionelRitchieStoleMyNotebook · 02/10/2019 15:00
We used grosnugs initially (DS was a tiny newborn) , then grobags. We got lovely fitted brushed cotton sheets for the next to me on amazon. DS loved it and stayed in it until he was eight months and started climbing out of it! Personally I wouldn't use a sleepy head etc due to the SIDs risk, maybe in the daytime downstairs when they are supervised by an awake adult. Clear cot no bumpers, toys, pillows etc is the advice of the NHS and lullaby trust.
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