Baby's first bed
This is one for the dads on here
What was the set up for your baby for sleeping? We’ve acquired the family bassinet but the wife’s not digging it at all and I can see safety issues. Looking for recommendations if possible otherwise it’s going in the cage with the dogPosted 4 years agoFunkyDuncMember
You will get far more use out of a cot bed than a cot.
We had a Mamas & Papas cot bed and can confirm that it was the most cheap rubbish crap to be sold at a stupidly expensive price ever. In fact we thought the Mamas and Papas pushchair was rubbish too.
Jnr FD was in his own bedroom in the cot at less than 3 months defo the way to go!Posted 4 years agochiefgrooveguruMember
We did Moses basket in our room, then cot-bed in her room from about three months. A room thermometer helps minimise worries as can sharing a room (apparently they’re better at keeping breathing if they’re in a room with others breathing). But if they’re noisy sleepers and you’re light sleepers then getting even less sleep may drive you insane!Posted 4 years agobensalesMember
minibensales1 was in a Moses in our room for a week, then cotbed in his room for 2.5 years, then a single bed.
minibensales2 was in a Moses in our room for one month, then cotbed in her room. She’s only 3 months old, so no idea when she’ll go into a single bed, but we’ll do the same.
Top tip, swaddle in Moses baskets, but don’t bother in a cot, or blankets. Sleeppods (little baby sleeping bags) are the way forward. No worries about them coming out from under the blankets, or sliding under them etc.
And to second someone else’s comment, a room too hot is far more dangerous than a room too cold (within reason). They’ll just cry if the room is too cold.Posted 4 years agoTooTallMember
A second hand cot bed with a new mattress, regardless of how much money your SO wants to spend. Got ours on eBay and it was unmarked. She was in a moses basket in our room for a couple of weeks then in her own room after that. A second hand rocking chair next to the cot for that transition to sleep is great!Posted 4 years agojodafettMember
Moses basket in our room (on Mothers side of bed!) for a few months. Then own room in a cot bed. It’s worked well for both of our wee ones. Recommend the room thermometer tho as its really surprising how low the ideal temp is. John Lewis cot bed has done both ours and it’s still in good nick.Posted 4 years agoratherbeintobagoSubscriber
Moses basket for both until they were too big, then went into their own rooms and cot bed.
#1 is in a John Lewis one, now converted to bed, #2 is in one from some place at the back of Chorley which I can’t remember the name of, and is of much higher quality and similar price.
Edit – It was Ollie & LeilaPosted 4 years agowoodlikesbeerMember
Moses basket lasted a week for us. Then into cotbed in our room for 3 months and then into her own room. Stupidly we also let her sleep with us for a few weeks (don’t do this, they insist on sleeping across the bed).Posted 4 years ago
Next one is going in a cot in their own room from day one!oldboyMember
This isn’t me 🙂 my GF has my tablet and these are her words:
Well my boy slept with us in the Moses basket until he was six months, it took two weeks of sleepless nights to settle him into his cot in another room, but it was worth it. The cot (from IKEA) then changed into a bed which he slept in until he was around two and a half. We got him a proper bed when he was three.The only problem with the bed was that he could get out of it but as long as you don’t give in and let the baby back in your bed you should be okPosted 4 years agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
Moses basket for a few weeks.
Cot from then until around 18 months.
Single proper bed thereafter.
Very much a personal thing but I do not get the cot bed thing. Our eldest would have been in it still when youngest needed a cot so would have been buying a second and they would both still need a bigger bed.Posted 4 years agoBearBackMember
Moses basket in our room for 6 weeks.
Ikea gulliver crib in own room with egg crate style mattress at high setting until he was pulling himself up/standing – 9months
Crib at low setting until he could climb out – 12 months (upgrade to sprung mattress at 18mo when #2 born)
Side off crib as ‘day bed’ – to 26 months
new single bed .. spent more on that natural latex/coconut/lambs wool mattress than any bed I’ve ever owned!
Baby 2 – 18months younger, repeat (more or less)!
Needed 2 Gulliver cribs though to do it that way, but the boys share a room so space is a premium!Posted 4 years agoclubberMember
Just in case it needs repeating…
Bed height cot (moses basket size but having used a proper moses basket for no 1, we found this much better, particularly post cesarean as it reduces the need for lifting)
Then cot bed. No 2 is almost 2 now and has recently switched to her ‘big girl bed’ and loves it. We do have a bar type thing on the side to stop her falling out though.
The cot bed lasted no 1 until he was about 3.5 but he is very tall.Posted 4 years ago
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