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27/10/2013 at 15:20
We are looking at getting a crib for our bedroom until baby is big enough to sleep in his nursery and have narrowed it down to 2, the Saplings Bethany or Katie crib. I'm leaning towards the Katie, but wondered if there are any disadvantages to getting a cloth-style one? Main one I can think of is that you can't instantly see the baby, whereas with the Bethany you'd obviously see through the 'bars' right away. Would appreciate any feedback on anyone who's used either of these or similar styles. Thank you!
27/10/2013 at 15:21
Sorry meant to add links to both:
27/10/2013 at 16:13
I have one similar to the Katie and can't see any disadvantages yet (11 weeks in). She seems to really like it and it seems nice and cosy for her.
27/10/2013 at 16:36
We have this one
I'd hugely recommend it because E could always see me and touch me through the bars, and also because with it gliding the movement was very subtle but enough to encourage and help her self settle. It also is IMO a safer option with a rolling or sitting baby.
I do like the snugness of the Katie as they must feel safe but my E needed to see and touch mommy.
27/10/2013 at 16:50
Thanks LM, I'll take a look at that one too, I hadn't thought about the gliding ones. Margot, I do like it because it looks cosy!
27/10/2013 at 17:21
I have the Katie and am 14 weeks in to using it with our second baby. You are right in that you can't see in instantly if the crib is away from the bed but I have it right next to the be and just need to roll over to look down in to it. With bars there is a good chance you are going to end up putting a bumper on anyway if anything like my children who like to wedge themselves up to the edge of wherever they are sleeping.
27/10/2013 at 17:23
I would personally opt for the Katie as I'm not keen on open bars/stuck limbs in new movers etc...I remember when O got his chunky legs caught once he rolled in his cotbed and he was inconsolable!
27/10/2013 at 18:07
I'd never be without my gliding crib www.pramcentre.co.uk/.../product.php so similar to the one you like. If he wakes up and I glide the crib he will go back off to sleep. I can see benefits of both but I just don't like the fact baby can't see out or me see in for the enclosed crib.
27/10/2013 at 19:36
I love the look of that one Tweetie Pie. How long do you think it'll last for your little one? I know obviously size will vary but we can't fit a full size cot in our room very easily so wondering how long one like that would possibly last for.
27/10/2013 at 20:28
Thanks TP, that one looks nice. I definitely need to look in to this more, there's quite a lot of choice!
27/10/2013 at 20:29
F is 5 months and a big baby and still in it. I've no plans to put him into his cot just yet as I would cry without the gliding feature! I think all cribs are the same size.
27/10/2013 at 20:32
The Katie crib is smaller actually whereas the others are the same size.
27/10/2013 at 21:11
Thanks TP! Adding that link to my favourites.
28/10/2013 at 07:52
Just to add. I could in theory fit E in her crib now fine at 9 months. She's 91st percentile for height and 99 for weight at last measure. I did however have to take out at about 20/21 weeks as she could sit, roll, crawl etc and the sides aren't high enough (on any crib) for this. We used the travel cot until i were ready to move her about 28 weeks.
29/10/2013 at 11:23
I have the Katie and l love it. Ill be using it next year for number 3. It's great that you can fold it up for storage, fits easily in the car - we've taken it on holiday. My 2 slightly taller than average babies fitted until 8 and 9 months. It's easy to remove the cover to wash - L had bad reflux so it has been washed loads and still like new.
It's so cosy and like JB said, you just have to roll over to see them - I'd imagine the same as a crib with bars.
29/10/2013 at 12:36
Thanks for all the advice on this everyone. I *think* we're going to go for a Bethany style crib but possibly a gliding one rather than swinging, and if our LO gets any limbs stuck, look at the 'safe' bumpers (OB told me the proper names but I've forgotten!)
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