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29/03/2013 at 21:33
A doesn't seem to like her moses basket but has slept nicely in her bouncer. We were considering taking it upstairs for her to sleep in overnight (should she decide to grace us with the priveledge of sleep), but is that 'allowed' or a bad idea? She seems to lay fairly flat in it, but is there something else we're not considering that we should?
29/03/2013 at 22:11
I don't think they're meant to be in them that long. S used to slump over to the side eventually in his but his reflux meant it was either his chair or on me! Maybe prop her basket up a bit if she's more comfortable slightly more upright?
29/03/2013 at 22:15
I wouldn't recommend a bouncer as her head may end up at an awkward angle restricting her airway, and it probably wouldn't be ideal for her spine if she isn't completely flat. B hated his Moses basket but we used to raise it a bit which helped him settle
29/03/2013 at 22:48
Ok, we'll park that idea then. She seems to like it because she's strapped in, so might try fooling her into thinking she's strapped into the moses.
Is swaddling a nad idea this soon if she's not fully able to regulate her temp? She's 3 days old, so not sure on how that inability lasts?
29/03/2013 at 22:50
29/03/2013 at 22:59
29/03/2013 at 23:06
Mine liked to be tucked in tight rather than swaddled. We used a sheet and pulled it tight up to just over tummy height and tucked it under each side of the matress. Then added extra sheets/blanket as needed but not tight. Would that help?
29/03/2013 at 23:33
We didn't swaddle as the hospital told us they don't recommend it due to overheating but the advice seems to change all the time and others recommend it so its a personal choice, we use a sleeping bag for b, and have a room thermometer that's part of the angelcare movement monitor which we can set to alarm of the temp drops too low or goes too high in the room so that I don't worry about his temperature as much
30/03/2013 at 00:38
I think we'll try tucking her in tightly with a blanket tonight and then maybe investigate swaddling if that doesn't work. Our monitor's nightlight indicates the room temp so not too much of a worry there :)
30/03/2013 at 07:19
You could line your Moses basket with a t-shirt that you've worn so it smells of you and pop a hot water bottle in to warm it up before putting A in (obviously take it out before putting her in )
30/03/2013 at 08:17
We swaddled from night one in hospital with a cellular blanket. Inthinknthst would be preferable to overnight sleeps in the bouncer.
30/03/2013 at 08:48
I've swaddled all three of mine from the first night - in fact the midwives did it for me in hospital. Hope you managed to get some rest x
30/03/2013 at 09:31
Well H laid on her sheepskin before she went on it last night, which wasn't a perfect solution but did help. might give swaddling a go tonight (didn't know how to do it at 2am this morning, so will youtube it later!)
30/03/2013 at 10:40
Our midwife double swaddled E on her first night in hospital. (I couldn't move due to spinal) so we've stuck with that and she really likes it.
30/03/2013 at 11:16
Just another thought, remember you're only a few days in, the big wide world is scary, it's totally unknown.
I think in the early days you just have to accept that baby will want to be held and cuddled and made to feel secure. The Moses must seem huge and unknown.
30/03/2013 at 13:03
Will def investigate swaddling in that case. We keep having to remind ourselves that she might actually just want some love and comfort rather than anything more 'practical'
30/03/2013 at 14:16
We have padded the sides of our Moses basket with a rolled up blanket to help it feel more snug. We then tuck the covers in tightly. We also use a hot water bottle as also suggested. Good luck! x
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