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14/08/2014 at 11:01
We live in a flat.
We plan to have a crib or moses (on stand) in the bedroom - what would you recommend? I am worried a moses wont last long if baby is big, but if we only have a crib then baby will have to nap on the sofa etc - is this ok? Or should we just get both and have the moses in the living room for naps?
What do you have? I'm confused.
14/08/2014 at 11:08
We have the pram carry cot in the living room and I'm getting a crib for the bedroom but we previously had a Moses basket.
14/08/2014 at 11:09
Would you say a crib will last longer?
14/08/2014 at 11:14
No idea, I just want one as a treat this time , my boys have always been fine size wise in the Moses basket though as they were dinkies at birth, assuming girly will be the same. I just want a crib as we haven't had one before and we aren't buying much for this baby iyswim.
14/08/2014 at 11:17
yea I get it. I think we might get a crib for our bedroom. I love moses baskets, I just didn't want to buy on and baby grow out of it quickly if they're big. the Carrycot for naps is a great idea, we will have one of those from the pram and I guess baby can sleep on a blanket on the sofa at a push.
I've got a Moses basket & the chicco co - sleeper which is apparently a god send if you have a c-section.
Mosses basket is quite big so I'm hoping at least 3 months & co sleeper works until 6months - and also acts as a travel cot.
I'm imagining that the combined with the iCandy carry cot is more than we need buts it so hard not to get excited & buy everything in sight, especially when we don't know what we are having so purchases are relatively limited!
Hopefully if the birth goes well, we will TTC no 2 quickly & everything will get used again.
14/08/2014 at 11:30
I am terrible for wanting EVERYTHING. But I need to be realistic. We are in a tiny 2 bed flat, the baby will be sharing a bedroom with their big bro and sis every other weekend, so even the cot needs to be compact really.
We hope to move but are selling a shared ownership flat so not sure how long it will take.
I would really like to win the lottery please.
14/08/2014 at 11:34
We only had a Moses basket. F was in his until 5.5 months and we used to bring it downstairs/take it upstairs as necessary. This time I'm planning on leaving the Moses basket upstairs and having a poddle pod to use downstairs for her to nap in/rest during the day. I was never that comfortable with F sleeping on the sofa.
14/08/2014 at 11:36
We had a Moses basket which I carried downstairs for daytime naps (I could have used pram carrycot but I lack space downstairs and the Moses was smaller) he lasted 10 weeks in the Moses basket and I looked at cribs then but found a lot of them weren't much bigger than the Moses and I didn't want to spend out again on a bigger crib (I found ones that were bigger than Moses baskets could be pricey)
14/08/2014 at 11:37
14/08/2014 at 11:46
Ha! we looked at the rocking cribs but don't know if its worth it? However, if the rocking helps then perhaps. There's a really plain simple one in Kiddicare for about £40 which I love, cos its a mini cot really. Oh there's a whole new world out there!
14/08/2014 at 11:47
My boys grew out of their Moses basket by 3 months, so this time I just went with a crib upstairs and used the pram for downstairs naps (still do in fact, she's napping in it right now!)
14/08/2014 at 11:49
I would buy a moses basket off of gumtree (we got ours for £20 which included the stand and four sheets!), buy a new mattress, and once you have finished using it, sell it again for the same amount that you bought it for. Baby shouldn't sleep on a sofa because of the risk of suffocation etc. www.parents.com/.../is-it-safe-for-my-baby-to-sleep-on-the-couch
14/08/2014 at 12:01
I had a rocking stand on our Moses basket (didnt particularly want it but it was the only stand that came with it) it's was really good, I didn't rock it all the time but was so good the times he was very unsettled. Some say don't get a rocking one as they will get used to the rocking to sleep but my son didnt get used to it at all
14/08/2014 at 12:07
Oh I also bought what I thought was a poddle pod but is actually a toddle pod - baby brain! Thought it would be good for downstairs, taking to people's houses etc but will be too big for a while - unless I find some way of securing a newborn in!!
I couldn't even be bothered to send it back, pregnancy has made me beyond lazy.
14/08/2014 at 12:08
We had a moses downstairs and a crib in our room. To be honest, I was so scared of waking her I just carried the moses upstairs and put it in the crib so the crib became a glorified stand! I'd then put her in the crib after night wake ups. The crib didnt last that long, it was the same width as the moses and after about 2 months she just started banging her arms and legs into the bars and get annoyed, we moved the cot into our room after that and she went in the big cot after night wake ups. With the next one I'd have the big cot from the start in our room, moses downstairs, carry the moses upstairs when we go to bed and put it in the cot. She outgrew the moses downstairs at a couple months so we got a travel cot in the lounge, which we then used as a playpen/safe place until she was about 10 months.
14/08/2014 at 12:26
14/08/2014 at 12:27
Lots of things to consider here, thanks everyone. I just want to do whats right for baby, but until they're here its impossible to know!
14/08/2014 at 13:37
14/08/2014 at 14:17
Similar to the one I like! I want it all in White cos the bedroom will be a light grey colour, as they're sharing with the Skids. x
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