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09/04/2014 at 11:40
I don't come on to Baby talk very often but hoping some of you might have a bit of advice for me regarding pillows in the cot.
C is 21 months old and until recently was sleeping in a grow bag in her cot, but she's now worked out how to take it off and is doing this all the time so i thought I'd try a duvet instead. The duvet works okay except she keeps rolling to the top of the cot and then gets cold and wakes up. I've put her in a fleecy all in one, but to be honest she's too warm in it and I'm not keen on using it. The nly other thing I can think to do is put a pillow in with the duvet to try and stop her roling around so much - I thiink having a pillow will keep her head in one place.
I seem to remember reading that yous houldn't leave a baby with a pillow until they move to a bed, but is this correct or is it okay to let her have one?
Any advice/suggestions welcome, I haven't had an undisturbed nights sleep for over a week!!!
09/04/2014 at 12:25
N has a pillow in his cot bed. It's a little one from IKEA, not a full sized one. We bought it to see if it would stop him sleeping in circles, it didn't! But he loves his pillow.
09/04/2014 at 12:41
Thanks LLL, the one I would us is a little one as we had it for E when she was younger.
How do you cope with N sleeping in circles? Does he come out from under the duvet and get cold? I'm wondering if this is just something we have to work through until she gets the hang of the duvet, but its quite hard going when I have to do a full week of work after being woken up 2 or 3 times in the night.
09/04/2014 at 12:51
We use a pillow that came with the duvet we bought from mothercare and W is still in her cot bed.
Had to abandon sleeping bags for the same reason as yourself . W moved about loads so I was really not wanting a duvet but didn't have a choice. She took a couple of weeks to get used to it where we would have to go in and cover her up and turn her back round the right way, but then she gradually learnt to cover herself up, and doesn't move much now either. I think having the pillow does help her to not move as much
09/04/2014 at 14:09
Thanks jellytot, its good to know it might only be a couple of weeks until she gets the hang of it, although it feels like a lifetime at the moment!! I think I might let her have a pillow tonight just to see if it helps.
15/04/2014 at 09:30
Why do I bother worrying? After all the worrying I gave her a pillow, she refused to sleep with it and the following night she climbed out of her cot so we've had to change it to a bed now anyway!!!
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