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23/08/2013 at 04:50
Trying to find a solution and wondered what those with big 'uns managed.
S is only 13 weeks and seems to be struggling with his crib. He's usually a very good sleeper at night (touch wood, etc!) but recently has been hitting the crib bars and waking himself up, tonight he got his foot stuck in a bar and am up for the fourth time with him. Even when he does sleep, his hands are often sticking out either side, so then if he startles in sleep he gets another whack and wakes up. He also slips down a little, normal of course but as a result his legs get really squished at the bottom.
Am hoping he will settle down but it has left me wondering how long he'll comfortably fit in his crib for and there is no way his cot bed, or even just a cot will fit in our room. I obviously don't want to move him until 6m, has anyone else had similar and is there anything I can try, crib wise? Or something else he could sleep in?
23/08/2013 at 05:40
Could you try the bumpers that came with the crib at one end since they aren't that long and if it works then you could buy a bigger set to cover the whole crib. Out of interest does the toddler pod fit inside the crib?
23/08/2013 at 05:51
I didn't know A was going to be so big, but luckily we'd decided to squeeze the cot into our room from the start anyway, he was above the 99.6th centile so wouldn't have lasted long in a basket or crib.
Would a travel cot fit into your room? We had H's side of the bed pushed up against the wall, not ideal but better than not having him in our room.
We had to move N into his cot at 12 weeks as he outgrew the crib. Luckily it fit in our room although we had to jiggle furniture a bit. Could you fit a travel cot in and buy a mattress for it?
23/08/2013 at 06:19
We are getting the travel cot in this weekend.. Have brought an extra mattress for it...
23/08/2013 at 06:50
Travel cot in your room or could you move himbto his cot and sleep in his room at all? We looked at cribs and it was the same width as our quite big Moses basket so we have squeezed the cotbed in our room and just climb into bed. I love having here there but dream about having a bedside table again!
23/08/2013 at 07:13
We used a cot bumper in the crib which helped. D was a big baby too. We squished her in til 6mths. Gro bags stopped her legs getting stuck too.
23/08/2013 at 07:17
We've put the cot in our room in our room and moved a chest of drawers out. Just put the drawers in babys room where the cot will go. Is that an option?
23/08/2013 at 07:43
Even in a big crib O would constantly sleep up against the bars and have various limbs poking through. Can you get an airwrap bumper in crib size? No idea if they do them that small but they have worked brilliantly for O.
23/08/2013 at 07:49
Ikea cots are quite small and cheap, could you measure to see if one of those would fit? I am going to have to do some rearranging soon as F is currently in the Stokke mini crib but growing towards the full length!
23/08/2013 at 07:51
how far away is your room from what will be baby's room? my eldest outgrew his moses around the same age (13 weeks I think). we moved him to his cot in his own room. his room was across a very small landing so we left both doors open and felt it wasn't much different from him being across a large room from us. (we have no other SIDS risk factors and our house isn't a quiet one due to road noisy etc). I know MD is generally quite militant about the 6m thing but they are guidelines not rules and we physically couldn't fit a cot into our room and it wasn't fair on baby to be interrupted the whole time by banging into the sides when he previously slept well between feeds.
23/08/2013 at 09:52
We have a travel cot and mattress which I need to get him used to before our holiday next week! The mattress seems very thin though, is it usually comfortable enough or is there a longer term option?
I hadn't thought of moving H's bed side table out as well as mine in which case we could move the bed a bit and possibly fit a smaller cot, will check Ikea, thanks.
BG - Sam is also off the chart but for length, his size was a surprise but I still thought we'd be fine with the crib, hoping he will plateau soon!
TP - the pod fits in perfectly, he's just too squished now in it for long sleeps. I've just tried our cot bumper in the crib, it fits ok I think but am a bit confused as to whether this is now ok according to SIDS or if I need an air wrap one like HT mentions? Can't seem to get an answer online.
Daisy - I put him in his grobag at the last wake up and that did definitely help. Good to know D was able to sleep ok in it until 6m.
QK - His room is right across the hall so really not close and I just wouldn't want him in it ATM, would probably feel different if he was a lot closer to 6m, like 5m :)
23/08/2013 at 09:56
You can get a thicker mattress for the travel cots if the one you have into the one that came with it. They should be quite cheap at £25 or less.
23/08/2013 at 10:00
Great, thanks BG, will investigate as think he will have a good bit more room in that.
23/08/2013 at 10:26
Ahhh this is interesting as it turns out i produce a bigger (and v long) baby. S is in a moses at the moment as he sleeps better there than in the crib. i guess if he outgrows both before 6m i might sleep in the nursery for a while. We can fit in a single mattress next to his cotbed.
23/08/2013 at 10:42
we used a travel cot with a proper mattress that we got from babymattressonline (or something like that) with A. This time we have just squeezed a cot into the room, i can't get out of my side of the bed but it was the only way to get it in the room
23/08/2013 at 10:56
Normal bumpers are no longer frowned upon by SIDS I believe. I prefer the air wrap as no way of wriggling under it and it covers the whole cot.
23/08/2013 at 13:25
GF - thanks will have a look at that site.
HT - Ah, I see, they do look better. Looks like they're only for cots though but I will have a proper nose when I can.
23/08/2013 at 14:18
I bought an airwrap for our cribt as B was getting stuck with his arms out. I just wrapped it round and made it fit! We are now using them on his cotbed
23/08/2013 at 20:05
That's good to know the bigger pod fits the crib, wish I'd bought that now but I just didn't think really and went by the ages. F is still in the little one but I've always put his head on the padded section as it helps his reflux so he gets more space that way and lies his arms beside his head.
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