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15/04/2013 at 09:49
I know this has been done a lot recently, but I'm in a muddle and cant think what to do for the best, so any thoughts would be good.
Originally we were going to get a moses basket for downstairs and upstairs and just carry it up at night. Then from things said on here and talking to my sister it appears baby wont last 6 months in it so decided to get a crib for upstairs and use the pram carrycot (with suitable mattress) downstairs for daytime.
But....we got the pram out of the box yesterday and the carrycot isnt suitable as its kind of collapseable and only becomes the right depth when in the frame with baby in it. We dont have room downstairs to have the frame up and carrycot in it.
So now I dont know what to do! I dont want to spend out on moses, then a crib before he/she goes in the cot in the nursery, but we dont have room in our room to have the cot in the meantime. I then thought about a small travel cot upstairs but then what about daytime naps downstairs? Our lounge is tiny.
Aaargh! Any ideas, is there something I'm not seeing or am I over thinking?!
15/04/2013 at 10:05
I'd just buy a Moses. You can pick them up really quite cheap at most baby events at supermarkets which will include a mattress. It's a handy thing to have if you go to friends for dinner or anything and want to take the baby.
15/04/2013 at 10:13
We had a Moses but I never bothered bringing it down after the first week or so. He just slept (albeit rarely!) on me, his swing, bouncer or play mat.
15/04/2013 at 10:49
I'd try the pram base, what pram is it.? The biggest part of our pram is the carrycot when that's on and the handle is in then the only protruding part is the carrycot. I'm sure onceIit's up you'll learn to live with it. Our lounge also is teeny but we've managed to get it all in.
However for daytime naps E will go anywhere. I prefer the carrycot as I can move her from room to room with me however she also sleeps in my arms, on the play mat, under the pkay gym, in her chair,. For the early days I'd highly recommend going upstairs to the crib. That way you can't leave her and are forced to sleep too.
15/04/2013 at 10:50
I've recommended this before but it is fab: www.amazon.co.uk/.../ref=sr_1_1 (I have an older version). Can be used as a bassinette for daytime naps (don't leave them in too long, but then again, you wouldn't anyway with a newborn) and easily converts to a rocker for playtime. Then when baby is a toddler it can be turned into a toddler chair.
15/04/2013 at 10:54
Hmmm lots to think about. We have a bouncy rocker thing so could use that I suppose. I guess with a moses I'mnot really worried about the new born days, its when he/she grows out of it and we have to potentially buy something else!
I think I'll just get a moses and see how we get on. I dont really want him/her on the floor mat for a long time as we have a cat and I'd worry if I turned my back for a second or slept then the cat would sit on it or something!
15/04/2013 at 13:06
In that case I'd look for a compact travel cot. There is also travel bassinets available but again perhaps not with the cat (Though where we're you go in to put the carrycot? Could it go there?). I think by the time baby outgrows the moses you'll be out most day's and naps will be in the pram or car seat or sling etc.
15/04/2013 at 14:29
We have the same chair Saisi posted - it's great. Lies completely flat so we used it for sleeps in the evening before they were 6 months. I just used a combination of things - bouncy chair, swing, playmat, car seat if they fell asleep while we were out, pram just at the back door if we'd been out, on the couch, on me
15/04/2013 at 14:59
which carrycot do you have, i'm sure mine has hard sides.
15/04/2013 at 15:03
G always slept on her mat, on me or in the buggy/car. In your position i woukd probably get a moses basket. There is one for £25 in the Asda baby event that starts next week. We have bought a crib for upstairs and have borrowed a friend's moses basket for downstairs. Could borrowing one be an option?
15/04/2013 at 15:07
PB, its the one with the britax b-smart 3. Definately doesnt have rigid sides, you need it in the frame with the weight of the baby in it.
Thanks MM, my gran is buying something for us so may look at the asda moses for downstairs, and hopefully by 3-4 months when it doesnt fit, it can sleep in the bouncy chair, and stick with the crib upstairs.
15/04/2013 at 16:01
Ooh, I have an older version of that chair. It was great. I used to put our son in it when we were in the kitchen eating our tea.
15/04/2013 at 17:11
Thanks all. H says I'm analysing it too much! Just gonna go with a moses and consider something else if and when we need to.
15/04/2013 at 18:01
Crib upstairs and Moses downstairs. Moses are cheap as chips really and a basic stand will cost hardly anything.
Far easier than carrying something up and down the stairs.
15/04/2013 at 18:09
We have the same pram and I was disappointed like you that we couldn't use the carrycot to nap in. Can you not use is in the frame though? M happily sleeps in his after we have used it for walks etc.
He usually sleeps in a bouncer/rocker during the day, or on me! You can pick up a Moses basket for £25 from places like Asda though which is rather reasonable.
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