Cot bed vs Moses basket- advice on newborn nighttime sleeping

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  1. Brooksy

    Brooksy Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    I can't make up my mind so thought I would ask you lovely ladies for your opinions.

    We have a cotbed in our second room and a single bed in there, in which I intend to share the room with my little one for the first 6 months . We also have a pram with a carrycot which I had intended on using for day time naps, and it states it should only be used for occasional overnight sleeping.

    With this in mind I was thinking about the nighttime sleep, and wondering if putting her straight into a cotbed could cause her and us some sleep issues as she may feel exposed being in such a large space given she is used to such a cramped one! As a result I am considering possibly looking at having a Moses basket or sleepyhead sleep pod for bedtime, but there seems to be some really mixed reviews on them. What are people's thoughts? Once she gets to 10lbs I also want to use sleeping bags instead of blankets, but I'm not sure if this would make a significant enough difference, or whether I'm worrying about something that may or may not happen and I won't know until she is here in which case I should just sort once I know?

    Tia!
     
  2. Blueclass

    Blueclass Well-Known Member

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    You could out your baby straight into the cot bed that was my plan. However this is our first and we are only in a one bedroom I decided to get the chicco next to me crib. That will last her till 6m where as a moses basket I feel is pointless as iv heard some babies are too big after 2 weeks. I will put her in the cot bed at 6m but we will only be in the flat for two months after that. It will be a tight squeeze but at least it's only for 2 months as opposed to the whole 8.
     
  3. Flickalicious

    Flickalicious Well-Known Member

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    A moses basket is great for the first couple of months. Small, safe and portable. Either until baby gets too long or learns to roll! I will be using one in the bedroom and one downstairs. A carrycot will do exactly the same job, just take the cover off if indoors.

    I didn't know there were weight limits on using blankets or sleeping bags lol and this is my third! I'll be using a sleeping bag straight away. Baby can't wriggle free and will keep cosy and warm at night time.

    'Rules' and advice has changed so much on the past 5 years since my son was born, I can't keep up. I'm just doing what has worked in the past. All this Mum stuff is exhausting :p xXx
     
  4. russellmuscle

    russellmuscle Well-Known Member

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    I had a moses but wont be buying one again because he used it 3weeks.

    We are going for the snuzpod and we are all one level so idel to carry through as a day bed. Also we used the pram with carrycot about the house when I was cleaning etc.

    Each person is diff but I just think they take up space for a short amount of time and thats it.

    A few Ive knwn to put baby into the cot and have no issues. If baby doesnt like the big spaces you could try a dream pod inside the cot or other adaptors to make the cot smaller. Jackson was in his cot from 7w and slept like a log.

    xxxx
     
  5. Emmam1982

    Emmam1982 Well-Known Member

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    I have a crib for mine as they are slightly larger than a Moses basket and as I have fairly big babies it means I get longer use out of it than I would a Moses basket x
     
  6. Blueclass

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    The next to me crib is also completely portable. It's light weight and folds down into a bag. I'm going away when baby is 4 weeks and the crib will come. Also whilst she fits il be using the carrycot from the pram in the living room.
     
  7. Copterpops

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    We have a crib for night time. We have also been lucky enough that NY sister found my nephew's crib, so we will get that and use it downstairs for daytime. (Or upstairs in hubby's study depending on where hebwikk be more) we also have the pram that can be used downstairs.
     
  8. flinty84

    flinty84 Well-Known Member

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    With my son we used a Moses basket, but he went into a cot at 7 weeks. This time I'm skipping the Moses basket and going straight to a cot, and she'll be sleeping in her pram during the day. With my son we had a swaddle thing that you zipped them into, think it's called a wombie.
     
  9. Browneyed Girl

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    We bought a space saver cot for our room but baby wouldn't sleep in it - think it was too big and exposed for a newborn. He wouldn't sleep in his Moses basket much at all - a couple of times an hour or so but most of the time I was lucky if he slept for 10 mins in it. I bought a Chicco next to me and that was great - it's bigger than a crib and he was fine in it until about 6.5 months when he went in his cotbed in his own room x


     
  10. kittykitchn

    kittykitchn Well-Known Member

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    I have a Moses snug for downstairs (my favourite purchase!), a co-sleeper crib next to the bed, and a cot bed in the nursery ready for later. I literally have no idea what I'm doing lol so have all options available
     
  11. mummywanabe

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    My son HATED his Moses basket this time baby is going straight into a cot
     
  12. Phoenix85

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    My eldest hated the moses basket.
    In the day time they slept in the bouncer chair and at night the only place they'd sleep more than 10 minutes at a time was in my bed haha.
    My ex - their dad - was paranoid about rolling on the baby though so we'd co sleep about half the night and the rest of the night he'd pace up and down getting the baby to sleep, putting him in the moses basket, and getting up 10 minutes later when the baby woke up.
    this went on til about 6months when they were sleeping better and then went in the cot instead.

    Second baby I didn't even bother trying the moses basket. Although I did buy a new mattress for it when pregnant with the intention of using it, but once she was born I just didn't want to repeat the experience we had with our first, so kept her in the bed and the moses basket ended up as a very expensive storage basket for nappies and wipes etc (for middle of the night changes lol)
    Her dad relaxed a lot and soon saw it was fine. She was in our bed til nearly 2, then went in her own bed with no fuss.

    This time round I've not bought a moses basket or cot or anything, I'll be co-sleeping again like I did with my last.
     

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