Propping up cot mattress?

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  1. stargirl

    stargirl Well-Known Member

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    Does or has anyone done this? Someone suggested we try it with H because he really doesn't like lying on his back or flat.

    We're trying it tonight for the first time. We haven't got a wedge, which was what was suggested we use so we used books instead but it seemed a little high and H ended up turning completely the other way round. So my OH took the books out and is using a flattened pillow. So far it seems to be working. I put H in it half awake and normally I would have to stroke his hair to get him to go fully asleep but I left him and he fell asleep himself.

    I'm just a little worried about using a pillow, it is under the top end of the mattress though. Has anyone else done this?


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    Leah04x Well-Known Member

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    When Ethan had a cold, we propped up the end of the mattress with a pillow. It will be fine xx
     
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    rheannymac Well-Known Member

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    Harry always used to get a stuffy nose when lying completely flat so we use a rolled up blanket. A pillow will be absolutely fine Hun :) xxx
     
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    sophie_jane Well-Known Member

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    I do this for Ella. I have a folded blanket under one end of the mattress. It's just folded over once for a really gentle incline though, as when it was too steep she got all scrunched up at the foot of the bed!
     
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    Rory has had a stuffy nose since Thurs night and webe done this with blankets. Its better for him so think it should be fine.
     
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    stargirl Well-Known Member

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    Thanks ladies, he was fine though it didn't help him sleep any better! We just have a big issue of him waking in the night for his first feed and then not settling back off for a good two hours!


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    I used to do this with Leo. In the end though I put him down during the day on his tummy to sleep and he slept like a log, so within 3 weeks, he slept at night on his tummy too, he was an amazing sleeper. I know it goes agaisnt the SIDS advice but he was grumpy a lot if he didn;t get enough sleep and as soon as he was down on his tummy he was a much happier baby. I just made sure I flipped him over if HV came to see us!
     
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    stargirl Well-Known Member

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    This is what H is like, if I put him down on his front he settles no problem, so I've been doing it of a day but not of a night because I'm too scared.

    We've had a much better night last night. H settled better after every feed and the only thing I've done different is cover him with a cellular blanket. I've panicked a bit that he'll be too hot so kept the fan on. But he's slept like a dream and only woke for feeds :)


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