When your baby grows out of the moses basket or carry cot, where do you plan on putting your baby to sleep at night?
I'm guessing a cot? Would I be right?
SIL is insisting on buying us a cradle. When I said we plan to put the baby in to the cot after the moses basket she said we definitely 'can't do that as they don't advise it before 4 months'.
Is that right? It seems a bit crazy to me...
I would see a crib as an alternative to a moses basket rather than the next step!
And I know loads of people who put babs straight into a cot, and have never had any difficulty with it. Once they are put in at the bottom, there's no issue at all.
Greatest load of shite I ever heard! (no offence to your SIL
Vogue - you are rite - after the moses basket or crib it is recommended they go in to their cot!
erhh i agree with every one else aswell. u eithre have a crib or mosses basket. what i did when my wee girl was getting big for her moses basket was that i put the basket in in cot for a couple of weeks so she would get used to seeing the rails round her and for u to be comfortable about her being in such a big space. cribs are lovely but they are as useless as moses baskets.
thats the most mental thing i have ever heard. every child grows at different rates, some bigger some smaller.. are they all meant to be left in a moses basket/crib until they are 4 months!!!
Sorry for ranting but this has really annoyed me.
A load of sh!te is right Milis! Just what I thought. Who are 'they' that she's talking about? District nurse?? What bloody difference is there in a cradle and a cot? A bigger mattress?
So, when I tell her that I'm going to risk my childs life by, dare I say it, putting it to sleep in a cot! I will be ridiculed to the hilt
I'm using a crib instead of the moses basket and have a basinette/travel cot downstairs for the day time.
Perhaps you could use the moses basket downstairs and the crib upstairs?
It really irritates me when people make totally unfounded claims and then back it up with evidence of what 'they' say.
Vogue, don't let her know that it annoys you. I would laugh at her and ask her who 'they' are. Because it certainly isn't any medical/health/maternity professionals.
I'd even make a comment about some of the silly things people will say.... cos I'm that big of a bitch
Vogue, maybe she's mixing this up with the recommendation that baby sleeps in the same room as the parents for the first 6 months or so? In some cases, a cot can't fit in the parent's room, so there's no alternative once they grow out of the moses basket/crib, but to put them in a cot in their own room.
I'd say this could be what she might be referring to and probably got her wires crossed! For what it's worth, we moved DD into a cot in her own room at 5 months, and we all got great nights sleep after that!!!
She has a 5 week old herself. She has a cot and realised last week that her room wasn't big enough for it and had to buy a cradle! Now, all of a sudden, 'they' say the baby shouldn't be in a cot until it's 4 months...
When I asked her why this was, she changed the subject.
So, between putting the baby in a cot to sleep, wasting €500 on a travel system and depriving DH of time with the baby because I want to breast feed, I've pretty much fcuked it all up already.