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Kimi89
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Travel cot from birth?

Apr 19th, 2017, 20:37 PM   #1
 
Hi everyone,

I'm having my first baby (6 months already!) and I can't decide on a suitable bed for him while he sleeps in our bedroom. I have been looking into if travel cots that has bassinets are suitable for newborns. I like the idea of being able to use it straight away and when he starts being able to sit up etc. I've seen mixed views. Some people say they are fine to use from birth as long as you get a proper mattress. Others say they're not suitable as a permenant bed. I have a cotbed for whe he's old enough to sleep in his own room.

Please help! So confused!
 
 
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Apr 20th, 2017, 17:47 PM   #2
 
I know some people do but I probably wouldn't just as some don't recommend xxx

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Apr 20th, 2017, 18:25 PM   #3
 
I wouldn't. I had both and I still use my cotbed nearly 4 years on. Its one of them cot to toddler bed ones. And they have three positions well four kind of.. but usually normal cots have a middle height so you don't have to do much lifting once they start to sit upright. With a travel cot it's right at the bottom straight away. Once they get upright and that's a ball ache for your bed. Cotbed that transition to a toddler bed are best value for money in my opinion. I won't be getting rid of mine anytime soon x


 
 
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Apr 20th, 2017, 19:03 PM   #4
 
We have a cotbed too xxx
 
 

 
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Apr 21st, 2017, 08:11 AM   #5
 
I wouldn't myself. I have a cot bed for when she is older and a moses basket to begin with xx
 
 

 
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Apr 21st, 2017, 15:23 PM   #6
 
I personally wouldnt. I used chicco next to me crib and she was in it till she was 8month x
 
 
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Apr 21st, 2017, 21:33 PM   #7
 
Thanks everyone! I really appreciate your feedback �� Xx
 
 
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Apr 26th, 2017, 22:15 PM   #8
 
Would your room allow for your baby's cot bed to be in there next to your bed?

Our little one outgrew her moses basket within 2 weeks and so we bought her cot into our room then moved it back into her room when she went in there. It was great as she was already so used to her cot & so comfy there has been no issues with her sleeping in her own room.
 
 

 
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Apr 26th, 2017, 22:19 PM   #9
 
It will be a tight squeeze to put his cotbed in our room. I don't like the idea of getting something he will grow out of soon just to buy something else. I like the Chicco Next2Me cribs but they're expensive. I've tried looking for a uses one but not had much luck.
 
 
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Apr 26th, 2017, 22:24 PM   #10
 
I would personally put up with the tight squeeze then. It's only for a few months
 
 

 
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Apr 26th, 2017, 22:28 PM   #11
 
I've read different views on how long to have your babybin your bedroom with you. Some say 6 months others say a year. I guess it comes down to doing what feels right for the baby and you.
 
 
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Apr 26th, 2017, 23:02 PM   #12
 
Ours sleeps in her cot bed in our room. Is a squeeze but got used to it . We will prob go with a year but it's defo whatever feels right xx

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May 18th, 2017, 21:51 PM   #13
 
You can get travel cots that have a top tier section for when baby is small - I know because my mum bought one for her house when I had my daughter, she also bought a better mattress for it because travel cot ones are thin and uncomfortable feeling. However I still wouldn't use one regularly as they just seem too flimsy. We have the stokke sleepi cot which grows with the size of baby- they are super expensive new but I got ours second hand for a fraction of the cost. Even at biggest size it fits easily in our room and is on wheels so can be moved easily. My daughter was in her own room from about 4 months, my son (second baby) is 14 months and still in our room but that it mainly because we moved house and haven't done the major renovations that need to be done for him to go in his own room. I think my daughter is a much better sleeper for having been on her own for so long - he is terrible and I'm quite sure is disturbed by us moving around, snoring and getting up to use the bathroom etc. X
 
 

 
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