View Full Version : Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap or Snuggle Bed?
Cheeky Little Monkey
My DD is 8 weeks old and in the next few weeks I am looking at moving her from a basinette in our room to her cot in her own room. I am hoping for a smooth as possible change over from the basinette to the cot and am wondering if anyone has used the Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap? it is supposed to keep babies off their tummies.
I have also considered buying a Snuggle Bed to place inside the cot so she isnt suddenly in a big wide open space. Are any ofthese products worth purchasing? or should I just put her into the cot on her own?:confused:
I too had many questions about when, how and what should I do when my ds outgrew his basinette.... I ended up "winging" it one night and popped him straight into his cot to see how he would go and I have never looked back. He was also 8 weeks old when we did this and has been in there ever since.
Needless to say, he is now 6 mths and still in our room! I am yet to put him into his own room... I know he'll be fine but Mummy won't!!! I think I should have also done this in the beginning too, but we're working on that one at the moment... His room is a fair way from ours and although we have a monitor for him, I'm scared that I won't hear him. I'm sure that "Mummy's" instinct will kick in and I'll hear him if I know that I have to listen for him. But being that it is so easy to roll over and check on him if I feel the urge, even though he rarely stirs throughout the night, I still need the comfort of knowing his not "far away"!
Like to hear from others if they have the same "motherly separation anxiety" that I do...
Hope this helps!
I have tried both. I tried to use the safety wrap when my DS was about 6 mths to try and help his misshapen head by placing him on his side, but being older he really resisted it. Hence I have one that was used perhaps only twice. Infact I would be happy to sell it if you are interested!
I had my DS in a snuggle bed from when he was born. Whilst I think it is nicer for them to feel more snuggly, you need to be aware that they do make the baby warmer (not so great for hot nights) and it infact worsened my DS's head as we subsequently found out that the bed moulds to head shape. Probably not a problem though if your baby has a normal head shape.
We had a safe-t-sleep for both of the kids. I used it mainly for when we went on holiday and there was only a single bed for bub and when bub had reflux and we had to prop up one end of his cot to ease it a bit. It was great for making sure that bub kept his blankets on (just wrapped them in the wrap too!), but did nothing to help his very odd head shape as he was too strong to only lie the way we initially put him to bed!
As a holiday aid ... yes, great idea ... other reasons, well, not really worth it in my opinion.
Both of my bubs went straight into a cot at bassinet level and never had a problem with settling, sleeping etc.
Cheeky Little Monkey
Thanks everyone you have all definitely given me some food for thought.
Hey Cheeky Monkey - just as an aside... I am planning to get a snuggle bed for my baby and you can pick them up on Ebay REALLY cheap. Like $30 or something. Bubs grow out of them so fast that they are in great condition. ;)
my son is 12 weeks old tomorrow and I bought a snuggle bed when I was pregnant thinking I would use it as a transitional bed as well for when he moved out of the bassinet but haven't used it once. At 6 weeks he was getting too big for the bassinet and we put him in the cot to see how he would go and he loved it and we never even tried the snuggle bed (he loves to spread his arms and legs right out and he probably couldn't do that as well in the snuggle bed as he can in the cot). The cot is definitely the best in terms of good air flow and with the hot weather at the moment I think it is good to have as much air fow as possible. Maybe one day he will lie in the snuggle bed for some reason but I actually think he is probably getting a bit big for it now so maybe not. Oh well -it is sitting in the cupboard with the unused baby monitor (you really don't know what you will use until you are living with a baby). Good luck with the bed change.
I haven't ever used the sleepwrap, but a few of the mums in my mothers group do and swear by them.
My DD was in her cot in her room from the day we came home from hospital. We did cosleep occasionally when she wouldn't settle/sleep. We got a snuggle bed from a baby bazaar (2nd hand flea market) for $20 and DD loves it.
DD would resist sleeping in her cot for daytime naps, but the snuggle bed on the carpeted floor of our lounge room, she would sleep almost instantly. Its also handy and portable, so we take it so she can sleep in it when she's at both of her grandparents place. We never used it in her cot, but I've heard that its good for the transition from basinette/cradle to cot.
I had max in a snuggle bed inside the cot from birth and took it out when he reached 6mths old.
It was excellent when we went away for weekends.:D
I have only used our stafetsleep a couple of times as bub was born in summer in Qld so it heated him up too much, but now that the nights are getting cooler I'm thinking of trying again. We originally got it because we put him straight in the cot and wanted him to feel snuggly, but turned out he wouldn't let us wrap him once he came home... too hot and confining after being squished up for 9 months!
I have used the safe T sleep on my DD since she was diagnosed with reflux at 3 months and it is great would highly recommend it. I am really finding it good now that she is starting to try and move around her cot as it keeps her in one spot. It also allows you to put your baby to sleep on its side safely if you want to.
I used neither... have the Safe N Sound insert which I swear by. It is 2 cylindrical pieces of foam about 20cm x 8cm with a piece of material connecting the 2 cylinders. The width of it is adjustable - you just velcro it at the width that you want it. The great thing is that it doesn't restrict the baby as they aren't tied down or locked into anything, they are free to move if they want, but it makes the cot cosier for them. You can sleep bub on back or on their side with it - just adjust it to fit! I bought it from Toys R Us and it was $29.95 I think...
Bub is 6.5 months old and still uses it. I got it because he was rolling all over his cot and was keeping himself awake. Now with the roll I wrap him in a cotton sheet / muslin wrap, put him in the roll (it goes up to his chest) and tuck him in and he's off. It's great. Some of the snuggle beds I've seen are only up to 6 months I think.
Maybe worth a look?
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