I know it's part of the SIDS guidelines to have your baby in your room for around the first 12-ish months of life.
I think it makes life easier too, tbh.
I got a mattress protector fur my cradle from baby bunting and it's a square piece a fabric that sits on top of the mattress with two straps that go right under the mattress to hold it on. It sits firmly on the mattress and there is no lumps in the sheet or anything. Only thing is it only covers about 3/4 of the matteress so I just put it up the head end (which also goes down past the bum iykwim) so its just the feet area that isn't 'protected' but that's fine
I got it in a 2pk from baby bunting for about $12.95.
Also I use my breathing monitor in the cradle between the wooden base & the mattress.
You will love it!! What colour did you get? We have the dark chocolate brown
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Please excuse the spelling mistakes - I'm on my phone. I meant 'for' not 'fur' LOL
SIDS recommends sleeping in same room
Also I make my own sheets for it - if your handy with a sewing machine (or someone you know is) they are super easy and WAY better than the boring white, baby pink or baby blue ones you can buy at the shops 😃 we have a cute kitty flannelette one & some darkish pink & purple ones that I've made. Very cute!
Our ds was going to be in his own room from day one. I found that I was so exhausted that the idea of getting up to walk to the next room for feeding etc was too much.
We borrowed a bassinette and out was MUCH better!
I have to turn sideways to get past the bed post and door to get into bed, and on dh side, the wardrobe doors don't open fully because we have a room for MIDGETS!!!!
So we couldn't fit anything, not even a pram or bouncer beside the bed. So baby was in a cot from day 1, no monitor and I was getting up to check and feed thru the night anyway. I slept well, she was sleeping thru (7 our so hrs) from week 5. We hate sleeping with her now because she is so noisy.
Whatever suits you.
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Thanks for the great tips! We've cleared the space for it now and I ordered the Latte colour because it matches the rest of our furniture - but I do love the chocolate brown.
Will definitely put the mother in law to work on the sheets!! She's very keen to get involved so it will give her a bit of a project! She's already made a bunch of clothes/knitted jumpers & matching beanies and things like that.
Now all we need to do is wait for the big day!
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