Don't freak out.. That's what we are here for!
I ONLY used it for day naps when he was fussy and I was around to watch him. They are very safe if used correctly.
I didn't get monitor breathing pads cause a few friends said they go off accidentally at any time of night. If they roll off the pad or something. A lot of my friends have them and love them. Personal choice! I'm sticking to plain monitors again I think!
We are doing the same as we did with ds. We have my nannas cane bassinett. She used it for my mum and her brothers and sisters, mum used it for me and my brother and now its my turn again.
We have it next to the bed for the first 3 months or so. Dh loves being involved so I would lean over and get bub feed from one boob then dh would change his bum while I went to the loo and had a drink then I would finish with the other boob.
Dh worked full time too but ad ds didn't sleep much during the day dh thought it was only fair we do it together. It was a great family time and a nice quite time to catch up and admire our miracle together.
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don't be scared by slings.. again, if used correctly they are very safe and its a great way to bond with your baby! So many of my friends use them.
I am getting an ergo (I think they are from 6 months, but have to research a bit more)
we have 2 slings, but didn't use them much as DS didn't really like them (and I was put off as he felt way too small in there!)
Dragonfly - you are so lucky! I think I did all the night feeds/changing. DH is taking a month off this time, so I'm hoping some things are going to be different!
My hammock is safe - the sides were nowhere near his face. If they are put to sleep on their back they are fine. It really was a saviour. I guess it depends on the brand. We have a hushamock and I know the Ambys are bad (they were recalled) but haven't heard anything bad about ours.
its all up to you!
Sorry to stir up such controversy! I had no idea!
I'm seriously considering thinking about finishing up work at Christmas now too by the way...all those years I've worked through the summer wishing I didn't have to be at my desk! I would much rather be 'nesting' at home!
I wouldn't put bubs to sleep in a hammock overnight, I am a bit paranoid and want a motion sensor thingy which is why they will go straight into cot.
I am thinking about getting the combi baby carrier
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Looks pretty cool.
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