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    Default Portacots and Weight Limits??

    Hey Everyone,


    We have a 13 month old daughter who is very tall for her age and as such about 13-14kgs.

    Our portcot has broken, and I have been looking at new ones to buy. However I am seeing weight limits on them (around 14kgs).

    We are going away at Chrissy and I am now a bit worried about the sleeping situation as we are going to Tas and our daughter wont sleep in the bed with us, she likes to sleep in a cot or portacot.

    Are there any portacots or ideas for a child that over the typical weight limit?

    Just not sure what to do.

    Thanks so much all.

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    Default Portacots and Weight Limits??

    Sorry I don't know but check out the Baby Bjorn and Phil and Teds portacots.

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    I think your child would be fine. The weight limit probably refers more to the bassinet attachment rather than the cot itself.

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    Our 2 1/2 year old goes into the big portacot without any issues (Swallow brand). We also have a smaller phil & teds for camping and that one is good for both our boys (Ds1 is 14kg and DS2 is about 11kg).

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    The weight limit is apparently 15kg. I never paid any attention to that with my ds and there were no issues. But there are other options I now realise. We have hired equipment from baby furniture hire places like Hire For Baby and they actually hire out full sized cots! They come in and set it all up and you've got the cot for the duration of your stay. My dd is approaching 12kg and I imagine she'll be 15kg well before she's out of a cot, so I daresay I'll be hiring a full sized cot in the future. Much easier to manage than bending over into a portacot anyway!

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    Thank you so much everyone for your advice. I ended up buying one with a 14kg weight limit. I think DD is just shy of that, but I think that if it works for Chrissy then I can just sell it or keep it for number 2, when that time comes.

    I am alot more mindful now knowing that there is weight limits. I hope it works okay. )


 

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