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    Default Alternatives to portacot on holiday

    Hi all
    While travelling what other alternatives to a portacot do you guys use?!
    My 8month old won't sleep in the portacot. Mattress is too hard

    Was thinking of a normal hotel bed with bed rails?!
    Or is a normal mattress on the floor safer??!

    Thoughts? Thanks in advance!

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    We bedshare or make a bed on the floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    We bedshare or make a bed on the floor.
    What do you use to make a bed on the floor?! Inflatable mattress or just sheets/blankets for padding

    Sorry if I sound like a dumb dumb just paranoid abt sids

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    I just use an extra blanket on the floor and put a sheet on it. If bub is placed on their back and in the same room as you the risk of sids is significantly lowered.

    But tbh I mostly bedshare as its the simplest and easiest way to sleep.

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    We use a KinderKot for our kids as they hate the portacot. My 3 year old has JUST outgrown it (just in time for Bub #5 to start using it). The fold up quite compact. I know there are other similar brands that are cheaper but this brand is great http://www.bestbuys4baby.com.au/revi...kot-travel-bed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    I just use an extra blanket on the floor and put a sheet on it. If bub is placed on their back and in the same room as you the risk of sids is significantly lowered.

    But tbh I mostly bedshare as its the simplest and easiest way to sleep.
    Yeah I wish I could bed share! As I'm not used to it it's a foreign concept to me. I place her on her back but she soon turns on her tummy! It's taking me a while to get used to that lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Someday mama View Post
    Yeah I wish I could bed share! As I'm not used to it it's a foreign concept to me. I place her on her back but she soon turns on her tummy! It's taking me a while to get used to that lol
    If she can turn herself over that's fine. Both my older girls preferred to sleep on their tummies once they rolled over.


 

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