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    Default Mattress protectors for cots and bassinets and other cot questions

    I've finally got my mattress for cot and bassinet, after buying the wrong size for both a few times :s grr, but now I need to know just how many mattress protectors people recommend I need? Just the one or mabey two? And also I live in Adelaide and am due in september so just wanting to know what adelaide mummies would use, cotton or flannelette for that time of year? And sheet wise too? Use cot sheets? Swaddle or wrap? What's the difference? Or sleeping bag? So many options! Help!

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    Hi 2 mattress protectors should be fine. We have 2. If one gets wet/soiled in the night pop the clean one on and wash the dirty one in the morning.

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    Minimum 2!! But to be safe, 3 on occasion bub soiled 1 in the middle of the night, so I changed it and left the soiled one to be washed in morning, only to have the 2nd one soiled when she woke. I put both in wash but they weren't washed and dried by the time bub was ready for her morning nap :b

    And don't even get me started for when she had gastro!!!! :b

    Same goes for sheets too - u'll need a couple cot sheets or bassinet sheets..

    As for cotton vs flannelette, I'm in brissy so can't advise as dunno what weather is like for u- but my bub slept in air conditioned room in summer so I left flannel on (was softer!)

    I used a wrap (Muslin in summer, flannel in winter) when bub was newborn... I tried moving to a swaddle wrap/bag but my LO didn't like it. She hates sleeping bags too! Unfortunately u'll find urself buying a few different options before u find one bub likes..
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    We've got three, and last week we were down to the last one after some projectile spewing. When DS was a newbie we'd also put a cloth nappy underneath his head as he was very spewy.

    I've never used any flat sheets, only fitted sheets, and have both cotton and flannelette (but it gets below 0 here overnight!). DS was wrapped until 2 months, and then slept in the love to dream swaddles until about 4 months, and is now in sleeveless sleeping bags, with a blanket tucked over on very cold nights.

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    I've survived with 2 mattresses protectors. DS was born in April and I used flannelette sheets. In the cot I only use a fitted bottom sheet. He was wrapped til 4-8 weeks with muslin or stretchy jersey cotton (i think). Then he went to a sleeveless sleeping bag. I have different togs and adjust what he's wearing underneath depending on the weather.

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    My DS was born end of Sept. I only had 2 matress protectors (for basinett and same now for cot). I only ever had cotton sheets for the basinett which he stayed in until 5 months. Swaddled in a muslin (or flannelette on colder nights), then covered with blanket. But we did have heating, and ended up leaving it on low overnight on really cold nights.

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    ive always had 2-3 mattress protectors for the cot.

    i double make the cot in case it needs a quick change in the night - protector, sheet, protector sheet etc. has saved us more than a few times

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    Quote Originally Posted by RmumR View Post
    ive always had 2-3 mattress protectors for the cot.

    i double make the cot in case it needs a quick change in the night - protector, sheet, protector sheet etc. has saved us more than a few times
    That is such a great idea! Will definately keep that in mind for #2


 

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