I'm a soon to be mum and am setting up the cot I've got a few questions
1. i was given a wool under blanket that goes under the fitted sheet, is this safe to use?
2 are quilts safe to use?? when reading all this sids stuff il getting confused.
3. I also have heaps of these grow bags and sleeping bags so if I was going to use these would I still have the quilt on the bed or just the sheets?
4. With the bassinet is it ok to just use the fitted sheet and put bub in a grow bag??
thanks so much for any help, I just wanna do it right : )
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15-07-2012 18:20 #1
SIDS and cot set up
15-07-2012 18:29 #2
Not sure exactly of the SIDS guidelines I'm sure you can google it tho. My advise is ditchh the underlay and the quilts for the first 6 months. Just use fitted sheet and sleeping bag or wrap.
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15-07-2012 19:31 #3
For me we didn't use anything over the cot and bassinet mattress other than a well fitting sheet (use brushed cotton in winter as it is warmer)
With a newborn you will probably be wrapping your baby for at least the first few months, so won't need anything other than a cotton blanket for wrapping or wrap (like a wrap me up or woombie) and possibly another blanket or two to lay over the top (tucked in tightly at the bottom an sides) depending on the weather.
When you decide to stop wrapping (usually between 3 and 6 months) you can change to a sleeping bag. Bubs will sleep in that with no other blankets.
Quilts dont normally get used until bubs goes into a toddler bed.
15-07-2012 19:44 #4
just use wraps if you want to deal with startle reflex and you can put a cotton blanket over the wrap and tuck it in well - make sure baby is at the end of the cot so they can't get stuck under the blanket.
I use grobags (sleeping bags) from 3 months onwards - once the startle reflex starts to disappear. They take the worry away and my 2 yr old still wears her grobag.
16-07-2012 13:19 #5
thank you all so much for your replies, I feel better knowing that info you all gave me : )
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