I am a bit confused about the choice of bedding if any for a new born. My baby will be going into a bassinett.
I have been looking online for SIDS recommendations and i am somewhat confused, in the us they recommend sleeping bags and no blankets. However I want to swaddle the baby.
Here is Australia the recommendation seems to be a tight sheet. Can I ask how you are covering bubs for sleeps?
My baby will be born in early march so we'll have 2 months of warm weather at the beginning.
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02-01-2013 01:30 #1
02-01-2013 01:41 #2
i used a "love to dream swaddle " as it is annoying to have to wrap and re wrap a tiny baby over night . with a tucked in shett if it was cooler
02-01-2013 01:49 #3
I use a wrap me up or a muslin wrap
02-01-2013 02:58 #4
The love to dream wrap me ups are awesome! Just zip baby into them and done..no struggling with trying to wrap them tightly enough and they can't escape when the wiggle. I used them for my first and will definitely use them for this next bub.
02-01-2013 04:18 #5
Some kind of swaddle like the love to dream or muslin wrap... DD went through stages of different love hate with about 4 different swaddles so I just used which ever one worked in the moment. THEN I'd have a sheet or blanket over baby and tucked in the sides of the mattress, this helps prevent baby rolling on his/her belly before they are able to flip themselves over, and if swaddling its a problem. We have a breathing monitor and tho not cheap if you can get one it will save you a lot of anxiety and worry... it did for me :-)
02-01-2013 05:49 #6Senior Member
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We also used the Angel Care Breathing Monitor (alarms if stop breathing for 20 secs), and the handset you put by your bed at night, and stick on the bench during the day. You can hear them, it tells you the temperature in their room (you can set alarms for too cold or too hot), plus other functions. About $250 at Baby Bunting, but SO worth it. If you take bubs out of the bassinette and forget to turn the base station monitor off, the alarm is SO loud...you'd never sleep through it. Ours worked in the cradle, cot, and even a portacot!!
02-01-2013 06:50 #7
We used a woombie
02-01-2013 06:57 #8
DD, I swaddled with bunny rugs, Miracle Blanket wraps and Woombie wraps.
02-01-2013 10:42 #9Senior Member
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Another fan of the love to dream swaddle. I then use a muslin wrap or blanket tucked into the sides of the mattress depending on the temperature.
Ds is in a cot now as I figured no point of him being in a craddle when we moved him to his own room anyway.
02-01-2013 11:30 #10Member
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I currently have similar questions about bedding... My baby is due in July so I am concerned about the balance between keeping bub warm but not overheating!
I have noticed on the GroBags that there are very clear instructions about what bag to use and how many layers of clothes based on the room temperature. Has anyone seen anything like this for the woombies/swaddles etc?
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