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    Default When can a baby sleep in a porta cot?

    I am just wondering if there is an age baby must be before they are able to sleep in a porta cot and also if there is any risk with sids?
    My bub is due mid October (given he isn't Prem) and we are then planning on going to Brisbane for Christmas and staying with my family for aprox. 6 weeks.
    I'm don't know if bub will be uncomfortable or not in a porta cot, I have heard you can get ones with bassinet inserts but not sure where from or if suitable? Would buying a cheap bassinet when we arrive be a better/safer idea? What about hammocks?

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    There is nothing wrong with using one from birth. You can buy thr ones with bassinets from most places for just over $100
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    DS1 slept in a porta cot for 2 weeks when visiting my parents at 4 weeks old, loved it so much he started sleeping thru the night whilst in it.

    We now live in the same town as my parents and DS2 has been having naps in it every since we was born.

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    hammocks are awesome, and easy to travel with, if they are something you are interested in.

    i think some baby hire places hire them out too.

    i love my amby hammock for when bub is little.

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    We went away when our ds was 6 weeks old and he slept happily in the bassinet part of the portacot. He slept in it quite a bit - we ended up setting it up in the lounge room as he decided he wouldn't sleep in the bassinet in our room.

    Our dd was quite happy in her bassinet and we actually took that away with us when she was 6 weeks old.

    But, you can hire bassinet's, portacots, hammocks and full sized cots these days quite easily (hire for baby is always good), so you could try that (but order early for Christmas time!).

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    We were selling our place when I was preg, but didn't sell till bub was born. We didn't want to decorate a nursery when we knew we'd be moving so DS slept in a portacot until he was 2 months old.
    Only issue I had was bending so far to pick him up.

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    Id definitely hire at your destination. Much less fuss, and cheaper. They'd be able to advise what is most suitable.

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    I used a portcaot for all 3 of my kids from about 3 weeks. They can be used from birth - no problems, same as using a regular cot.

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    We used a portacot in our room from four months as she was a wriggler in the bassinet.

    Majority of them now have a higher level you can put them on so not too much bending etc, because that's the worst part!

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    just wondering with porta cots can you get a better, proper mattress to fit them, the mattress that they come with look so uncomfortable.


 

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