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    Default downstairs sleeping solutions for baby

    Same house set up here..I bought a cheap Moses basket and it lived on the dining table until she outgrew it at about 3 months old.. Cost me $30 from Big W.. Lots on Gumtree tho!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    Maybe a Moses basket? I used one until DD was 13 weeks then she moved into her cot. I got mine for $40 on sale at big w.
    If using a portacot just don't be tempted to use a blanket underneath or anything to make it softer as that's a sids risk.
    Otherwise upstairs in her bassinet with baby monitor? I had to have DD in her room for day naps from about 8 weeks as being in the lounge with bright light and noise was way too overstimulating for her and she couldn't sleep like that.
    Lol.. Snap hehe..

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    We used a portacot for downstairs. I had one with a bassinet level that attached to the portacot. We got a piece of foam cut to size so it was more comfortable too.

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    We used a Moses basket, car capsule and a pram for downstairs for the first six months day sleeps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    We used a Moses basket, car capsule and a pram for downstairs for the first six months day sleeps.
    thanks for all the helpful replies ladies!

    the Moses basket was the other contender but I figured bub would outgrow it within 6 months and there's more longer term life with a portacot.

    will prob look at getting a portacot.

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    See my kids hate portacots. They wouldn't sleep in them ever but the Moses basket lasted them 4-6mths. Then we went to the pram Or car capsule.

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    Does your Pram have a bassinet attachment? That's another alternative. My DD fit in hers til 4 months but probably could have gone longer. By 3-4 months you might want/need them having day naps in their cot anyway. So hard to predict 😁

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    pram has a bassinet seat/cot and a day seat for when they're older.

    thing is, dh's bro & sil were using their pram cot for their dd to sleep in (but as an overnight bassinet apparently) and the nurse who came for a visit/check up told them off for it. said its not properly ventilated and unsafe.

    so not overly keen to use that as a semi permanent sleep option.

    I'm leaning towards portacot right now. Moses basket is a close second but they'd outgrow it so fast

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    I second what @gingermillie said. By 4mths+ you may be keen to use the cot with a monitor anyways..

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    pram has a bassinet seat/cot and a day seat for when they're older.

    thing is, dh's bro & sil were using their pram cot for their dd to sleep in (but as an overnight bassinet apparently) and the nurse who came for a visit/check up told them off for it. said its not properly ventilated and unsafe.

    so not overly keen to use that as a semi permanent sleep option.

    I'm leaning towards portacot right now. Moses basket is a close second but they'd outgrow it so fast
    Another nurse will probably say that a Moses basket is unsafe... There are just so many opinions out there.

    I think only cots and port a cots have to meet a specific standard.


 

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