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Co-sleeping cots?

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labbiefan
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Co-sleeping cots?

Postby labbiefan » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:46 am

Ladies- My new baby (4 weeks) has very different needs from my son (2 yrs) he was in his own room at 12 weeks, however dd wil not be- She suffers from sevre reflux and needs alot of comforting in the night, and I tend to hold her in the feeding position after each feed to prevent her throwing up for as long as possible. (she is sick after every feed- alot) and 100% breastfed, so....we've kindda fell into co-sleeping.
ATM dd is in a moses basket, but is a big baby so she is quickly outgrowing it!
I'm therefore looking into alternatives? I've looked at the arms reach co-sleeper- does anyone have one? would you recommend it- or another product.

thanks in advance :bf:

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Re: Co-sleeping cots?

Postby Cyrillia » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:19 am

IMO you can't beat these Ikea cots - http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/20187879/ - they are excellent. Very sturdy, and come with a piece that enables you to have one side off. It's meant for when LO can get in and out of bed on their own, but we used it instead of the one cot side with the mattress on the highest height. Then we bolted it to the side of our bed and - voila! - a co-sleeping cot. :D

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Re: Co-sleeping cots?

Postby little1 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:38 am

I've bought this one for bump, its a reasonable size will last to at least 6 months i think. I've Taken one side off and have put some bun type feet from diy shop on it to bring it up to our bed height it will be attached to our bed frame with bungy cords, seems very safe and secure and costs a lot less than a co-sleeper.

http://www.tesco.com/direct/saplings-el ... d=211-9254

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Re: Co-sleeping cots?

Postby lazylexis » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:30 pm

We have a normal cotbed with the side taken off.It's not quite the same height and when the mattress is pushed over there is a bit of a gap between the mattress and cotbed frame. We got some foam cut to fit so the mattresses are tha same height and to fit the gap. Works well,cheaper and will last longer than a co sleeper. We have bungee corded the cotbed and our bedframe bases together- both are wood.

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Re: Co-sleeping cots?

Postby clothpixie » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:55 pm

We have the mothercare bedside cot. Haven't put it up yet tho :giggle:

http://www.mothercare.com/Mothercare-Be ... de%2520Cot


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