Cot or Not
Created by Updated on Jun 18, 2013
Hi everyone, I am a mother of 1year old boy. I am in a big dalima as whether to contineu make him sleep with us or should buy him a Cot. Neither he sleeps properly neither us Since he has a habit of rotating all nite on the bed. And also how cot should be likke can it will be used in long term?
| Jun 18, 2013
D earlier d better. Abroad it's common for even a one day old infant to sleep separately. So if possible buy a cot for d baby which is safer n can be utilized for 2-3 years. U will see a difference in ur life n will b able to sleep properly. Though d baby mite not like this change initially but as soon as d baby sleeps u can shift him to his cot. N later on he would not sleep anywhere but in his cot. The cot shd be safe as children r inquisitive by nature n love to experiment so he mite trying standing, or jumping so it shd be safe for d child. Cots r available in different sizes n designs u shd buy one can be used for 2-3 years n has big stands to avoid any risk of falling down.
| Jun 18, 2013
I am using cot for my baby since birth and it is really a very convinient n comfortable option for both the baby n us. As suggested by Shikha, u must hav wheels in a cot. Height adjustment too is important as u can than keep ur baby in a lower height just adjacent to where u sleep so the baby is near u n still in her own bed (this is what i do). U can get variety of designs on net which turns into bed once the baby grows. U can get it custom made as it can than have all necessary features required or u can try other baby shops too as u can get lil cheaper options.
| Jun 19, 2013
Yes bedding has to be comfortable but instead of taking a readymade mattress u can opt for a custom made one either a cotton mattress or a compressed foam mattress. No need for those fancy side pillows or bedsheets too..... u can put a single bed bedsheet available at home n use cushions or pillows for side protection. Do let me know if u have any other query... i'll be happy to answer them :)