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cot bedding

Discussion in 'Parenting' started by lilypot, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Hi
    I'm just wondering what sort of bedding is needed for a cot bed. Basically there is a nice duvet and pillow set I like, but i know you shouldn't use a pillow nor quilt really for babies so wondering if there is any justification in getting it, as it is quite dear. To just have a sheet, bumper and grobag thing just looks really bare! Do any of you use quilt and pillow for aesthetics only?
    x
     
  2. Hi
    I'm just wondering what sort of bedding is needed for a cot bed. Basically there is a nice duvet and pillow set I like, but i know you shouldn't use a pillow nor quilt really for babies so wondering if there is any justification in getting it, as it is quite dear. To just have a sheet, bumper and grobag thing just looks really bare! Do any of you use quilt and pillow for aesthetics only?
    x
     

  3. No.
    You should use cellular blankets and normal ones. We have a mix of cellular blankets and fleecy ones .... but never a duvet or pillow, til over a year old. I did sometimes use grobags (and yes, they can make the cotbed look bare!) but didn't like uncovered arms.
    However, the cotbed can be made to look really nice with a cot mobile, blankets and baby's soft, cuddly toys.
     
  4. I've got a pattened sheet and sleeping bag - the stripes make it look less bare!
     
  5. Gro bags are brilliant - my nearly 2 year old is still in one. When she's tired she starts saying 'bag' [​IMG]. I do know what you mean about the bare arms but she is never cold and we always turn the heating off at night.
    I am naughty and always had toys in her cot so it looked less bare. I know what you mean about the bareness but a good nights sleep without the covers being kicked off is the main thing IMO!
     
  6. we just have a fitted sheet and a grobag (and a little swaddle wrap I made for over the top - LO loves being wrapped up snug, even at 6.5 months!)
    I found a cot mobile etc just got in the way when I was getting up a million times for night feeds. the less they have in there (and if they are wearing their bedding), the less fuss there is at putting them back! :D
    xx
     
  7. I use the top-end of her cot for my current book, dirty nappies after night time feeds and spare baby clothes! I love that she looks so tiny in her cot - can't imagine her ever filling it out!
    Would love to know more about that grobag/swaddle thing - ours loves swaddling and we have sleeping bags too but not sure how the two would work together!
     
  8. I wrap a swaddle wrap I made (let me know by pm if you want one), it goes on over his grobag. he doesn't get a nappy change in the night, unless it is dirty (ie not just wet) not sure if you could manage a nappy change keeping the swaddle on. the wrap is a piece of fleece, lined in cotton, with velcro. it is shaped so it doesn't go over his face.
    sarah x
     
  9. Throw Pillow Cover made from 100% spun polyester poplin fabric, a stylish statement that will liven up any room. you should use that .

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