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Old May 8th, 2013, 02:02 AM   1
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Blankets.


What's the point of buying cot blankets if you're not supposed to use them?
It gets cold here and this old house does let a lot of the cold it. How am I supposed to keep Tanner warm with just clothes???
We have a couple sleep sacks but if I was to sleep without blankets, I'd need at least 5 layers of clothes!!!
I feel like an idiot for buying cot blankets and bumpers only for them to sit under the cot



 
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Old May 8th, 2013, 02:11 AM   2
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You can use cot blankets. You just make sure they are tucked tight under te mattress and that the can only reach baby's chest when pulled up.

Why can't you use cot blankets? I think I must have missed something but an generally curious.



 
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Old May 8th, 2013, 02:16 AM   3
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Oh thank god! I was worried we would have to pack on his little onesies lol.
I was checking HOW bumpers cause SIDS and the websites were saying no bumpers, no pillows, no blankets and no toys. They just kept saying 'suffocation'..... Yeah real clear... Thanks. I finally got my answers about bumpers - baby gets too close and can't move his face away and suffocates..... But if he's tightly tucked under a blanket.. He shouldn't be able to move should he??



 
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Old May 8th, 2013, 02:21 AM   4
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I heard bumpers are a no no because they stop proper air circulation in the cot. But blankets are fine.

It's far too cold where I live to not use a blanket or two.



 
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Old May 8th, 2013, 02:36 AM   5
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We've got our bumper on but will be taking it off it came in the set and I love looking at it lol.
I was so worried we'd have a shivering bub at feeding time! With this old house the only room that sort of stays 'warm' is the lounge room lol and the nursery is on the corner of the house so his little room cops the cold from two sides lol.

What about also using a small heater BEFORE we put him to bed? I'm sure some organisation has said that stale/warm air from a heater is bad



 
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Old May 8th, 2013, 02:53 AM   6
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I use to swaddle my son in the bassinet and then tuck another blanket around the bottom of the bassinet Matress to his Chest . I kept a light hat on him . He was a winter baby and we lived in a basement suite so it was chilly. I never had a problem. . If baby is cold they will wake up and let you know



 
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Old May 8th, 2013, 04:02 AM   7
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I still used cot bumpers, by the time LO went into her cot (4 months) I didn't really see it was an issue. Perhaps i'm ignorant. Before that she was in a moses basket and surely that's worse, I mean that's got sides all round

As for blankets, yes you can use them. You need to make sure LO is feet to foot or whatever it's called lol Ie baby's feet are at the foot of the cot. Blankets can be used but must be tucked in properly. You may find a sleeping bag better? That's what we used and you don't need to worry about any of that other stuff so much then



 
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Old May 8th, 2013, 04:10 AM   8
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Like the previous poster said, the feet to foot method is recommended. The idea is that baby cannot slip under the blankets. By putting baby's feet against the foot of the bed and having the blanket tucked in at the foot and below baby's neck, it is much safer. I plan on using a sleeping bag when in the moses basket and tucking a blanket into the gaps (if it's a little too big) to keep baby nicely snug and warm.



 
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Old May 8th, 2013, 04:38 AM   9
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Blankets are fine I think it's the baby quilts they advise against. They still sell them though....



 
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Old May 8th, 2013, 04:50 AM   10
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Originally Posted by Louppey View Post
I still used cot bumpers, by the time LO went into her cot (4 months) I didn't really see it was an issue. Perhaps i'm ignorant. Before that she was in a moses basket and surely that's worse, I mean that's got sides all round

As for blankets, yes you can use them. You need to make sure LO is feet to foot or whatever it's called lol Ie baby's feet are at the foot of the cot. Blankets can be used but must be tucked in properly. You may find a sleeping bag better? That's what we used and you don't need to worry about any of that other stuff so much then
That's exactly what I'd thought! Tanner will be in his cot from day one and I'd thought they don't exactly "move" until the 'rolling over' milestone
We have some sleep sacks (I'm not sure if that's what you mean) but TBH I'm thinking we're still going to need a light blanket.

Feet to foot. Thank you , I'd never heard that!



 
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