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Old Oct 3rd, 2010, 14:19 PM   1
SweetMummmy2b
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What baby bedding do i need? Newborn


Hi. Hoping someone can help me.
I have NO IDEA where to start with bedding. I have been looking at cot bedding sets (bumper, duvet and fitted sheets), but I have just read that you're not supposed to give a child under the age of 1 a pillow and duvet.

So, should I be getting just a fitted sheet and then put her in her grobag when she arrives?

Also, when can I use a bumper?

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Old Oct 3rd, 2010, 14:24 PM   2
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thats right, no pillows for under 1 year olds. ur not supposed to use bumpers cuz of risk of stranglation but most people still do. u need sheets and a grow bag or blanket but babies feet must touch the foot of the cot. also not duvet until 1 year old. x



 
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Old Oct 3rd, 2010, 14:28 PM   3
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No duvets or pillows until over 1.

I like cot bumpers, but they arent essential.
Baby should be in the feet to foot position, which means their feet
need to be at the end of the cot (not their head at the top of the cot)
so bubs wont be near the bumper anyway, not for a long while.

You need a few sheets for the mattress (flat or fitted - Fitted are easier)
Then you need either a couple of sleeping bags and blankets
or just blankets, cellular ones in possible to allow babies skin to breathe. x



 
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Old Oct 3rd, 2010, 14:41 PM   4
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i personally wouldn't use a sleeping bag for a newborn. blankets are much easier for adding or taking away to adjust their temperature, and also for changing them x
just my opinion tho, everyone does things differently.
if baby is in a moses basket or crib, just use a pillowcase slipped over the mattress, nice and easy to change, and cheaper than buying moses basket or crib sized sheets x



 
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Old Oct 3rd, 2010, 16:17 PM   5
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Oh wow homebirth I love the pillowcase idea! Thank you.

I have brought 3x fitted sheets for moses basket. 3x flat sheets for the moses basket. A crib sized fleece blanket and a knitted blanket.

Then for the cot I have 3x fitted sheets, 3x flat sheets. 2x cellular blankets. 2x fleece blankets. I also have a sleeping bag. I'm obviously not going to use them all at the same time.

I have some other blankets which SIL has given me. So I am hoping I am now well prepared. x



 
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Old Oct 3rd, 2010, 20:00 PM   6
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It's recommended that people stop using bumper pads as they have been associated with an increased risk of SIDS. They speculate this may be due to decreased air flow.... and they also pose a strangulation risk....

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/legis...ordure-eng.php



 
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Old Oct 4th, 2010, 01:56 AM   7
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One thing that will always stay in my head when it comes to bedding and extra items such as bumpers is to think about the fact that your baby can not always recognise dangerous situations. Hence you need to ensure there is nothing that they can roll into or fall onto them and suffocate themselves on. This is why bumpers, pillows and duvets are never a good idea for the littlest of little ones as they can't move themselves away from the source of the danger.



 
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Old Oct 4th, 2010, 11:32 AM   8
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I can't understand why they still sell those cot bedding sets. The pillow and duvet you are not supposed to use until they are 1 and the bumper you are supposed to remove when they can sit up unaided according to the warning label on them. So confusing!

I'd say go with the fitted sheet and grobag and you can always get a breathable bumper later if you have a wriggler.

HTH x



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Old Oct 4th, 2010, 12:26 PM   9
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I can't understand why they still sell those cot bedding sets. The pillow and duvet you are not supposed to use until they are 1 and the bumper you are supposed to remove when they can sit up unaided according to the warning label on them. So confusing!

I'd say go with the fitted sheet and grobag and you can always get a breathable bumper later if you have a wriggler.

HTH x
They sell them because mommy's to be think they are so so cute and because of that they make lots and lots of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$



 
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