Bedding and cot beds

My son will be 10months on the 25th of this month and he is in a cot bed but its so empty and clinical. He had a cot bumper but started going under it when he started sitting up in his sleep so it was just too much of a worry incase he got right under it (it didn't tie on on the bottom) anyway what did U use a duvet and the little baby pillows? What else can U put in a crib to fill it and make it cosy but not dangerous? I over think everything and worry alot!

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  • We looked after our nephew when he was 10 months. We put nothing in his cot when he was going to bed. We did put a couple of stuffed teddies in there when he woke early in morning to give us an extra 30 minutes in the morning. As it was summer and warm he did not need blankets. He did not have a bumper and seemed very content. Thrre was a mobile above his cot which he could not reach when standing up.

  • Ive added a few teddies and a cot mobile to our cot for 6mth old lg. I bought a bumper before she was born but have never used it as she likes to grab, tug and eat things, particularly dangerous things lol shes a right devil. Erica will play with the toys in the morning to amuse herself before waking us up which is sweet. I think the toys also help her to not feel alone as she is now in her own room. Go with what u feel is best and risk assess it according to how u think lo will be with them. U know ur lo best. Trust ur instincts xx

  • Our little one is 11 months old. He has his fitted sheet, dummy and ty beanie in the cot when he is going to sleep. He also has a projector next to his cot, it was attached but he kept pulling it off. Once he is asleep I cover him in a blanket. At the end of his cot there is a small sideboard with toys on. He helps himself to these in the morning. He has a pillow and duvet put away which I think I will pull out once it's colder and he is at least one year old. It's normal to panic and overthink things, we're mummy's and that's our job. Just do what works for you guys

  • My baby has always had teddies at the bottom of his cot. Nowadays he has a wraparound breathable bumper....he initially had a traditional style bumper when he didn't move much but no way would that be good now! He has his teddies, blanket and now (for a couple of weeks) has a pillow. He loves pillows and moves around so well on his own, he is fine with one. He is just over 11 months x

  • My LO is 11months and he just has a comforter, a muslin and sleeps in a bag. That's it. He has a suspended hammock above cotbed in the corner which has most of cuddly toys are in (he can reach to get them down) and I prop some of them up on the back wall. He has always been a very mobile baby so I don't see it as clinical I see it as safe and minimalist lol. X

  • When my boys where young we just had their sleeping bags in the cot bed. We didn't use the bumpers cos my eldest wriggled under them and we didn't put anything else in the cot cos we wanted them to know that the cot was for sleeping in and not playing in. When they where around 18 months they had a pillow and a 4 tog quilt (around the time their cot was converted to a big boys bed), they picked a teddy around 2 although I regret giving them teddys now cos they have so many. We will be doing the same with LO when he arrives in December cos that worked for us (Maybe without the teddies tho lol). If your LO is sleeping in the cot without any major problems I wouldn't worry, the little nic nacs to go in cots aren't necessary and may have to be romoved as they can become a distraction or a safety issue.

  • My DD cot has all her favorite teddies in it (she snuggles to mumma or teddy in sleep) her cot is placed right next to our bed (so more like a co-sleeper). I used to put her in grobag (also the .5 tog summer version) to control her from wriggling around, but recently she has refused to be in there and comes right on my head in the middle of night.

    Sometimes I am the one in her cot while she is in my bed !

    I dont have a duvet in her cot yet (i dont think her wriggly self would appreciate that, so I plan to put her in fleecy sleep-suit once the winters approach and see from there what else is needed)

    I wont worry much about the cot-bumper if your cot is the one with railings (as opposed to boards) and if your bub is able to move around and lift his head.

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