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I keep seeing a lot of advice that waterproof mattress protectors should never be used above the shoulders of the infant as they need to be able to breath through the cot mattress if they should roll in the night. Is this true? If so, do you have suggestions on how to keep the rest of the mattress sanitary?
I put my 11m old in a sleeping bag & onto her back to sleep. She rolls onto her tummy, wriggles to the top of the cot and Loves to sleep with her face in the mattress. If I turn her on her back, she moves right back to this position. What do I do to keep her safe? When she feels cold, how can I safely use a blanket if she’s moving to the top of the cot?
My baby started rolling from back to front only, just over two weeks ago. He’s now 18 weeks and still only rolling one way. We give him plenty of tummy time during the day and he can stay playing on his tummy for very long periods at a time, can use his arms to push and hold himself up, however he’s not yet able to roll from tummy to back. He keeps rolling in his sleep, and we keep waking and attempting to roll him back to his back, however every time it ends with him screaming and crying, and we end up having to get him out of bed to feed and calm him. A lot of the time when we then put him back down, he’ll automatically roll again. We’re at our wits end. Is it okay to leave him on his stomach if he’s rolling there, considering how much neck strength he has?
Babyrest Lambswool Underlay Portacot Strap Is this safe to use as extra padding for my portacot, I understand we shouldn’t use extra mattress or pillows etc but as this product says it’s for a portacot wondering if it is a safe product to add.... also regarding like a mattress protector and sheets, can they be added? My baby is 9 months old and have just gotten her sleep right and now about to go away, really want her to sleep through and be comfortable. Thanks
I am pregnant and having my first baby in September, I have been reading through your website to build my knowledge on how to best create a safe environment for my baby. One thing i am not clear on is waterproof mattress protectors. Are these safe to use from birth? or is there a certain age they should be prior to using. Also what are the best tips to look for in a mattress protector. Thank you so much, your site and advice is a wonderful resource.
My mother in law has asked if my 2 year old can have some animal toys in his cot at her house when she minds him once a week. We only allow him one comforter that he’s had since 7-8months as a sleep association. Is it dangerous to have teddies in a 2 year olds cot? I feel uneasy about it. But need some information to show her.