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#1 Kemma

Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:31 AM

Is there any comfort item in your babies cot?

Does anyone leave those comfort toys in the cot with their LO?
The ones that are a head sewn on to a square of fluffy material.

DD2 is nearly 7.5mo. Can sit, crawl, etc  

Thanks very much. K

#2 doubting thomas

Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:36 AM

Yes. My bub is really attached to his. I have left him with it for the last month or so (almost 1 year old) before that I would let him snuggle it until he was asleep and then gently remove it.

#3 Phoenix Blue

Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

We introduced one about 3 weeks ago for DD. she is almost 8 months. It was on the recommendation of a sleep consultant.  She said it needed to have no buttons, ties or tags, not rattle or make any noise. It is a Peter rabbit bunny.  I wore it down my top for about 24hrs to get my smell on it.  It stays in her cot and is a sleep cue. DD holds his ears as she goes to sleep.

#4 doubting thomas

Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:41 AM

Sorry I should add I think anything extra in the cot is against SIDS recommendations.

#5 Princess.cranky.pants

Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:02 PM

My 3 had comfort items by then. I felt it was okay because they were able to move interdependently.

#6 katiebear26

Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:14 PM

i was wondering about this too, the sleeping books i have say to use a comforter as a cue but then SIDS advice is nothing in the cot... i have a bunny which is the head + soft rug too. DD is 5 months so i think she is a bit young yet, has started rolling over onto her front in bed but can't get back so i'm worried about it for the moment. she hasn't developed a strong attachment to it though so ok for now.

if you can though, have 2 or 3 of the same comforter - so you can rotate them for washing and have spares if you lose one or leave it somewhere.

#7 Justaduck

Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:17 PM

Nah just her and her dummy, but I have never had too many sleep issues with her nor is she particularly attached to a toy

#8 PurpleNess

Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:36 PM

MY DS has a Britt Bear

He's had it since we moved him into his own room at 6 months & is very attached to bear, he cuddles it, uses him for a pillow & sucks on his ears when teethign. Must buy another bear!!

It is for the COT only.

#9 premmie

Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

We have small muslin blankies, I forget the brand and I've been giving them to both my boys since they were unwrapped. Tressilian told me that yes technically SIDS guidelines say nothing in the cot. But if it had no adornments, buttons, hanging threads etc and is breathable, and big enough not to be swallowed etc etc its okay. Oce my first son was older say over 9 months he had a cotton nappy towel. They have a thing about terry towelling material...sleep cue original.gif

#10 TotesFeral

Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:04 PM

DD had a taggy (large piece of material with ribbon tags) from around that age and when she was a little bit older she found a toy giraffe on her shelf and never let it go.

You should see all the things she has in bed with her now.  laughing2.gif

#11 DM. 2012

Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:18 PM

My bub has a couple of small soft toys in his cot. He doesn't need them to help him sleep. He does chat to them when he wakes up in the morning though and they are always in a different place in the cot than they were the night before. He hasn't found a favourite yet.

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