Bed sheets and Cot

You would like to buy a cot or get one made on order. The family may have an ancestral cradle or parents may want to get a specially made cradle lined with silk for their first baby.

It should be big enough to serve the need of 3 to 4 year child. The cot should be as high as mother’s bed and mother should have free access to the cot while lying in her bed. She can conveniently pick up her baby for breast feeding or look after his toilet need while sitting in her bed. The cot should be provided with a net to protect the baby against mosquito bites.

 

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This?? baby Cot is gifted by my mother and i?? found it really very helpful. It provide many facilities. Very easy to carry it in the car. While going restaurant I put the cot in the table and she enjoys in the cot , as she can see the faces of all and we can talk to her easily.

  • The mattress should be soft but firm at the bottom with water proof covering.
  • You need 4 to 6 bed sheets.
  • You should buy a soft baby blanket or a light quilt.
  • A close-knitted shawl can be more conveniently used as a blanket for the baby.
  • A sleeping bag made of flannelette or cots wool is useful to keep the baby warm .
  • If a pillow is used,it should be thin and soft.

    Baby sheets

    Fitted sheets

    These are very useful, especially as your baby gets older and moves around in the cot more. A fitted sheet won???t ruffle and come away from the mattress as a result of a squirming baby. However, they can be tricky to fit??if the cot mattress you’ve bought is quite stiff and heavy.

    Fitted sheets tend to be made of cotton jersey or terry (fine towelling cotton/polyester mix),imsdwerages which won’t require ironing.

    Flat sheets

    These tend to be used as a top sheet in combination with a blanket. They’re fine for use as a bottom sheet too, but are generally more awkward to put on??than fitted sheets.

    Flat sheets tend to be made either from flannelette or plain cotton. Plain cotton has the advantage that it can be washed at higher temperatures, although it doesn???t feel as soft as flannelette.

    Baby blankets

    The types of blankets most commonly available are cotton cellular, acrylic cellular and fleece.

    Cotton cellular blankets

    The cellular structure of these 100% cotton blankets mean they’re warm in winter and cool in summer. They’re also lightweight, and are??washable at higher temperatures than fleece or acrylic.

    Acrylic cellular blankets

    These are extra-lightweight and quick drying, with the same year-round usefulness as the cotton cellular type. They’re similar in price to cotton cellular blankets, but tend not to be as soft on the skin as cotton or fleece.

    Fleece blankets

    These are made from 100% polyester, are soft for your baby and easy to wash and dry. They tend to be more expensive than other types, though.

    Baby coverlets and comforters

    A coverlet or comforter is a lightweight baby bedding version of a quilt that can safely be used for babies under one year old because it doesn’t have the soft padding of a standard quilt. It’s as warm as a sheet and blanket combined.

     

    While it’s tempting to tuck your infant in with cozy-looking blankets, soft bedding is a suffocation hazard and has been strongly linked to SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). To keep your baby warm, it’s best to use sleepers or infant sacks or pajamas with feet rather than comforters or blankets. If you decide to use a blanket, choose a thin one and tuck it in securely around the foot and sides of the mattress, reaching only up to your baby’s chest. Tuck it in under her arms, not under her chin.

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and the National Institutes of Child Health (NICHD) recommend that you take all pillows, comforters, quilts, stuffed toys, sheepskins, and other soft objects out of your baby’s crib. Don’t let your child sleep with a pillow until she’s older than age 2 and has made the transition to a bed.

    Never use infant cushions that have a soft fabric covering or are loosely filled with plastic foam beads or pellets. Also make sure there are no strings, which can cause strangulation, on nightclothes or bedding.

    Finally, always place your baby on her back to sleep in the safe sleeping environment you’ve provided.

ref : http://www.babycenter.com/404_what-kind-of-bedding-is-best-for-my-baby_7688.bc

 

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