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It is recommended that babies sleep in a cot in their parents' room, but we are having twins and 2 cots won't fit in our room. Some sources recommend against bassinets because there are no Australian standards. Is a cot divider a better option, to allow safer co-sleeping in a cot? Eg. http://www.twinsuk.co.uk/products/100430/Safababy-Cot-Divider-(Twins-Co-Sleeping)/
The sheets and mattress protectors that arrived for my mini-cot stunk to high heaven of chemicals. The company say it is either from the warehouse or from the treatments for importation. I've washed them and the smell has mostly come out, but should I be worried about SIDS and chemicals soaked into the material that my baby will be sleeping on? I've read about the 'off gassing' theory (not sure what you think of that), but there doesn't seem to be much about chemical smells on sheets.
I'm so confused about mattress protectors and SIDS. Are they OK? The ones I am talking about are cotton with PUL underneath and are like a flat sheet (not fitted) to go under the cot sheet, and cover the whole mattress top (not just below shoulders). So not puffy, but might be a hazard if it causes baby to sweat? Thanks!
I think Tizzie Hall is amazing with her books. I have told my mum and grandmothers to take their plastic waterproof mattress protectors off their cots when my baby sleeps on their cot. Tizzie explains that if a baby rolls to their tummy they can't breath through plastic. Do you have any info backing this as I would like to forward it to them. Thank you