When setting up your baby's new cot, familiarising yourself with the adjustability settings will come in handy as they grow. Baby cots and cribs will usually have three height settings that you can bring up or down based on your baby's age and mobility.
Newborns with little to no mobility can use the highest setting, making it easier to pick them up and place them down when nursing. Slightly more mobile babies who cannot yet stand or crawl can use the middle setting (usually before five months of age). Once your baby can sit up, crawl, and stand supported or on their own, it is safest to use the lowest setting.
While most Moses baskets are similar in size (around 80 to 90cm in length and 40 to 50cm in width), there is no standardised sizing for them.
When it comes to finding the best sheet size for your baby's Moses basket, you should check the dimensions of the mattress upon purchase – this is usually listed on the packaging or within the instructions. With many baskets being a roughly similar sizes, you should not have issues with finding a fitted sheet. However, you must ensure the sheet fits well to reduce the chance of it coming loose
When preparing for the arrival of your little one, it can be tempting to fill their crib or cot with pillows and blankets to match their nursery. However, for the first couple of years, babies will only require a firm, breathable mattress and a well-fitted cot mattress sheet.
Any fabric, toys, or pillows in your baby's cot pose a suffocation risk - to ensure they stay warm at night, opt for a baby swaddle or baby grobag that is designed to safely fasten around them as opposed to blankets and pillows.
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