Cribs, Cots and Cot Beds
Please help me settle a disagreement between DP and I ....
As some of you know I have moaned for ages that Daniel's room is nowhere near finished, he is in with us but all we have room for is a swinging crib. Now luckily he is quite small so has lasted the crib way longer than I thought. Last night though he woke up every 2 hours and each time I settled him he was on his side, like he was trying to turn, only the crib isn't wide enough for him to turn onto his tummy.
I told DP this morning through bleary sleep deprived eyes that the reason Daniel (and we) had such a terrible night was that the crib was now too small. All DP did was grunt but I could tell he was choosing not to agree, as it means he has to get his bum in gear and get the room done.
(I wouldn't mind but its not like we didn't know we were having a baby, d'oh - and last week DP tells me he might redecorate his mum's bedroom for her to save her £500 it would cost for a decorator to do it - getting off track here but I saw red when I heard that!! )
Anyway, we bought a cot bed last week, its beautiful and cost us nearly £200 but it will last so its money well spent. We didn't get the mattress that day as its not needed straight away, thought we would buy that next month, spread the cost a bit.
Yesterday I found out DP's mums sister has a brand new cot mattress never used she is happy to give us, apparently it was bought for when her daughter's baby was sleeping there, but she never did, hence its new, still in the wrapper.
The only downer is I am 99% certain its a cot mattress so no good for a cot bed - DP's mum, who bless her is lovely but very tight with money, kept on saying "it doesn't matter, its only a bit too small". Now I think it does matter, its ringing alarm bells in my head, and I worry about heads getting stuck in the gap etc.
Its not as if the mattresses are that dear, not compared to the cots anyway.
So, could you give me the benefit of your opinion as to whether or not you think I am right that Daniel's disturbed night is due to him being too big now for his crib and secondly, am I right to refuse the cot mattress?? DP and his mum think I am being "funny" as its not new.
I am 46 and very happily married. I have 4 boys, 2 from my previous marriage aged 19 and 13. Very lucky to also have 2 lovely boys, one born at home May 2007 and my youngest born Feb 2009. Just when I thought my baby days were long gone I have had the biggest surprise and baby boy number 5 will be here in early September