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    Just wondered where your mindees sleep. Do they sleep in cots, on mats, on sofa or in buggies.

    I have one that likes to sleep in her travel cot, 2 that sleep in pushchairs and a couple that will nap on the sofa.

    Wondered if anyone had any views on best practice for sleeping children and what Ofsted views are.

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    Mine are all like yours a combination of sofa, pushchair and travel cot.
    I let them decide where they go once they get older but they all slept in pushchairs till they were old enough to stay on sofa without falling onto the floor
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    I prefer to use travel cots but have one who settles better in a push chair at the moment. As far as sofas go Ofsted definitely don't approve so I would try to use other options - perhaps a quiet area on the floor with cushions where a child could choose to doze off - no fear of falls to the floor.
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    Pushchair in the garden or older children on the sofa with cushions below incase they roll, after having had a child have a seizure in ny care I like them all where I can see them

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    Whilst Ofsted don't approve of sofas one of my friends was told so long as she had a signed permission from the parents that was ok.

    Hope that helps.

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    A 2year old sleeps on the sofa and a 7month old baby sleeps in the pushchair

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    My little one was put on the sofa for his nap during my inspection this week. Mrs O just asked me to talk her through how I made him safe and she was fine about it.
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    I had 3 under 3 all asleep at same time today, one in travel cot, one in buggy and one on sofa! It was fab lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kellib View Post
    I had 3 under 3 all asleep at same time today, one in travel cot, one in buggy and one on sofa! It was fab lol!
    I know that feeling it was bliss nice cuppa two in travel cots and one in the beanbag

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    I use a combination too, depending on age. Cot mattress on floor works too, stand up behind couch when not used.
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    I have a proper cot in my bedroom for little ones, have also used a pop up travel cot, and sofa. I never included sofa's when I had my inspection on where children would sleep and then the OFSTED inspector pointed it out as a good place to put the children to sleep.

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    hi my 2 lo sleep in lie back prams there safe and cant get out to play lol does anyone no if we need to get permission of parents for lo to sleep in prams? I no ive never been asked from Ofsted before and parents are happy but things change

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    My Ofsted inspector had no problem with my lo sleeping on the sofa, especially when I pointed at that she had never once settled in a cot.

    I have one that sleeps in a kneeling position on the floor with her head on the settee.

    TBH I'll start worrying about it when the medical professional can tell us a categorically 'safe' way to sleep and go ten minutes without changing its mind or disagreeing with itself.

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    Combination of everything, outside in prams, sofa , travel cots, beanbags . I put a LO upstairs for the first time yesterday , I've always likes them where I could see them but she slept so well and I work with hubby so no probs checking upstairs every ten mins, on Monday and Tuesdays we normally have five sleeping at the same time bliss x

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    I have 3 travel cots and 2 flat beds I was given by a nursery(so wish I could have carried another) and all sleep well. I like them to sleep flat but I don't have school runs so don't have to get them out of bed early.

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    I can have four here sleeping together usually Have two in buggies one in a cot and depending on which little one it is a second cot or on the couch. She doesn't move when sleeping and I Sit with her

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    I also use travel cots as my preference and then I have a cot size mattress I put on floor for older ones who still need a nap but are too heavy for the travel cot (haven't got any like that at the mo).I have a 22 month old who manages to swing himself out of the travel cot so I am starting to use a buggy for him so he is strapped in.

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    I use travel cots, buggies, sofas or blankets on the floor depending on size and age of child. Some want to be in the quiet, while others prefer to be where you are.

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    Travel cots

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    I have two travel cots but for older ones I use sheepskins (I've got 3 as at one point I had two sets of siblings so had 3 on sheepskins and youngest in travel cot). Only use pushchair if they have already fallen asleep while out and about.

 

 
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