Makeshift baby bed between treatments(2 posts)
When we discovered we had bed bugs, I took apart the bassinet my one month old was sleeping in, and to my horror, it was INFESTED. Like, it looked like those horrible images they show on the news. The thought of putting my newborn back in it (even after laundering) made me cry, so we destroyed the bassinet. Now we are left with where to put my baby at night. The exterminator came and did the first treatment a few days ago. She has been sleeping with me in our bed (mattress covers and bed legs sitting in containers of baby powder), however, we would rather not get her in this habit. She has a crib in her room, but I don't want to put her in it & risk it getting infested too. Any ideas on some kind of temporary bed I could make for her to sleep in?
It should be possible to "isolate" a regular crib, if you want to do that, using the normal methods (you can get crib encasements, ClimbUp Interceptors, etc.). I offer that with all the caveats that come with bed isolation (see the bed FAQ), but also understanding that you want to protect your little one from having the same situation occur, and protect the crib setup, if it's not just a temporary one.
Those are pricy solutions if you don't have a Packtite and one isn't in your budget. In terms of low-cost solutions, what about the rubbermaid type of bassinet you would give the baby a bath in? That could be easily washed out regularly, and washable blankets, quilts, etc. used to cushion it and make if comfortable.
I don't know a lot about babies, so hopefully responding to this post will attract some additional attention.
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