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My daughter will be 2 in September and we are thinking about converting her cot bed into a bed and giving her a duvet sometime soon. She has got a Natural Mat mattress, organic cotton sheets and has been using an organic cotton sleeping bag. I'm not sure what the best type of duvet would be though - organic cotton? wool? duck down? Also, can anyone recommend the best place to buy one? I have seen a few in the Green Baby catalogue but I'm not sure if these are best/cheapest.
Thanks for any advice you can give!
To be honest, I don't know!! I guess off the top of my head, it depends what type of house you live in. If it's well heated then you could get away with a cooler one (cotton?) and maybe go for wool if you live in a house like our old house where night-time trips to the loo were a dangerous journey!! I noticed just today that the Natural Collection sell duvets, but not sure if these were adult sizes or not. If it was me, I would probably open up the sleeping bag and use that as a duvet and see how she goes and then make (or buy) a patchwork quilt to go over the top if you think she needs the extra weight. That would be the money-saving option I guess!
I made a patchwork quilt out of all my children's babygros after baby number 3 (as we thought he would be the last!). The babygros were so old and worn and had been very second hand when I had bought them, that I knew no charity shop would want them and anyway, they had some very precious memories. I now have a lovely patchwork quilt for Winter nights that reminds me of lots of happy occasions with my little brood!
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Thank you both very much! I think I will go with the Green Baby stuff but really love the idea of a patchwork quilt as I've kept all of my daughters old babygrows…just need to find the time to make it!
Babygrows tend to be jersey, which seems to need an interlocker - is there anything special you need to do to sew them into a quilt? I've tried rehemming hersey t-shirts and everything seems to stretch to baggy - does this happen? I LOVE the idea of a quilt made of my favourite babygrows (although still on no 1 so not just yet).
Here's a plug for my employers but Mothercare do a 100% wool duvet. It's not organic as far as I know but it's natural wool, comes in cotbed or normal single bed size. The cotbed size is around £30.