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Asked on Oct 21, 2017

How to make a Softside portable baby snuggler?

KathyV SmithFlipturn


I'm looking to make a soft side portable baby cot/snuggler for my daughter in law to set on the bed at night for my grand daughter (still nursing). The one she has now is too short for the baby . The ones we see on line are for 0-6 months. My grand daughter is too long for them and when they come up for visits , DIL doesn't have room for a paknplay with all that she has to bring up with the older kids and the suitcases and stroller(car seat), etc and unfortunately we don't have a means to store a paknplay here. Any suggestions? I thought about maybe using clean , new moving blankets somehow / rolling the edges and securing with some foam inside the rolls with a pad . Something she can fold up and "stuff" into the car while traveling, that she can sit on the bed at night.

6 answers
  • Pat
    on Oct 21, 2017

    This may sound terrible and I don't mean it to be, but have you considered a new doggie bed....from your description of what you want to do with the moving blankets/foam/tape I thought of a pet bed. You could put baby blankets in it and the baby would be comfy. The sides may not be what you want....too low but It could be rolled up and tucked away under the bed or in the car..etc.
  • Kathy
    on Oct 22, 2017

    I hadn't considered a pet bed. I would probably have to fortify the sides so she doesn't scooch out but that might be a possibility.
    Thank you

  • Flipturn
    on Oct 22, 2017

    Check out Babynest patterns on Pinterest.
  • Kathy
    on Oct 22, 2017

    Flipturn7 Thank you
  • V Smith
    on Oct 22, 2017

    Maybe encase a couple of pool noodles in batting and fabric with a soft pad in between.
  • Kathy
    on Oct 23, 2017

    V Smith,
    Thank you That was what I was thinking of when I thought of using the moving blankets
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