I would guess they had something more along the lines of a Moses basket. Babies today still sleep in them too!
Yeah, probably. Or some kind of co-sleeping arrangement with nurses...? I am having a hell of a time phrasing something and I'm just going to have to give up the idea of drawing a correlation between being in the cradle/infancy. Ugh!
How did adults sleep? If they had mattresses, it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to say that had some kind of cradle for a child... The Egyptians were a creative bunch.
they slept (at least during the 18th Dynasty) on raised and slightly slanted platforms that sloped a bit from the head to the foot of the bed. There were mattresses of some kind. I'm just not sure whether the babies had their own little cradle-like beds, or whether they slept in adults' beds (cosleeping) or what.Man, I hate it when you can't just make this stuff up! I can't wait to get to work on that sci-fi novel I've been thinking of writing for a zillion years. At least I can invent things like this without worrying about whether it's accurate. :D