(Closed) Anyone use a co-sleeper sidecar?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Have you used a co-sleeper side car?
    Yes and we LOVED IT : (2 votes)
    33 %
    Yes and it was OK : (1 votes)
    17 %
    Yes and we hated it : (0 votes)
    No, my baby/ies slept in their own bedroom in their own crib : (3 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We are currently in a 1 bedroom loft and are planning on moving when baby is 3-4 months old, or when baby is 10 months old (depending!).  We thought about having an arm’s reach co-sleeper next to my bed, but I am really anti-“buying a bunch of stuff.”  So, I am going with a really high quality crib that is made for small spaces. 

    I am not going to sugar coat though- I am very against having a baby IN an actual adult bed.  I think the co-sleeper is much safer!  I am judgemental about parents that put baby in the actual bed (and have only heard of this: A. Online and B. because babies get killed that way- there were several killed in my state that way recently).

    I like your idea about the getting ready room.  Our bathroom and bedroom is upstairs too- and I am not super excited about going up and down with baby.

    Post # 4
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    2719 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I want to know too! We have a small apartment, and having something like that might help!

    Post # 5
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    4038 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We wanted to have him sleep in our bedroom at first, and have an Arm’s Reach co-sleeper, but DS refused to sleep in it. Really he refused to sleep anywhere but in my arms. The first night or two we were home he slept in my arms while I dozed in a recliner. Within a week he was in the bed with us. Not something I planned, but it was the only way we got any sleep. DS is 5.5 months now and sleeps most of the night in a PnP in our room, but only after we started sleep training. 

    In theory I loved the idea of the co-sleeper; in practice it didn’t work for us. 

    Post # 6
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    413 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I didn’t answer the poll because I don’t have a baby yet. But I’d be curious to know others’ experience as well. I have a good friend who loved her co-sleeper and we’d definetly consider one if/when we have a wee one.

    Post # 7
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    322 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I definitely want one. It seems much easier to breastfeed and check on the baby just to soothe. I also read that it decreases the risk of SIDS. Seems much safer than in our actual bed. 

    Post # 8
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    695 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I didn’t vote because I’m still pregnant.  A friend of mine is letting me borrow hers when our baby comes in June.  Her son is 10 months old, and she loved it.

    Post # 9
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    34 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    i used the arms reach and it was great.

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