(Closed) Arm's Reach Co-sleeper vs. Pack N' Play with Bassinet

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I loved the arms reach mini convertible co-sleeper, we had that attached to our bed, and also had a pack and play with the bassinet which we kept set up in my home office (i work from home) so i wouldnt  have to drag the mini co sleeper around to my office everyday. I guess it just depeds on the layout of your house as well. I had a c-section and knew that i wouldnt be able to move the co-sleeper down to my office for a few weeks (office has several stairs down to it).

 

ETA: The co-sleeper was great for night time feedings. I just rolled over and scooped him up to feed VS having to get out of bed, i felt like it saved alot of time and i got more sleep knowing he was so close.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

LO won’t be here for awhile, but I can’t see spending the money on a co-sleeper. I’d rather just use the Pack n Play, which is multi-purpose. I plan to avoid as many unnecessary items as possible, but I’m curious as to whether there’s some reason a co-sleeper is better. 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I really loved our arms reach mini cosleeper. It was attached to the bed and made it really easy for night time nursing. It was like he was in bed with us but not really.  We had a pack n play downstairs that we used for nap time. I liked having both. I agree that it really depends on the layout of your house. 

I will definitely be using the arms reach cosleeper with our next one too. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I really wanted the arms reach co-sleeper, but we went with the pack n’play instead.  I have a habit of throwing the covers all around while I sleep, and DH is scared I’ll throw them on the baby 🙁

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I originally thought I wanted a co-sleeper as well.  (LO isn’t here yet)  Upon researching them, they’re way too low for our bed (even with the extention kit to make them taller).  

I think, unless you’re in a similar situation to @octobermom:, that just the pack and play will be fine. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m using a Graco travel light mini-crib and I love it and I can use it later for traveling.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We have the co-sleeper, but I never bought a pack n’ play.  I think it makes the most sense to get one or the other, but you probably don’t need both.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We had a pack and play in our bedroom for the first week, and honestly we already moved her into her crib…. Our house is 1300 sq ft, and one level so with monitors I feel pretty comfortable having her in her own room. I am definitely glad I didn’t get a co sleeper…. but thats just my experience

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