Help with newborn sleeping arrangements!!

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

This is a good question – I can’t offer help since I’m trying to figure this out myself, but I wanted to post to follow and let you know you aren’t the only one 🙂 We also have a really high mattress, so I’ve been wondering how that would work with placing the PnP next to the bed.

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My baby is 5 months old ans she has been sleeping in a pack and play ever since we brought her home. We bought a lite pack and play, its smaller then a normal one which works great bc we do not have much room with a king size bed. We got a better matress for it and she sleeps fine. Since it is smaller you can use jersey king size pillow covers as sheets.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

wandering_gypsy:  We actually put our box spring on the floor and DD slept in a bassinet beside the bed until she moved to her own crib and room at 5 months.

I live high mattresses, they just look and feel more luxurious but have kept our bed low ever since to help accommodate our little dog who sleeps with us.

I am expecting #2 in April and we are moving into our new house in December and we will be putting our box spring right on the floor again, at least for a few more years. DD never actually sleeps with us except for occasionally at the cottage or in hotels but it is cozy to all snuggle up in the “nest” with lots of pillows and no fear of anyone falling and hurting themselves.

Congrats and good luck, this is such a fun and exciting time for you!! 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

If we had enough room, then I’d sidecar the crib, like this.

 

You could put the pack n play beside of it, like that, and put your stool down further. 

We have a tiny room, so we’ll be using a rock n play until they outgrow it. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We just wedged a bassinet between the bed and the wall… but… I really like PP’s photo with the sidecar crib idea. We do have a crib like this but it’s being stored at FIL’s place because we don’t have much room in our bedroom for it (and want to co-sleep for a few months at least) but, we were visualizing it at in front of our bed… I think it might actually fit if it were beside like that. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

If you breastfeed co sleeping is best trust me .

Post # 10
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Worker bee

This is the setup we have… No baby yet (almost 38 weeks now), so we might adjust the height of the cradle, and possibly move it closer to the bed.

 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I don’t know what the legs are like on your pack n play but could you get the leg things that are sold to loft beds to.make storage underneath? 

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Actually you might end up on the couch.  It will depend on how you’re healing and if you have a cesarian –that bed might be too high for a little bit.  Happy Baby!!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

wandering_gypsy:  Do you have a guest room you might want to consider moving into for the first few months.  No offense- but without seeing what you are talking about, your bed sounds like a nightmare with a baby.  Or the sofa– it might just be the most realistic option!

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