Post # 1
I was wondering if anyone had any good or bad experiences with using the bassinet in a Play Yard instead of a traditional bassinet? I am trying to decide if it is something that we want to try and I have just begun my research on it since we are planning on registering in the next couple of weeks. I have been leaning towards a bassinet but people are trying to talk me out of it since the play yard I want comes with a bassinet and they think it is a waste of money. I just feel like a baby might sleep better in a more confined space like a traditional bassinet but I have no experience to darw that conclusion on. Any input is appreciated.
Post # 3
I’ve seen play yards come with changing tables in them but never a bassinet! That’s so cool. We have both, separately.
Post # 4
Most play yards come with a bassinet these days. We have a pack in play at my in laws house and a travel lite crib at our house for traveling. My dad made us a craddle, so we opted to buy the smaller travel lite crib to use outside in the summer and on our weekend trips, since we no longer needed a full size play yard w/ bassinet to use at home before we moved our LO to the crib in his room.
I would skip buying both and just go for the play yard with bassinet. For the length of time you will use the bassinet, it really doesn’t seem worth it to buy both.
A friend has a pack n play with bassinet and used it for naps downstairs during the day. Her baby slept just fine. A lot of people are using them and while we haven’t yet (a week to go until LO’s due date) we’ve assembled both (pack n play and travel lite crib, both with bassinets) and they seem to be very strudy.
Post # 5
If the baby is swaddled, I don’t know that the more “confined space” is such a big deal. Our baby sleeps in his crib, the pack n play (no attached bassinette, just the raised platform to make the matress higher while he is little), and our bed. He is swaddled in the pack n play and his crib usually but not when in our bed and sleeps pretty well in all spaces. Just something to think about since all babies are different.
Post # 6
We have a co-sleeper that converts to both a bassinet and a play yard; I loved it. Co-sleepers are usually more expensive than pack n’ plays or regular bassinets, but since it has more uses, I felt like it was a pretty good buy.
Post # 7
I use a pack and play with a bassinet and changer and I love it! it si really convienent and a space saver!