Playard, crib or bassinet for newborn?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: What should I use for my newborn-3 month old to sleep before the big crib upstairs?
    Playard : (16 votes)
    36 %
    Bassinet : (25 votes)
    57 %
    A second crib : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 5
    844 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    You should totally add a poll.  I used a playard with a bassinet attachment for the first few months with number 2.  Only because both my boys shared a room and I didn’t want to wake up number 1 constantly.  Number 1 was in the crib from day 1.

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

    So your bedroom is on the first floor but the nursery is on the 2nd?

    We plan to sleep baby in a pack n play (playard) for the first few months.  Not sure for how long. Our 2nd bedroom is right next to ours, but i still don’t want to get up and walk to the next room.

    Post # 7
    893 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @Miss Damask:  bassinets are way to small I would by a pack and go playard. You can by a complete one with a basinet for naps. Co sleepers seem a little unsafe to me. I will be using a playard for sure. I wont be buying a crib until baby is older . Plus all it is very easy to take it with you…. Imagine baby is 1 1/2 and you want to go on a weekend… It will be perfect it is a smarter long term choice.

    You will probably get a bassinet from the hospital ( the basket kind) …

    Post # 8
    1996 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Dd had a bassinet for our room, a crib in her room & a playard that we took with us when we’d go visit our parents and siblings. Honestly her favorite place sleep was the her bouncer & swing lol but she got use to the bassinet. She slept in in for about 3 months then graduated to her crib. 

    Post # 9
    3009 posts
    Sugar bee

    I have a bassinet for my room. His nursery is right next door but I want him close by those first few months. I’d say 1 crib (his room in a few months), 1 bassinet (your room) AND 1 pack n play (for living room naps and travel).

    Post # 12
    2627 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I plan on using rock and play slepper initially in our room. 

    This get such amazing reviews on helping kids sleep well early on that I have to try it.

    However, we are not getting a pack n play/play yard so if you plan to get one anyway, as others have said the fact that it doubles saves you money.

    Post # 13
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m a big fan of playards with the combines bassinet for sleeping and changing table!

    Post # 14
    1463 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I used a bassinet for the first four months. 

    Post # 16
    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014


    @ThreeMeers:  I was just about to suggest one of these. My dad and step mom used one for my baby brother until he out grew it.

    @Miss Damask:  I’d search around for the best price though, if you do get one. They’re a lot more expensive on Amazon than they are at other places.

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