What did your newborn sleep in?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My DD slept in a pack-and-play in our bed room for the first couple of weeks. Then I moved her into her nursery in her crib. I was one of those lucky mama’s who has a baby who didn’t mind sleeping in her crib.


Post # 3
419 posts
Helper bee

I want to put her crib in our tiny bedroom at first. So it’s going to be tight for a bit. We might end up getting a bassinet if that doesn’t work though (ie she wono’t sleep in it). 

Post # 4
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Charlies_Angel:  she’s currently in the napper portion of the pack n play next to our bed. When she starts sleeping longer stretches at night between feedinga we will move her to the crib In her own room.

Post # 5
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We had something called a “snuggle nest” that was from babies r us for the first few nights our son was home, not sure if that is the same co-sleeper thing you are talking about. That helped me get through the first couple nights where I wanted him close but didn’t have the fear of rolling over on him since he was in that. We also used a bassinet for the first 3 months or so until he outgrew it, then went to crib from there.

Post # 6
1585 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We used the Arms Reach Co-sleeper.  It was great! It connects to the bed so you don’t have to worry about it tipping over when you pick up your baby.  The best part is your baby is right next to you.  Plus you can easily disconnect it and use is as a stand alone bassinet.  It has wheels so I would roll it into the living room to use during the day.  My son slept in his Co-sleeper for 7 months.  I will be using it again for my next baby for sure.


Post # 7
4413 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

DD sleeps in a Travel Lite Pack n Play, and while that’s a wonderful thing and I love it (love how small it is!!), she ends up in our bed a LOT so I kind of wish I had just gone for one of those co-sleepers that attaches to the bed. As it is, whenever she comes into bed, DH has to go into the other room because it doesn’t seem safe to have us all crammed in there … I prefer DD to have plenty of room so I don’t have to worry about squishing her. If we had the co-sleeper, it wouldn’t be a problem. (no point buying one now — she’s moving into her own room in a month)

Post # 8
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

My plan was to just use the Pack n Play until we transition to the crib but I was offered a free bassinet. So yeah, without that it would be the pack n play.

Post # 9
7188 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I had planned on DD sleeping in the bassinet portion of our pack n play, but she turned out to be high needs and will only sleep in our bed in my arms. I’m hoping to transition her to her pack n play in a month when she is 5 months old.

Post # 10
1436 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have a bassinet, but the LO isn’t here yet. So I don’t know how she’ll like it. I have a pack and play too that I may keep on the main floor of the house for day time naps. 

Post # 11
2187 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

A bassinet, however he would have been fine in a Pack N Play too. We ended up moving him to his crib about a month in, he was SUCH a loud sleeper that every moan or groan woke us up. Good luck! 🙂 

Post # 12
8818 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

DD sleeps in a bassinet beside our bed (on my side). She’s never had a problem sleeping in it, though she’s 2m tomorrow and I’m pretty sure by 3m she will grow out of it.

Post # 13
1568 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Mine went straight to the crib and started sleeping through the night consistently at 6 weeks 


Post # 14
1392 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Haha! My first answer was a sleep sack and a hat. That’s not what you’re asking. Lol. 


Our daughter slept in a bassinet for the first nap of the night and coslept through the night to nurse. Cosleepig was great for our whole family. 


You’ll find what works best for you. Your plans may not work with your baby’s demands. 

Post # 15
3009 posts
Sugar bee

Charlies_Angel:  I had my son in a bassinet in my room until this week (he just hit 12w today). I would love to have him with me still but he was outgrowing the bassinet and he sleeps better in his crib. 

I would warn against the Rock n Play for long term sleeping. The angle isn’t necessarily good (unless you have a reflux baby) and the baby can’t move its head side to side and may end up with a flat head. 

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