When baby is in your bedroom at night, where do they sleep?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@KateByDesign:  My baby girl had bad reflux and I was actually told by my pediatrician to have her sleep in something angled like the Rock n Play. We had her in a flat bassinet before that. Even now she sleeps in her crib with a crib wedge, which slighly elevates one end of her mattress so that she’s not flat. Also, one of my closest friends is a pediatric nurse at one of the best children’s hospitals in the country, and they have rock n plays at the nurse’s station for the newborns. I don’t think baby will die 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

She sleeps in my arms with me in bed. She won’t sleep anywhere else! I had originally planned to have her sleep in a bassinet next to my bed, but she didn’t like that plan.

I’m sorry, but your friend is really fear-mongering here. A lot of babies can’t sleep flat on their backs because of reflux. Our pediatrician even told us we could try having DD sleep in her car seat. I think what’s important is to avoid having them sleep on their stomachs.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@KateByDesign:  curious to see the responses as I’m due next month and this is our exact sleeping plan as well

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

The foundation for sudden infant death advises that the safest place for your baby to sleep flat on their back in a crib/basket/cot

i personally wouldn’t use a rock/play or car seat or similar for anything longer than 2 hours, it’s not good for their spine

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@KateByDesign:  ETA: The car seat seems more angled than the rock n play. I have noticed her neck sometimes squish down in the car seat, but not in the rock n play.

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@KateByDesign:  Future reference: when people offer unsoliciated advice, just nod, say “uh-huh,” and let your mind wander and daydream as they ramble on. I like to imagine I am friends with Lady Gaga and we are hanging out backstage before one of her shows.

Your ped will likely recommend that your baby not sleep on their stomach. We used an Arm’s Reach CoSleeper while my LO was very little but as he got a bit bigger we moved him into the bed with us. I was a nervous nelly about checking on him while he slept, so I bought a Snuza which let me relax.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

Both my kids slept with me in my huge king sized bed (when they were babies).  I tried the crib and it was just too unrealistic for me. I had to get up to feed two to three times a night anyhow. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My daughters bed in my room wasn’t portable but we used a cradle and she also slept on my chest. 

 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

DD sleeps in a Travel Lite pack n play. it’s very small and easy to break down and transport. But she takes all her naps in a rock n play and we take it with us everywhere we go if we’re going to be there long enough for a nap to happen. We’ve even brought it along to a winery and let DD nap there, haha. So the Rock n Play was DEFINITELY a good investment!

I have heard that they’re not ideal for night sleep since they cause flat heads, though, so that might be something to look into. Obviously better to have a slightly flat-headed baby that actually sleeps than a round-headed baby that is up all night with reflux, though!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

For something on the go you could get something like this, and put it in the bed with you, for at home I used a cradle while mine were really little.  You could also get one of the bed guards if you’ll be using a smaller bed and are scared of the portable thing falling off or something.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Our daughter slept in a bassinet the first few months, in our room, then in a crib in her own room (we had a monitor).

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Oh also I used this sleep positioner too in it, it was great

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am crossing my fingers that I don’t need one.  Everything I have read and heard anecdotally says that to get your baby to sleep better, start them off in their crib in their own room.  I’m going in with good intentions, but who knows if I’ll cave?!  🙂

If I did need something like this, I’m likely to buy a bassinet and maybe get one of those wedge things to keep him elevated if required.

These choices are so hard, and I don’t know if there’s a right one… just make the right decision for YOU.

 

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