Post # 1
Hi Mama’s. I was hoping to get some advice. Did you buy a cosleeper, bassinet, pack n play, or a rock n play for baby to sleep in? Also, was there anything you bought that you barely used? Any recommendations would be highly appreciated. There are just so many options for EVERYTHING baby related!
Post # 2
My son was 7 weeks early, so the first month he was in the NICU. Once we got home he slept in a cradle that was mine when I was a baby. It was made by my grandfather. He slept in that until 4 months old after that he slept in his crib. We did have a pack n play that was used for naps during the day when he was really little. Other than that the only time hte pack n play was used when we traveled.
Post # 3
Currently pregnant with our first but I think the plan is to have the baby in a bassinet in our room for the first few months and then slowly introduce putting the bassinet inside the crib in the babies room ….. Probably do that for naps too during the day so he or she doesn’t get too used to our room.
Post # 4
My son slept in his crib and pack and play when we first brought him home and barely got any sleep. Every time I put him down he would not sleep and would prefer to sleep on me or on a bumpy pillow. I than purchase a Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper and got the best sleep ever that I had ever had since having him. He is 4 months old now and I had to transition him to his pack and play because he was outgrowing his sleeper. It was the best purchase I ever made.
You can purchase this on amazon, walmart, diapers.com.
Post # 5
shanbp: You should not put anything in the baby’s crib except baby and I don’t recommend spending so much money on a bassinet. You should purchase a sleeper you will save so much money and you can also travel with it and easy storage.
Post # 6
I used the Rock N Play for the first 8 weeks, it was awesome. Took up so little room in our bedroom and she slept so well in it. After the 8 weeks I moved her to her crib in her room. I have a Pack n Play also, she sleeps in it at daycare. I used it at home for some naps but mostly so I could set her down for a couple minutes and run to the bathroom or make dinner or whatever. The thing I used the least was the swing and I’m really glad I bought it used. She hated it, the jumperoo too. She loves our exersaucer and am so glad I bought that and the Fisher Price Sit Me Up seat. We had a bumbo but she was just too chunky and never fit in it, the sit me up was so much better.
Post # 7
Yeah… I’ll get the side eye and some lectures for this but my daughter slept with me. Never had an issue but I’ve heard horror stories so definitely use your better judgment
Post # 8
She hated the bassinet and her s***of a dad never got the crib out of storage so..
Post # 9
Like s2bmzbrown I slept with my son for the first few weeks of his life. It worked best for us and it made feeding times easy. He had reflux problems and I had to be near him so that I can immediately grab and help him when his milk start coming out through his nose. It was bad and I was scared it will kill him!!
He slept in his crib/pack and play during the day though.
Post # 10
The rock n play has worked great for us. She started out in a bassinet, but had really awful reflux issues. The rock n play keeps her at about a 45 degree angle which helps a ton decreasing reflux and helps her breath better when she has a stuffy nose. She loves it. I found one on amazon that rocks on its own after we purchased ours. I would have loved that one. Now at 4 months she’s getting ready to out grow it so we are starting to transition to the crib. Hope this helps 🙂
Post # 11
PakiBee03: We bought him a pack n play that has a little bassinet thing with it. He slept in there (it clipped onto the pack n play) for quite some time, and then we moved him to the pack n play. He has been in there ever since, and he is now a little over 5 months old. He does have a crib, but we aren’t sure when we will transition him to it.
Post # 12
- Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!
Our babies slept in bed with us, until they were ready to be on their own, then it was into a twin bed. So a crib was a huge waste for us. But anyways.
I never used: a wipe warmer (ridiculous), the tummy time mat (we just put them on the floor with toys on a blanket) or the mat that they laid on and played with the stuff above their heads.
Post # 13
We just set the crib up in our room, so she slept in it from day 1. But we used a rock n play while traveling once and it was awesome. I really liked the rock n play but I also like the fact that my baby is used to sleeping in her crib. She slept fantastic in the rock n play, first time she slept a 6 hour stretch as a newborn 🙂 Though after that she immediately started doing it in her crib as well. We had her swaddled in a miracle blanket until 3 months and that was AMAZING as well.
We are moving her into her room next week at 5 months I think so it will be interesting to see if the change of scenery does any damage to her (currently terrible 2-month long “4 month sleep regression”) sleeping schedule.
She didn’t sleep with us as a newborn but now at almost 5 months she sleeps with us maybe 3-4 days a week for a couple hours in the early AM when I can’t get her to fall back asleep.
Post # 14
Our daughter slept in a pack-n-play next to our bed for the first about 4-5 months. After that, we put her in a crib in her own room. She liked it just fine! If you have the room, you can just start your newborn right away in a crib and skip the pack-n-play step (although you will probably end up having one anyway for travel). We used it because I was breastfeeding and wanted her in our room in the beginning, and we didn’t have room to put her crib next to our bed.
We also got a rock-n-play as a gift, which we ended up usig a lot during the day for the first few months. It was very convenient.
Post # 15
We had a pack n play with a bassinet next to my side of the bed, but DD refused to sleep anywhere other than in my arms next to me in bed. She’s 10 months old now, and we still bedshare. I’d love to get her in her own crib.