Post # 1
Hoping to tap into the advice of you experienced moms!
So I set up the crib next to my bed because you are supposed to keep the baby with you for 6mos-1yr. This seemed so simple but set off a snowball effect with the rest of her stuff! We put the glider chair in our room too to be close to the crib for naps and bedtime. So then we started to think that we should set up the changing pad and diaper pail in there too since that’s where she will be.
Soo…there’s nothing but a dresser in the actual nursery right now! What should we keep in our room and what makes sense to go in the nursery? I am a complete novice when it comes to babies so I really don’t have an idea of what our routine will be.
Note: Its not far to the nursery, its the next room down the hall.
Post # 2
We left everything in the nursery – glider, crib, dresser, etc. We use her nursery quite a bit.
She sleeps in a pack’n’play in our bedroom. This allows us to take turns with her at night and not disrupt the sleep of the other. Like if she’s crying – one of us will go into her room and rock her, read to her, etc.
If we are in our bedroom we will change her diaper in the napper on the pack’n’play. All other diaper changes we do in her room. We don’t really have anything in our room other than that.
Post # 3
We never had the change table or wardrobe in our room. If baby needed changing during the night, I went to the change table in another room. On the (fairly rare) occasions where her night suit got wet or soiled, I’d go and get a new one from her room.
The only baby furniture in our room was a bassinet/crib, and sometimes a chair.
Post # 4
So my son (10 months) slept in his pack and play (with change table attachment) in our room for the first five months. We kept his crib and glider in the nursery . His swing was downstairs in our living room.
Post # 5
I’d only keep the bassinet/ pack n play in our room. My friend has an extra swing in the bedroom too. But otherwise, it’s nice to have the rest in the nursery so you have a place to go and not disturb your partner, as well as save some space in your own room.
Post # 6
I woud keep the change table in the nursery.
With DD, she slept in our room at night, however I always changed her in her own room and rocked her to sleep in the lounge room (the tv kept me sane).
You don’t want you bedroom getting too crowded!
Post # 7
If you have a bassinet I’d keep the crib in the nursery. I didn’t bring a glider because I just fed in bed (it was easier for everyone) especially with a bassinet next to the bed. I did bring a change pad because it was just far more convenient.
Post # 8
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We have a bassinet in our room and a change pad, everything else is in the nursery.
Post # 9
Same as above, we only had the bassinet in our room, everything else was in the nursery.
Post # 10
Yep, my baby isn’t here yet but in the nursery we have dresser (with changing mat on top), glider, crib. In our bedroom will just be the pack n play.
Post # 11
We only kept a bassinet/pack n play in our room. Everything else was in her nursery.
Post # 12
I think most moms dont keep their full size crib in their bedroom – more of a rock and swing or pack and play type of deal. I’d keep everything else in the nursery.
Also, I cant tell if you THINK that you have to keep the kid in your room for up to a year (as you say youre a novice) or if you WANT to keep the kid in your room (which is totally fine too!)- but it’s TOTALLY normal to have your baby sleep in their nursery pretty early on. A lot of moms keep them in the bedroom for ease of breastfeeding, but honestly, a 2 month old can sleep in their crib with no issues.
I’m just also thinking about your husband – if you’re on maternity leave and he has to work, it may be better for you to take care of the child in the middle of the night while he sleeps. Having everything in the bedroom may lead to lights constantly being on, you moving around, baby constantly crying, etc. while he tries to sleep.
Post # 13
We initally had her pack n play with the newborn sleeper and changing pad, along with the rock n play in our room. That lasted 2 weeks. My daughter and I slept together out in the living room, her in the rock n play, me on the couch, for 4 weeks. She was a noisy sleeper and my husband needed to sleep because he had to work so that’s what worked for us. I say keep as much in the nursery as possible because if you put everything in your room and you need to change your sleeping situation, moving all of those things will be a pain in the butt. My daughter ended up sleeping in her crib at 8 weeks and it’s been glorious, we all sleep a lot better.
Post # 14
Only had basinett in room with us for the first five weeks then moved him to his nursery which is like 20 feet away.
Post # 15
My son is still in our room at 8 months. All he does is sleep in there, everything else is in the nursery. I figure it will help him get used to the room even though he’s not sleeping there.