Baby is in our room – so where does all the stuff go?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 16
7915 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

BostonStacy :  I plan on putting everything in the nursery except the bassinet. The bassinet I’m planning on buying is roomy enough that I can stick a pad under the baby to do middle of the night diaper changes right there to start. 

Post # 17
2053 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

lovechocolate :  same here.  Kept everything but the bassinet in the nursery so both partners wouldn’t be disturbed during the night.  


We transitioned DD#1 into her crib in the nursery at 4 months and plan to do the same with Dear Daughter #2 when she outgrows her bassinet.

Post # 18
6273 posts
Bee Keeper

Mamma to be here so not put this into practice but as other bees have said, we plan to have bassinest next to the bed. Breastfeed in bed. If husband does an expressed milk feed in a bottle he’ll have to go downstairs to prepare that. 

On the bassinest there’s pockets for nappies etc. I guess we will just change on the bed on a muslin. 

The nursey is being decorated with a full cot and storage for clothes and ‘stuff’ but I’m guessing the babe won’t be in there much to start with. 

Post # 19
1192 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

weatherbug :  AAP recommends baby room in with you until 6m-1yr.  We didn’t do it with our first.  I’m not sure if I’ll do it for the next one.  I had a hard time sleeping when my son was in the room with us, still do.  Not sure if I can do rooming in.

Post # 20
4232 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I am 37 weeks pregnant with baby #1…so I can’t say for certantity yet if my method will work…

We have a bassinet set up in our room next to the bed. Her actual crib and all her things are set up in the nursery. My thought process is during her naptimes through the day she will be in her nursery…but at night (or if I am napping too) she will be next to me in her bassinet. In our room there is already a chair, and a small shelf I can stack a few burp cloths on for the 3am feedings. 

Darling Husband and I’s thought process is we want our baby to be used to sleeping in her own room, so when it comes time for them to sleep in there fulltime there will be an easier transition period.

Post # 21
328 posts
Helper bee

The only thing I kept in my room was a pack -n- play (which had a changing station attached) and the rock -n-play sleeper (which I loved and so did baby)

Post # 22
9811 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Keep everything else in the nursery.  If the nursery isn’t super close then keep some diapers, wipes, and a changing mat in your room and change on your bed.  Both times I have put the crib in my room as well.  Right now I haven’t finished baby #2’s room (have only painted) so I have all his (current size) clothes in a dresser drawer of mine (he is 12 weeks old).  I’ve just been changing him on my bed and I feed him in bed too. I have a rocker I’ve never used with either child, I don’t like to feed them in a rocker/glider.

Post # 23
2523 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We plan on keeping everything in the nursery, and having the baby sleep in a bassinet in our room until the baby outgrows it.  We might try to ease the baby into the nursery by having the baby take naps in its crib.  Plus, for medical reasons I know we will be bottle feeding.  Because we need to bottle feed, we will be able to take turns with feedings.  We can just grab the baby and head into the nursery to change, feed, rock the baby while not disturbing the other too much.  I think having at least the rocker and changing table in the nursery will get the baby familiar with that space and make the eventual transition way easier and more comfortable for the baby.   

Post # 24
1336 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Painswick Church and the Falcon Hotel

You should leave everything in the nursery and go in the nursery to feed and change the baby 

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