(Closed) Baby sleeping next to bed in what?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
638 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

The pack n play has a bassinet layer that’s only about 10-12 inches below the top rail. Mine is hammy down and doesn’t have this but we used my brothers the other weekend and it was awesome! At least that way you wouldn’t have ANOTHER baby item if you’d get a pack n play anyways for travel. 

They also have things called co-sleepers that somehow hook onto the side of your bed? Or bassinets that don’t take up as much floor space as a pack n play.

We didn’t actually do this so I don’t have any great advice for you – we have a bed in the baby’s room so he’s always been in his crib and I slept in his room for the first month 🙂 I’m sure lots of other bee moms will have suggestions though!

Post # 6
620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Wont you feeding the baby in bed be a bit disturbing for your hubby? I dont know if i sound completely nieve here but my Fiance will have to go back to work after 2 weeks, but i plan on taking 6 months off, so whilst I could sleep during the day, he has to be functioning at work!

Post # 7
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2006

My stroller (UPPAbaby Vista) has a bassinet, and I plan to use that for the first few months.  I’ll probably just wheel the stroller into my bedroom!

Post # 9
1645 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We have a craddle that my dad made for us. We’re using that next to the bed for the first couple of months, then we’ll move to the crib. For weekends at the in-laws we’re using a pack n play (they bought one for all their grandchildren, and we have a smaller travel lite crib that we got at our shower for trips to my parents.

Post # 10
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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@Miss Sydney: I don’t see how the wife nursing in bed would be any more bothersome to the husband than the wife getting up out of bed because of the baby screaming.

Post # 11
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

We have this: http://www.armsreach.com/shop-3/the-mini-6/

I think the bigger ones can convert into a pack and play, but ours is smaller. The case for it is smaller than a pack and play case too, which is nice- it’s not so hard to transport.

Post # 12
423 posts
Helper bee

Granted I’m a brand new mom, so you can take my advice with a grain of salt, but…

We weren’t planning for Kayla, and live in a 1br/den apartment, so we have a pack n play as it functions as multiple things and was the most cost effective.  I find it pretty easy to set up and take down to travel with.  It’s not really small for traveling but it’s compact enough.  Honestly, though, Kayla LOVES sleeping in a laundry basket.  We put a blanket with a pad on the bottom to get her head up a little bit and she sleeps pretty darn well in that.  We put the laundry basket in the pack n play bassinet function for now since I think the pack n play is just too big.  She (and most newborns I think) like to be swaddled and cozy and in compact spaces.

So maybe you can save your money if you are worried about that…because maybe your little one will love a laundry basket too! 🙂

Post # 13
6350 posts
Bee Keeper

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@dchokiebride3: That is the cutest story 🙂

My daughter had a bassinet and we also used the pack and play. She slept mostly in her swing or our bed. Even though I tried so hard not to, I would fall asleep nursing. 

Post # 14
1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I had a bassinette in my room next to the bed for my daughter for the first little while. After that, we moved her into her own room in the pack n play that has the bassinette attatchment, and I love that thing!! We take it everywhere with us, and I’m pretty used to carrying it around. It also came with a change table option, and compartments for all diapers and stuff

Post # 15
801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We’ll be using the Arms Reach Co-Sleeper that a friend passed down to us.

Post # 16
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We’ll be starting out with this in our room. My cousin just had her second baby in October and she said this was the only new gear she purchased and she highly recommended it. It’s small when set up and keeps baby’s head elevated. It folds up flat so you could put it away during the day or travel with it easiliy. My cousin also said she really liked being able to move it from room to room without disturbing the baby if she was sleeping.


Before receiving this at our shower I thought we might use a pack n play, but they are much bigger than this sleeper. Good luck!

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