Post # 17
We are also using the Arms Reach Co-sleeper that was handed down to us. I set it up next to our bed to try it out and it still leaves me enough room to get out of bed on my side even though our room isn’t huge.
Post # 18
We’re about a week and a half in with our newborn. A few things… 1) Hubby was such a light sleeper pre-baby. Now? Could probably sleep through that tree falling right next to him. He does have to function at work but the baby in the room hasn’t been a problem at all. 2) I totally recommend having the baby sleeping in the room next to your bed so you don’t have to physically get up every time he/she stirs. If you nurse, you can do the side lying hold and you can actually still doze while baby eats. So, so nice. 3) While a friend is now finishing up with a co-sleeper that we’re going to borrow, we made kind of a makeshift one up till now. I have a chair-and-a-half (I don’t know if they even still make those–big chair, smaller than a loveseat) and we shoved up against the bed. It is lower than the bed but has still worked out fine. I can drape all sorts of things like blankets, baby clothes, mama clothes, burp clothes along the arms. We have a small travel diaper changing basket that stays there. And we have this little travel bed the baby sleeps in: http://www.target.com/Eddie-Bauer-Infant-Travel-Bed/dp/B001OBDKJ2/ref=sc_qi_detaillink At least while the baby is still small, it would be SUPER easy to travel with. I figure if the hospital basically kept the baby in a plastic tub, you don’t need anything too fancy. 🙂 I’ll let you know how the co-sleeper goes, though.
Post # 19
Another one for a co-sleeper. Now she sleeps in bed with us, but I really liked the co-sleeper when she was a newborn.