(Closed) Co sleeper? pack n’ play? bassinet?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think I would register for a pack and play that functions as a bassinet rather than 2 separate items, especially since a bassinet is a shorter-term use item!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree with Ms Mini, and would register for something like the one on the link you posted. I would check out the models in the store, as some seem to be more sturdy than others, especially the changing station.

That was what Darling Husband and I were going to use with BabyT, but my dad surprised us with a cradle for christmas. We are going to register for a travel lite crib instead (smaller version of what you linked to without the changing area) to use when we travel to see family. We want Baby T right next to our bed, but we are no co-sleeping.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We were given one similar to the one you linked and I think it’ll work just fine for our needs. I agree with definitely looking at them in the store vs online as some do seem to be sturdier than others.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My friend brought her baby into the bedroom at about 8 weeks so he would sleep through the night.  They just have him in his pack and play. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I used the pack and play for a bassinet at night.  They really can’t stay in it long…doesn’t make sense to buy a separate cradle.

On the other hand, someone did give me a cradle that their baby had used.  I kept it in the family room (downstairs) so that I didn’t have to take the baby upstairs to the bedroom for naps during the day.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

Can anyone comment on whether it’s useful to have that newborn napper and changing pad attachment (like the one Sulli301 posted in her original post), or whether it’s fine to go with something more like this: http://www.amazon.com/Graco-Pack-Playard-Bassinet-Kensly/dp/B001GQ2PLE/ref=sr_1_1?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1294239360&sr=1-1

There’s about a $70 price difference if you go with more of the attachments, so I’m just curious as to whether they’re worth it.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Lozza: I used one similar to what you are looking at.  I’ve never seen one like @Sulli301 posted…but then my kids are a bit older.

As for changing, I usually ended up spreading a blanket on the floor anyway.  It was easier for me to sit or kneel on the floor while changing.  Maybe it’s just me, but changing tables always seemed awkward for me.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We didn’t use any of these!  Our baby sleeps with us no matter how much we tried with the bassinet!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

@Lozza:  I didn’t have the baby yet so I can’t testify for certain, but I registered and got a similar pack playard as your post b/c I wanted something lighter –easily portable to roll from living room to bedroom (yes, wheels on the bottom) and didn’t think the top attachments would be useful past a month or so.*Registered and got the appropriate fitted sheet also. 

http://www.amazon.com/Graco-Travel-Lite-Crib-Luna/dp/B002OEPCE4/ref=sr_1_9?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1294244710&sr=1-9

I agree with the Amazon review given on this product.  One of the first reviews of OP product posted re: changing pad wasn’t too favorable.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Lozza: My friend had a baby boy, who’s right around the 50% for height and weight, and was able to use the changing pad on the pack n play for several months. It was really handy for her, since the pack n play was downstairs while his crib/changing table was upstairs in the nursery.

There really is a difference in the changing pad on the pack n plays. Some are much more strudy than others, so I’d really advise looking at them in the store.

Also, keep in mind that the pack n plays will not fit through all doorways, so measure first if you want to move it around in your house. We have a single story home, and the pack n play will not fit through our standard sized doorways.

I don’t think the newborn napper is really that useful. It seems like it serves the same purpose as the bassinett, but just costs more.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Lozza: I don’t know about the new born napping feature but the diaper changing station seems very useful. We’ll be keeping the baby in our room for a few weeks and I dont want to have to go through the house in the middle of the night just to change a diaper. A lot of people also keep their pack n play downstairs as a changing and napping station so they don’t have to take the stairs several times a day. I suppose it just depends on your situation.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

@LpCutiPie:  Well shoot. I didn’t even THINK about middle-of-the-night diapering. We’re also planning on using a co-sleeper/mini bassinet thing in our room for a while, but it seriously never occurred to me that I’d also have to change diapers in the middle of the night too. (I feel kind of dim admitting that, but whatever)

Does that mean we need a diaper pail in our bedroom too?

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Lozza: What we’ll probably do is keep a empty grocery bag (or wet bag if you are gonna cloth diaper, etc) near the changing station. If one of us leaves the room in the middle of the night we can dispose of it- if not it should be fine to be tied shut and disposed of in the morning. If this doesn’t work then maybe we’ll put a diaper pail in there but honestly we’re going to try to only have the baby in there for a couple weeks anyways so I’ll probably just try to make due unless that changes.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

@Lozza:I’m going out of the bedroom in the middle of the night to breastfeed and change Dirty Delete in her own room, where the wet bag is. Having her sleep in the Travel Lite Playard in our room for a little while is just so I can keep a better eye on Dirty Delete and learn her sounds/patterns…I haven’t been a light sleeper so I’ll want her nearby at first but we intend to move baby to her crib ASAP. Plus I figure this will give Darling Husband a little more shuteye he needs.

 

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