(Closed) Is anyone using a bassinet or a mini-crib?

posted 11 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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Bee Keeper

Our master bedroom is huge, so one side will be baby’s side and the other side will be our side.  But we will be cosleeping at first.  My mom is shipping us a crib and we’re not sure when it’ll get here.  We’re not planning on cosleeping forever, just until she sleeps through the night.  We thought about a bassinet, but it seems like a waste of money for us since we would have nowhere to put it once the crib gets here.

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - LDS Seattle Temple & Hotel 1000

We are going to co-sleep using soemthing in the bed (like this one http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=cosleeper&oe=utf-8&ved=0CDIQrQQwAg&show=dd&cid=13389902731742182409&sa=title#p) but it makes my husband really nervous because he is worried about rolling over on the baby. I’m thinking about doing some test runs where I place a sandwhich in the co-cleeper and then when we wake up in the morning if the sandwhich is all mushed up we know baby shouldn’t be sleeping in bed with zombie husband! (Actually when I imagine this the sandwhich is replaced by a chocolate cake so I can have a little taste in the middle of the night if I feel like it 🙂 )

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My son was a preemie…he only weighed 4 pounds 11 ounces at birth. When I brought him home from the hospital 2 weeks later, he wieighed 5 pounds 7 ounces. He was very tiny (tear)…. I was terrified to have him anywhere else but right beside me so he slept with me. You know those theraputic pillows with the dip in the middle? He was so tiny that he fit perfectly in the middle of it. So I covered it with a recieving blanket and thats where he slept every night til he was big enough to sleep in his bassinet without me having a freak-out all night. He used his bass til he was 8 months and then I transitioned him into his crib in his room. And he transitioned well. He gave me no problems and he’s been sleeping in his own room with no problems ever since. He’s now 2 and a half.

 Wink

Post # 20
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Worker bee

  I used a bassinet with my first daughter but it was used and not in the greatest shape, so I bought a cradle for my new baby girl. We kind of did co sleeping. The first week or two my DH and I took turns sleeping on the couch sitting up with her on our chest. Then we moved to the bedroom. She’d start the night in the bassinet, then after a feeding we’d try and move her back if it didn’t work after a couple tries she’d sleep with us. Then in the morning she’d come hang out in the bed with me. I got her in the bassinet just about all the way after about a month and a half. Then she stayed there until about 3-4 months and slept in her crib after that. She’s 2.5 now and sleeps in a twin in her own room.

 She hated the pack and play so I’m not really figuring on usuing it much this time.

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

on looking for info to decide what you want to do, i honestly think that its different for every mom and baby, so try and see what works for you!!  but i use babycenter.com. they have a community like wedding bee where you can talk to moms with the same age babies or anyone really.  its really a great resource for me (but also comes with drama!!)

we had a pack and play that had the bassinet top, my son slept in that plus co-slept for the first 5 weeks, then we moved him to his crib.  co-sleeping is was great for breastfeeding in the early weeks, plus i never wanted him out of my arms.  but i heard every little noise he made and was awake all through the night when i didnt need to be.  by 5 weeks he was only eating every 4 fours at night so it wasnt to bad to get up and nurse in his room.

but like i said, you are the mom and you will know whats best for your family!!

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