Post # 1
We’re trying to decide where baby will sleep when she arrives in the next few weeks. We have a couple of options.
1. We have a standard classic crib. It’s got wheels, so while it’s set up in our bedroom, it can easily be wheeled into her bedroom when that time comes.
2. A friend gave us a moses basket, which she can sleep in at first until it’s time to move her into her crib.
3. We have a playard with a bassinet attachment.
Is there any real reason why people don’t put babies in cribs from the get-go?
Post # 3
We plan on having munchkin in the cradle that was mine when I was a baby in his own room. Then move him to the crib after a few months.
Post # 4
We had a bassinet in our room. I liked her there because I’m a paranoid new mom, I liked to be able to just look over and make sure she’s still breathing whenever I wanted. When she cries at night we just picked her up and brought her to her room anyway so it wasn’t more convenient that way. I don’t think I’d care what she was sleeping in, as long as it was close to my bed.
She moved over to her crib in her room a little after 6 weeks old. We have a monitor so I can hear ever little squeak and move, but I still go make sure she’s breathing occasionally 🙂
Post # 5
Both of my children slept in their crib in their own room from day 1. I know that this is not the current recommendation but that’s how it was at the time.
Post # 6
Baby T slept in our room in a cradle my dad made him until he was about 12 weeks old. We moved him to his crib for naps first, then for nights as well. I had no problem with the crib, but ours doesn’t move and I wanted him close by.
Post # 7
I swore I would never do it, but we co-slept.
Post # 8
I am not a mom yet, but very much plan on co-sleeping with my babies.
Post # 9
I’m not a mom yet, but I plan on co-sleeping as well. Then transitioning them when they are 18-24 months to their bedrooms.
Post # 10
We coslept for the first 5 months, then he moved to his own crib. When we coslept he had a little cot that fit in our bed. You could do the same with your moses basket.
Post # 11
I had a bassinet in my room at first, but ended up co-sleeping most of the time. Its more convenient to have them in your room, next to your bed, at least. You have to get up many times during the night, and its nice to have them right there so you don’t have to go far.
Post # 12
We co-bedded. Baby slept in a little sleeper in the bed until she was six months, then moved into a crib. We have a king size bed, so the space wasn’t an issue. But when we visited my parents we let her sleep in the bassinet in the playpen.
I actually felt like it was easier to put the baby into the bassinet than the crib without her waking up.
Post # 13
She sleeps in her Fisher Price Snug a bunny cradle swing at night and a bunch of different places for naptime. She went to sleep a lot easier at first when she was in a sort of snug environment, which the papasanness of the cradle swing provided, and we had the packnplay with newborn napper downstairs for some of her naps, which is also a kinda snug little environment.
For us the crib was too big to get through our narrow doors so once assembled it’s staying put in her nursery. But the other thing was she had her nights and days mixed up at first so would want to play after she nursed at night and also was waking up pretty frequently. By having her in the swing it let me get back to sleep quicker since I’d rock her for a bit but if she really wasn’t having it I’d just put her in the swing and let the swing do the rocking work. Within a couple days of switching from the pack n play to the swing she was waking up to eat but ready to go back to sleep right after. The other thing is that her head is just on a very slight incline, which for babies sleeping in car seats they say is a bit too extreme, but this was slight, and seemed to help with spitup or reflux and snuffling.
Post # 14
My house is pretty small and our bedroom is right next to baby’s so she slept in her crib in her room from the very first night. When we go visit my grandma she shares a room with us and all three of us sleep much worse together than we do when she’s in a separate room.
Post # 15
My baby isn’t due for another month but I bought an Arm’s Reach Co-Sleeper to use.
Post # 16
I don’t have a baby yet but I voted other. I intend for future children to sleep in their own room from Day 1.