Post # 1
Anyone have any good recommendations on a moses basket and stand/rocker? Originally I wanted to just put baby in her own room and crib from day 1 but DH thinks it would be easier all around to keep her in our room for a few weeks. We have a two story home with all bedrooms on the second floor and all main living on the first. We hope to have a pack n play for the first level but wouldn’t want to tote it up and down the stairs every day for bedtime. The best option seems to be getting a moses basket with stand so if we want to keep her downstairs with us we can and then when it is bedtime we can take her up without waking her (wishful thinking that she will be sleeping all these times, hehe). Thoughts on them if you have one? Did you love it? Not worth it? Any other suggestions given our circumstances? THANKS!
Post # 2
We have a Moses basket and I really like it. We don’t have a stand for it, though, and it didn’t replace the bassinet. I put LO in the moses basket in the bathroom while I showered, etc, and in other rooms around the house while I did whatever. We still used a bassinet at night, though.
A Moses basket and stand should work just fine in lieu of a bassinet if you want to go that route. You should know, though: if LO falls asleep in the basket downstairs, you should *not* carry the baby in the basket by the handles to go upstairs. You would need to either carry the basket supporting its weight from the bottom (which would be a little awkward – they’re not heavy, but they’re big enough that it would be hard to see your feet while climbing stairs) or else pick the baby up out of the basket and carry them separately, then lay the baby back down. So, no guarantee that you can carry her without waking her.
Post # 3
KCKnd2: Good to know about not carrying baby by the handles up the stairs. I got one of those Fisher Price rock n play seat things that I’m hoping the baby can sit in for times that you mentioned your LO sits in the basket. I don’t really want to buy something else just for the baby to sleep in a couple weeks but the other part of me knows she needs something.
Post # 4
I just have bassinets for my twins, but moses basket is a great idea because it’s mobile and especially if you plan to transition to crib asap, it will come in more handy once baby is sleeping in her crib you can utilize moses basket for napping elsewhere in the home. And yeah I agree with your hubs, it will be so much easier especially first 4-6 weeks. Our twins are 8 weeks and just starting to sleep longer stretches, I would have gone nuts having to cross the hall into their nursery every 1.5 hours! I know they tell you babies eat every 2-3 hours but not all babies are created equal. They are hungry when they are hungry, not when you area ready to feed them. lol.
At 8 weeks I’d say it’s feasible to move our babies to the nursery, but I still rather have them right there next to me for at least another month or two until they are sleeping a good solid 6 hours.