(Closed) Newborn Napper experience…

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I don’t have one, but there is a store called Once Upon a Child in my area that is a second-hand children’s store. They have a lot of old pack n’ plays at the one closest to me.

There’s also a place called Karosel Kids. I’m not sure if that’s the correct spelling, and they are smaller than Once Upon a Child, but they have good deals as well.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I think the travel lite crib would be a good option also. It works like a bassinett, which the baby needs for the first few months anyway, it has wheels and then turns into a mini pack and play. We are getting this since the big pack and plays I think are just too big and the bassinett part on top looks flimsy IMO.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m planning to get a Pack’n’play without the newborn napper. An infant can only use the newborn napper part for a short time, and I didn’t like how it was placed so high in the pack’n’play. We plan to use a pack’n’play with a bassinet, or maybe the travel lite crib, for our baby for the first few months at home until we move to the regular crib. We are planning to use a full size pack’n’play in place of a crib at my in-laws on weekends for as long as the baby will fit.

I’m assuming when you say newborn napper, you are referring to the white part that sits above the bassinet section next to the changing area, and not just the bassinet section itself which is also raised above the floor, but is the same width/length as the pack’n’play.

 

A friend had the one above and never used the newborn napper area because it wasn’t really sturdy and she wanted her baby to be lower in the pack’n’play. She is the one who advised us to save the money and buy one without it.

The full size pack’n’plays, even those made by other companies, are pretty wide, just in case you are thinking about moving it from room to room. Arms Reach makes a smaller co-sleeper called the mini, which is essentially the same as a pack’n’play but one side can lower so you can put it right next to your bed and access the baby more easily.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Our son slept in the bassinet part of the Pack N Play in our room his first three months.  I thought it worked great! and having a changing table on the Pack and Play is SUPER convenient for those middle of the night changes!

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