(Closed) Pack n' play or rock n' play sleeper?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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KatiePi:  We have a swing, bouncer and pack n play. Personally, they all serve different purposes. We didn’t initially think that we would need a swing, but we really did.. though all babies are different, my niece hates the swing.  This is the pack n play we have:

The piece to the left vibrates and plays music. It was a great place for LO to nap. He used it until he didn’t fit anymore! Thats a changing table to the right, it was not sturdy enough to use, so we stored receiving blankets and wash cloths on it. Directly underneath was considered the “bassinet” It was basically, just the pack n play bottom, but raised up. That piece also vibrated/played music.

LO used this to sleep in at night, along with a bassinet we had when he was really little. With number two, we are going to attempt to start the baby in the crib from the beginning. We had a very difficult transition period with the first and I would like to at least attempt to avoid that this time.

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

 

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KatiePi:  Essentially, we just slowly increased the size of his sleep area over time, and he of course got bigger, so the two combined gave him more security. We went from a small bassinet to a bit larger one, to the pack n play. We got him in his own room at about six months old.

The biggest problem that we had was that he would wiggle out of a swaddle, and then reach his arms out, but couldn’t feel anything, so he would freak out. So… learn to swaddle really well or cheat and buy swaddling blankets (we are buying the swaddling blankets for this one because we both just stink at it).

This is the bigger bassinet we used. It was great because it is collapsable, so we could travel with it.

Post # 19
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Helper bee

Both helped us immensely! We had a handmade bassinet but he didn’t like it right away so we had the PNP for 2 months. The RNP was great for naps. My son would not go in his swing, but be over his RNP. It was a lifesaver and his head was never flat. I would get both

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We had both.  In the early weeks (until about 8 weeks) she slept in the rock n play next to our bed. It was so much easier to pack up than the pack n play so we took it with us when visiting people so she had a place to nap.  The pack n play we had in the living room and used it to have a safe place to put her down where the dogs couldn’t get to her and then to change diapers.  I also had a bouncy seat that was used mostly when I took a shower so I could bring her into the bathroom with me and then a swing in the living room that never got used because she hated it. 

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