(Closed) Playard, crib or bassinet for newborn?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: What should I use for my newborn-3 month old to sleep before the big crib upstairs?



    A second crib


  • Post # 17
    2492 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    @ThreeMeers:  ooh! I just picked up one of those from a family in my neighborhood for $10! Glad to know people love it!

    Post # 18
    280 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We’ve been using a rock and play as well.  Our daughter is almost 8 weeks.  It is very convenient to have next to the bed.  I can just lean over in the night and rock her back to sleep.        I am wondering if it is going to be tougher to transition to her crib because she is so used to sleeping at an incline and not flat, but I guess we will deal with that when the time comes.  

    Post # 19
    985 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    we are using a pack and play because it has the basinet feature… and it seems silly to also buy a bassinet!

    Post # 20
    702 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I am due in Nov and plan to move the following March or April. So we decided not to do up a full nursery until after we get into our new place. Baby will be living out of a pack n’ play for the first 6 months. I also got the one with removable bassinet and changing table. 

    Post # 22
    357 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I purchased my sister a thingy thst functioned as a changing table but also as a sleeper .  It comes with a Moses basket which can hold baby up to 3 months.  The basket obviously comes off , she used the basket for sleeping for a long while.  The table also cones w adorable storage baskets for diapers and such.  

    My sister a bought the pack and play w the changing table / infant sleeper attachment and said it was quite unnecessary . She won’t be using for future pregnancies and she used this ‘downstairs.’

    Post # 23
    1617 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I voted for the play yard but I am assuming you mean the pack and play version with bassinet attachment and maybe even changing station?  That is what we have for our baby.  We have a 1 level home that isn’t very big (1600 or so sf).  

    I did get a crib for my dd and used the pack and play in our room and then the living room but when she was a baby but this time I am just using a pack and play for baby in his nursery (no crib) and plan to get the rock and play Fisher Price ‘bassinet’ for our room for nightime while he is still a newborn.  That way I won’t have to have him sleep in his room right away and I won’t have to get out of bed to feed him at night.  He will hopefully nap in his room in the bassinet portion of the pack and play.  Once he is too big for the bassinet, we’ll remove it and have him use the play pen portion (we have a mattress for him already which makes it more like a crib bed. )  I just think if you’re going to get a bassinet, get the pack and play with bassinet as you’ll get more use out of it and it will last longer.  babies outgrow regular bassinets really quickly.

    Post # 24
    2187 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    To be perfectly honest, I used a large wicker laundry basket the first two months. Very portable and it worked perfectly well!


    Post # 25
    2168 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @trueblue14:  lol! … awesome.


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    @Miss Damask:  We’ll be using a bassinet in our room for the first few months until we move early next year.

    Post # 26
    557 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @trueblue14:  Haha! Awesome. My mom told me that “everybody” she knows used a sock drawer as a basinet for the first few months. Your idea sounds much better.

    Our LO isn’t here yet, but we got a basinet. It’s the type with a wicker basket top that lifts off so you can carry it around the house.

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