(Closed) Rock n' play sleeper? Swing? Bassinet? Pack and play?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

imnotorange:  We have decided to register for a Rock N Play (2 good friends swear by them) and use it in our room for sleeping – though I’m hoping to go straight to crib, but I know that probably won’t happen. I’d say it’s similar to a swing, but doesn’t actually have that swinging back and forth motion.. but does the same thing, makes movement. We won’t be registering for a Pack N Play or bassinet. 

I just feel like it’s a waste, to have all those different items when they’re basically all the same thing, a place for baby to sleep besides the crib. Another reason we chose the Rock N Play is because it’s smaller and we don’t have a big room.

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

In getting a rock n play that rocks itself for baby #2. Our PNP bassinet plan failed miserably with baby #1.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

imnotorange:  Looks like a good one to me, I like the light neutral colors! There’s about 2 or 3 I’m debating between still, I’d say they’re all pretty similiar.. just depends on how fancy you want it.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

The rock n play is pretty controversial when it comes to safe sleep. Do your own research to make sure it’s right for you.

There was also a recent thread discussing the pros and cons of a pack n play. You should check it out. 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by  CherryA.
Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

imnotorange:  we had a bassinet for our room. 

Swing for the living room, and a pack n play I wouldn’t bother with really, unless you have like a mansion and no baby gates, or you travel a lot. 

We we have literally only used ours a handful of times. 

 

We  got the snug a puppy swing- awesome. LO loved it too!

for baby 2 I def plan on getting a bouncer. Boy did I miss one of those. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

My DS slept in his Rock ‘n’ Play for every night and nap for the first 6 months. It was by our bed at night and traveled around the house with me for naps (bathroom while i showered, kitchen while I made dinner…etc). It was THE BEST!!!

I used a swing for the first three months when he was fussy. It worked 50% of the time to calm him down and he would sometimes fall asleep and nap for 30 or so minutes in it, but I wouldn’t say it was a lifesaver.

I never used a pack ‘n’ play. We bought one used and it never left the basement. It was heavy, bulky, and didn’t seem like it would be comfortable at all, so I never used it.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My son has slept in the rock n play and at 3 months he’s just about too big for it, but he’s a big guy at almost 16lbs already. We plan to transition to the crib, not get a pack n play for in between. However, I do think I’ll want a pack n play soon for him to hang out in when I need to do things around the house and need him contained. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

CherryA:  It’s exactly because of these reviews, and the doctors that have been so outspoken against them, that have made me decide not to buy a rock n play. We’ll be getting a bassinet instead, and like you said, it’s just the choice that feels right for me.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

CherryA:  this is true! people love rock and plays but they aren’t considered a safe sleep surface. I was in that other thread and here are some links on why rock and plays are not a safe sleep surface for babies. its an individual decision each parent has to make but I think people need to be fully informed of the risks before they decide. Same with co-sleeping. People need to be aware that it is risky and accept the risk. 

 http://www.cribsforkids.org/ask-the-pediatrician-dr-tyrala-bio/questionsandanswers/

http://kckidsdoc.com/dear-fisher-price.html

The Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper is NOT for sleeping

a pack and play is a great (and cheap!) safe sleep surface for babies thats portable! We are getting the kind without the cuddle cove as that is too soft for a sleeping baby, and will use the bassinet feature. I’d be okay with a supervised baby sleeping in a swing or bouncer but the difference is position, amount of padding, and supervision vs sleeping at night. 

 

 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by  HeyJude72.
Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

HeyJude72:  ykyegbride:  Absolutely. It’s important to inform yourself, especially where the safety of your own child is concerned.

I actually have a Rock n Play and had planned on using it as a bassinet of sorts, but after reading all the stories about torticollis and after talking to my friend who is a pediatrician, I decided it wasn’t right for us in that capacity. That’s not to say that we didn’t get any use out of it. It was a great item to take to a friend’s or grandparent’s house for when we needed to put the baby down (such as while we were eating) or for a short, supervised nap. And I used to set it in front of the screen door and let my LO lie in it and watch the birds and just look outside while I did light chores, which she loved.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant

My daughter slept in her pack and play that had a bassinet attachment until she became too big for the bassinet part. At about 6 months she moved into her room and slept in her regular crib. Her swing was seriously a life saver though. Sometimes i was too exhausted to rock her to sleep (i didnt want to fall asleep with her in my arms) and the swing did the trick.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

imnotorange:  I purchased a pack and play and I could not for the life of me get my son to stay alseep in it. He wouldn’t sleep in his crib either. I purchased the rock and play sleeper and my only regret is not purchasing that thing sooner. My son loved that thing so much and I hated when he out grew it. Do lots and lots of research when it comes to your child. Do what is best for you and your child. 

 

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