Sleeping solution for a very tall/long infant

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Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Pack n plays are roughly the same size as a mini crib, but cheaper, so that may be worth looking into! You could also look at the MiClassic on amazon, it’s reasonable and much bigger than traditional bassinets. 

We opted for the babybay maxi bassinet since we’re super tall ourselves, and have a pack n play to fill in the gaps between when he ages out of it and when we feel comfortable moving him (it’ll be at least 6 months, but we’re open to the full 12 AAP recommends if that works out for us). 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee

What about a pack n play? 

eta: we moved both of our babies out of our room into their own cribs earlier than most (7w and 5w, respectively) but I think I would have set up a PNP if I’d needed to keep them in our room after they outgrew the bassinet. We have a PNP anyway that we use for travel so …kill 2 birds with one stone?

Post # 4
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Helper bee

We used a portable mini crib (it folds up) and loved it.  Just as sturdy as a real crib, took up the same amount of space as a pack n play and folded up if we needed more room or when we stored it beteen kids.  Loved it!

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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@ulyana:  I had the same problem with my son and we just moved him to his crib in his room. He’s a giant. I kept the monitor cranked right next to my head (I could hear him breathing through it – we don’t actually need one to hear cries since he’s next door). Alternatively a pack and play is probably your easiest choice. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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@ulyana:  we had this issue, my son is off the charts for height and he outgrew the halo bassinet at like 12w.  We moved to a pack n play until transitioning to the crib in his own room at 6m.  We also spent a fortune on sleep sacks, I would recommend woolino ultimate sleep sack, they fit until 35″ (almost outgrown at 8m 😬)

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We moved one of our dressers into what would eventually become the baby’s room. That made room for the crib in our bedroom with no need to buy another piece we didn’t need.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

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@ulyana:  Can’t add a link but we ordered the “Dream On Me 3 in 1 Portable Folding Stationary Side Crib” from amazon.  Looks like it has gone up in price since we got it 3 years ago but we really liked it.  Like a normal crib, the mattress height is adjustable which is really useful.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

My baby is huge and outgrew the bassinet by 2.5 months. I tried the pack and play but it was just too low to the ground for me. So I got a smaller crib for our room. He’s in that now. I’ll sell it once I’m done with it. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

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@ulyana:  the downside of the babybay maxi is that it’s EXPENSIVE. We justified it because we are renting an apartment until he’s 6-6.5 months old (hence the “we’ll definitely be room sharing that long, since he has nowhere else to go” thing) and aren’t bothering with a crib until we get our house and set up a real nursery. It’s about the same size as the MiClassic though, so definitely check that one out! 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My son has been above the 99th percentile for height his whole life so far and we had the same problem. Had to use a pack n play.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

We got a mini crib. My daughter is 11 months and still sleeps in our room. It took some rearranging (we had to move the glider out of our room) but it fits. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

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@ulyana:  We have the lotus for travel (got it for our toddler) and it’s nice but yeah I wouldnt use it for every day for an infant. Too much of a pain to get up and scoop the baby off the floor essentially multiple times a night. 

If it’s only another 3 months you intend to keep baby with you, I’d look into getting a regular PNP with the option for a raised mattress, or maybe renting a mini crib. Or just move the baby into their own room and get a monitor. Our daughters’ bedrooms are right next to ours (like 7 feet away) and we dont even use the monitor at night because we can very easily hear them if we leave our door open…we only use the monitor when they’re napping upstairs and we’re downstairs or something.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

We were fortunate that a family member had the Restoration Hardware wicker bassinet & stand that they lent us – it’s much bigger than most bassinets on the market (he’d outgrown his Moba bassinet by <3 months) and we were actually able to keep him in it until we moved him into his crib in his own room at ~5 months. He was a bit squished at the end, but still slept happily.

We also have the Woolino sleepsacks and now at 2 years old he still insists on sleeping with it draped over him (although wearing it is definitely a hard ‘no’ from him…this kid likes his freedom!) We live in a cold climate so we have the Milk & Honey down sleepsack for the coldest months and he also still slips with that (again…draped over only). He would have been 8 months going into winter last year so your LO may be a touch young.

We have the same PNP as you and LOVE it for travel, but agree that it’s not a good day-to-day option, especially for this young!

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