Sleeping solution for a very tall/long infant

posted 3 months ago in Babies
Post # 16
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Helper bee

So my first long baby, we had room for the crib in our room, moved him at just under a year. For my second long baby, after he outgrew the bassinet (approx 3 months) we had room for a bed in baby’s room that I slept in a lot of the time beside his crib. I often started the night in our bedroom, then after first feeding just stayed in there with baby. Our older lo still creeps in to our bed at early morning, so this was the best way to have the least amount of disruption for everyone at our house

Post # 19
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Helper bee

I don’t have room yet for a crib so bought a travel crib for our bedroom. I got the Lotus Gauva family travel crib and LOVE it. It’s really well made. I am short (sounds like you both might be tall) and it has a zip up door so you don’t need to reach over the side. It’s useful if you are short but also if your baby wakes while lowering him. Eventually, we’ll get a crib but this won’t go to waste because we will use it when we travel. 

Post # 20
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Sugar Beekeeper

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@MiniMeow:  

l have now found out that a glider can be a piece of nursery furniture ..l had to google it because l could not believe you had an engineless plane in the baby’s room. 

Post # 21
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Helper bee

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@ulyana:  tiny couch in baby bedroom sounds not comfy at all. Coming from a place where my babies were still waking to feed a couple times a night (which I was ok with) well over a year, making sure the sleep times I had was quality sleep was/is important. I would absolutely find a way to put the crib in your room if you can before trying to sleep on a tiny couch – it might not look great but it won’t be forever.

That said, my babies are tall likely due to genetics… DH and I are well above average height, so a couch I couldn’t stretch out on would have been a no go. Perhaps just a single mattress in the floor beside the crib in babies room? One that you can then use far down the line when they are ready for a bed (so you aren’t purchasing “extra” just earlier).

Baby (and parent) sleep is always so tricky to work out, and different families have something that works best for them. Good luck 🙂

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
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@julies1949:    Just chiming in to say – what a creative solution!

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