Post # 16
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 # 17
Thank you bees! This is super helpful.
I think for now we will try to fit his crib in our room and if that really sucks we will purchase one of the pack and plays or a mini crib. I wish I thought of this before, I just had no idea babies can outgrow bassinets that quickly.
Post # 18
I’m considering something like that. We have a tiny couch in babies room so I guess I could sleep on that but I wish I didn’t have to.
Post # 19
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
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
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 # 22
yeah we have the same one, it’s nice but it’s true it’s hard to lower baby from the top. Much easier to use the zipper but sometimes that wakes him up :,(
oh. I’m surprised by how long our baby is, I’m really more like a regular size so 99 percentile seems out of the blue. Good point about the sleep, I definitely need quality there so will pursue the crib in the bedroom route even though we might stand on the bed to use the closet :))
Post # 23
Just chiming in to say – what a creative solution!