Post # 16
Bassinet and Swing for the first few weeks. We transitioned our son to his crib at about 2 weeks – his constant little noises kept us up 24/7 and we needed to sleep! He was fine in his crib and sleeps like champ now! The basinett was not very convenient after having a C-Section though. My husband had to get out of bed, hand him to me and put him back as I was very sore from surgery. There was no way I could reach over and grab him myself.
Post # 17
Mine hated the bassinet. I ended up keeping him in the RNP next to our bed until about 5 weeks then transitioned him to the crib in his room.
Post # 18
basinnet, then co sleeping
Post # 19
MrsBananas: Nope, I got the one without the nightlight/timer/sounds. It seems like everything comes with those add ons now (I even saw a humidifier that had a nightlight and music!!), so I figured for simplicity sake, I’d just get the regular Halo and save the $50, and then I’m getting a separate nightlight + sounds device so that it can be used after baby is transitioned to the crib as well.
Post # 20
We put our twins in the same crib in the living room. We were originally going to put it in our room, but they were on oxygen and monitors and that was a tripping hazard with our house so we moved them to the living room. It was nice because we split the night up and so I took care of the ‘noisy’ kids for the first half of the night while Darling Husband slept and then we switched.
Post # 21
I get all of the bad press about the rock n play, but sometimes with a newborn you’ll do almost anything to get them to sleep. My daughter is 3 months old, and we tried the crib and bassinet from the beginning but she HATED them both and would only sleep for maybe 30 minutes at a time. But with the rock n play she would sleep for 3 – 4 hours at a time at night. Once she was about 6 weeks old she started to like spreading out and stretching more and stopped sleeping well in the rock n play so we transitioned her to the crib in our room. Then, she slept like a champ in her crib. For the first week or so she would wake up around 230 but after that she’s been STTN.
I think when they’re just born, you have to do what you have to do for everyone to get sleep. I think it’s more of an everything in moderation thing. Every baby is different, so you end up having to do what works best for you.
Post # 22
- Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017
Beakas444: This is exactly my plan for my first due in August. I’ll get the auto RnP as the primary ‘put-down’ place when I need to be hands-free and as a back-up if she just won’t sleep flat from the beginning. I like the snug fit it gives newborns- it must remind them of being in the womb! I have read the health warning articles so like you- everything in moderation!
And lucky you getting STTN by 2 months!!
Post # 23
beachbee17: My Dear Daughter slept int the bassinet top of a pack and play in our room for 6 weeks then we decided to try having her sleep in her crib in the nursery. It was a tough couple days on Mommy but she has been sleeping in nursery every night since, she is 4 months old today. No regrets with doing it so early there were really no issues!
Post # 24
beachbee17: Dear Daughter is 6 months old and we co-sleep. We are going to set up a crib and side-car it to the bed to make things more roomy and (hopefully) get her used to sleeping in her own space.
I love co-sleeping, and I think it has allowed us to get a lot more sleep that we might have otherwise since I don’t have to get up to nurse. However, I get the worst “co-sleepers shoulder” pain from sleeping in basically the same position all night. Hopefully an extension of our queen size bed will allow me to move around again somewhat.
Post # 25
MrsYoshida: I know, we’ve gotten sooooo lucky with her night sleeping! But her naps are another story. She fights naps all day long. I can usually only get 30 minutes max out of her at a time, but we’re working on it!
Post # 26
Our baby is 1 week away from turning 4 months old. He sleeps in his bassinet for night sleeping and at least 1 nap a day. Other naps are mainly taken in his rock n’ play (with a boppy pillow for his head). As of last week we have been transitioning him to take some daytime naps in his crib which is in his actual room (bassinet is in our room) so that he can start sleeping in it over night. Since around 2.5 months our baby sleeps through the night and it has always been in his bassinet. So far he has taken to his crib, so hopefully he will sleep through the night in there too.
Post # 27
Both my boys were in their cribs from day 1. Our third (who’s due at the end of the month!) will also.
Post # 28
FP Rock n Play! Best thing everrr for newborns. They feel snuggled because of the curved/rasied sides and slightly upright so if your baby has reflux issues it helps a ton. 100% recommend.
ETA: If your baby has no issues sleeping flat (i.e no reflux or anything else) A regular bassinet works fine. Dear Daughter transitioned to her crib in the nursery a little before she was 2 months old because we wanted our room back after she went to sleep, haha.
Post # 29
Our Dear Daughter has been sleeping in the pack n play in our bedroom all night so far (she’s 7 weeks now). I do have to say, the rock n play is worth having. We didn’t have her sleeping in it at night, because thank goodness she slep pretty well in the pack n play from the start, but in the early days she took most of her naps in it and it’s still a good spot to put her down when I need to go to the bathroom or make a bottle or get myself food or water or something – she’s usually pretty happy and calm just sitting in it for a little while.
Post # 30
All my children slept in cribs from the get go.