Post # 31
Our son is 9 weeks old, but he was a teeny preemie. He spends a lot of the day in his rock n play, because you can’t hold an infant all day long. At night he’s in his pack n play in our room. We don’t even have a crib yet, but in another month or two we’ll start to get him in his own space.
Post # 32
I have no babies, so I can’t comment personally… but my parents put me in a dog bed till I didn’t fit anymore! lol…
Post # 33
We got a hand me down bassinet from a friend — Slumbertime I think? It was small enough that baby seemed to feel cozy in it. I wouldn’t buy one with built in music or mobil — just get a separate white noise machine for baby to fall asleep to, then you can use it once he or she is in the bigger crib too.
Post # 34
My little boy slept in a Moses basket for the first month, a co sleeper called the chicco next2me for a little while and now he just sleeps with me (he’s 4 months) and a vibrating chair during the day for naps.
Post # 35
Our plan is to put his crib in our room for the first 6 months (and only because that’s the guideline). We are not comfortable with the idea of co sleeping right now (who knows what’ll happen when he’s actually here!) We haven’t bought or registered for a basinett because the weight limit on most of them isn’t very high. And it seems like a big expense for a very short amount of time. We have a large master. So there’s enough room to include his crib without losing any space (the area is dead space that laundry piles up in currently!) If he needs to be closer we can reorient the bed, or I’d consider one of the sidecar crib things.
I hadn’t given any thoughts about where he’ll nap. Crib? We were always put to sleep for naps in our crib at home. Pack and Play? Swing? Chair? I thought I’d read that they shouldn’t be put down in a swing/car seat/stroller for naps. But I have no idea what I’ll actually do when the time comes.
Post # 36
beachbee17: our newborn will be sleeping in a cosleeper and then when he/she is big enough we will move baby to the crib.
I know a lot of parents who dont bother with a bassinet or cosleeper but fitting a crib iin our bedroom was not an option. Its fine bc the cosleeper doesnt take up much room and folds up nice for storage! And i like that i am basically sleeping with the baby in mt bed, i can reach out and touch baby
Post # 37
- Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018
beachbee17: We are thinking on investing in a crib and having baby sleep there from day 1. We have a huge bedroom, so half of it will be the nursery. To me, a crib seems like the safest and the best option for baby to continue to sleep there when moved to another room later on.