Post # 1
I was just wondering what your newborn slept in when they got home. I was thinking of getting a co-sleeper but the one I saw in babies-r-us, I did not like. I am against having her in the bed with me just because I’m scared that I will roll over her, lol. Please help!!
Post # 2
My Dirty Delete slept in a pack-and-play in our bed room for the first couple of weeks. Then I moved her into her nursery in her crib. I was one of those lucky mama’s who has a baby who didn’t mind sleeping in her crib.
Post # 3
I want to put her crib in our tiny bedroom at first. So it’s going to be tight for a bit. We might end up getting a bassinet if that doesn’t work though (ie she wono’t sleep in it).
Post # 4
Charlies_Angel: she’s currently in the napper portion of the pack n play next to our bed. When she starts sleeping longer stretches at night between feedinga we will move her to the crib In her own room.
Post # 5
We had something called a “snuggle nest” that was from babies r us for the first few nights our son was home, not sure if that is the same co-sleeper thing you are talking about. That helped me get through the first couple nights where I wanted him close but didn’t have the fear of rolling over on him since he was in that. We also used a bassinet for the first 3 months or so until he outgrew it, then went to crib from there.
Post # 6
We used the Arms Reach Co-sleeper. It was great! It connects to the bed so you don’t have to worry about it tipping over when you pick up your baby. The best part is your baby is right next to you. Plus you can easily disconnect it and use is as a stand alone bassinet. It has wheels so I would roll it into the living room to use during the day. My son slept in his Co-sleeper for 7 months. I will be using it again for my next baby for sure.
Post # 7
Dirty Delete sleeps in a Travel Lite Pack n Play, and while that’s a wonderful thing and I love it (love how small it is!!), she ends up in our bed a LOT so I kind of wish I had just gone for one of those co-sleepers that attaches to the bed. As it is, whenever she comes into bed, Darling Husband has to go into the other room because it doesn’t seem safe to have us all crammed in there … I prefer Dirty Delete to have plenty of room so I don’t have to worry about squishing her. If we had the co-sleeper, it wouldn’t be a problem. (no point buying one now — she’s moving into her own room in a month)
Post # 8
My plan was to just use the Pack n Play until we transition to the crib but I was offered a free bassinet. So yeah, without that it would be the pack n play.
Post # 9
I had planned on Dirty Delete sleeping in the bassinet portion of our pack n play, but she turned out to be high needs and will only sleep in our bed in my arms. I’m hoping to transition her to her pack n play in a month when she is 5 months old.
Post # 10
I have a bassinet, but the LO isn’t here yet. So I don’t know how she’ll like it. I have a pack and play too that I may keep on the main floor of the house for day time naps.
Post # 11
A bassinet, however he would have been fine in a Pack N Play too. We ended up moving him to his crib about a month in, he was SUCH a loud sleeper that every moan or groan woke us up. Good luck! 🙂
Post # 12
Dirty Delete sleeps in a bassinet beside our bed (on my side). She’s never had a problem sleeping in it, though she’s 2m tomorrow and I’m pretty sure by 3m she will grow out of it.
Post # 13
Mine went straight to the crib and started sleeping through the night consistently at 6 weeks
Post # 14
Haha! My first answer was a sleep sack and a hat. That’s not what you’re asking. Lol.
Our daughter slept in a bassinet for the first nap of the night and coslept through the night to nurse. Cosleepig was great for our whole family.
You’ll find what works best for you. Your plans may not work with your baby’s demands.
Post # 15
Charlies_Angel: I had my son in a bassinet in my room until this week (he just hit 12w today). I would love to have him with me still but he was outgrowing the bassinet and he sleeps better in his crib.
I would warn against the Rock n Play for long term sleeping. The angle isn’t necessarily good (unless you have a reflux baby) and the baby can’t move its head side to side and may end up with a flat head.