(Closed) When baby is in your bedroom at night, where do they sleep?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

@KateByDesign: I’m not PG yet (fingers crossed for soon!) but I was going to do the SAME thing as you since we have limited space. The picture on Amazon shows a mom in bed and the baby sleeping in it!

Maybe your friend got worked up because this article is going around Facebook about a baby that died sleeping in a car seat due to positional asphyxia?

The positions are different as I think the car seat is more at an angle than the Rock N Play sleeper. I’d ask your pediatrician just to be safe.

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

@diplomatswife that bassinet you posted is great! It’s flat (as people suggest the baby sleep) and would easily fit on the side of my bed and you can peek through the side. Thanks for posting it. Hopefully one day I’ll need it!

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Looking at the product on amazon there were quite a few reviews from parents who used it as a main sleeping area for baby and have ended up with baby having ‘malformed heads’ apparently. Looking at THIS and where it falls in (or rather out) of guidelines I wouldn’t be keen on using one. 

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

we cosleep

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I used a moses basket for my DS. I don’t know if that is still a thing…because this was 11 years ago. 🙂 If it is, it’s portable, small and fit the bill until DS was about 5 months. 

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Our master bedroom opens in to the nursery. So I do plan to have the baby there. Though not sure in what. That’s something I am going to leave up to my own mum who will be here for the 1st month to ‘show me the ropes’ so to speak. I don’t believe when I was baby that I even had a crib. So will be interesting…!

Post # 38
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@KateByDesign:  While I am doing a pack n play, I actually raised this same question in a thread early on in my pregnancy and I believe a lot of people said it was more so ideal for naps more so than nighttime sleeping.

However, upon doing much of my own research, while I did find the pack n play to be a better option (at least for us), I found a lot of moms who ose a rock n play sleeper. AND my mom actually questioned my pack n play and why I would have the baby lie flat. She said she would always prop us up slightly in case we’d throw up (it would more than likely projectile out than come right back at us and possibly choke us–whether or not this is a legit concern I do not know).

I think in your case rather than the rock n play sleeper, I might just use a bassinate or co-sleeper instead.

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@KateByDesign:  initially I had him in the rnp and then started wondering why I would break the standard rules- flat on his back on a firm surface. The rnp is neither. I had a bassinet so that’s where he happily sleeps every night and for some naps. He does not have reflux so really has no need to be elevated. 

Post # 40
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@KateByDesign:  I work at a daycare and we put rolled up towels under one end of the crib to elevate it. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with sleeping at an angle.

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

When they’re newborns, the recommendation is that they sleep flat on their backs because they don’t have the neck strength of lift their chin off their chests so they can have lower oxygen after two hours – same concern with carseats. That said, loads and loads and loads of people have newborns in rnps with no harm coming to them. Cosleeping also has some reports of increased risk of death, as does crib sleeping, as do bassinettes, etc. So I think it’s all about what you’re comfortable with. The by the book way to have them sleep is flat on their backs, no blankets, in your room, on a hard matress, with no suffocation hazards such as toys or bumpers in the bed. Almost no one always does this, in my experience. I certainly never have successfully. 

Post # 42
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I really have no advice to offer.  But I gotta say I can’t believe how people come up with more and more things that will “kill your child” and are soooo dangerous.  Why would sleeping on a slight angle like that kill them?  Babies sleep a lot, so what are you going to do, wake them up every time they fall asleep in their car seat, swing, etc?

It won’t kill them.  They’ll be fine.  Just use the thing you originally planned on 🙂

Post # 43
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Bumble bee
Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m sure what you’ve chosen will be fine. Bassinet’s are always an option too.. this is pretty much exactly the one we’ll be using:

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We started my baby out in a pack n play…but when she was about 3 weeks old, we tried her in the rock n play and never looked back.  She loved it, slept better in it and I felt safe with her being in it because it was elevated.  We put her in there for naps and bedtime and during times if I just needed a break from holding her- she felt safe in it.  She’s 5 months now and doesn’t have a flat head. 

 

My only problem was trying to transition her out of there into the crib. Once she got used to it, she didn’t want to lay flat anymore. I had been trying since she was about 12 weeks but it wasn’t going so well.  Finally about 2-3 weeks ago, she just decided she wasn’t comfortable in the rock n play anymore so I tried the crib again and she slept all night.  I guess I just had to wait for her to be ready 🙂

 

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