(Closed) Where did your baby sleep when he/she was a newborn?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My baby is sleeping in a little bassinet basket thingie: http://www.target.com/p/summer-infant-by-your-side-sleeper/-/A-13680579

When he outgrows that, he’ll be in a cradle in our bedroom. Then in a pack-n-play in our bedroom if he outgrows the cradle before 6 months.

I plan on keeping him in our bedroom until 6 months. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), babies that room-in with their parents the first 6 months have lower incidence of SIDS.

Post # 4
1509 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My preemie slept in a Moses Basket for about the first 6 weeks in her room.  I slept on a day bed in her room with her.  After 6 weeks, we put her in the crib and she has been there ever since.  She is 7 months old now.  I still sleep in the nursery, but that is another story.  She still isn’t sleeping through the night, but she is still so small.  

Post # 5
1486 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Kalamaz17:  My baby slept inside a chair shoved inside a pack and play inside our bedroom.  We put her in the pack and play, and she just looked so, so tiny, that we put her inside her chair.  But we didn’t want the animals to mess with her when she was sleeping, so we put the chair inside the pack and play.  This is just the chair when she was three weeks old.  She STILL uses this chair for naptime, but when she was 9 weeks we transitioned to a crib in her own room.

ETA: She’s 6 months now.  We got our miles worth out of that chair!  We hated, HATED the bassinet, which she tried for about a week.  She didn’t sleep in it, and we went from a sleeping through the night baby to an up-every-20-minutes baby.  After we put her in her crib, she went back to sleeping through the night.

Post # 6
45 posts
  • Wedding: February 2012

We had a bassinet in our room until 3 months. Then we put her in her room in her crib. The bassinet was a hand me down and I didn’t like that particular one, next time I will get a pack-n-play with a bassinet type deal at the top. I just think that gives you more bang for your buck.


Post # 7
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

All my kids slept beside our bed in a bassinet or a pak-n-play until about 4-6 months. Then went in a normal size crib.

Post # 9
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

In our bed. 

Post # 10
1309 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

DD slept in a bassinet for the first few weeks, maybe 6 weeks. Then we coslept for a while (2-3 weeks) and then we moved her into a normal crib.

Post # 11
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Both my babies slept in our bed with us. it helped immensely with breast feeding since both of mine were terrible sleepers and nursed a lot through the night.

Post # 12
2814 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Our PLAN is to have him sleep in his crib from day one.  We have a bassinet, but we aren’t really comfortable with it since it has soft sides (seems no different than having the bumper in the crib).  We’ll see what happens though.  We are flexible.  

Post # 13
13094 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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@BoiledPNut:  “Our PLAN is to have him sleep in his crib from day one.”

Same here.

Post # 14
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

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@BoiledPNut:  Isn’t the soft side/bumper issue only a concern once they can turn over, which as far as I understand a brand new infant cannot do?

OP, I plan to have our baby in a bassinet in our room, but no matter what, we’ll have the baby in our room, even if he/she grows to big for the bassinet soon. We’ll put the crib in there if we have to.

Post # 15
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Most of the time she slept in her crib, but there were a lot of nights where she co-slept with us. It was easiest since I was breastfeeding and didn’t have to get up and down. We did this til about 5 months.

Post # 16
4038 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We have a pack n play with the newborn napper at the foot of our bed. He goes down in that, and when he wakes up to be changed/nurse around 4am I bring him into bed with us. 

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