Post # 17
My LO slept in an Arms Reach Co-sleeper right next to our bed for the first 5ish months. We had the Mini version and he grew out of it at about that time. If we had the Original he probably would have stayed in that for a little longer. When he grew out of the cosleeper he moved into our bed full time (this is where he would end up after the 3am feed anyway). If you aren’t comfortable with bed sharing then I would highly recommend a co-sleeper. It not only makes life SO much easier for you in those early days, it is actually safer for the baby to be close to mama at night.
Post # 18
My baby slept in a bassinet in our room for the first 6 weeks then we moved him to his crib. It was so nice not having to tiptoe around at night and constantly worry about waking him up. He sleeps for a couple hours in the morning in our bed so that he’s in easy reach.
Post # 19
I plan to do the bassinet for the first few weeks and then move to the pack-n-play. Don’t plan to move him to his room for several months. 1. Because of the SIDS risk best to have them in your room. 2. His room is up 1.5 flights of stairs and I’m not going up and down those stairs several times a day/night.
Post # 20
This is interesting! I always assumed most babies slept in their crib in the decked out nurseries. I like the idea of having something in the bedroom. Do your pack n plays have an attachment thingy for baby to sleep in. Then after 6 months are you transitioning into a crib? I’m not pregnant so I don’t know about any of this stuff!
Post # 21
ok..so for those who said they ‘co-slept’ with their babies..do you mean as in the a baby slept in bed with you? Just wanted to make sure I’m understanding this.
Post # 22
….once our time comes.. the baby would sleep in a bassinet either right next to my side of the bed or at the foot of the bed. Then once the baby outgrows the bassinet (I’m guessing at 2 months or so), they will sleep in their full sized crib.
Post # 23
We had a cradle in our room, but our son didn’t like it. We’d put him down & he’d cry right away. (DH also didnt like how far away our son was) So we got an Arms Reach co-sleeper after the 2nd night home. It has saved us! If he fusses, Darling Husband or I just need to reach over and put a hand on him to calm him down. I can easily see (with a night light) if he’s having a “wakeful” time or if he’s rooting because he’s getting hungry. Breastfeeding is super easy, since I only have to lift him up & bring him the 2 inches into the bed.
He’ll sleep in the co-sleeper until it doesn’t make sense for us to use it anymore (probably when he gets too big, which ideally will be around 6 months)
Post # 24
She slept in her crib for 2 wks and then started sleeping in our bed. She’s slept with us ever since.
Post # 25
our little guy is 12 days old and spends half his time in his crib and half his time in a little bouncy chair right next to my side of the bed. i would like him to sleep in his crib, which is in our room, but sometimes he doesn’t burp after eating and if I lay him flat, he’ll spit up. so he goes to the chair because it keeps him a little more upright.
Post # 26
thanks for all the helpful answers! We have a pack n play with the bassinet thing, and then I registered for a little chair/swing thing (almost looks like a hammock!) so I guess when LO gets here we’ll figure out what she likes best!