I didn't use one but all the moms I know who used one loved it. They said it was so much easier because they never had to get out of bed to get LO. I don't have a great reason why we chose against it except I couldn't really find one that I liked. H wasn't for co-sleeping so he was against the co-sleeper. LO ended up in our beds many nights in the beginning anyways so not having a co-sleeper didn't stop that from happening. In retrospect, H probably would have changed his mind about the co-sleeper especially since I ended up having a c/s and H would have to get out of bed to pick up LO and bring him to me since it was so hard for me to move.
Post by mom2boxers on Mar 31, 2015 15:20:23 GMT -5
There's also a HALO bassinet out there now that you can use and it swings from the side to you in the bed. They advertise it as being easier on those who have had c-sections. If you're not planning on true co-sleeping, it might be an option for having the baby close for BFing in the beginning, but not actually being in or attached to the bed.
Post by SpinsOffResonance on Apr 30, 2015 14:12:00 GMT -5
We used the Arm's Reach mini cosleeper. We used it 8 months with DD1. Used it 8months as a cosleeper with DD2, then put the side up and we're still using it now as her bed. It's great, loved the convenience of it.
Post by squeakyduck on May 21, 2015 10:55:09 GMT -5
We want to side-car an ikea crib. I hate all the uni-tasker baby gear, and an ikea crib will be useful all the way up to a toddler bed.
However I'd still feel better with some kind of barrier between the crib and bed, so does anyone have a recommendation for a portable bassinet that could sit in the side-car or a railing, or just anything to keep baby within arms reach, but off of our squishy memory foam mattress?
squeakyduck - Does this need to be a long term solution? Are you planning on co-sleeping/side-carring for an extended period of time where you'll need a rail or option indefinitely.
Not really. Just for overnight feeding/soothing for a while. I'm mostly concerned about the window between when they can roll and when they sleep better. I figured that we'd put the side back on and room-share once they get really mobile, then move them into their own room when they can sleep through the night. But I'm not sure if we can toss a short railing between the bed and crib if they get active and mobile before we don't have to feed them multiple times a night.
I may be trying to solve a problem that doesn't exist.
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