busymama7 Posted August 30, 2012 Share Posted August 30, 2012 We are due in 2 months with baby number nine, but one of our babies passed away so this will (hopefully) be the 8th baby we get the priviledge of raising. With our first we made his crib into a side-car and co-slept with him in our bed more often then in the crib:001_smile: With our second we bought an arms-reach co-sleeper(they were new!) and used that for her and all the rest. We like it because it extends our bedspace, prevents roll-offs and holds "stuff" like water and diapers etc. However, it is thrashed. Can. not. be. used. again. and we found out last time with a new bed with wooden rails that it does not sit flush and there was a gap. We quit using it when my daughter rolled into the crack. At that point she slept mostly in our bed with a bed rail on my side. Oh, the other thing we liked about the co-sleeper was giving the baby a place to go to bed before us and it allowed us snuggle time at bed time. I would pull the baby over to our bed upon waking where he/she would stay the rest of the night, but we do like that time to ourselves before the baby wakes for the first time. Having said all that, I cant figure out what to get/do for this baby. We are running out of room in our house and it would be nice not to have the crib or even co-sleeper take up space in our room. I think these are my options: 1-buy another co-sleeper since we really like it. Maybe a mini. But what about the gap issue with our new bed? 2-buy a baby hammock and have the baby start the night out in it. Would take up less space(probably hang it from ceiling) but wouldnt offer the roll off protection or the space to hold "stuff" Would also require me getting out of bed to get baby:tongue_smilie: 3-Make or buy something like this: http://www.mamaroobabysling.com/newsite/HumanityCoSleeper.html this would solve the roll off issue, but not the wanting the baby to start out in its own bed. 4- some combination of the above, like a regular bassinet and the pillow thing for when the baby joins us. still requires me getting out of bed... We could use the full size crib as a side-car but we are pretty cramped for room and really dont want the big crib in our room(there is no room for it in the girls room either so its possible it wont get used at all!) If I could do the arms-reach safely that would be my first choice since that is what we are used to and like. But I really feel it was unsafe last time because it couldnt go right up to the mattress. I am glad nothing bad happened but without a solution, Im not willing to use one again. Does anyone have any other ideas? Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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