co-sleeper?

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Registered: 03-08-2008
co-sleeper?
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Thu, 02-17-2011 - 9:44am

I want to get one of those arm's reach co-sleepers for baby girl to sleep in our room.






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Registered: 10-11-2005
Thu, 02-17-2011 - 10:08am
We have a mini, but I actually use a pack and play in the bedroom and the co-sleeper in the living room. If I had to do it again I would probably get the full sized on because it does last longer. That being said, I only use it for naps/first part of the night if that, and then baby is in bed with me once I come to bed, so either one worked for me.

The big one is nice if baby ends up growing fast though and is heavy and longer, Desmond had outgrown the mini by around 4/5 months because of weight height and the ability to sit and move. Eloise technically fits in it weight wise still, but had outgrown it around the same time as Desmond because she could sit up then as well.



Thank you for the sig Mary

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Registered: 12-04-2007
Thu, 02-17-2011 - 11:56am
I have the big one Emmy. I like it better than the small one because it can convert into a play yard. James outgrew the bassinet portion of it way before he reached the weight limit, because he was able to crawl and get out of it. At that point I converted it to a play yard (like a pack-n-play) because I still wanted him sleeping in our room, that was probably around 6 months, and he was still waking up to nurse a few time a night. If you only plan to use it for a few months, you probably don't need that ability, but if you think you might want baby in your room for a longer time, the bigger one is probably better. I actually didn't have a crib, and James slept in his co-sleeper until about 14 months.
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Registered: 03-19-2007
Thu, 02-17-2011 - 1:37pm
We got a mini because 1) we already have a pack-n-play 2) Barrett was less than 23 pounds and still could fit in a Graco travel lite at 1 year (the travel lite is the same length as the mini co-sleeper just wider) 3) the baby will probably end up in our bed by 4-6 months if s/he isn't in a crib so the cosleeper part isn't as important for me at that point

If you don't have a pack-n-play already, I would absolutely go with the full size co-sleeper. If you are only planning to use it for the bassinet stage, then the mini might make more sense
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Registered: 02-11-2009
Thu, 02-17-2011 - 9:28pm

Everyone took my answer already!! :)

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