Co-Sleeper

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Co-Sleeper
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Fri, 01-14-2011 - 11:53am

So baby #2 will be in our bedroom for a while (I have no idea how long that will be but probably at least 4-6 months).

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Registered: 04-29-2008
In reply to: h2ofilter
Fri, 01-14-2011 - 12:09pm
We have a cosleeper crib that DH built-it's full size-but I can honestly say the size didn't matter at all. Evan was constantly scutching himself somehow into our bed, starting at about a week old. If anything, he had way too much room in the fullsize crib (he's medium to tall according to the percentages-always between the 50th and 75th precentile), and really didn't use any of the extra space until he was older and we converted it into a regular crib.
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Registered: 02-27-2008
In reply to: h2ofilter
Fri, 01-14-2011 - 1:21pm
We used our mini arms reach co-sleeper until Eliza was, like, 6 months old... lol, I think we were definitely exceeding the weight maximum!! But yeah, I loved it and think it would work great for 4-6 months!

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Registered: 11-27-2007
In reply to: h2ofilter
Fri, 01-14-2011 - 1:47pm

I have the regular arms reach co-sleeper. I plan to put it against the bed for the first couple months too. I don't know how much of a difference in size the mini vs the regular is. I would probably recommend getting the regular one if you're going to spend that much money on it, just because it's handy to have that extra play yard later. We still take ours on trips with us cause we need two. You said you have one playyard, but will you need a second when you travel? Plus, the bassinet feature goes up to like 25lbs which is more than enough to last until LO can pull him/herself up. Our LO will be in the ARCosleeper til we put the twins in toddler beds.

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Registered: 10-11-2005
In reply to: h2ofilter
Fri, 01-14-2011 - 2:48pm
I think the mini will work fine for the first 4 to 6 months, depending on how fast baby grows. Eloise technically would still fit in our mini now. Desmond was out of it by 4 months.

That being said, I prefer the in bed co-sleep for babies. I think the one we have is called a snuggle nest maybe? It fits in the bed and has side so that it protects baby, but keeps them nice and close at night right by you. I do find that it works best in a King Bed though, anything smaller and it takes up a large portion of the bed.



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Registered: 08-04-2003
In reply to: h2ofilter
Sun, 01-16-2011 - 7:13am
We just put up the arm's reach mini-co-sleeper last night... it takes up so much space. I couldn't imagine using the full size one.
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Sun, 01-16-2011 - 1:36pm
Yeah, it really does take up a lot of space - our bedroom is super tiny, so it seemed big. LOL, we JUST took ours down this weekend and Eliza is 14 months old!! She hasn't slept in it in months, obviously, but since we co-sleep half the night, it was sort of handy to have next to the bed so we didn't worry about her falling off onto the floor! We replaced it with a toddler rail on the side of the bed now. And our bedroom feels a lot bigger and I finally have my bedside table back!

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In reply to: h2ofilter
Sun, 01-16-2011 - 2:17pm
We got a regular co-sleeper when we had our second child. He mostly slept in bed with us, but when we put him down at might, we put him to bed in the co-sleeper. Once we asked for his first feeding, he usually stayed in our bed the rest of the night. It was nice to have a few hours of space in the bed! I think the co-sleeper is an awesome invention. You'll like the convenience of just reaching over for your little one.
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Registered: 12-28-2005
In reply to: h2ofilter
Sun, 01-16-2011 - 5:09pm
the last time tad slept in his mini he was borderline too long for it, but we were traveling (the mini travels SO nicely). he was just past 5mo at the time, and tad has always been in the 75th-90th% range for length for his age. i think 4mo is a safe bet.


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Registered: 08-04-2003
In reply to: h2ofilter
Sun, 01-16-2011 - 8:21pm
I refused to give up my bedside table.... I "need" a place to put my glasses, water and alarm clock. Not that you really need an alarm clock with a newborn. But I just couldn't do it.
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In reply to: h2ofilter
Sun, 01-16-2011 - 10:03pm

Thanks all for the advice!

I checked the weight limit on the mini, and it goes up to 23 lbs!

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