Furniture arrangement

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Furniture arrangement
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Sat, 07-09-2011 - 7:12am

Hey guys, I need help on deciding the best way to arrange our furniture when the baby arrives. Here's the deal with our house. Our bedroom is on the first floor and is pretty large. It is just off the living room, which is small. Both are separate from the kitchen by a long hallway. The stairs are in the kitchen and the room just off the stairs on the second floor is what we want to use as a nursery.

The problem is that is a pretty long way from our bedroom. We want the baby to sleep in our room for the first several months anyway. I want to cosleep, but am worried that since our bed is so tall, we would have to get the extenders for the cosleepers and they seem basically to be stilts that make me nervous. But anyway the plan for the first few months is to get a small bassinet and put it right next to our bed.

The two other pieces of baby furniture I want to get is a crib and glider chair. The crib will go at first into the nursery in case we ever want to lay the baby to sleep on the second floor while we are up there. We have not decided yet, but if we are not ready for the baby to move out of our room when he/she outgrows the bassinet, we may move it into our room at that point. But I am not sure what to do about the glider chair. I had always pictured it in the nursery, but then thinking about how it would actually work, it would not be nice to be upstairs to rock the baby and then come all the way into our room to lay it down in those first months. We have a chair in our living room we don't like very much anyway so I was thinking we could put the glider there since it is close to our bedroom and then once the baby is sleeping in the nursery, we can move it there.

Does that make sense? I would appreciate some different perspectives from BTDT moms since I have no clue how we would actually use any of these things right now.



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Sat, 07-09-2011 - 5:53pm
Missy--our glider has never been in the nursery. It started in our room for when I would pump in the middle of the night, and now it sits in our front room. DH uses it much more than I do, so I think you would be just fine to put it in your living room.
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Sat, 07-09-2011 - 6:00pm
We have a co-sleeper and a really tall bed, and we didn't even use all of the extenders that came with it... I hope that helps ease your mind some.

Theodore will be 5 months next week, and is still in our room. We are just getting to the point of moving him down the hall to his room. Don't discount baby monitors, they are worth the cost. We move ours around the house... so if he's in his swing in the living room and I need to go to the basement, you get the idea.

I would love to rock him in our room, but the glider just didn't fit. But that's OK, because it gave us a chance to hang out in his room.
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Sat, 07-09-2011 - 6:27pm
Yeah, we are definitely getting a monitor. Although one friend recommended we buy one from Sony or another company that focuses on audio (rather than a baby company).


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Registered: 08-04-2003
Sat, 07-09-2011 - 7:50pm
Everyone and their uncle makes baby monitors.... they can be a teckies dream and nightmare.
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Sun, 07-10-2011 - 1:00pm

We have the extenders on the cosleeper, and they plug into the bottom, it doesn't just rest on top- so it's more stable than it appears!






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Thu, 07-14-2011 - 12:39pm

I totally think the glider downstairs is a better move at first.

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Thu, 07-14-2011 - 12:41pm
That is smart about the monitor. Next time we will do that. I was thinking recently that a set of walky-talkies would have more range and clarity, I think!
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