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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.