So, I'm on a tight budget, and I'll be purchasing a crib secondhand, regardless of what I get. At first, I was stuck on the idea of an Arm's Reach bassinet (mini or original, didn't matter), the kind that drops down on the side so you can stay lying down while you pull baby to you to nurse.
Then, I found this thing. None of the other bassinets from Arm's Reach are made of organic materials, and I'd read reviews about the regular bassinet / crib reeking of chemicals. The reviews look pretty good, and I'm thinking I'll get this instead of the standard Arm's Reach co-sleeper.
The main thing I'm concerned about, being a FTM and not well-versed in the ways of baby lifting and setting down, is that it apparently has a small opening through which to put baby, and it rocks a lot while you do it. Personally, I'm going to be a big time baby-carrying mama, so I kind of don't think being super-still will be necessary... but each baby is different. So, I don't know.
Any thoughts? Opinions? This will be my primary baby-sleeper, and will sit right next to my bed in modified co-sleeper fashion.
Any/all input is appreciated![Poll]