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Re: Product Spotlight- Cribs, Travel Cribs, Sleeping Surfaces
What sleeping surface do you have? We have a convertible crib. We bought the conversion kit, so we could convert it to a toddler bed as well.
We also have a Pack N Play which is extremely helpful for nights at grandparents and travel.
Cost? Convertible crib was a few hundred. Pack N Play was around $50
What are you looking at? I really want a dock-a-tot, as we're planning on co-sleeping for the first little while, and then we'll get a crib that ideally can convert up to a twin bed so we have it for longer.
Any questions for others? Anyone know a way of getting a dock-a-tot in Canada? They don't ship here because of a category confusion in Canada's safety code for baby sleeping items, but I know they're fantastic for co-sleeping from lots of American mamas. Am I going to have to hitch a ride down to Buffalo or is there an easier way?
Items: Pack n Play that they sleep in our room for first few months, then we have transition cribs. Kenzie went right from crib to the full size bed with small bumpers and never looked back.
Pack n Play will come out for this babe and then same crib deal. We also have Pack n Play at grandparents but Kenzie sleeps in a twin bed there now too with bumpers. (She only sleeps there if we are there for dinner or holiday or something.)
Had a rock n play probably getting the graco swing that goes to flat so we don't have to move babe if they fall asleep well or have reflux b/c kenzie had serious reflux and had to sleep inclined for a bit so we are excited to have something that we can lie flat once this one falls asleep.
1 infant loss
8/17: Our daughter was born
8/18: Our daughter kicked open heart surgery ass
2/19: We lost our son to Prader-Willi/Paradoxical Vocal Cord/ Noonans at 6wks old
4/26/2020: EDD for baby #3!!!
Items: Augie slept in a rock and play at first, then transitioned to an Ikea convertible crib that's now a toddler bed. He'll move to a twin bed before baby comes. Highly recommend IKEA for cheap cribs, ours was $100 and is holding up fine.
I wish I had just embraced cosleeping with him, I lost so much sleep trying to have him sleep separately. This time I want to try a bedside bassinet or Moses basket type cosleeper.
We have a pack n play but he never liked it. I often wore him in a carrier for naps when he was super little.
Looking at: Convertible crib for nursery, bassinet for our room for first few months. I’m considering getting an uppababy vista stroller which comes with the bassinet and my friend said they used that in their room for baby’s bed at first. It’s approved for overnight sleep and also would be great for travel. I also think it would be useful to have one that rocks!? I guess at that point you could just use a swing.
@korthouse Also in Canada here and would love a dock a tot! I’m hoping my cousin who has one will lend me hers (she’s already offered to lend me all her baby stuff) Otherwise I’ve seen them for sale used on fb marketplace etc. Is it even possible to have them shipped to Canada from the US? (I’m guessing no)
DD was stillborn but we never got rid of the crib. I’m glad these two will be able share something of their sister’s as all of DD’s other things were all donated to places that would give them free to people in need. We just never got around to donating the crib.
Lifestyle(House, Apartment, Travel a lot)? 3 bedroom townhouse, but we are planning to buy a new house in the spring.
What sleeping surface do you have? We had the Arms Reach Co-Sleeper Bassinet in the beginning. Then a convertible crib by Baby Cache.
For travel, we used the Graco PNP.
Link/Picture? Here is the co-sleeper- https://www.armsreach.com/collections/shop-all/products/mini-ezee-2-in-1-co-sleeper
The crib is now discontinued.
Cost? Co- sleeper was around $160-$180, crib was $500, PNP was $200ish.
Pros/Cons? Everything worked well for us and we plan to use all of these items again.
Need to buy- I’m trying to figure out what to buy as a replacement for the RNP since it’s recalled. We used it a ton for naps in the beginning. I like having something on the main floor since we have lots of stairs. I’m thinking of getting another bassinet like this: https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/fisher-price-stow-n-go-bassinet/6000198646201?cmpid=sem_google_en_pla_none_868545286_78397405596_None&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuMv9_eyW5QIVkiCtBh1umA0NEAQYBSABEgKHGvD_BwE
or a bouncer, we already have a swing. I want something that is more portable and can be moved from room to room. That’s one of the things I loved about the RNP.
What sleeping surface do you have? We are safe sleep acolytes, and firmly believe in the ABCs of safe sleep. No cosleeping or unsafe sleep surfaces for us. We used a Halo Bassinest in our bedroom and a PNP in the living room for the first couple of months. My son settled into a long stretch of sleep from around 6-10pm pretty early, so we would put him down in the living room and then transfer him to the Bassinest after his 10pm party time. We moved the PNP upstairs to our bedroom after he started to pull up, and moved the Bassinest downstairs to use as a changing table for a good long time. Then we would start the night with him in his bedroom in the crib, and transfer him into our room when we went to bed. We planned on room-sharing with him until he was 1, as per recommendations, but we found that he was sleeping better in his crib, so we knocked off the transfer around 7 months.
Link/Picture? But I'm so lazy...
Cost? Bassinest was around $230 at the time? There are cheaper options now that still comply with safe sleep recommendations, but they didn't exist then. There were lots of sidecar options or "sleepers" that were not safe sleep compliant, and I was already so anxious about his safety at night that I was really glad we didn't mess with that route. We also got a very expensive furniture set that my parents purchased for us, so his crib is the convertible kind that will eventually become a full bed. We'll need another crib for B2, but the jury is out on whether my parents want to shell out for another furniture set...
Pros/Cons? I got a ton of use out of the Bassinest and will use it again for this baby. It has an enormous footprint and I constantly stubbed my toe on it, but other than that, I'm super happy with it. We will also reuse our PNP, although I would have bought a less fancy one if I had to do it all over again. We didn't really use any of the special features of ours. We also love having a very high-quality crib for our son, so I'm hopeful that my parents will offer again.
Oh, I didn't mention brands or cost. Our crib was maybe $275 and I think it's Delta Children. The pack n play is Graco (bought at consignment for $30) and the bassinet is Simmons I believe (around $100). The swing we have is the infant bouncer and swing in one (Graco I think but not positive). It wasnt my fave. I liked the Fisher Price papasan style seat and swing much better but it does take up less room.
Lifestyle(House, Apartment, Travel a lot)? House
What are you looking at? We're planning on doing the Halo bedside bassinet and then after 6ish months into a convertible crib in the nursery. Naps will be in the Dock a Tot, assuming she tolerates it, otherwise in the MamaRoo swing.
Any questions for others? Do all convertible cribs require a specific conversion kit? If it's convertible, shouldn't it just convert?
Me 34 DH 34
Baby number 2 due 4/11/20
Lifestyle: house with bedrooms for everyone.
We have a Halo swivel sleeper basinet for the first few months. DS was too long by 3 months I think 😆. And like a previous poster, I also stubbed my toe on it all the time. But it was easy to see baby from our bed. For the living room we use the Graco PnP.
We still have a RnP even though it was recalled. From what I read, people used it inappropriately and against recommendations for use. We wouldn't use it for long term sleep, but a nap in the kitchen wouldn't be a problem.