FTM here, so I obviously have no idea what I'm doing, but would love to hear what you all think about skipping the crib stage entirely and going straight from co-sleeping (though not bed sharing) to a floor bed/toddler bed.
I've searched the internet, and it seems popular among the montessori crowd, but I wonder about logistics. I assume it will be a pain (literally) to get my child up from the floor. It seems like it will save the $ of buying a crib, though some of that will most likely get put toward a bassinet.
I'm most interested in hearing from any 2nd time plus mom's who've tried it and how it went.
I'm not adamantly opposed to a crib, but it seems an expensive piece of furniture with serious limits on utility. Maybe I'm missing something?
I feel I should mention, our master is upstairs, but the nursery and guest room are on the first floor. I'm contemplating co-sleeping with the bassinet in the guest room for the first 3 months. There is also unfortunately not enough space in the nursery or the guest room for both a crib and a twin bed. We plan to stay in this house for the next 7+ years and are planning on 1 or 2 more additional children after this Junebug.