I am leaning towards not co-sleeping anymore as the baby gets more mobile. It's too much of a scare to me. She sleeps with a baby monitor by her face and I always have the other monitor on me. If she moves, I'm two seconds away at all times. BUT it would be nice to stretch out at night or be able to move and sneeze and get up to pee at night.
Would any of you moms enlighten me with input? Cribs are nice, but if I bought a mattress for her pack n play it seems like that would be the same thing. I have a mini crib but she immediately gets her legs stuck in the slats and it's just not big enough.
She is 8 months old and our last planned baby. So it wouldn't be passed along pending I don't become "pregnat" again.Funds are low. I could probably get a crib used for around 50-100 and we have a crib mattress from my 3 year old's toddler bed that could be passed on. Then i'd have to buy the bedding and the bumper to keep her limbs out of the slats. The pack n play is all mesh, no getting stuck there.
I just don't know. I have never used a crib before.
Answer by tntmom1027 at 5:36 PM on Aug. 10, 2013
Answer by But_Mommie at 5:38 PM on Aug. 10, 2013
Answer by But_Mommie at 5:40 PM on Aug. 10, 2013
Answer by tntmom1027 at 5:42 PM on Aug. 10, 2013
The only advantage to buying a crib would be if you could get one that converts into a regular bed later on. Like the one above. This way when the baby is ready for a toddler bed you could use this bed for your older child & use the toddler bed you have. Otherwise I'd just do the Pack & Play with a mattress in it. BUT! Most pack & play mattresses do not fit exactly snug in it. Measure the pack & play & measure the mattress. I bought one & it was about two inches too narrow so I filled in the gap with rolled towels. I only used it for sleeping at night before my kids could roll over. So if you can not get a snug mattress you may want to just go with the crib.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 5:43 PM on Aug. 10, 2013
Answer by But_Mommie at 5:44 PM on Aug. 10, 2013
Answer by tntmom1027 at 5:47 PM on Aug. 10, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 5:54 PM on Aug. 10, 2013