Bassinets

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Bassinets

What is everyone using for a bassinet? I can't even find one that I like - maybe others opinions will help me make a decision!

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my bed. LOL! We will co-sleep for the first little while.

But I know a lot of people like to use the "arms reach co-sleepers" I also know a few people who prefer traditional basinets but the majority of people I know just use a pack and play with the basinet attachement.

All what you're comfortable with Biggrin

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My mother in law bought my first daughter a bassinet and she slept in there for a long time and then I moved her to the bassinet part of a pack and play. I still have my bassinet so I will resue it this time around. I like it alot because I could roll it in front of the bathroom while I took a shower and it was really nice to have.

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I bought a bassinet when I had my 2nd child. I love it! It is white so neutral for boy or girl and it has virbrations, music, and lights...plus a mobile. I like it a lot because it has wheels and I can have it right next to my bed. I would recommend a bassinet to anyone. Good luck with your decision!

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"azin_may" wrote:

my bed. LOL! We will co-sleep for the first little while.

But I know a lot of people like to use the "arms reach co-sleepers" I also know a few people who prefer traditional basinets but the majority of people I know just use a pack and play with the basinet attachement.

All what you're comfortable with Biggrin

I've never heard of these! Thanks for sharing the information! I was actually looking at the co-sleeper on the Babies R Us website; but, DH and I only have a queen size bed and there wouldn't be much room if we decided to do that!

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"azin_may" wrote:

my bed. LOL! We will co-sleep for the first little while.

But I know a lot of people like to use the "arms reach co-sleepers" I also know a few people who prefer traditional basinets but the majority of people I know just use a pack and play with the basinet attachement.

All what you're comfortable with Biggrin

Does anyone know anywhere in Canada that sells these? I've only been able to find them within the US.

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The Arms Reach Co-Sleeper Mini is what I've decided to use - I'm having a hard time finding anything that will fit in our room, and the Mini will be perfect. Craig's list has had quite a few listed lately, so I will try to pick one up that way.

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I had one for DD#1 and used it on and off, I didn't buy one for DD#2 bc I didnt think I would get any use out of it. We also co-slept with our little ones. For the twins, I wont be co-sleeping or using bassinets - going straight to the crib, together. I just dont want to take the risk of having them in the bed with us... one is one thing, two is a little different.

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"B-BABY" wrote:

Does anyone know anywhere in Canada that sells these? I've only been able to find them within the US.

http://www.armsreach.com/pages/store-locator-canada-pv-c10-61.html

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Woo hoo! Got my Arms Reach Mini tonight! I got it off of Craig's List and it's like brand freaking new. And half the price I would have paid for a new one!

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"Sweet Pea Twins" wrote:

Woo hoo! Got my Arms Reach Mini tonight! I got it off of Craig's List and it's like brand freaking new. And half the price I would have paid for a new one!

Love Craigs List!!! Glad you got a deal!

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Yay for Craigslist! I've gotten tons of CD's of there that are practically new. Lots of people who tried them and changed their minds.

We will be using a a cradle for DS2 that actually matches our bedroom set. It's been in the family since my dad was a baby and was made by an Amish family to match the set for my grandparents. It's beautiful.

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"PianomanTran02" wrote:

Yay for Craigslist! I've gotten tons of CD's of there that are practically new. Lots of people who tried them and changed their minds.

We will be using a a cradle for DS2 that actually matches our bedroom set. It's been in the family since my dad was a baby and was made by an Amish family to match the set for my grandparents. It's beautiful.

Ooh, it SOUNDS beautiful! You should post a pic of it!

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From the sounds of it, a lot of you co-sleep. Does anyone have any experience with this or something similar?: http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=12003214 What do you think about using this for co-sleeping for the first little while?

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If your bed is big enough to accommodate that then go for it! I don't know anyone who has used one, so I can't comment on that. It seems like it would be good to keep in the middle and prevent anyone from rolling on top of baby.

This new baby will be co-sleeping right in bed with DH and I, but it'll sleep between me and a bedrail on our bed. When it gets bigger and can easily move around on its own (i.e. NOT a newborn) then it can move in the middle. But by that point it'll probably be in it's own bed. I transitioned my son from my bed to his crib at 6mo and it worked out well. I'll probably do that again.

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I have something similar by first years which we used when traveled to my Mum's place. I liked it but it is pretty bulky in the middle of the bed