I have seen people mention what their different sleeping arrangements will be after LOs arrive, but I thought it would be interesting to really see what everyone is planning.
What is your plan? What works for your family? nursery? Your room? Crib? co-cleeper? bassinet? Pack and play?
It really is amazing how many different options there are for sleeping arrangements. What's your plan?
We'll have a bassinet in our room for the first couple of weeks, then baby will be in his own room.
It worked out really well that way with DS, but I know that every baby is different, so we'll see how this plan will have to be adjusted once he's actually here!
The twins will be sleeping in our room for awhile, we just bought a full sized co-sleeper (I'm really excited about it) but after their sleeping pattern is stablized some they will share a room with Izzy.
Typically we co-sleep for the first few weeks, at least until they fall asleep, then we attempt to put them down.
I have a bedside co-sleeper that I got while preg with Daniel cause the bassinet didn't work with Jacob, and I used it a LOT, esp during the day for naps. After baby has given us a decent stretch at night, I will transfer to crib in the nursery and nurse the baby in the rocking chair in the room and put him or her back in the crib again.
Janelle and Brad 8-25-01
I have a bassinet for the bedroom, but also registered for a co-sleeper (the kind that goes in the bed) for after DH leaves (he is going to be deployed). I'm going to try keeping the baby in our room for at least the first 6 weeks, then transition to his own room. It all depends on how good of a sleeper he ends up being.
Happily married to Michael since 5.1.10
DS1: Matthew - 7/7/00
DS2: Nathan - 1/21/03
DS3: Jacob - 9/29/11
Our plan is cradle in our room for about 6-7 weeks. With H I slept in the spare room with her in the cradle for that length of time b/c she cluster fed for the first 6 weeks from midnight to 6 am every night. With DH getting up for work I felt he needed his sleep so I slept in the spare room. That spare room is now going to be the baby's room, so he's out of luck this time, baby will be in with us! By 8 weeks I hope to have the baby in his/her own room in the crib.
We are buying a crib for our LO to place in our bedroom with us. The bedroom is pretty big so I don't foresee any issues.
#1 - Thalia Elizabeth - born 9/1/2011, 9:40am 3lbs. 15oz, 16"
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Baby will be in our room in a pnp for at least the first four or five months and then he'll go to the nursery. The nursery is on the opposite side of the house so I don't want to make the long trip over there for feedings in the middle of the night. Our room is pretty big and we have a couch in there as well as the glider so we'll be all set for midnight feedings/wakings. We may co-sleep instead of the pnp but I'm not sure just yet. Brandon was an awful sleeper so he spent most of his first year with us in our room. Maybe this one will surprise me. Naps will be in his crib or in the second pnp in the living room. Brandon was a swaddled baby, he absolutely loved it, so I'm hoping this one will be too.
I wanted the co-sleeper but our bed is too high even with the height extenders.
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Lenora & Chris 01.16.10
DS Brandon 05.13.07
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Bassinet in our room for the first little bit. DD was in it until 12 weeks but that is because we weren't done her room. She slept so much better in the other room than with us that I will move this one over sooner if seems like both of us are having lousy sleep.
I hate nursing in bed so i always got up and went to the couch. Having them in the room or down the hall never made much difference in convenience.
DD1 July 2008 (41w3d)
November 2010 (13 weeks)
DD2 August 2011 (33w5d)