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SwaddleMe By Your Side Sleeper
Mesh sides provide a clear view of baby and help air circulate to protect baby from overheatingSturdy metal frame fold flat for travel. The dimensions are 15.7 x 6.1 x 17.2 inchesSoft, comfortable fabrics.Use non-chlorine bleach only if neededIncludes mattress pad and fitted sheet. Interior measurement is 29.5 x 13.5 inchesAge Range: Birth until baby begins to push up or roll over
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44 Reddit comments about SwaddleMe By Your Side Sleeper:

u/anck_su_namun · 71 pointsr/BabyBumps

Hi! I’m back!!
Although I thoroughly intend to write my birth story when I’m ready, I just finished my first piece since the baby arrived so in celebration, I’ll pair it with something useful.

I really appreciated posts like this while I was pregnant so here goes:

Things I didn’t know I needed:
(AKA things I have frantically ordered on amazon at or around 2am)

Bottle Drying Rack This probably seems obvious, but when we didn’t get this from our showers we were like... idk why we can’t just use a towel??

Safe way to cosleep My husband built a BEAUTIFUL Sidecar Crib, but it was attached on my side of the bed and it took 2.5 weeks for me to have healed enough to climb in bed around it safely with the baby. This way, I didn’t have to bend over to pick up baby or even spit up to check on/soothe him.

Lactation Suppliment My lactation consultant approved. This one worked well in my breakfast tea.

Better flanges My poor nipples were so sore and the flames that come with the Medela... well I’m not sure who they’re supposed to fit but not me. My doula practically ordered these for me. GAME CHANGER.

Pumping bra I was cutting holes in sports bras. This is better.

Nipple Shells Another kind reddittor sent me in the direction of this AMAZING INVENTION after I posted a photo of ice packs tied to my nipples with a burp cloth because I refused to wear a shirt my nipples hurt so bad. I will be purchasing these for EVERY PREGNANT WOMAN FOREVER. They keep your nipples dry, collect drips, apply counter pressure to keep your nipples shaped correctly for latching, and most importantly omg nothing touches the precious nips and you can wear a shirt!!

Car mirror

Me: that seems extra, he’s in a car seat and safe why would I need a mirror??


Car adapter for my breast pump Cheaper than batteries

Shade for his side of the car because anything that wakes up my sleeping baby is the devil. This one has a bonus that allowed me to roll the window down and it was HOT in the south

Better suction for the breast pump Again- just better than whatever they send you

My Breast Friend we got the boppy but this one saved my back

Heating pad Turns out I’ll do ANYTHING to keep the baby asleep when I transfer him to his crib including preheat the darn thing (on low!) before I lay home down

Stroller Caddy You’ll want somewhere to put your keys, phone, and coffee

Baby K’tan An easier way for my husband to wear the baby.

Leggings I had a pair of these before, and they are SO COMFORTABLE on my postpartum body that I bought 5 more in different colors!

•Extra pump parts for whichever pump you have

•A hands-up swaddle I found at Target


Anyway, hope this helps! Best of luck to all of you!

u/moesickle · 55 pointsr/BabyBumps

I like to keep it Simple. We live in a Two bedroom apartment, and we used this same set up for Big sister. I was given a beautiful Bassinet with my First child and I actually didn’t even use it because this little travel Crib similar to this worked better. I didn’t have to get up and down all night, I could simply sit up/reach down and get to her, once she was asleep it made it less tempting to co-sleep (just not a safe option for me and my husband)

I’ve used a diaper genie in the past, but I’ve found a paper bag with plastic bag worked just fine, just swap it out every few days.

With my first child we where in a 1 bedroom so a changing table was a luxury that we passed on and just decided to change her where ever, the couch, the floor, the bed, we managed just fine.

The swing we Choose again, in mind for small living is a version of This swing

The clothes organizer works just fine for all her small clothes

Don’t feel bad for going super simple! Once she’s to big or unsafe for the little crib, we do have big sisters crib waiting for her. 😊

u/ernieball · 17 pointsr/beyondthebump

I didn't end up having to bedshare so I can't comment from first hand experience, but have you considered something like a cosleeper for your bed? I know a few ladies who recommend these. You mentioned there's not much room though, so while this might mitigate the softness issue it won't do you any good if it simply doesn't fit.

You might be able to pair the cosleeper with a folding mattress on the floor in the nursery though. It'll add a degree of separation between you and baby, so that's good, but it'll keep you close and on the same level, which might work.

u/polydad · 14 pointsr/predaddit

We had one of these until she outgrew it.

I can't imagine having a newborn in another room. With her in the bucket, we could roll over and check on her without lifting our heads. Amazing. And do you really want to get all the way up and walk around the house five times a night? Nah. Keep the kid with you, at first.

Then, look: A lot of couples trade off feed/diaper/soothe cycles. Your turn, my turn. That's dumb. That ensures you're both zombies the next day. What you want to do is trade off whole nights. On your night, you pack mom off to go sleep in the guest room, you keep the kid. If she's breastfeeding either pump and feed a bottle, or take the kid there, sit, take her away. Mom will get to where she can feed in her sleep--REALLY.

That way nobody's more than 24 hours off a night of mostly decent sleep.

u/catsandcoffee4life · 12 pointsr/TrippSnark

That was me! I didn't even notice the bed frame! We also had this cosleeper which we loved, and our baby liked slept better in it at the beginning!

SwaddleMe By Your Side Sleeper

u/witch_life · 12 pointsr/BabyBumps

So I got the SwaddleMe By Your Side Sleeper and it suuuuuucks. Unless you have the biggest bed known to man with only one adult sleeping in it, this thing is ridiculous. Width-wise, it is sized to fit a leatherback sea turtle. No infant requires that much space. I used this thing twice, slept like total ass, clinging to my new .025" of sleep space, then banished this fucker to the closet in my spare room.

I also had a c-section and had no problem whatsoever keeping my monkey in a pack and play next to my side of the bed. When she was still bitty she stayed in the basinet portion and I had no problems picking her up or putting her down. Honestly though, even if I had kept her in the actual play yard at crib height right after bringing her home, it would have been fine too. I healed 1000x easier from my section than everyone made it out to seem I would. YMMV on that front, of course.

u/grapejam · 8 pointsr/beyondthebump

We had a ton of success with the SwaddleMe Sleeper. The metal frame made me feel more comfortable with him being in the bed with us, it felt like it gave him some protection from stray pillows/blankets/people. We also made sure the the sheets and blankets were either down at our waist level or tucked them under the bassinet.
It was also really nice because he is a very long baby and he seemed way more comfortable in that then the actual bassinet.

u/foreverblessed17 · 7 pointsr/BabyBumps

I'd try to make your own baby box or see if you can find a used cradle/bassinet/moses basket type thing (to put on your bed/keep baby in their own sleep space) for the first few weeks - you might want to keep the baby closer than in a crib anyway. Craigslist and Facebook sell groups have bassinets ALL the time!

you could get this for $28

u/duenotsoonenough · 6 pointsr/BabyBumps

I got new pacifiers, a boppy nursing pillow because I really didn't like the my breast friend one, more nipple cream, and a new boppy lounger because after 2 years and a few moves our old one wasn't in great shape. Our first baby hated the Halo bassinet so we also got the newborn insert (which I didn't know even existed, and a cosleeper ( to try that out, but we'll also probs just try the crib or pack n play earlier than we did with #1.

I got a new baby carrier too because somehow we lost our old one in the move :( And some new como tomo bottles bc our old ones have a brown tinge to them now and I'm not sure what it is.

u/catfishin · 6 pointsr/beyondthebump

I'm going to chime in to advise against this since it would be a safe sleep hazard the same way crib bumpers and stuffed animals are. Even if baby seems like he isn't mobile enough, the deaths do happen which is why the guidelines exist. Not to mention that you never know exactly when baby will become mobile enough to roll over and get stuck.

ETA: What about one of these style cosleepers? This one is only $32.

u/baconandicecreamyum · 5 pointsr/beyondthebump

This was what I was referring to: SwaddleMe By Your Side Sleeper

And thanks! I wish you luck!

u/closetofcorgis · 5 pointsr/beyondthebump

I have this one:
I like the tall but supported mesh sides and washable mattress cover. However, little dude has literally never slept in it. He wakes up instantly when I set him down in almost anything. The only thing that has even sort of worked is the rock'n'play. Sometimes he'll stay asleep in that for 45 min- 1 hour.

u/Redhotkcpepper · 4 pointsr/beyondthebump

I have a standing bassinet and a cosleeper that I use in the bedroom depending on how baby sleeps. I usually start her in the standing bassinet, if she sleeps through the night (5/7 nights) she stays in (obviously) but if she needs a quick feed she’ll usually just stay in bed/cosleeper with us. We also have a pack and play and two rock and plays on the first floor that get shifted around. She used to sleep in the bassinet portion of the PNP but now we just use that as a diaper station. She’s only two months old now so I’m sure she’ll get more use out of the bottom portion when she’s much older.

u/HighOnTheEvilMeter · 4 pointsr/pugs

Does she not sleep in bed anymore because of the diaper? If so, something we did with our pug who wore a diaper but would not accept not sleeping in bed with us, was to get this. He was good about staying in it.

Does she have spine problems? Our boy sat like that too.

u/pbsplash · 4 pointsr/AprilBumpers2018

I’m overthinking baby sleep spaces.

My initial plan was to have a crib in the nursery for when baby is a bit older, and a pack n play in our bedroom for sleep until he’s old enough to move to his nursery.

Then suddenly I realized...well, what about when we’re not upstairs? I doubt I’m going to want to walk up/down the stairs with a baby multiple times a day to put him down for naps. I doubt I’ll want to just hang out upstairs all day when the kitchen, TV, life, etc. are on the main level of our house.

So then I thought maybe I could put the pack n play in the living room, and put the crib in our bedroom until we move him to his own room. But I doubt the crib will fit through the doorway, and it’s kind of a tight hallway, so I’m not sure how feasible that is if it means we potentially would need to disassemble the crib when we want to move it.

So now I’m debating whether or not we need to buy some sort of bassinet for the bedroom so the pack n play can go in the living room, or maybe some sort of travel bassinet (like this) to keep in the living room for daytime naps. But that thing doesn’t look particularly comfortable on its own since it’s meant to go in the bed with you.

Any suggestions/painfully obvious solutions that I’m missing?

u/dathyni · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

We had the little basket for the bed from Swaddle Me / Summer Infant. I liked it because I could easily take it downstairs and plop it on the coffee table and she'd nap there during the day for the first several weeks.

amazon link!

Edit - to add link and it looks like SwaddleMe and Summer Infant are ultimately the same? Either way. Only down side is no easy to way to get an extra sheet but it does dry very fast.

u/bettafishies1 · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

Pack n' play for older babies and toddlers or a portable bassinet/co-sleeper for infants are my go-tos.

Graco Pack 'n Play Playard [Nimble Nook] (

[Co-sleeper] (

u/Norazaki · 2 pointsr/AttachmentParenting

My husband and I used this one from 3 wks old until a little before 6 months, when she got too long. We have a king-sized bed, and put her in the middle. We used our regular king-sized bedding, but we laid the bassinet over the top edge of the blankets so that they couldn't come up over it.

This worked great for us, and honestly if she wasn't so mobile and if she wasn't so long, I wish we could go back to this. It was the time. after her bassinet that was so rough for us. We hadn't planned to bed share, but she had other plans (...I type as she lays on my chest).

Tips for this bassinet:

  1. It helps not to put it right up against the headboard because moving around will make it bump and possibly wake the baby. We have a solid headboard, but I figure the same would be true with any headboard and you may need to be sure that the bassinet can't slide through the headboard if it isn't a solid headboard design.

  2. I don't know if this is the bassinet you chose, but I added a little extra padding around the outside support poles (not inside with the baby), because my baby liked to sleep on her side (she would lift her feet in the air and flop herself over from day one) and would rest her forehead against it. I actually used the strap covers from her carseat.

  3. When my baby would get out of the center of the bassinet and I would see it, I would move her back. But my baby was quite small when she was born and had a little more wiggle room than most would.

  4. The way that my husband and I slept, the center of the bed wasn't always level, so we put folded up receiving blankets under the support corners as needed to keep the bassinet level and our baby from rolling to one side or another. If you do this though, and it is the same bassinet that we got, be careful to put it just under the support footing and not under the bassinet mattress or it will push up on the bassinet mattress and make it lopsided.

  5. We made sure our pillows were at least 6 inches if not a foot away from the bassinet. I was paranoid about the idea of her putting her face against the net and there being a pillow there.

    We didn't have any problems with this bassinet. If I think of any other concerns or things that we did, I will let you know. But for the most part I felt like it was a safe way for her to sleep. If we have another kid, we will likely use it again.
u/havalinaaa · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I know some of the fancier pack and plays have sides that unzip, which might be an option. Also a moses basket on the floor or a travel bassinet/co-sleeper like this would work for the first few months.

And to help you with google searches (not to be a nit picker) what you are describing - having baby sleeping in their own bed next to yours - is what is now a days referred to as co-sleeping. Having a baby in your bed is what I assume you want to avoid, which is mostly referred to as bed sharing now a days. I only recently learned about this somewhat new terminological distinction myself. There are a lot of co-sleeper things that might be helpful to you.

u/ladyandluna · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

So we had a bassinet for about 8 weeks or so next to my bed but I breast feed and it was the WORST getting up and getting her something that goes in our bed that still is her own safe space.

We also got a three pack of changing pad liners that I put under her (directly on the sleeper's sheet) because she spits up a bunch and it's easier to change them out.

So... Long story short, I put the heating pad (on low) on top of both of those things.

Make sure to feel it to make sure it's warm, but not too hot. My worst nightmare is for her to get hurt because of something I did!

I'm nursing her now, so I'll be trying it again soon!

u/Alpacalypsenoww · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

SwaddleMe By Your Side Sleeper

I ordered this one on Amazon. Just ordered it now so I can’t say much about its quality or anything.

u/Dontdontbotherluke · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

This in bed cosleeper has worked very well for us, but it does take up a lot of space.

TBH, we don't use a changing pad, just throw a receiving blanket down under her. This has only ended badly once so far, and that was a projectile poop that would have overshot a changing pad anyway.

u/sunny_bell · 2 pointsr/waiting_to_try

A baby carrier because I do not want to deal with a stroller (especially since we only have one car and I take the bus everywhere. Strollers on the bus would be a PITA). Cloth diapers and the associated accoutrements. Also this style of cosleeper

u/leviOsa934 · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Co-sleeping is a hot topic, particularly regarding safety. If you're in the U.S., the AAP is going to advise against co-sleeping; however, many parents still do it to varying degrees. The risk is up to you-- if you do want to co-sleep, consider devices that may lower risk of hurting your baby (noting that nothing is absolute).

in-bed device : something like this would be placed in bed, but has hard, sturdy sides that would most likely prevent you from unconsciously rolling onto baby.

side-car bassinet/sleeper : something like this is going to have baby on a separate sleep surface that you cannot roll onto, yet it comes right up to your bed and provides similar closeness.

If you're considering co-sleeping, please take the time to research safety guidelines, SIDs statistics, and other credible, well-researched resources for relevant information.

u/kezrin · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Have you considered a baby box? They are cheaper than a pack and play, small, portable, and safe. I have heard that some countries send them to expectant moms as a care package, but you can buy them too. After I quick search I found this one (the link takes you to an article explaining Benifits of a baby box) and this one. , but I’m sure there are more options out there.

Or conversely you could look at co-sleeping bassinets like this , which at $35 is super easy on the pocketbook. It also has a 4 star rating on amazon and is good through 3 months old!

u/yslek1993 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Reposting my two comments from earlier that are lost in oblivion..

Breakfast for dinner! Any one with me??

Question for moms: Opinions on this (link below) cosleeper or anything similar? I have it on my baby wishlist but have been going back and forth on whether or not to by it. As is I have 3 sleep contraptions I can put him in (crib obviously being the main one) but I would really like to cosleep for the sake of easing my FTM anxiety.

Side note: /u/browniebiznatch How are your studies going? Thought about you earlier so I wanted to check in.

u/MrsSassyPickle · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

this one I thought worked well and the mesh sides made me less paranoid. Not super comfortable to nurse to sleep in but it's possible. Once my LO hit 3 or so months I felt comfortable enough having her sleep next to me and now get so much glorious sleep

u/not-just-a-dog-mom · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

We wanted to avoid buying too much stuff so our registry was pretty sparse. We did end up buying a lot once she arrived and we understood better what kinds of stuff we actually needed.

SwaddleMe Sleeper which we used as a safe sleeping surface on our sofa when she was sleeping a lot in the beginning. We'd also set it down on the dining room table or a desk in the basement sometimes.

Boppy Newborn Lounger which is where we set her for playtime most of the time because she doesn't want to be on her back for very long.

Portable noise machine (you can use your phone but you'll kill your battery)

Bottle drying rack (grass one by Boon)

Some other random things that are so useful: a tablet and bluetooth headphones for the nursery, amazon echo dot which can be used to intercom across the house and to control some smart light bulbs in the nursery or track baby stuff in Hatch Baby, comfy recliner.

u/annerevenant · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

So my daughter is/was a swing sleeper, about a week or two before turning 5 months she suddenly stopped sleeping well in her swing so we moved her to the RnP and keep it on vibrate. We'd tried slowly lowering the swing speed, cold turkey, and the RnP before with no luck. Our swing is a Fisher Price cradle swing so the seat is similar to the RnP. We're trying to wean her off of vibrate and slowly get her used to sleeping on a flat surface. Sorry I don't have better advice but don't assume that you've done anything "wrong" by having her sleep in the swing. You're doing what works for you and your baby, if she sleeps better in the swing then you're doing it right. The crib might seem too open or big for her, you could try using something like this inside the crib to make her feel more secure.

u/cordial_carbonara · 2 pointsr/Parenting

Crib mattress - Just make sure it's firm, fits your crib tightly, and highly reviewed. You don't have to spend a ton on one. I think we bought a $50 Sealy and it's gone through three babies without showing any signs of wear.

Bouncer - I used one of these for a reflux baby and it was awesome. My second and third slept in their crib from birth, but it was still nice to have something light and easily transportable to put them in while I was cooking or doing other chores. Lots of parents rave about the Rock N Play for a bassinet substitute. For that, I used a cosleeper type thing. I like it because we travel to visit family a lot and it's easier to carry and set up than a pack n play. It's good to use until they start sitting up or crawling.

Bottles - I personally prefer Dr. Browns. They were the miracle bottle for my babies, and with this specially made dishwasher basket getting them clean is super easy if you have a dishwasher (I wouldn't have them if I had to hand wash every time though, that's kind of a pain). However, you might find your baby prefers something different, especially if you mostly breastfeed. Don't make a big investment in one type of bottle until you know your baby will like it.

Misc. items - If you are formula feeding, do yourself a favor and get one of these pitchers. Also, I don't know how anyone survives without a Boppy pillow. And like /u/glory87 mentioned, skip the glider and go with a rocking recliner, sleep deprived you several months from now will thank you. Personally, I have loved my cloth diapers, but that's a whole other investment and something I'd be happy to talk about if you want to hear about it. If you can spare the money, I love my video monitor. It's one of those things you don't really need, but are wonderful to have.

Swings and play yards - Only one of my three babies liked the swing. And even then, she could have done without it. If you have a colicky baby or one that's otherwise difficult to settle, it might be worth it. So my personal experience says wait and see, and if you do end up finding you need something like that, just go out and buy one then. I've never used a play yard. I liked play mats like this one for tummy time.

The biggest thing is that newborns only really eat, sleep, and poop. If you've got boobs/bottles, a crib/bassinet and some pajamas, and diapers, anything else can come as you find a need for it (Amazon prime shipping is pretty amazing for those instances!).

u/buzzerluzz · 2 pointsr/AskRedditAfterDark

We coslept with our kids too. If you don't already have a cosleeper, I highly recommend it. It makes the transition to the crib/bassinet much easier later down the road. Here's a decent one on Amazon.

My biggest piece of advice is to just be patient. It sounds like your baby is very young, so it's normal for your sex drive to take a dive, especially if your nursing. Your hormones can take a long time to normalize, plus it sounds like your exhausted. If you don't want sex, then don't force it. Do what feels right.

If its hard finding a time because the baby is in bed, i suggest making a deliberate effort and find times outside of bedtime. Use nap time or when the baby falls asleep, sneak off to the livingroom. Or, if the baby is safe and happy, take 15 mins and knock it out while s/he is distracted.

Overall, this is a small bump in your sex life. It seems like a lot now, but take it from another mother that it really won't matter much down the road.

u/hitsworth · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Can you get an in-bed co-sleeper? It creates their own safe space for them.

Or just make the bed as safe as possible and embrace it!

u/hungryhippiehippo · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

We have the pack n play but we plan to co-sleep with one of the super cheap in bed bassinets for the first 3 months so that it's easier for me to breastfeed and what-not without having to actually get out of bed

This is the one we have; full disclosure our bed is a king and I am very small so this fits between us comfortably but I've heard other people say that it doesn't leave them much room in their bed

We'll be using the graco pack n play with the raised mattress setting after the first few months until he hits the 15lb wt limit for the raised position, then down it goes to the typical bottom placement

u/brainpicnic · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Are you looking for something for bedsharing? Something like this?

u/futuremom123 · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I just bought this thing:

whether he sleeps in it all night, or to just have as a safe thing he can be inside when he's on the bed/couch, i figured its only $30, and has pretty good reviews!

u/buttercuphipp0 · 1 pointr/Mommit

I found this little cosleeper on Amazon. It's a tiny little crib that fits in your bed. So the baby is still in your bed, but has their own little area. I've really liked it.

u/crack_a_toe_ah · 1 pointr/VelcroBabies

You're definitely not alone. Even extinction did nothing for us. I often slept through him crying out of sheer desperation.

Also, do try co-sleeping if you haven't already. There may be risks, but don't underestimate the opposing risks of never getting enough sleep. And there are easy ways to minimize the risks.

u/PreggaTron · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

We had to stay at my MILs shortly after I gave birth and they had a bed on the floor as well. We brought a cosleeper ( and it really worked great. You can have it on the floor if you're not comfortable with the baby in bed with you.

u/early80 · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Thanks! I had put this thing on my registry but the handles on the basket look super useful.

u/tropicalsnow · 1 pointr/OctoberBumpers2017

I really want to try just using one of these on the floor next to our bed (our mattress is very very low), but I'm weighing it against the risk of having the baby so accessible to her 4 yr old older sister when she comes into our room in the morning. I don't want her to get stepped on! hrm..

u/notantisocial · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

So we bedshared. At first we bought a metal bassinet that sits on the bed, we bought at bye bye baby.

If you have something for the baby to eat, I highly recommend you ask your husband to take one over night and you sleep in another room. I would go from 9pm-5am. My husband did that for me anytime we felt like I was loosing it. He would do it on a Friday or Saturday night. I would usually not sleep that who time, I had to pump. But you will be amazed at how 5 hours of straight sleep feels. There are also post partum doulas you can hire.

My husband did overnights for me every 3-4 months.

u/PMaggieKC · 1 pointr/AskParents

We co-sleep but that’s obviously dangerous with an infant. I found a bassinet that lays on the bed (this one) and after she was rocked to sleep we laid her in there with a clip-on breathing monitor.

Here’s a big thing: people will offer to help you. TAKE THEM UP ON IT. Don’t be a martyr, let someone take the baby for an hour so you can take a nap. That’s a tip from my mom that proved useful.

u/UnderdevelopedFilm · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We have a pack and play with the newborn napper about 4 feet away from my side of the bed. When she wakes in the night and can't be settled back down, I put her in a co-sleeping basket next to me in bed so she can feel and smell me right next to her without me feeling like I'm going to smush. It helps, too, because I like to sleep under lots of blankets, so this makes sure she won't get caught under them.