Best nursery furniture according to redditors

We found 262 Reddit comments discussing the best nursery furniture. We ranked the 103 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Nursery storage & organization products
Cribs & nursery beds
Kids bed safety rails & crib rail covers
Glider chains, ottomans & rocking chairs
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Nursery charging & dressing furniture

Top Reddit comments about Nursery Furniture:

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??

Hormones; HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAH YOU FOOL

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

•Wine.

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/ljanelle · 20 pointsr/rheumatoid

Not a parent, but I'm a neonatologist with RA, so I spend a lot of time with newborns and have a couple of ideas! First, register for baby clothes that don't have tons of snaps! Those cute little outfits with a million snaps are impossible when my hands are flaring. I find the onesies with zippers (like this) much easier. I'm also a big fan of sleep sacks because they make it super easy to get newborns snug and swaddled, and I've never met a newborn who doesn't like them. Also, I don't have personal experience with them, but I have friends who've used a co-sleeper as a safe way to have a newborn within reach while sleeping but still in a safe sleep environment, and I would think it would be really helpful for still being able to care for a baby when just getting out of bed is hard. Good luck!!

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/HambergerPattie · 14 pointsr/pregnant

Cosleeping just seems dangerous. A few months ago my husband's cousin woke up to two screaming parents in the next apartment over. Apparently the wife got up for work and the husband rolled over in bed. He ended up suffocating their baby. Such a tragedy that could have been prevented.

We are planning to use something like this: Mika Micky Bedside Sleeper https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J232RV4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_LtRMDb7DQA4PS

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/Jessie_James · 12 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Here's some real advice - I hope it helps.

  • Talk to your doctor. Our daughter had thrush (white dots on the tongue, which makes it very painful for her to eat) and acid reflux (which was caused by the medication to treat thrush), and she was put on two medications which made a world of difference. Of course, there could be something else going on.

  • Get this crib with the "Cuddle Cove". See that thing on the left side in the pic? It has a vibrate function, and when we put our son in there (who also would not sleep) he passed out in 3 minutes for the first time (practically) since he was born. It was a MIRACLE for us.

  • Try feeding her in a more upright position.

  • Does she burp well? If not, sit her down on your left knee, right hand on her chest, and lean her forward at a 45 degree angle and try to burp her with your left hand. If that does not work, you (not the wife) can try to burp her holding her absolutely upright on your chest (which doesn't work so well for your wife as she has breasts ...) and try to burp her. That worked very well for us.

  • Put her in a dark room, as dark as possible. If you gotta put towels on the windows, do it. No night light, either. Buy a sound machine and play it, but not too loud.

  • Check out the book Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child. Your daughter is a bit too young at this point, but at 3 months you should be able to get her on a sleep schedule where she is asleep for a total of 14-18 hours per day, with 12 hours being overnight. That book was a miracle for us.

  • Ask for help! Get an experienced babysitter, or anyone who you can trust to give you time off.

  • If at all possible, have one of you be "on duty" for 3-5 days, and then switch. The person who is off duty should sleep somewhere that they do not hear the baby, so they can get a good nights sleep. Figure out how to make it work, re-arrange bedrooms as needed.

  • If your wife is breast feeding, have her pump her breast milk, and freeze it. Then on nights where you are on duty you can bottle feed your baby. Your insurance company (in the US) is required by law to provide you with a breast pump for free!

    Good luck. We've been there, done that, and it does get better.
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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YBADM1O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_-P5SDbFHDY608

u/GrandmaGos · 8 pointsr/gardening

Been there, done that. Moved into this house with a 2-year-old, started the garden, got pregnant, had that one, had another one, still gardened all the way through.

My advice to you is: Figure on dialing it wayyyy back for 2017. New Babby can be overwhelming. You probably won't have time or energy for much else besides Babby, and you don't need guilt about the messy garden added to that. I made the mistake of basically digging up my entire yard in enthusiasm the first few years, and it turned out to be a maintenance nightmare that gradually, inevitably, nearly all went back to weedy lawn, because I couldn't keep up. My husband just basically started mowing the weedy overgrown bits that were obviously no longer garden.

> We already have blueberry bushes, black currant bushes, grapes, strawberries and raspberries that come back each year.

Don't add anything else to this that can't survive on its own. These are already a set of "enough to do, enough to think about" things for this year. Those things require paying attention to them, which you can't do if you've got Baby Brain all during May, June, and July.

Honestly, I would strictly limit Super E-Z new baby stuff to add to this to the one no-brainer: tomatoes, and cage them, don't single-stake them or florida weave because those require training and pruning, which cages don't. Make them some concrete reinforcing mesh cages and turn them loose.

Everything else--zukes, cukes, pole beans--if you ignore them, they stop. They ripen that one fruit to monster size, and then as far as they're concerned, they're done, so you finally get around to going out there one day and there's nothing to pick except a baseball bat cuke or zuke, and a few pods of monstrously huge dried Kentucky Wonders. Great, your seedsaving for 2018 is all taken care of, or you can make a very small pot of bean soup. Lettuce needs thinning, which you can't do in April when you've got a bowling ball strapped to your front. You might be able to get kale in and out by the time Babby arrives, but it really does better as a fall/winter crop, as trying to beat the summer heat deadline doesn't always work. Doing it in the fall gives you a lot more leisurely harvest.

So. You need to batten down the hatches for 2017 because there's a storm coming, smack in the middle of busy season. Line up a selection of tomato plants, either from seed or a garden center, give them to a trusted gardening friend to keep watered and alive until June 1, and plant them after Babby arrives, since it's pretty simple to sit in a lawn chair with Babby on your lap and instruct Daddy in how to drop a tomato transplant into the ground. Dig hole, insert plant. It's not rocket science.

You also dodge your "cold soil" and "frost" bullets if you wait until afterwards, as even in south Michigan the end of April, beginning of May is too early to plant tomatoes outside, so you can't plant them before Babby arrives. I'm in Illinois and generally May 15 is the earliest I'd plant tomatoes. Your date is probably more like June 1. Talk to the extension office about scheduling. http://msue.anr.msu.edu/county Your Tax Dollars At Work.

Mulch them heavily with shredded bark or straw, mulch everything else you can reach, get a big wall calendar and write down your pruning and other duties for your small fruits on it in red Sharpie, and call it done. You'll thank me in July when you don't have to feel guilty that you haven't touched anything in the garden in weeks.



Then once you get your own brain back during the summer, you can start planning for fall crops, which go into the ground at the end of August, and begin picking up your gardening where you left off. If you have your own brain back earlier, garden centers usually start clearancing things like flats of annuals in the middle of June. Put in some cheap 75%-off petunias or marigolds. Just to keep your hand in.

Putting Babby in a playpen in the shade works sooooo much better than wearing him in a carrier. Your back will thank me. Get one of those light cheap portable play yards. https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Infant-Play-Portable-Playard/dp/B00KBGTRAC?th=1

You're only going to be using it under your close personal supervision, 10 feet away, and all it needs to do is keep Babby up out of the mud and the bugs. Or strap him into the stroller and park it next to you.





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
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YBADM1O/ref=twister_B01CNNC1K8?_encoding=UTF8&th=1

u/Jrscout · 7 pointsr/BabyBumps
u/bubbaprime84 · 7 pointsr/Legodimensions

LifeSmart Stackable Storage Container. Blue, Compatible for Littlest Pet Shop, Shopkins, The Grossery Gang, Arts and Crafts, and More, 50 Adjustable Compartments https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N8U52XI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_y7rczb7VG501A

u/thirdjane · 7 pointsr/beyondthebump

My sister uses a play yard to fence off her living room. It can be connected to fully enclose an area, or spread out to block a wide doorway. If you straighten it out fully it loses a lot of the stability, but if you zig-zag it, it should be fairly secure.

This super long gate also has pretty good reviews.

u/Stinky_McRotten · 7 pointsr/Parenting

You could put something like THIS around it. Not aesthetically pleasing but functional with the ability to put it away when not needed.

u/Bmorehon · 6 pointsr/breakingmom

We let our dogs around the baby (as much as is reasonable) whenever we are in the room and able to watch them. It has taken several months of training (the baby) but now they all coexist together pretty well. Our one old dog has snipped at him a few times warning him, and the cats have done the same. That is nature. They don't have words or thumbs or middle fingers to say fuck you, so they show teeth or use a growl to communicate. It's crazy to me that instead of training the animal/baby people just jump to re-homing or putting down a pet. Obviously in some cases it's the best option but it seems like a lot of people jump the gun on that. For us, the main thing at first was teaching the baby about 'gentle' vs 'not nice' and teaching him how to pet an animal. We are still working on not pulling tails but he has stopped scratching and hitting them and has a general idea of how to behave around them (like not bothering them while sleeping, not going into their crates, etc). If you can hang in there a few more months, you'll get to the 'language bomb' and the baby will understand and be able to communicate so much better. I think 10 months was probably right when we started with the gentle petting and vocabulary. Something else that will help is taking them on walks together. Showing the dog that the baby is part of the pack (and someone that outranks him) is really important. I feel for you mama. I hated my dogs the entire first year, and am just now getting back to really being affectionate to them again. You have a lot of shit on your plate right now! go easy on yourself and with time it'll all work out. this thing was also a lifesaver for when we couldn't supervise the kid/dog in our tiny house.

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/cmcg1227 · 6 pointsr/beyondthebump

Serious babyproofing. I suggest making one room a toddler zone. Make as much of the room as possible toddler-proof. Forget style. Remove the crap/change around the stuff that you don't absolutely need. This room may very well be your main living area/living room because you spend most of your time there. Wall mount your TV up high. Get rid of the low shelving units with DVDs, books, magazines, video games, etc. on it. Don't bother with a big coffee table, get side tray tables for your couch. Then, get one (or multiple) of these paneled play-yard thingies and block OUT the parts of the room that you don't want your daughter to have access to. Don't want her to be able to get by the computer desk? Put it outside of the gate. Put the couch inside of the gate, but the side tray table outside of the gate. Put your Christmas tree outside of the gate. Keep the toddler away from the fire place! Is it the prettiest way of doing things? No, but it does keep the toddler safe, and keep you from constantly telling him/her to stop doing X or pulling her down/off Y or stopping her from pushing the button on Z.

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, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N4E7Z3M?colid=2T5L5M1XY90ZA&coliid=IHTQ3C9UFBBOW&ref=br_ADD_TO_CART_title_link) and a cosleeper (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YBADM1O?colid=2T5L5M1XY90ZA&coliid=I1VNXP4A6ZQL3H&ref=br_ADD_TO_CART_title_link) 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/LeifCarrotson · 5 pointsr/daddit

We used this:

https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Infant-Play-Portable-Playard/dp/B00KBGTRAC

Not nearly as big (especially if you combine multiple giant gates together), but it's easily transported to non-child-safe houses and works great outdoors too.

Until they hit ~2.5, and decide that the tiny area allocated to them is no longer big enough, no matter how many toys are inside. And then they hit 3, and are able to climb over the walls.

My son tossed an animal into his crib this weekend. He climbed in after it, and asked to be let out. Thank heaven there's some kind of cognitive block there; he hasn't yet tried to climb out but he certainly could. I think I have less than a month left before nap time becomes much more difficult.

u/juhesihcaaa · 5 pointsr/parentsofmultiples

We use Amazon mom for diapers. Two of the biggest boxes a month so $55/month.

I HIGHLY suggest getting a variety of brands of diapers to see what works for you. My twins did well in Luvs and Pampers but leaked like crazy with Huggies but my cousin's daughter worked best with Huggies. It varies.

Formula: Like the other poster said, it was about $250/month. We used Sam's Club brand. I sat there and looked at the backs of packages- Similac, Enfamil, Sam's Club, Parent's Choice (Walmart), and Up&Up (Target) all had the EXACT same percentages and amounts of all the same nutrients and the EXACT same list of ingredients in the same order. Now, what gets you is the percentages of the ingredients that aren't the vitamins/minerals etc. Similac made my girls very constipated and Gerber made their poo smell AWFUL. Enfamil was my favorite because the powder was less clumpy but unless I had the formula checks that made it the same price as the off-brands, I wouldn't get it. We stuck with Sam's Club brand for the most part until our membership expired and when we did the math we would break even on it when we could just buy it at Walmart or Target. If you know someone with a Costco or Sam's Club membership, you could give them the money and ask them to buy it but buying a membership simply for formula isn't worth it in terms of what you save. Don't stock up on any specific brand but getting a small container of a variety of brands wouldn't hurt.

I never used shopping cart covers. It was too much of a hassle to deal with.

Baby jail like this was invaluable. I used it up until a few months ago (and my twins are 3). Get the 8 panel! You'll want the extra space.

Bouncy seats. Buy them used.

Buy everything besides crib mattress and car seats used.

u/closetofcorgis · 5 pointsr/beyondthebump

I have this one: https://www.amazon.com/SwaddleMe-By-Your-Side-Sleeper/dp/B00YBADM1O
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/RaphBenYisrael · 5 pointsr/xboxone

We used to use a gate similar to this:
https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Infant-Surround-6-Panel-PlaySafe/dp/B000G1YW98/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1495427529&sr=8-2&keywords=playard+gate

We actually organized it into a rectangle and placed it around the TV stand. It looked decent, had great airflow, and most importantly kept the kids/Xbox safe.

u/photinus · 5 pointsr/parentsofmultiples

https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Infant-Play-Portable-Playard/dp/B00KBGTRAC/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1540482637&sr=8-1&keywords=summer+infant+play+yard&dpID=41ScPp5hwoL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

This is what we have for our 11mo boys. It packs up like a camp chair and is easy to setup and tear down. The floor of it is slightly padded and the boys enjoy it. Also came with a hanging tablet mount if you want to put up a movie or something for them.

u/Trishlovesdolphins · 5 pointsr/pics
u/baconandicecreamyum · 5 pointsr/beyondthebump

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

And thanks! I wish you luck!

u/squallly · 5 pointsr/HomeDecorating

Over the Door Closet Organizer, 2 Packs Wall Hanging Storage Bags with 3 Pockets for Bedroom & Bathroom (Green + Gray) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077G1SQN2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_KPD0Db4VA0F66

u/smooshfest · 5 pointsr/AskParents

I have the exact same problem and have been wondering the same thing. I need a bedside table to hold my glasses, at least. For now, I've decided to try just having the bassinet a bit further down too. I figured that I could change it, if it isn't working out. Another solution would to get something that hangs on the wall that can hold most of this stuff, and just move your side table out of the way temporarily. Some options might look like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Organizer-Hanging-Storage-Pockets-Bathroom/dp/B077G1SQN2/ref=sr_1_18?crid=23483R1I9U7B5&keywords=hanging%2Borganizer%2Bwith%2Bpockets&qid=1555174344&s=gateway&sprefix=hanging%2Borgan%2Caps%2C224&sr=8-18&th=1

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This could hold a phone, a water bottle, and tissues. You could even clip a light to it. This is my back up plan until I can think of something that works better.

Congrats and good luck!

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/SaucerSection · 4 pointsr/BabyBumps

We got this one for the living room:
Graco Pack 'n Play Playard Snuggle Suite LX, Abbington https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PTL0S3Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_soq1AbDCZAW60

We used every part of it and had no regrets. Using it for number two in less than 50 days.

For the bedroom we went with something like this: Arm's Reach Concepts Mini Ezee 2-in-1 Bedside Bassinet - Natural https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ITQOV0Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_9qq1AbDM1GH32

u/virtual_six · 4 pointsr/BabyBumps

I loved the Graco ones with my daughter and I plan on getting this one for baby. http://www.amazon.com/Graco-Playard-Newborn-Napperstation-Manor/dp/B00H8MRDU8/ref=sr_1_7?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1413125197&sr=1-7&keywords=graco+pack+n+play

I don't plan on using the newborn napper, but the changing table feature is great. Since we plan on using this in our bedroom and having baby sleep in it until about 6 months, I am totally loving the additional storage underneath. On most of these, the raised mattress is firm and very comfortable, and you can also buy a mattress. We might do this just to keep the pack n play itself in good condition, as we plan on having one more after this baby.

u/RedWowPower · 4 pointsr/Septemberbumpers2017

We put together the Pack N Play and the crib over the weekend. Every day since the nursery-in-progress has been my happy place. I was planning to wait until after the anatomy scan (coming Monday) for the big purchases, just in case, but they went on sale and I can't pass a good bargain. I've been finally feeling confident that I have a healthy baby in there so hopefully I'll be proven right at the appointment.

Word to the wise: We put together the Pack N Play first because we thought it would be easier. We were so, so very wrong. This was the most frustrated we have both been in a hot minute. Those instructions are not super clear and there were a ton of little parts. Prepare yourselves!

One last tip for those who are yet to put theirs together. On the one we got, it told us to put the mattress in the bottom after expanding the main part out and clicking the rods into place. There were a slew of hard to reach snaps and velcro to secure it into place. Then we added the mesh basket-type thing above it. After, it said to remove the mattress from the bottom and place it into the mesh basket. I wanted to rip my hair out, so hopefully you won't waste any time with that non-sense after seeing this.

u/RxRobb · 4 pointsr/BabyBumps

Wife and I bought this and it’s all we have been using for 8 months https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J232RV4/ref=cm_sw_r_oth_api_i_0TkYDbPRF2AEX

u/delightmoto · 4 pointsr/BabyBumps

I am a fan of Graco pack and plays that have the basinet and changing table attached. It's perfect for the first few months when the baby sleeps in your room and take up so little space for their function.

Here's one I like: https://www.amazon.com/Graco-Playard-Bassinet-Changer-Rocking/dp/B005UV0USQ/ref=sr_1_4_s_it?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1481487182&sr=1-4&keywords=graco+pack+and+play

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/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/mattymillyautumn · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

Can definitely recommend this one:

https://www.amazon.com/Graco-Playard-Bassinet-Changer-Rocking/dp/B005UV0USQ/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1484625131&sr=8-1&keywords=pack+n+play+cuddle+cove

This was my older daughter's main crib until she turned 2. As a newborn in a small apartment, we loved having the little "cuddle cove," which served as her bouncy seat/rock n' play and the changing table was nice for the first few weeks to have right next to my bed. It comes with a little diaper organizer that attaches, plus an attachable nightlight which was awesome for checking if she was breathing without waking her up, plus changing those midnight diapers without turning all the lights on. Plus it's cute and matches my bedroom decor :) Can't wait to get it out again for #2.

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] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PX8PPQS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_7E44AbH3PS8B0)

[Co-sleeper] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YBADM1O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_DG44Ab3XAJ23T)

u/drpepperesq · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

Highly recommend this one. Now that my 9 month old is mobile this is a lifesaver! You can also bring it to the beach and ours came with a sunshade. https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Infant-Play-Portable-Playard/dp/B00KBGTRAC

u/UnicornToots · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

It's up to you what you put your baby in, and unfortunately there's no right answer. It depends on your home, your lifestyle (if you like co-sleeping, for instance) your room size (can you even fit a pack n play in there?), if you have a separate nursery (and if you intend on using it), etc.

For us, we have a nursery but planned on keeping our daughter in our bedroom for at least the first 3 months (because feeding a baby semi-constantly during the newborn phase would mean I'd have to go up and down a hallway frequently, and I didn't want that!). However, our bedroom is very small and we wouldn't be able to fit a Pack N Play in there. So, we got this travel bassinet, which we also used when visiting friends and family. It fit nicely between my side of the bed and the wall so I could easily grab the baby when she'd wake up at night to eat.

For naps, however, I wanted her to do so on the main floor of the house since that's where I spent most of my days while on maternity leave. We got this Pack N Play which has a "napper" in it, as you mention. For nap time, she slept in the napper for the first few weeks. But then she ended up getting diagnosed with reflux and needed to sleep on an incline, so from then up until around month 3, she napped in this Rock N Play. (So, regarding "Does this mean it is okay to put an infant on a non-flat surface, as long as they are on their back?" - not really, according to the current recommendations. But, if you end up with a reflux baby like I did, sleeping on an incline is a must; and, for many, tummy-sleeping helps immensely with reflux.)

At 3 months, as planned, we moved her out of our bedroom at night and stopped the Rock N Play for naps, and she has since slept in her crib in her nursery. The Rock N Play and travel bassinet is in the basement waiting for baby #2 in a few years, and the Pack N Play is in our living room used as a playpen.

So, again, it totally depends on your personal situation. You can go basic and just go with a crib in a nursery from the start. You can go minimalist and co-sleep for as long as you care to, then go straight to a toddler bed. You can go traditional and do a bassinet or other non-crib sleeper in the bedroom, then move them to a crib in the nursery at 6 months. Again - there's no wrong answer. Just do what you think will work best for you!

u/Hoylegu · 3 pointsr/Legodimensions

Someone a while back posted this, though I haven't yet bought it myself, FYI:

LifeSmart Stackable Storage Container. Blue, Compatible for Littlest Pet Shop, Shopkins, The Grossery Gang, Arts and Crafts, and More, 50 Adjustable Compartments https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N8U52XI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_hxYqzb00F3T3V

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/theonewiththetits · 3 pointsr/raisedbynarcissists

You can actually get your hands on a Co-Sleeper, if it makes you feel better. My EMom used one with my youngest brother. They're like bassinets you strap to the side of your bed, so you can't roll into them, but you can easily reach out and touch the baby. (Esp good for breastfeeding moms who don't want to get up.)

This is one on Amazon.

u/Jelese111 · 3 pointsr/Parenting

Invest in a pop and play. It's super portable, much bigger than a pack and play, and you can put the kiddos toys in it and let them go to town no stress.

Summer Infant Pop N' Play Portable Playard https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KBGTRAC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ruHvybGPTTGXX

u/denodster · 3 pointsr/daddit

my wife and I used a cosleeper that attached to the side of our bed, so it was like our kids were in our bed, but they were not actually IN our bed. Our particular model was this one: https://www.amazon.com/Arms-Reach-Concepts-Bedside-Bassinet/dp/B01ITQOV0Q/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1504464066&sr=8-1&keywords=arms+reach+cosleeper

u/lostcalifornian · 3 pointsr/houseplants

Over the Door Closet Organizer, 2 Packs Wall Hanging Storage Bags with 3 Pockets for Bedroom & Bathroom (Green + Gray) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077G1SQN2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_CJnUDbWAARBBZ

u/hitsworth · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Can you get an in-bed co-sleeper? It creates their own safe space for them. https://www.amazon.com/SwaddleMe-By-Your-Side-Sleeper/dp/B00YBADM1O/ref=sr_1_3_s_it?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1518906399&sr=1-3&keywords=Co-sleeper&th=1

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

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.
https://www.amazon.com/SwaddleMe-By-Your-Side-Sleeper/dp/B00YBADM1O/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=in+bed+cosleeper&qid=1563257168&s=gateway&sprefix=in+bed+coslee&sr=8-1

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/Maevora06 · 2 pointsr/Parenting

to piggy back on the bassinet/crib/changing table thing he might just want to get one of those all in one pack and plays. Thats what we sued and it was a godsend! It had a higher part that was a bassinet and on one side had an elevated changing table complete with a hanging bag thing that held diapers and wipes for easy access. Plus the "table" was vinyl so messes were super easy to clean. We did not have a ton of money with our surprise bundle so we purchased one of those and it was the best investment ever. Most people buy a pack and play anyways later on so for way less than an entire crib and mattress we got all in one!

This is actually a cheaper version but an excellent example!

Also something small like this could even suffice for a few days and you can get them at even walmart for like $40

u/nayson9 · 2 pointsr/predaddit

I do want the mini changing table. I'm trying to decide between this and this. I can't decide if spending an extra $100 is wasting money out of fear of the unknown or if getting the less expensive once is just being cheap and I'll regret actually living with it.

u/NoIWontSmellThis · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I scored it from a grandma who rarely used it for $10. I believe this is it: Ingenuity Foldaway Rocking Wood Bassinet - Carrington https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XSVP2R1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_3MAzDb3ZY2SXK

u/hawkgal23 · 2 pointsr/DIY

Not OP, but have friends that have those- they are called 'little helpers' and [yes, they are made specifically for that]
(https://www.amazon.com/Little-Partners-Learning-Adjustable-Toddlers/dp/B001ECHXVC)

I'm also not a fan of large/tall crown moulding, except in large rooms. I feel like it makes the kitchen look smaller than it is here. I feel the same way about the large island- maybe it's just the pics, but it looks like a person can just fit around the one side of it. But! Not my house, so who cares what I think! ;)

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/Dice08 · 2 pointsr/Christianity

To my knowledge the actual conditions are still hotly debated with both sides claiming the other side is lying, with some even saying they were drinking from toilets and people fighting over legitimacy. And personally I don't like saying that people being kept in a room being called a cage because the walls are chain link. Else, it's an American parenthood norm to put a child in a cage: https://www.amazon.com/Best-Choice-Products-8-Panel-Outdoor/dp/B002V87MJQ

u/Penguin123 · 2 pointsr/Parenting

In my house we don't have a TV, so it has never really been an option. My children are now 5 and 2. We did allow both kids to play with an iPhone/iPad for about 30 minutes a day from about 18-20 months, but no screens at all before then. Furthermore, that screen time is only allowed for a few minutes in the morning, and a little longer before the get to bed. Between breakfast and dinner it's almost never allowed.

At the age you're talking about, really 90% of the time the answer is we wore our children. I'm not saying attachment parenting is for everyone, but both my children were worn from a very young age. They both loved it, and my wife and I still regularly wear our 2 year old nearly everyday. For young children that are used to being worn, they generally love just watching whatever the parent is doing. If you imagine being a infant able to roam around the house at adult level, watching all the things you're doing (cooking, cleaning, whatever), it's really as engaging as TV.

When they get older, they might not want to be worn for the whole day, but usually long enough to get tasks done. My older daughter didn't like playing by herself till she was about 3, so I certainly understand the challenges. That said, if TV is not an option, you just learn ways to cope. For instance, we have a learning tower in the kitchen. My 2 year old will spend an hour and half happily watching me prepare dinner from her high perch. Part of that time is snacking, part of the time is watching me, and sometimes she just colors. The point is, without the TV option, both parent and child learn ways to cope.

I believe most of the time when parents say they "can't" function without the TV playing part time babysitter, it's more of a lack of imagination on the parent's part than any any real justification. That said, I don't think children watch will be ruined for life. It's more that without a TV, it opens up many more possibilities for both parent and child, albeit requiring a little more effort.

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/recercar · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I got this when mine was about 9 months old, I wish I had it sooner:

https://smile.amazon.com/Playpen-Activity-Outdoor-multicolour-Classic/dp/B06WWQCYSC/

I posted about it before here, and everyone told me she'll hate it in a few months.

I am happy to report that she LOVES it now at 20 months just as much as she did then. It's her happy little places.

As of last week, she figured out how to open the door, so unfortunately we can no longer use it for a "sorry mama has to take a call real quick". But she still loves playing in it with the door open, and we used it for safe playpen purposes for over a year.

And she always napped in the crib.

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/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/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.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YBADM1O/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2CMHR5WDGKN4U&coliid=I1RZO7HD8HFMHA&psc=1

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

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/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/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/St3phiroth · 2 pointsr/JulyBumpers2017

I have been shopping secondhand and deals since 15 weeks. Some of this has been given to me and a few things (crib + carseat) purchased by family from the registry.

Baby Gear:

  • pack n play - our primary sleeping setup until baby leaves our room at 3-6 months
  • Rock n play - for entertaining baby in the kitchen on the main level
  • exersaucer
  • play mat
  • [stroller](https://www.amazon.com/Baby-Jogger-2016- Single-Stroller/dp/B019W8W8P0)
  • carseat + caddy
  • boppy + 2 covers
  • boppy lounger
  • misc gender neutral clothes in sizes newborn-12 months (second hand and hand me downs, just 4-5 outfits in each size)*
  • baby tub*
  • infantino carrier*
  • bouncer*
  • misc wooden blocks and puzzles
  • misc plastic baby toys and chew toys*
  • shopping cart cover
  • 6 aiden and anis swaddles
  • misc diapers and sizes*
  • misc free bottle samples
  • couple handmade quilts

    For the Totoro/Miyazaki nursery:

  • misc Totoro art
  • Totoro plushies
  • howls moving castle plushies
  • dresser
  • crib
  • baby hangers*
  • changing table
  • night light
  • curtains
  • shelves
  • paint for wall art and repainting the bookshelf (projects to be done "soon"...)

    *given as hand me downs

    Spent so far: $568

    Edit: formatting broke
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/tippytoez · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I had a pack and play for my first baby and I just sold it to a secondhand store. I think they are too big for their intended use. My daughter never liked it as a sleep device and she hated it as a containment device once she got mobile. We ended up getting a snuggle nest to put in the pack and play for her to sleep in because the pack and play was too wide open.

This time I went with a travel crib to put next to our bed for the first few months. I hope the new baby likes it. I guess we'll find out here in the next week or so.

Another option I considered was the Fisher-Price Rock and Play Bassinet, because as I said the pack and play was just too big.

u/Alpacalypsenoww · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

SwaddleMe By Your Side Sleeper https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YBADM1O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_cRAODbE3BJT83

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

u/drew714 · 2 pointsr/daddit
u/wake_and_vape · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Summer Infant Pop 'n Play Portable Playard https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KBGTRAC/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_0sCBwbBJ759YM

This one! It's amazing. Sets up and tears down in less than a minute, no tools or anything, and is big enough so he doesn't feel trapped like in the pack n play / not so huge that it takes up my whole living room

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.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YBADM1O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_7iVUAb3GPPXDY

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/Pamzella · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Summer Infant Baby Jail for an option to keep kid and toys cleaner, camped with other adults do there were people to hold the baby sometimes, especially packing up. Because of course, you want to leave for the long drive at naptime. It would not have been possible to camp just the 3 of us last summer without a baby meltdown packing up. At 16m he was walking for 3m and listened to voice commands to stay close and we spent time establishing the "boundaries of the site" and we packed everything we possibly could the night before and went bare bones in the morning. He didn't mind being in the tent while we packed up what was inside. I could do some stuff in a front carry, there was the cold day he would not nap except in my wrap, and my ultimate plan after 6m was a back carry while packing or cleaning if he wouldn't cooperate. Our biggest issue this summer has been the tent being too hot for naps, but luckily I trained mine to do walking naps in the stroller that reclines as we approached a year ago I could walk the camp loops, etc and then roll him into the shade with me. For sure the brightness of a tent is sometimes an issue too, including at bedtime so some backup plans for naps is a good idea, they are more important than ever. This last trip instead of 8:30-7:30, he slept 9-6:30, so almost an extra 90 min needed to be made up in napping if he was going to stay on schedule. But we didn't stress too much, we just looked hard for nap cues and sprung into action so he could get the best rest he could. And no more elaborate meals, if it takes more than 15min to prep and cook, it's too long.

u/dukewilhelm · 2 pointsr/camping

8 days later here... Sorry for the late reply.
Hmmm... I remember a mini potty was a prominent part of our gear. :)
A few baby carriers of course for wearing babe around camp.
Very minimal, simple, one or two toys. Nature is the main 'toy'.

Main challenge is sleeping. We did cosleeping with our newborn at home so we were experienced with this. Cosleeping is not for everyone and depending on your sleeping style could be dangerous. Doubly so in a tent. My wife and I were really wound up about sleep safety in the tent. We took steps to do it safely, but we went for it. Not everyone should do this.

Sorry, I'm sure you already know all this. But it's just so important, it bears repeating I think.

I think the Snuggle Nest was instrumental to making it work. We had one similar to this: https://www.amazon.com/Baby-Delight-Dandelions-Nightlight-Waterproof/dp/B01LZRRLTA . Without the snuggle nest, I don't know how we would have slept safely in the cold tent.

Our first trip was pretty much bliss.

u/Aphypoo · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

P&Ps: We have two Graco pack & plays that have seen a lot of love and use over the last 2.5 years. I had one with an infant napper and changing pad, and one without the napper. We really used these mostly for Grandma's house and traveling, but they're fantastic to have.

Crib: We did a Baby Appleseed Davenport crib, which was pricey ($700), but we love it. My son is 2.5 and still in the crib, but it can transition to toddler bed and full standard bed as well. I am pregnant with our second child, and instead of buying a new crib, we're going to buy my son a low loft bed and use this crib again for the new baby. The workmanship and quality of Baby Appleseed is amazing, and you can use 20% off for them at BuyBuyBaby.

Carseat: We actually did two, we initially bought the Britax B-Safe 35 Elite system with the B-Agile Stroller. This stroller is amazingly light and compact. The carseat is manageable weight, easy to install base, and holds baby snug and secure. It's also infinitely easier to move the shoulder straps because it's on a slide, rather than having to take the seat apart. We also bought a Graco ClickConnect Jogging Stroller and Carseat. I was not a fan of this carseat when my son was a newborn. It was too large for him, and he moved around too much when strapped in, ending up at weird angles that gave me anxiety. Once he was about 3 months old though, this was fantastic. I highly recommend getting a jogger if you like to be outside. Despite being in a brand new development, our sidewalks are wonky and the jogger absorbs a lot of the shock. We took him to Renaissance Festival in this stroller and we still take walks with this stroller, when he tolerates it. Once he was around 8 months, we transitioned to Graco Extend-2-Fit and we're still in that now.

Extra non-newborn necessity item: Summer Infant Portable Play Yard - we spend a ton of time outside and this was great for when my son was smaller (5-11 months) and we didn't want to plop him in the grass or throw down a blanket. It's super portable, super easy to set up and take down. Highly recommend.

u/perfectdrug659 · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

We divided our living room in half using a play yard. The room was 10ft long and we figured out if we just kept the 2 end pieces of the play yard at 90 degrees, it stayed up no problem, even with climbing and standing. We had this one, it was great and could be put back into an octagon easily when needed.

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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YBADM1O/ 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/dammit_joyce · 2 pointsr/JuneBumpers2017
u/bolivar-shagnasty · 2 pointsr/daddit

Here is the playpen. It's so easy to travel with.

u/desiredheart · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump
u/nikitatikin · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Thanks! It's just like this https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01LZRRLTA/ref=mp_s_a_1_13_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1492561316&sr=8-13&keywords=co+sleeper and just has a couple blankets draped in it. When he gets older I'll push our bed all the way against the crib. This is my 4th and I know with the previous 3 babies, this is what works best for us while I'm nursing.

u/hiromoon · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Which Pack and Play did you register for? The one I want has a bouncy chair with it, so I'm not going to register for a separate swing or anything either.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005UV0USQ?colid=QY2U0MCE4MR4&coliid=I315S19832OJI6&psc=1&ref_=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl

u/liabenn · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Do you have any kid consignment stores in your area? Mine constantly has those large yard gate enclosures for 35-75. You should try Craigslist too I've seen alot of them there. I know $150 is alot but I would shop around I've seen them for around $90 and so many stores price match now. There's a good resale value too so you could always make at least 50% back when you were done with it so long as it remains in good condition.

Edit: here's one at amazon for $63
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000G1YW98/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1376323722&sr=8-1&pi=SL75

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/poolplyr27 · 1 pointr/parentsofmultiples

We're headed to the beach in June with what will be 7 month old twins, along with a couple similarly aged cousins, and will be taking one of these with us. It's decent sized for containing them, somewhat keeps them out of the sand, and collapses into a carry bag the size of a camping chair. You can also buy versions with canopies to help provide shade. We're also bringing a 10x10 popup/tailgate tent with us, so we can use that for added shade if needed.

u/mareeesha · 1 pointr/Parenting

I second the Munchkin Nose Machine with Projector! We don't use the projector part much, but the noise machine is in use for every nap and bedtime. I love that it has a timer and a nightlight.

Munchkin in general is awesome. Our Diaper Genie diaper pail busted awhile ago, and we finally replaced it with a Munchkin one. I love it! Much easier to remove the bag when it's full, it self twists every time you close the lid, and it has the little Arm & Hammer odor control insert. Munchkin as a brand is wonderful- incredibly affordable and good quality.

We also love this play yard. You can buy extensions for it, and it's so easy to put together/take apart/clean. You can use it inside or outside. It is a permanent staple in our living room.

u/LavernicaDeLuca · 1 pointr/Flipping

I bought two Learning Towers for $7 each over the weekend. The finish is in rough shape (faded, mostly) but the structure is perfectly solid on both of them.

I have tried Craigslist and local selling groups for $50 each. I had one person who wanted one but when she realized that they don't fold down, she backed out because she's moving and didn't have the room for them. She said she'd contact me after she moved to see if I still had one. Aside from her, no takers, just a few people asking what they were.

I thought they would be an easy flip since they sell for $200 new and they're fairly popular on mommy blogs and Pinterest.

u/offie16 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I have been following a Montessori group on Facebook. The learning tower comes to mind. Your kiddo can watch and/or help out with small tasks like cutting soft fruits and vegetables, stirring, etc.
Here is an example: https://www.amazon.com/Little-Partners-Learning-Adjustable-Toddlers/dp/B001ECHXVC

There is an IKEA hack that can be found on the Internet, since it's pretty pricy. Also, check Craigslist.

I am not sure if 10 months is too young for it. They also make guards, or you can make your own, to put around it so your LO doesn't fall through the gaps.

I have a month to go before my LO is born so I don't have any experience on these things. Currently, gathering info and ideas.

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. https://www.amazon.com/SwaddleMe-By-Your-Side-Sleeper/dp/B00YBADM1O/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1468854006&sr=1-1&keywords=co+sleeper

u/hazelowl · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

she won't hit you

We could really use this toy hammock for the chaos of my daughter's room.

u/Dalaniel19 · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Oh I know! That is the scariest part of having a pitbull with kids.

He is pretty good about it now that he is used to her being around. He is more careful. Also when she is on the floor we have her in a Pen which helps a TON!

u/Erulastiel · 1 pointr/WTF

It was getting bad. They infest places very quickly. It starts with a few, then bam! They've started breeding. We did what we could before spraying. We vacuumed daily, made sure to keep blankets and clothes off the floor, washed the curtains, but nope. They infested the place within a month. If you're finding a few, I suggest you vacuum every nook and cranny and wash any cloth like material that hasn't moved to a new spot for more than two weeks. Such as your curtains, any clothes on the floor that have sat for a while, underneath your bedding and mattress. Definitely wash your bedding. They like breeding under mattresses and in the corners of the room in your carpet. If you have children who have stuffed animals, I suggest getting rid of them or vacuuming/ washing them throughly and storing them in airtight bags or in a toy hammock to keep them off the floor. Carpet beetles fly, but I find that they're less likely to be interested in them if they're not on the floor. They also love any non heavy traffic areas because they're undisturbed. Like under the bed or in the back of the closet.

I've never lived in an apartment that wasn't infested with them. They don't come in just because you're a filthy human either. They come in because your clothing and carpets are tasty. As a child, I wouldn't touch the bottom of my toy box because the bottom was just alive. It wriggled and crawled there were that many just chilling in there. You would lift up my mattress and it was the same thing. Just crawling. I never slept under the covers on my bed because the blankets would be full of them. My stuffed animals would also be covered in the larvae. Those were bad infestations.

At the apartment I live in now, I was killing about five or six a day until we sprayed pesticides. I was finding larvae under my bed, stuck to the carpet. Once you start finding larvae, it's all over.

4Your best bet after you've found larvae is to bug bomb/ fog/ or spray. I really do recommend the Ortho Home Defense though if you've come to that point. So far, it's done wonders and it lasts a year and it's fairly cheap compared to having to bomb/ fog every few months. We bought the spray bottle version for around $4 each at Lowe's. I haven't seen any beetles in the areas we've sprayed. I've seen a few in the kitchen, which we haven't gotten around to spraying there yet. They've found a safe haven there, but they can't breed in there, so they're slowly dying.

u/duckingcluttered · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby

I was looking at this one since it's essentially a mini nursery and if I get pregnant right away, we won't be able to set up a real nursery until we move. I like the one you showed me too :)

u/alphalimahotel · 1 pointr/IFParents

We are considering getting our Christmas tree this coming weekend, but wondered if I could crowdsource some advice: how do y'all keep your toddlers from destroying your tree? Play gate a la this? https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Infant-6-Panel-PlaySafe-Playard/dp/B000G1YW98/ref=sr_1_5_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1511362426&sr=8-5&keywords=play+gate

u/akpak · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Ok, first of all... BREATHE.

You have time. All you must have to take baby home is the car seat, a place for them to sleep (more in a moment), a few clothes, some diapers, and either your own boobs or a bottle and some formula.

Everything else could easily wait a couple days.

Now, even if you don't want to give it to anyone, I highly recommend setting up an Amazon registry. It guides you pretty well through the bare necessities, and you can do it from the comfort of the couch.

I didn't pick out nearly everything they suggested, but I found the checklists helpful anyway.

All in one baby station? Something like this would get you through the first little bit no problem. A place to sleep, a place to change her, and a little storage for diapers and such.

I don't know a single mom or mom-to-be who doesn't have one.

You can do this. You'll be great. Breathe!

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/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. https://www.amazon.com/SwaddleMe-By-Your-Side-Sleeper/dp/B00YBADM1O/

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/____tinymouse____ · 1 pointr/parentsofmultiples

I recommend borrowing the following two things from friends -

Summer Infant Pop-n-Play
https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Infant-Play-Portable-Playard/dp/B00KBGTRAC/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1495664261&sr=8-1&keywords=pop%2Bn%2Bplay&th=1

Canopy - for shade and hanging towels

Something that looks like this (or smaller): https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Pop-Up-Canopy-Tent-10/dp/B0145R49C8/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1495664326&sr=8-6&keywords=beach+canopy

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As for getting them to the beach, you can get a beach cart - or borrow/rent a jogging stroller (with giant wheels for getting over the dunes).

Don't forget that you can always back-carry your twins in carriers (Ergo/Tula, etc) - to leave your hands free to carry stuff and set up.

If you've never back-carried before in a carrier, it's awesome. And generally people will think you and your wife (and babies) look super adorable as you walk along. Here's a how to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImBAhltsbRQ

u/Corgiopteryx · 1 pointr/OctoberBumpers2017

I'm super excited, we went out to a baby resale store and got a $180 fancy pack n play for $80.

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.. https://www.amazon.com/SwaddleMe-By-Your-Side-Sleeper/dp/B00YBADM1O

u/splendyam · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

No, it's like a little baby fence. We have this one. It's pretty big!

u/early80 · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

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

u/Meghany21 · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Found it. It's Disney Minnie: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00PNXI5CE/ref=gbps_img_s-3_1712_5346af48?pf_rd_p=d3152026-148f-4b24-a686-6518d33b1712&pf_rd_s=slot-3&pf_rd_t=701&pf_rd_i=gb_main&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=QFYS72DB14CW35SC9CKG&th=1

Starts at 3:05am. I don't see any others listed yet but sometimes if you do a search for one you're looking for, it'll be discounted today or tomorrow even if it's not listed as a Prime Day deal.

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 (https://www.amazon.com/SwaddleMe-By-Your-Side-Sleeper/dp/B00YBADM1O?keywords=cosleeper&qid=1540237711&sr=8-2&ref=sr_1_2&th=1) 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/OMGROTFLMAO · 1 pointr/lifehacks

But why subject your child to a suffocation risk like this in the first place? You can get well-rated play yards for $55. Is your child's safety really worth less than $35?

u/toadcat315 · 1 pointr/cosleeping

Cosleeping (which can including sharing a room) and even bedsharing can be safe (the link above from Jim McKenna at Notre Dame, who researches this, is good advice supported by evidence. I read his book on the topic and there are lots of benefits - Cosleeping can even lower risk of SIDS compared to solitary sleeping, when done safely. But using soft sleeping materials like cushions, pillows, or even "nesters" like doc a tots means you're adding a risk factor... For the same reason having a crib bumper is dangerous: babies can nuzzle in to the soft pillow and won't be able to breathe. McKenna recommends a firm sleep surface. Something like this is probably safer than a squishy, soft nester - even if it doesn't look so snuggly! https://www.amazon.com/Baby-Delight-Dandelions-Nightlight-Waterproof/dp/B01LZRRLTA

u/lbplykewhoa · 1 pointr/NICUParents

We purchased a cosleeper and literally laid her in it everywhere (couch, bed, table). It’s also nice now she’s a little older, we take it to her Mimi’s house so she has a place to sleep.

u/greatryry · 1 pointr/Legodimensions

LifeSmart USA Stackable Storage Container Blue - 50 Adjustable Compartments - Store More Than All Other Cases - Lego Dimensions - Shopkins - Littlest Pet Shop - Arts and Crafts - and More! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N8U52XI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_bIgZCbHYDYTN9

We have every single character and we use two of these to store everything.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I bought this. It's 70 bucks off list price and is quite fantastic. The changer comes off easily and there is tons of storage. Plus the bassinet area is pretty nice albeit a bit flimsy if you take it out of the playard. Same with the changer area... I'm probably not going to use either like the picture because of how 'flimsy' they are out of the playard. Another grip I have with it is you can't use the whole bassinet area because of the storage under the changer.

If baby is going to be sleeping in it full time, I'd personally go for something a bit different. Like this or this.

That'll work okay, but the only problem is if you want to change baby and use the changing table you'll have to flip the newborn napper over to access the changing table.

I love the one we got because of the price, but honestly I would've sprung for this instead because it's awesomeee... You can strap baby in, use it as a rocker elsewhere. And the changing table folds in half to help with 'space' as the baby gets older and uses the bassinet or the bottom piece. If I didn't register for a rock 'n play I'd probably return my pack 'n play for one with a cuddle cove.

Edit: grammar and clarity.

Double Edit: You can also go for a rock 'n play. I have tons of friends that swear by them and had their baby sleeping in them for a while until they started getting stronger (about 4-5 months old). I also registered for this. It has an auto-rock feature now. It'll make up for the lack of a newborn napper/cuddle cove and also serve double purpose because it moves around so easily.

u/jmee10 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I have a playpen like this: Summer Infant Pop N' Play Portable Playard https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KBGTRAC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_1WBdzb0F3WVKK

I just stick him in there with some toys, cheerios or a pouch, and something to drink. I throw on some baby Einstein or Daniel Tiger or whatever and shower away. I keep the door cracked so I can hear him and I make sure the doors to the house are locked in case anyone just walked up but that's it.

u/chemcalfarmr · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

One of my favorite characters is Guts from the Beserk menga. 1. hes a super hot bad boy. 2. hes ridiculously strong 3. i love the progression he makes throughout the show. 4. his, um.. sword is huge :)

and a quote: "If you’re always worried about crushing the ants beneath you, you won’t be able to walk." So true! Stop worrying about the small problems and concentrate on your goal! Boom! Roasted.


This for my son would be great! (his room is overrun with furry things!!) and thanks for the awesome contest!!

u/kittyhaven · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I just found this bassinet/cosleeper online n I like that it looks easier for breastfeeding, can be packed up for travel, and is on wheels so can be moved into another room if I want: https://www.amazon.com/Mika-Micky-Bedside-Sleeper-Portable/dp/B07J232RV4/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?keywords=bedside+cosleeper&qid=1556010314&s=gateway&sr=8-2

u/Movius · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I used a snugglenest to cosleep with my daughter. It’s the only way I got any sleep.
https://www.amazon.com/Baby-Delight-Dandelions-Nightlight-Waterproof/dp/B01LZRRLTA

u/EMTmike · 1 pointr/daddit

This isn’t the exact one we got, I’ll have to confer with the wife to narrow it down, but this one follows the same concept. We also increased our confidence by using the Owlet heart rate monitor, definitely worth a look IMO.


Baby Delight Snuggle Nest Afterglow Infant Sleeper/Baby Bed | Misty Dandelions Catcher Fabric Pattern | Portable Bassinet with Nightlight | Waterproof Foam Mattress with Sheet https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZRRLTA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_XmUVDb6D45YDS

u/baize · 1 pointr/NICUParents

We used this one and loved it.

Arm's Reach Concepts Mini Ezee 2-in-1 Bedside Bassinet - Natural https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ITQOV0Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_B5BvybBWX9DXS

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/lunarblossoms · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I've got my eye on this one. We're probably going to have to downsize a few months after the baby is born, so I'm looking for things that are multi-use and that we will use through multiple stages.

u/sweetpea319 · 1 pointr/simpleliving

I have a few kids and they only need a few things. See links for examples not recommendations:


First a place to sleep.

I would not recommend a crib. Most kids hate them as they get stuck in bars and cribs make reflux worse. Yes most babies have some level of re-flux for the first 3-9 months. My favorite is a quality pack & play. It is just as safe as a crib, can have an inclined bassinet for colic and has a changing table. They also take up a smaller footprint and are easier to get baby in and out of all while being portable. It is awesome to take baby's bed with you on a trip. Other options include a portable bassinet up to 9 months and a Montessori mattress on the floor. I know some moms who even kept baby in a dresser drawer.


Second something to eat

Boobs or bottles your choice. If you go the bottle route get the anti colic bottles and just avoid any problems from the start. I like the playtex ones with drop in liners because you only have to wash the nipples but liners are bad for the environment. Look into baby lead weaning it makes feeding easier and with less stuff. The Ikea $15 highchair is the easiest one to clean and the cheapest I have found.


Third something to wear

Second hand is the best here. It is cheaper and baby doesn't care if they are in the latest fashions. Things that don't last don't make it into the shops either. Babies grow in starts and stops. Wait till they need something before you buy it. Go for 3m clothes and not newborn unless you expect a preemie. Dress them in the same layers you wear. If you have on a blanket at night add a warmer or extra layer. You don't need shoes until they are walking.


Fourth a way to be moved

If you have a car you need a car seat. You can either get an infant seat and then buy another when they out grow it or buy a convertible one and keep it up to 7 years. The downside to the convertible one is that you can't carry it around with you. I also recommend a stroller (full size and umbrella are great second hand items) and/or a baby carrier. There are lots of baby wearing groups where you can try before you buy. Check facebook for them.


Fifth Diapers and wipes

Disposable and cloth both with so many options! My pro tip wait till you have baby before buying more than enough for the first month or so. Different babies fit them differently and a stash of ill fitting diapers is awful. Then there is also the baby that is allergic to some brands.... Yeah that's not fun...


And Lastly Toys!

Don't buy them!! Let your kid choose them. One of mine liked kitchen utensils and hated toys and I let the other have ones that held their interest at the local thrift shop. Donate when done.


You will likely find that more things may be nice but you will feel the need for them as you raise your kids. Some kids need burp clothes some don't. Same with bibs swings etc.


And of course Congratulations!

u/fartula · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

This is what I use at nights. He sleeps between us.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZRRLTA?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

u/trees_make_me_happy · 1 pointr/Mommit

I am intrigued by the learning tower, is this what you're talking about?

u/Libera · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

I have a 2 year old son that likes to climb everything...And I also have a nice fireplace with shelves on each side of it, and a big tv on top of the fireplace mantle. So, I have one of these taken apart so it's one long piece, instead of a circle. It's basically a fence lol. Each end is bolted to a wall using zip ties to attach it to the eye bolts. Voila, no toddler climbing my fireplace!

I LOVE NYX because they have a big variety of quality stuff for awesome prices. I have some of their eyeliners and a couple of lipsticks and I really do love them. Thanks for hosting!

u/Aynielle · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

We got a pack-n-play set that has a changing table + removable rocker/bassinet thingy from amazon, and that's stationed next to my side of the bed. It's stocked with diapers & wipes. I also have a nursing basket that will travel wherever I decide to feed, with snacks, burp cloths, nipple cream & breast pads right next to it. We're lucky that our nursery is kind of an en suite room off our bedroom, so I can walk 10 steps to the glider if I want to rock little one.

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.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00YBADM1O/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1469751531&sr=8-1&keywords=cosleeper&pi=SY200_QL40

u/futuremom123 · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I just bought this thing: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YBADM1O/ref=br_it_dp_o_nS_ttl?ie=UTF8&colid=O6J690IS6MW5&coliid=I1VPDJP4JJ9ZML&vs=1

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/beautyinhistime · 1 pointr/Parenting

We just set up a playyard (we have this one: http://amzn.to/1puKehA) With foam tile puzzle pieces from target. Just set it up last week for our 6 month old and he LOVES it!

u/ZachRyder19 · 1 pointr/moderatelygranolamoms

I bought a portable playpen of Amazon bc I too bring my baby to work - works really well. Easy to put up and put down and he still has space to move.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00KBGTRAC/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1498957675&sr=8-1&keywords=playpens+for+babies&dpPl=1&dpID=41ScPp5hwoL&ref=plSrch

u/emmabeeze · 1 pointr/February2018Bumpers

I got this one. I had been looking at it for a while already and it was so cheap I just decided to go for it.

u/brainpicnic · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

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

u/pippx · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

This is what I immediately thought of when you mentioned the box. Not sure if it's the same thing, but maybe similar?

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/atp223 · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

My good friend recommended this one. I haven't used it yet but I did receive one at my baby shower. I hope it works out well!

u/shynnee · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

You totally didn't mess her up, she's fine. But, if you want to play with her more then find some parent led activities you guys can do. Some examples are reading books to her and talking about whats in the book (like asking her to point out things or name things), dancing together or doing a mommy and me workout, or get a learning tower and let her climb up to the counter and see what you're doing and "help".

She'll be handing you books to read and constantly pulling at your leg in no time :P

u/dieomama · 0 pointsr/Parenting

Some more practical feedback...



> He cries when he doesn’t get more crackers

Don't give him crackers. He eats what you eat, no ifs and buts.

> when I turn the cartoons off,

Don't let him watch cartoons on his own. If you watch cartoons you do it together and only before bed time, 30 minutes per day maximum.

> if we don’t hold him,

Then hold him more. No 18m old has ever been harmed by being held too much. If you can't hold him, carry him around in a baby carrier.

> if we tell him to get out of the kitchen so we can cook

Such a missed opportunity! You should be cooking together as a family because that is a great way for him to learn about food and food culture. Worst thing is he WANTS to learn and you are rejecting it.

I recommend buying a play kitchen from IKEA:

https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60319972/

As well as as learning tower:

https://www.amazon.com/Little-Partners-Learning-Adjustable-Original/dp/B001ECHXVC

u/mamaof2boys · 0 pointsr/Parenting

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BFBUYAO/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1411273518&sr=8-2&pi=SX200_QL40

This is what we have and I love it. It's half the width of a regular pack n play so it doesn't take up as much room. It can be used as a bassinet/cosleeper or a pack n play. I had my first son in bed with me at birth, and he still is at 3yo lol. My second son slept next to our bed for the first 6 months in a fisher price rock n play sleeper. It's much easier to move around to wherever you need it than the cosleeper, but is outgrown around 6-7 months. Then when he got too tall ( he's also huge, 90th %) we switched him to the cosleeper. Now at 17 months he still nurses at night frequently so I just leave him in the middle to fight his brother for space haha.

Rock N Play - http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00DJPGL42/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1411273707&sr=8-2&pi=SY200_QL40