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    The Pros & Cons of Bassinets???

    I have never had one for any of the kids but thinking it might be a necessity for this baby. We are needing to move so that we have space for this baby but if it doesnt' happen before the baby he'll need to sleep in our room. Our room is tiny so I'm not even sure a pack n play would fit. I'm thinking a bassinet is the only thing that will fit. Because we've never had one, I'm not sure much abotu them at all. Any info would be appreciated.
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    a friend of ours lent us one. I think it was ok, but I thought it looked uncomfortable the pad was so thin, so we added extra towels, and it worked pretty well for about 3 months.

    it was right next to my side of the bed, so when DD was hungry, I could BF right away.


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    My little guy slept in one for the first few months. It was great because I could easily roll it out in the living room during the day for naps... The only con is that they grow out of it pretty quickly.

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    My DD slept in the little moses one with some extra padding and she seemed fine but did grow out of it quickly. The bassinet in the pnp that we have with Kyle was great. If you could find a little bit more room to fit that in your bedroom, I would think that it would be the better choice.
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    It was nice when she was newborn because we had it right next to the bed. But, she grew out of it by 3 months and we had to move her into a PNP (we were living with my Dad at the time and didn't have a crib). Unless you can borrow one from somebody, I would just try to make do with a PNP and save your money.
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    What about a used one for $20?? It looks brand new and I was thinking a new one in the store would cost atleast double that...so even for 3mo, I thought that was a decent price...
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    My dd slept in hers for 3 months then went to the pack and play bassinet.
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    We had one. My first refused to sleep anywhere but my bed. But the cat loved it. My twins slept in one together very rarely. It also made a great cat bed. Because the cats were in the bassinette, the stayed out of the crib.
    We made room in our bedroom for the crib by moving the dresser out. Maybe you could do something like that.
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    We had a used one for my DDs. We kept it in the living room, and I used to put them in it when they snoozed in there. But we had a pack-n-play in our bedroom, and they pretty much slept there for the first several months. Now that we also have a computer desk and work table in our bedroom, I don't know if a pack-n-play will work for us either. I may see if anyone in the family has a bassinet to loan us.
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    I used and liked the bassinet. I liked that it took up less space than the pack and play. Not that it matters much..but I did have a pack and play and I was happy to have the little one up higher. My house is pretty drafty and he was born in January.

    and...the bassinet was on wheels.
    My master bedroom is on the first floor so I was able to wheel little baby out when he just wasn't going to settle back in...allowing dh to sleep a little bit more... I then would catch a couple hours of sleep on the couch...and I would be right there for when older ds was up and getting ready for school.

    Of course the down side is...it's used for such a short period of time.


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