I hope ya'll still repy on this thread since it is very relevent and causing me some anxiety. My awesome ex lost all the hardware to the crib he insisted he keep in the split. I looked into order the hardware and it is almost $100 said and done. My local cloth diaper store had an arms reach for sale for $50. I picked it up today and get to check it out before I decide on it. Here are my pros and cons please send some input too:
It takes up less space than crib would.
It is also a pack n play. I throw a music festival every year and pretty much live on site camping for a week or so. I will need a pack n play for this.
I plan on co-sleeping with baby anyway and feel this will be a safer option with 3 yo , me and newbie in bed. Also my 3 yo is a bed hog who has to have as much of him touching me as possible. I am enjoying the idea of being able to keep a little space for myself instead of being sandwiched between them.
It is so plasticky! I don't have it set up all the way and I'm guessing with sheets and blankets it loses its plasticness some?
I am honestly worried where I will put my cell phone, water etc if this is where a nightstand normally is. I know I can put these things on the other side of the bed. I just get out of bed b4 my 3 yo for showering and stuff I wouldn't want the alarm to wake him...
Seems like a pain for getting up to go to the bathroom.... but I will have to go much less frequently and get to stay in bed each time baby wants to nurse!
I wonder is it safe for napping? I mean for baby to sleep in when I'm not in bed too in co sleeper position?
I am single and I do have to consider that I may wind up dating at some point in my life again. I would love to be held and cuddled but this would require us to be in the baby's space. Obviously I don't plan on just having any tom dick or harry but this will make even a night of cuddles a huge deal I think. Even with someone we have spent a lot of time getting to know. I think this is also a pro! I tend to jump right in...this will help me keep it real slow!!
I really like how small it is!