Bassinet v Side Car v CribIf your matterss is on the floor, than a bassinet will do just fine. Keep in mind that your baby will grow out of it very quickly (15 lbs I think).
The side car (I have an arm's reach) is good and I recomend it for those people with high beds, because if the baby rolls, she will roll down 2 inches.
The cirb in the room is a good idea after your baby dosn't nurse constantly during the night.
When I brought dd from the hospital we had a laundry basket with a firm pillow in it. I had it next to the bed, wich was on the floor. She was six weeks premature and we had absolutely nothing for her yet. After the first night I took her into the bed becasue she nursed constantly (as all premies will do).
At first I slept on my back and laid her face up between my breasts. As I gained more confidence with nursing, I laid her next to me under my armpit with my arm between her and my hubby or the edge.
She would nap durring the day in her crib (wich arrived when she was 4 weeks) and sleep with us at night.
When we moved into the in-laws house, we knew we would be sleeping in a high bed, so I got a side car.
I never thought I could sleep with a baby, but the truth is as a mother you never will sleep soundly again until they are 30 anyway, so you might as well co sleep in the same bed.
I find that my friends who do not room or bed share end up "not having enough milk" becasue they don't get to nurse as often as me. Bed sharing worked for us becasue I had to go to work when she was 6 weeks old (I was sole breadwinner at the time) and I didn't have to wake up to feed her, I could just do it in my sleep.
Try bedsharing and you may be surprised how easy it is to change your own sleep practices.