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post #21 of 45
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Originally Posted by dinahx
If anyone knows anyone with one that I could buy secondhand . . .

Wishful thinking?
just one word.......EBAY!
post #22 of 45
We will do a crib-as-side-car arrangement on our bed.

We may also do an Amby if this baby has the afore-mentioned sleep-while-bouncing problem that our first had.
post #23 of 45
Ohhh, those hammocks look wonderful!! We cosleep, have since my daughter was about a week old (for the first week she was in the cosleeper...then it became a cat bed) and I'm imagining sleeping with a newborn, toddler, 2 adults and umpteen cats is going to get a little crowded. I like the idea of the hammock for naps/early evening. Definitely something to look into, thanks for the links!
post #24 of 45
The Amby looks great & I saw it while pg with #2. I would love it but would probably still co-sleep at night.

With #1, my bro gave us a crib. We didn't use it until after 6 weeks and then not much at all. She was about 3/4 in our bed. We had a full size then.

With #2, we got a king while pg with her. We gave the crib to the bro who gave it to us, which flipped everyone out of course. DD#1 & DD#2 slept with us all the time until DD#2 was 4 months old and DD#1 was sick with the flu. We put her not-very-much-used toddler bed in our room and she slept there for 8 months.

When we moved, she didn't want to sleep in it any more so at 1 & 3, they were both back in our bed. We moved them to their own room about 3 months ago in a full-size bed on the floor and we have the monitor on. They are 2 & 4 since last August. If one of them wakes, one of us gets up to comfort them, but they are right across the hall from us so we are there in an instant.

This one will be in bed with us again. I'd do a co-sleeper, but they were both 25Lbs by the time they were 4 months old, so they didn't fit into much. Luckily, the weight stopped for both... the 2 year old is only 28Lbs right now. Either way, no cribs for us any more!
post #25 of 45
This baby will be in the Mini Arms Reach co-sleeper (loaned to me by a friend) for quite awhile I'm, sure! We also have a crib that will eventually be set up in dd's room when we're ready for transitioning him/her and possibly for naps.
post #26 of 45
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Originally Posted by GriffinsMom
We will do a crib-as-side-car arrangement on our bed.

We may also do an Amby if this baby has the afore-mentioned sleep-while-bouncing problem that our first had.
We went through this too!!!!!!!! I am definately considering an Amby if this baby needs to bounce!

As for beds, I have loved our family bed and wouldn't dream of not keeping my baby close. Ds is 2.5 and still in our bed, sorta, he has a twin shoved beside our queen with his favourite fire fighter sheets on it. I know he'll leave when he's ready and I'll miss him. I get in all the snuggles I can now!
post #27 of 45
You guys have GOT to check this out, I found it on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/Brand-New-Cotton...QQcmdZViewItem

I bid on it for awhile but when it went over $60 I decided I am going to make one for my baby before she is born
post #28 of 45
Thread Starter 
WOW! THat's super cool !! My FIL is pretty crafty, I bet he could rig one up for us. I'm confused though....in some of the pics, it looks like the baby is way down low in the thing, and then in other pics, the baby looks higher up. How do you think they did that?
post #29 of 45
hmmmmmmm. I didn't notice that but you are right.

I think they are two different cradles -- you can see one has blue striping and the other is a different color.

I think once you make the dowels and rope, you could have a newborn cradle and a toddler cradle and have them be interchangable. That material can't be that expensive.

Maybe its the same cradle but they have different size mattresses (pillows) in there and it makes it drop lower....but I think they are two different ones.

I can't wait to get started on mine. I am going material shopping as soon as I can. I have wanted to make something special for this baby
post #30 of 45
dinahx, do you have a Once Upon a Child in your area? I was shocked to see the arms reach co sleeper at *both* of the ones I've hit for maternity clothes this week--and I'm in a totally mainstream area. I can't believe very many people co sleep here, so I was pretty impressed! One was selling for $40 but it didn't have the mattress (how would you use it at that point?), and the other was selling for $80.
post #31 of 45
I used an Amby hammock with my youngest and it was worth every penny. We tried to cosleep again, but again, no such work. He slept in our room in it for months and then outside our door for another few weeks and then in his room. He loved it and transitioned out of it at 1.5. Worth it, very.
post #32 of 45
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Originally Posted by rebeccalizzie
dinahx, do you have a Once Upon a Child in your area? I was shocked to see the arms reach co sleeper at *both* of the ones I've hit for maternity clothes this week--and I'm in a totally mainstream area. I can't believe very many people co sleep here, so I was pretty impressed! One was selling for $40 but it didn't have the mattress (how would you use it at that point?), and the other was selling for $80.
Or a Children's Orchard store, www.childorch.com. There's a store locator. We have one almost in sight of our house. I get so many great deals on used clothing and gear, and our's has used maternity clothing too.
Another resale chain is Kid To Kid. www.kidtokid.com. They also have a store locator. Co-sleepers are listed as one of their "most-wanted" items.

- Krista
post #33 of 45
We have a Amby that I tried to use with our 1st. I think it was because she was so small (5lbs) but she always seemed to roll up against the side. Then she would cry because she was kind of squished up. (That and she was pretty much opposed to sleeping unless I held her and sat still, lol) By the time she was heavy enough to stay in one spot, she was already hooked on her snuggly seat and didn't like the amby. I'm hoping that this baby will work out in it because I really think they are neat. Plus I gave the snuggle seat thing back to my friend who then got rid of it so it's not an option this time.
post #34 of 45
I'm sneaking in from the September due date club. Just wondering about transitioning the kid out of the thing and into a stationary sleeping surface.
With my luck, I'd probably end up with a three year old who can only sleep in a gently swaying hammock..

Jessi
post #35 of 45
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Originally Posted by 2 in August
We have a Amby that I tried to use with our 1st. I think it was because she was so small (5lbs) but she always seemed to roll up against the side.
I noticed on the Amby web-site that they sell an additional piece for premies and newborns to prevent this.
post #36 of 45
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Originally Posted by GriffinsMom
I noticed on the Amby web-site that they sell an additional piece for premies and newborns to prevent this.
Interesting, if we are in the same situation this time, I'll definately look into that.

BTW, when we did get ours, we got it on ebay. It was new in the box and about 1/2 the price. Don't know if the same person is still selling them or not.

Jen
post #37 of 45
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Originally Posted by rebeccalizzie
I was shocked to see the arms reach co sleeper at *both* of the ones I've hit for maternity clothes this week--and I'm in a totally mainstream area. I can't believe very many people co sleep here, so I was pretty impressed!

Its kind of OT, but I know many "mainstream" people who co-sleep. They just don't readily offer the information to people. They still try to use the cribs/toddler beds, but it doesnt work. I always ask "how often is Junior sneaking into your bed in the middle of the night". You would be amazed by how many people will answer at least a couple times a week!
post #38 of 45
I can't remember where I read it, but I read an article that said 73% of families co-sleep in some way, even if it's just for a few hours a few times a week.

- Krista
post #39 of 45
Thread Starter 
Someone was asking about this old thread...so I thought I'd bring it back up to the top of our list! If the links aren't good anymore, let me know and I'll see what I can do. Also, if anyone has any other good links....add them!!

As an update, we ended up finding a great used Amby through a friend...we'll see what the baby thinks!
R
post #40 of 45
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Originally Posted by rbeaufoy
As an update, we ended up finding a great used Amby through a friend...we'll see what the baby thinks!
Lucky you! Well done
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