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post #41 of 42
I'll chime on on Kate's cosleeper-or-crib question from long ago -

We got the Cosleeper and liked it. Although we are dedicated cosleepers, we weren't going to go to bed at 7 pm with DS, or always nap with him, and we needed a way to keep him safe when he was sleeping alone (he pulled up really early and bedrails would not have been safe enough - climbing and crawling can happen at six months and if you'll still be cosleeping then, it's good to have a plan in place).

But, the Cosleeper is very small and soon he needed more space. So we got a crib and put it right up next to our bed where the Cosleeper had been. We didn't sidecar it because we put the rail up when he was sleeping alone. Immediately we realized that the Cosleeper was wasted and we wouldn't need it anymore. We could have just gotten the crib from the beginning, and if we had done that we probably could have gotten some nice bedding as a gift.

So, unless your bed is a king-size mattress on the floor, I'd recommend a crib.

Also, right now is a good time to start learning some lullabies if you don't know any - you can buy a CD and just learn them. I want to learn Wynken Blynken and Nod, and Oyfen Pripitchik for this babe - Morningtown Ride is DS' favorite.

And I really have to second the My Brest Friend nursing pillow. It is about a thousand times better than the Boppy, which we found isn't really good for anything. Although once you get the hang of nursing it's important to become comfortable nursing without a pillow at all, so you can do it when you go out.
post #42 of 42
Super helpful post. I have a son who will be 7 when this baby comes along and there is just so many things I have forgotten about . I know that I am much more conscious of the amount of stuff coming in our home this time around and feel like I need a lot less (even though we had sold/donated everything from when he was a baby).

Getting excited reading this post .
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