I can't decide what to do with our mini cosleeper though. I had it for DS when he was born (he's 6) and used it again for DD last year.
It has an organic mattress and I have sentimental attachment to it as it's where my newborns napped and slept their first few weeks (until they came to bed with me full time)
So I keep thinking I'm going to save it to pass along to one of them when they have a baby, but that's insane, isn't it? I mean, who's gonna want to put their baby in a 20-25 year old co-sleeper? Right?
I should seel it, right?
Why is this one so hard for me? What good is it doing here?
My mom didn't save any of our baby things and it bugs me. DH's mom has everything from when they were babies and I always feel weird using 35 year old things with my baby when we go to her house.
Ok, so what do I do?
Jessica, wife to Derrick, missing Joslyn , 22 weeks 06.18.08, Baby Kai Ambrose 05.10.10 and Isla Blythe born on Thanksgiving '12
I have a friend whose children are nearly my age and he has a very sweet story about the bassinette that all his children slept in. It was passed around from whoever had it to someone they knew who needed one, and everyone wrote the names of their kids who used it on the bottom of it... he said it was so neat to look at the list of sweet babies who had used it. Maybe something like that would appeal?
Jenna ~ mommy to Sophia Elise (1/06), Oliver Matthew (7/07) and Avery Michael (3/10)
Wading slowly and nervously into this homeschooling thing.
Maybe there will be a time when you can truly let it go- because you give it to a very good friend or relative.
Or lend it to other families and let it come back to you after they had their use from it.
I do this with mine and I write the name of every baby underneath.
If you have enough room for it, keep it.
Rather throw other junk away..
I say, take a photo. Set it up in front of a nice background, pose the kids with it, have the photo matted and framed, and sell away the object itself.
Then you can give the photo, or copies, to your kids.
Edited to add: If you have photos of the kids _in_ it as babies, you could use one of those multi-photo frames and put those old photos and this new photo in it.
Can you reuse it somehow? I had a co-sleeper which converted into a playpen and used it when I needed a safe spot for a baby. If yours cannot do that would there be a way to convert yours to a stuffed animal holder for example. I was just thinking how if I was a little girl I would have loved a co-sleeper to put my stuffed animals into so they could be next to me and not crowd me at night.