Was anyone happy with a bassinet?
We are planning to co-sleep at least p/t with the new baby, but it looks incredibly useful to have a place for the baby to nap and to sleep before we go to bed, particularly if it doubles as a change table. We had no change table with DD, and I know they aren't truly necessary, but I want one this time since our bathroom is much smaller in the place we live in now and there are no handy shelves to stash all the diapers. I'm also worried that our bed won't be safe since it's a queen size with a duvet and there will be four of us. (DD has a twin bed but not quite ready to leave yet. She didn't cosleep for the first 3mo either since we were worried about the blankets and how tiny she was.)
Anyway, there is my pro-bassinet case. The anti-bassinet case: every time I see one for sale secondhand, it looks like an unstable piece of fluffy junk and the person who posted for sale says their baby hated it. Either that or I look at reviews and they get terrible reviews and one was actually recalled
. Looks like I'll have to buy new, and the bassinets I am considering are the Arm's Reach Mini and this one: http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index....TRUSCA/2567270
So, yes, expensive. Arm's Reach mini is $300 too. (I'm Canadian, so all the great deals you can find on these bassinets on the web don't ship here
No, I can't use the Arm's Reach as an actual co-sleeper, because our bed is too low (IKEA), and I don't want a crib since DD's got so little use and a crib takes up more room and can't really be a change table. Our home is very small.
Thoughts? Are my pregnancy hormones just irrationally making me want a bassinet?