I liked my arms reach but only because I sold it for $100 later... He never used it. It was the mini one and too small to be a play yard. It was so hard.
But I have heard some babies love it. It was really just not for us.
Married 12/08 to Chilean DH and mama to DD 2/2/10. We're a bilingual home and we and
Expecting #2 in late June!
My baby didn't like it either. Like the PP, I felt the resale value was one of the things I liked most about it...along with it being a good place to store my water and diapers and change of clothes. I thought my 10 lb'er just wasn't comfortable in there so we tried the crib...we never did get good sleep until we started bedsharing at 5 mos. I never did use the co-sleeper as a playpen or for changing diapers, (except in the beginning, in the middle of the night); I preferred to just have a changing pad on the floor and let baby play on a blanket on the floor. The good thing is that since it does have good resale it's not a big risk to get one and not use it much. Theres no way to know now what sleeping arrangements will work best for all of you. I started out thinking my baby would sleep in a crib...and with my 2nd and 3rd, we sold the crib and just bedshared from day one.