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We are planning to co-sleep with baby in our bed. We have a queen size bed which we LOVE (super comfy). I've purchased a snuggle nest for baby to sleep in, but with it in the bed, we don't seem to have a lot of room to move around. I'm worried about whether I'll have enough room to nurse at night with the snuggle nest in the bed.

We have the opportunity to buy my sister's king size bed. It's supposed to be a great bed and we can get a really good deal on it, but it's an expense we weren't really planning on right now. Plus, we would need all new bedding, since everything we have is queen size.

I'm worried that if we don't take this bed now, we're going to end up spending more later (because I wouldn't buy a used mattress from probably anyone else, so we'd have to buy a new one for twice the cost if we need one later on.) We don't have another bed, so if it's too crowded, someone is going to end up on the couch...probably dh, and he has a bad back, so not a great idea.

WWYD? Is the king size bed necessary or more practical? If I don't get this one, am I going to regret it?
 

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when you;re co-sleeping, if a king sized bed is at all within your reach GRAB IT WITH BOTH HANDS AND DON"T LET GO!


lots of people get by with smaller beds, but as your baby turns into a wiggly, kicky, all-over-the-bed sleep, you will not regret your purchase! speaking from experience here


if you're seriously in love with your Q bed, you could get a crib and side car it, but that makes it hard to snuggle, and some kids just don't like it!

what about used bedclothes? you could buy them from a thrift store, bleach the crap out of them, then wash them a bunch of times to get any chemicals out.
 

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My vote is to snag it. You can find sheets on sale: check Ross, TJ Maxx and the like. Some cosleeping families prefer seperate blankets for mom and dad so you might be fine with your queen size blankets.

Hubby and I spent about 5 years sleeping on a full size bed. We upsized to a queen about four or five months before I became pregnant. Now I'm longing for a king size bed!
 

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I don't think it's necessary. We have a full size bed and we all sleep in it pretty well. A queen would be nice but a king would be overkill, IMO. I am pretty small, but DH is not, and we manage.
 

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KING KING KING.... We had a queen for the first 6 months and upgraded and I love it! Queen was ok, but King is great!!!! If only I could get her to actually sleep in the middle and not inch toward me all night!
 

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KING! Definitely grab it since you can!
We co-slept on a queen for almost 5 years, and I really don't know how we did it. We have a King turned sideways and we love love love it!

I found an awesome deal on a *barely* used latex and wool mattress and boxspring set ($50!) and will be forever grateful.
 

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Oh man, GET THE KING. Right now -in spite of having a king bed- my husband is sleeping on a futon while Xander and I have the bed. No, I'm not kidding (we're big people and my husband is a fussy sleeper, but still!). GET THE KING. It won't make too much difference at first, but once that kid starts crawling in his/her sleep and rolling and kicking you will want it.
 

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Because you wish to avoid buying a used mattress from an unknown person later and you have no other beds in the house, I would say definitely buy your sister's bed now.

Price sounds high, though. In my experience, used mattress sets usually sell for apx 25-35% of new (even if they are only a year or so old).
 

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Originally Posted by alegna View Post
King! And return the snugglenest


-Angela
: The snugglenest is a nice idea, but I think you'll find it just gets in the way. You'll want to feel your baby's body close to yours; you'll want to be able to sleep while sidelying nursing when you get the hang of it.

One thing I've purchased this time is foam bumpers - I did not have anything like that with DS and kept him in between DH and I. Since this time DS may be in between DH and I, these bumpers will allow me to have baby on the outside edge of the bed next to me and feel more secure. These things were the cheapest most practical solution I found- and yes they are better than a rolled up towel.
 

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ooh, get it, you won't regret it!

we had a queen AND a twin on the floor... this was awesome.... then we moved to London and the three of us are sharing a DOUBLE! it is very, uhm... cozy, but I am longing for the old set-up.
 

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get the king.

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Originally Posted by NiteNicole View Post
King.

If they made something bigger, I'd get it.
they do! california king.
not that we have one, but some friends do.
 

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Originally Posted by mamarootoo View Post
when you;re co-sleeping, if a king sized bed is at all within your reach GRAB IT WITH BOTH HANDS AND DON"T LET GO!

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Keep the queen, too, as you might find it's nice to have both in one room.
 
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