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I plan to co-sleep once baby is here, but would like a safe place to put him/her when I need to tend to the older kids or something. I'm thinking like moses basket or bassinet, but those seem expensive and we never really used the bassinet we had before. Does anyone have better ideas? I just can't think right now I guess.
 

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Moses baskets are a good idea, and probably one of the cheapest solutions. I think I paid about $30 for ours at Babies R' Us. It's a very simple one, but they also had an optional stand you could buy with it, if you want the baby higher up. The nice thing about them is that you can take the hood off and use it as a laundry basket or toy storage when you're done, or you can let your child use it as a doll bed.<br><br>
We ended up co-sleeping, but I kept a moses basket beside our bed that my daughter started out sleeping in. I had a c-section, so it got painful to reach into the basket to bring her into bed to nurse her, so I just started keeping her in bed with me. And that is how the co-sleeping began. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I still found it nice to have the moses basket on hand, so that I could cart it around the house for her to have naps in the living room, or while I was on the computer. It also made a fantastic travel bed. Much more compact than even a pack-and-play.<br><br>
Bassinettes can be expensive, and can't really be used for much else. Cradles are nice, but again, can get expensive. You could get an Arm's Reach Co-sleeper, but they're probably one of the most expensive options (I beleive they're over $300), and really can't be used for anything else after the baby is older. If you're planning on getting a pack-and-play, you can pick one up with a bassinette built into the top of it. The good thing about those are that they have a little change table on top, as well, so you wouldn't have to take the baby to another room to change him/her in the middle of the night. We didn't think we'd make much use of a pack-and-play, which is why we went with the moses basket.
 

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I have a regular pack n play, no bassinet on it though. I didn't realize you could get the baskets that cheap. That's definitely what I want then. I've always thought they were neat, and you're right, they multi task. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
ETA: just looked at BRU online and the cheapest baskets there are $70. hmmm...
 

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Ooh ooh, I lied (pregnancy brain kicking in already <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"> ). I remember seeing the ones at BRU with the stands, but I got mine at The Bay. Do you have that there? It's like a Sears. Check around, I'm sure you can find one for cheaper than $70. They're certainly not worth that. Hehe, if you're any good at sewing, you could pick up a wicker laundry basket and sew a cushion and lining for it. That's basically all a moses basket is, anyway.
 

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Never heard of The Bay, but I'll keep searching. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I like the sounds of the Moses basket, too. I'm hoping that this baby is a bit easier than ds -- will, for example, fall asleep (and/or stay asleep) someplace besides on our laps or in our arms in bed.
 

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My sister's friend lent me her moses basket. I absolutely loved it! DS co-sleeps with us too, but early on while recovering from my c-section it was so nice to have! DS napped in it during the day a lot- I could set him next to wherever I was.<br>
That is the first thing I though of when trying to decide what "necessities" we'd need with #2. There is one at One Step Ahead for $80. That was the cheapest I've found, but I wasn't aware that they had them at Babies R Us.
 

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you know ds1 only ever slept in arms so i hadn't even planned for the possiblility that it ight be idfferent with dc2....hmmm maybe i need togeta moses basket too...or soemthing anyway...maybe...
 

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I'm also wondering about sleeping arrangements!<br>
Of course I'm getting a lot of "Does Tristan have is own room now?" and "Is Tristan going to have his own room when the baby comes?"<br>
My answer is simple; I'm in no rush. He does have his own room but doesn't have a bed yet. He'll get one, but he'll sleep in it when he's ready.<br>
I know he won't be done sleeping with us in June, and even if he is, he'll probably want to come back to bed with us due to the huge change in his life that's about to happen. I welcome him in our bed. Plus I like his warm feet!<br>
I am going to invest in a sidecar/bedside co-sleeper. I just don't know how long it will last though; how big can a kid get in that thing?<br>
This is the only way I can imagine having 4 people in a bed, even if we DO have a king sized bed. My son is a gymnast in his sleep and often wakes up backwards/upside down, you name it.<br>
The question is, what happens when the baby is too big for the co-sleeper? Our room isn't large enough to put two beds together on the floor, although there might be a possibility of getting a twin bed to put next to the King.<br>
I think I'll revisit that later <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
Anyone else in a similar situation or went through the same thing transitioning to two kids in a bed?
 

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well we have the night time solution anyway.we have two queen sized matresses pressed up together on teh gloor. for now one is fordogs and one for humans...lol<br>
but when the baby comes dh and ds will sleep on one and the baby and i will sleep on the other. also baby will be on the opposite side of me as ds so that when ds crawls over to nurse he doesn't trample the baby. but istil dont' know what i will do when they both want to nurse at night atthe same time *panic*
 
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