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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Baby Sleeping Dilemma: Bassinet or Co Sleeper

Oliver is a pretty good sleeper and I am truly lucky.  He is also a very very gassy baby and I think that is the reason he doesn't like to sleep in his bassinet.  When I first had Dexter I got a bassinet so he would be able to sleep in our room with us so I could selfishly listen to him breathe at night.  I loved the closeness and I wouldn't have changed it for the world.  Naturally I would have Oliver sleep in our room with us just like Dexter.  Well, Ollie had other plans.  He never really liked his bassinet from the get-go.  Luckily I had a sleeper from Fisher Price to get the job done.  My husband and I argued about putting him in the Sleeper because he didn't think it was safe.  I told him that not only was it made for sleeping but it also was at an incline making it easier for gassy babies to get comfortable and sleep.  And sleep he did. I have a 4 week old who sleeps 4-5 hours stretches at night and that, to me, is so lovely.  I wouldn't change it for the world.

I read that some moms were concerned about the fact that there is a hard plastic backing to the Rock n Sleeper that caused severe flat heads in their babies.  To remedy that I slipped a knitted baby blanket between the plastic backing and the cloth cover to make an extra cushiony place to sleep.  Oliver always looks so peaceful in his Sleeper.  Jason and I agree that it would be nice to have Oliver sleep in the bassinet in our room but I think that sleep is sleep and I especially need a lot of it!

Do you have sleeping problems like I do?  I visited Baby Bunk and found this co-sleeper.  I like that it allows you to keep baby close enough to hear them breathe all while allowing you to get a good night's sleep.  I could never sleep with baby in my bed for fear I would suffocate him but this seems like the PERFECT solution.  I like that it is made from wood which means that it can be recycled (or upcycled) which makes it an eco-friendly option in my book.  I am considering trying this product out especially since it can also be converted into a toddler bench!  Check it out and let me know what you think!




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