I second the "wait and see" approach. Learn your baby as you use the army's reach. Our guy is almost nine months old, and we haven't yet had the need for a crib. We co- sleep at night, but naps were getting tricky now that he's mobile. So we ditched the box spring and frame from the queen bed that was in his room (which has been our guest room as well). I plan to get something (ikea's slat mattress support, probably) for circulation. For naps, this is working well. It would have also worked well for naps much younger, but we felt comfortable with a non-mobile baby in our bed with pillow barriers. Eventually, we may move to him starting the night in his bed, and joining us when we go to bed. But for now, co-sleeping is what works best for us, especially as a nursing mom who needs sleep and needs to get up for work in the morning.
Montessori Floor Bed Logistics? Good Questions
|4/25/12 5:08 PM|
We ended up using the ball in our living room way more often than the glider we picked up on Craigslist. I keep thinking we'll use the glider as he becomes a toddler who likes to sit longer for story time, but really, the couch is more comfy. I have never nursed in it, as we co-sleep or snuggle on the couch. It's the one thing we actually bought for baby (as opposed to collected as a hand-me-down) that we've hardly ever used.
Is a Glider or Rocker a Nursery Necessity? Nesting a Nursery
|3/12/12 5:34 PM|