Have you considered using a pack'n'play with a bassinet? Most of them have mesh sides so air flow isn't a concern, and you'd still be able to use it as a playpen once LO outgrows the bassinet part. Just an idea
I have looked at them The only one that I remotely liked was the Graco one, but it just doesn't seem sturdy or airy enough for me.... I think I may be paranoid about this thing
One thing that the nurse said during our prenatal classes is that she personally would recommend a separate crib in the parents bedroom rather than a bassinet/moses basket due to the increased air flow in a crib. Now, this opinion corresponds with mine as I really struggle to see how all the padding in a bassinet would be good for a baby
So we were thinking of getting an extra crib just for the first 3-6 months (for our bedroom) from IKEA as they are very reasonably priced there (the crib in his nursery is from Babies r Us and is quite huge - I wouldn't want to move it to our bedroom). The one I like is the Gulliver one as it is made from solid wood and is very airy. Does anyone have any experience with IKEA cribs?
I was actually looking at exactly this product! The only thing with these pack and plays is that the mattress they have in it is not of the best quality and the crib mattress will obviously not fit in it It also has very strong mesh sides which could (very small chance) pose suffocation risk as CO2 would probably build up... Once again, I think I am over thinking this... It's just that being my first, I want everything to be perfect
Looks cute The only thing with the mini cribs would be that we would have to buy yet another matress.... with an extra crib (say the one from IKEA) we would just use the mattress we already bought for the big crib in the nursery.....
WE have the Gulliver as we have space issues yes its small but the one in store was not rickety. Other people have said they are but i guess it depends on how good and how professional the person putting it together is. My husband is very methodical on for flatpack lays it all out and counts the pieces first type. Whereas i just dive right in.
For our room and the first few months we have purchased a swinging crib. Its new from ebay and i bought a mattress new for a different seller as it was better quality than the cheaper one it could have come with. Will be a squeeze with this but will be light enough to move about by myself so i can get to our clothes. I think we paid £39.99 and about £15 for mattress. I looked at thousands of the bloody things though to find a good price and quality that was acceptable and brand new.
yeah its staying in the box till needed though. Give my teenage daughter as much room as we can for as long as we can. I like the idea the side can come off when baby gets to the climbing stage. My son fell and twisted his arm on the way down between 2 bars and fractured his arm it so i don't want to take any chances.
My OH just put together our gulliver and I'm quite impressed. It feels really solid, not rickety at all, and was really easy to put up. It converts too so it'll last a lovely long time.
However if you want something in 100% solid wood, don't get it, the mattress support is chipboard unfortunately. The rest is quite lovely wood though, I don't think I saw any splintery bits. It's unvarnished too.
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