Did you put your little one in their crib in their own room? It seems like time is going by so quickly my dd is 2 months old now, but her bassinet is a convertible playpen and changing station, so it's big, she can sleep in there for a while longer.
Also, did anyone buy a changing table? Or do you change on the floor? My mom keeps telling me I need to buy a changing table, but I don't know.
My 12 week old is in her own room in her crib. She has been for about 4 solid weeks now. We have a changing table in her room but I find I use it less and less because I am always changing her in the living room or my bedroom. Good Luck
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I have a changing table and I lay him on the floor in front of it to change him, but it is handy for holding all those diaper changing necessities.
He was 3 mo. when he started sleeping in his crib. I stopped using the bassinet the day he rolled over.
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See, that's why I don't want to buy one, especially for when she gets bigger because i have a bad back and I won't be wanting to lift her up all the time...
I think I'll put her in her room in about a month...I just couldn't do it right now. I love having her so close.
Our DD went into her crib in her own room at 8 wks old. She had stayed in her bassinet in our room up to that point, but we all needed better sleep. It worked out perfectly.
As for a changing table - we didn't buy one. One of her dressers had a built in area on the top for changing so we did buy a changing pad for it. Waste of money. We ended up putting quilts down on the floor in a little area and changed her diapers / clothes / etc. in that area instead. It was much easier to just get down on the floor with her.
We actually had our son is his crib when he came home from the hospital. I couldn't see spending the money on a bassinet when he'd outgrow it in 3 months. After he was home for about a week, my parents got us a Moses basket which we put in the crib. Cost less and I could bring it out in the living room with me.
However, he's been out of the Moses basket since he was about a month and a half, he got too long for it (even more glad we didn't spend money on a bassinet!).
But he's been sleeping in his own room since we brought him home. Sure it would be more convenient to have him in our room, but we just don't have the room in our room. Plus my husband comes home after he's gone to bed and we have the TV in the bedroom (one of these days I'll buy a couch, I swear it! But the cat shredded the last one I had!) and it would wake up baby boy to have him in our room. I'm just lucky, he never had a problem sleeping in his room.
But it really depends on the kid. Some babies need the womb like experience for a long while. Some don't (Mines a some don't. I think it helped for the time we did have him in there, but we also swaddled him until last week, so that helped. But even in the womb, he needed space to stretch out... one foot in my ribs, one hand pushing on my bladder...)
As for the changing table... we have one. The crib was a gift from my parents (first grandchild, they ran out and bought everything!) and it's a convertible crib with an attached changing table. I do use it. Probably because unlike other changing tables, you have to lay them feet facing you on his. I find it easier than side facing. I hadn't planned on getting one, like the bassinet I found it a waste of money for something that I would only use a few months before he was too big for it, however, the changing table is convertible too... it turns into a nightstand when the bed converts to a big boy bed
I'm so into things that can be used for other things... that's why I wanted the convertible crib, it will last longer than a regular crib... in theory until he goes to college
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