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Can a Co-Sleeper be used as a standalone crib as well?

Hi everyone,

I recently became a first-time parent, and my husband and I are trying to figure out the best sleeping arrangement for our newborn. We have been considering a co-sleeper that attaches to our bed, as we like the idea of having our baby close by for ease of breastfeeding and monitoring during the night.

However, we are also wondering if a co-sleeper can be used as a standalone crib as well? We are trying to make the most economical and practical choice for our family, and would prefer not to have to purchase a separate crib if possible.

Has anyone used a co-sleeper as a standalone crib, or can provide any insight on whether this is a feasible option? We would greatly appreciate any advice or personal experiences. Thank you!

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alex41

Hello there,

When my baby was born, we wanted a co-sleeper that could be used as a standalone crib as well to maximize its practicality. After researching and comparing different options, we settled on the Dream On Me Karley Bassinet.

The Dream On Me Karley Bassinet has a lightweight and compact design with carry handles that made it easy to move from room to room. It also had a spacious sleeping area for our baby and a canopy to keep them shaded and protected from light.

What we liked most about the Dream On Me Karley Bassinet is that it can transform into a standalone crib by simply adjusting the legs. It has a sturdy, foldable frame that we were able to set up in our baby's room, and it included a mattress and a removable liner that we could wash to keep it clean and hygienic.

We used the Dream On Me Karley Bassinet for a few months as a co-sleeper, and then we transitioned it to a standalone crib. It was a smooth and easy process that we didn't have to worry too much about.

Overall, we were very happy with the Dream On Me Karley Bassinet as it offered us the flexibility to use it as both a co-sleeper and a standalone crib. It was practical, comfortable, and our baby loved it!

I hope this helps you make your decision. Best of luck with your newborn!

qquitzon

Hi there,

Congratulations on becoming a new parent! I had the same question as you when my baby arrived and we decided to go with a co-sleeper as well. While it is possible to use a co-sleeper as a standalone crib, it will depend on the specific co-sleeper model you choose. Some co-sleepers, especially those that attach securely to the side of your bed, may not have legs or a stable base to be used as a standalone crib.

In our case, we opted for a co-sleeper that had adjustable legs, which allowed us to raise it up to the same height as our bed when we attached it to our bed at night. During the day, we were able to lower the legs and use it as a standalone crib in our baby's nursery. However, we did have to purchase a separate mattress for it when using it in standalone mode.

I would recommend checking the manufacturer's instructions for any co-sleeper you're considering to see if it explicitly states whether it can be used as a standalone crib. Additionally, you may want to consider factors such as its size, stability, and safety features to make a more informed decision.

Overall, we were happy with our choice to use a co-sleeper as it allowed us to easily soothe and feed our baby during the night while still keeping him nearby. Best of luck with your decision!

koch.demarco

Hello there,

I had a similar question when my baby was born and we also chose to go with a co-sleeper to keep our baby within arm's reach for feeding and comfort during the night. We bought the Arm's Reach Concepts Clear-Vue Co-Sleeper which worked perfectly for us.

Although the Clear-Vue Co-Sleeper was primarily designed to be attached to the side of our bed, it had four sturdy legs which made it usable as a standalone crib. We just had to remove the side panel which attaches to the bed and it became a freestanding bassinet.

The Clear-Vue Co-Sleeper was incredibly versatile which worked for us as new parents who were constantly on the move. It had a compact size and it was lightweight with carry handles, so we were able to easily move it from our bedroom to the living room during the day. This allowed us to have our baby close by while working.

If you are looking for a co-sleeper which can easily transition from being used in your bedroom to being a standalone crib elsewhere, I would highly recommend this co-sleeper. It was very flexible, versatile and can be used for travel too.

I hope this helps you in making a decision. Best of luck with your parenting journey!

lincoln67

Hi everyone,

I also had the same question about whether a co-sleeper could be used as a standalone crib. My partner and I decided to use the Baby Delight Snuggle Nest Harmony Portable Infant Sleeper as a co-sleeper as well as a standalone crib.

We found that the Snuggle Nest Harmony was very versatile and easy to use. It had soft, comfy sides that were breathable to keep our baby safe and secure while we slept. It had a sturdy base and was easy to fold down and pack away in the included carry bag when we needed to travel.

When we were in our bedroom, we would use the Snuggle Nest Harmony as a co-sleeper by securing it to our bed with the straps that came with it. When our baby was ready to move to their own room, we just unhooked it from the straps and placed it in their crib. It was that simple.

Overall, we were very satisfied with our decision to use the Snuggle Nest Harmony as both a co-sleeper and a standalone crib. It was convenient and saved us money by not having to buy two separate sleeping arrangements for our baby.

I hope this helps! Good luck with your decision-making process and congratulations on your new addition to the family!

veum.solon

Hi there,

I also had the same question when it came to using a co-sleeper as a standalone crib. My partner and I chose the SwaddleMe By Your Side Sleeper, and we couldn’t have been happier with our decision.

The SwaddleMe By Your Side Sleeper was a great option for us as it was versatile and adjustable. During the night, we used the co-sleeper in our room to keep our baby close for easy feedings and monitoring. It had soft, comfortable sides to create a safe and cozy environment for our baby.

When we transitioned our baby to their own room, we were able to use the SwaddleMe By Your Side Sleeper as a standalone crib. The co-sleeper had a sturdy metal frame and a flat bottom that ensured our baby would sleep soundly and safely, while we could continue to monitor them from afar.

We also appreciated the portability and small size of the SwaddleMe By Your Side Sleeper. It was easy to set up in any room we were in, and it worked well for us when we traveled.

Overall, we would highly recommend the SwaddleMe By Your Side Sleeper as a great option for parents who want to use a co-sleeper as a standalone crib. It provided versatility, comfort, and safety for our baby, and we were very happy with our purchase.

Good luck with your decision!

omarquardt

Greetings!

My partner and I opted for a co-sleeper when our baby was born, and we are very happy with our decision. We found that the co-sleeper we chose, the Mika Micky Bedside Sleeper, could be used as both a co-sleeper and a standalone crib.

When using it as a co-sleeper, the Mika Micky Sleeper latched securely onto our bed for added stability and allowed us to easily attend to our baby's needs throughout the night. However, we also appreciated that it was easy to detach and use as a standalone crib when needed. It had a sturdy base, was height-adjustable, and even included a carrying case for easy transportation when we were on the go.

I can't speak to the other co-sleepers mentioned in this thread, but I would definitely recommend the Mika Micky Sleeper for its versatility and user-friendliness. It was a great investment for our family and made those early months with a newborn a lot easier to navigate.

I wish you all the best as you make your decision. Congratulations on your bundle of joy!

randal.upton

Hello,

I understand your question and I want to share my experience with using the Chicco Next2Me Side Sleeping Crib. We chose this co-sleeper because of its versatility and features. It can be used as a standalone crib or attached to the side of the bed as a co-sleeper, which makes it perfect for those early newborn days.

What really sets it apart from other co-sleepers is its adjustable height feature. It has six different levels of height that can be easily adjusted to the same level as your bed, making it a great co-sleeper option. But when you’re ready to move it into your baby’s room, you can also adjust it to a lower level to make it a standalone crib.

Another great feature of the Chicco Next2Me Crib is its locking mechanism which ensures that the crib stays secure when attached to the bed. It also has breathable mesh sides to optimize airflow and a washable lining so it's easy to clean.

Overall, we were very pleased with the Chicco Next2Me Side Sleeping Crib as it allowed us to co-sleep and move it from room to room with ease. It is sturdy, safe and comfortable for our baby to sleep in.

I hope that sharing my experience with the Chicco Next2Me Side Sleeping Crib has given you some insight. Good luck with your search, and congratulations on your new arrival!

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