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Has anyone tried using a baby lounger instead of a traditional bassinet?

Hey everyone,

I am due to have my first baby in a few months and I am trying to get all my baby gear sorted out. I have been looking at different sleeping options for my baby and I came across a baby lounger online. It looks really cozy and comfortable, and I am wondering if anyone has tried using a baby lounger instead of a traditional bassinet?

I am worried that a bassinet might be too big and my baby might not feel secure in it. Also, I don't want to spend a lot of money on something that I may not use for very long. Has anyone used a baby lounger before? How does it compare to a bassinet in terms of safety and comfort?

I would really appreciate your feedback and any other suggestions on baby sleeping options. Thank you in advance!

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bernier.devante

Hi there,

Congratulations on your new baby! When we were expecting our first child, we contemplated using a baby lounger as well. We ended up going with a traditional bassinet as our primary sleeping option, but we did end up getting a baby lounger later on.

Overall, we really liked the baby lounger. It was cozy and comfortable, and our baby seemed to enjoy it. It was also lightweight and easy to move around the house if we wanted to keep the baby close by during the day.

One thing to keep in mind is that a baby lounger isn't always the safest option for sleeping. While it's great for supervised naps during the day, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants should be placed on a firm sleep surface, such as a crib or bassinet, for nighttime sleep. So, if you decide to use a baby lounger, be sure to use it cautiously and only for daytime use.

In the end, the decision between a baby lounger and a bassinet depends on your specific needs and preferences. It's a personal decision, and there's no right or wrong answer. I hope this helps!

zkirlin

Hi there,

Congratulations on your upcoming bundle of joy! When we were expecting our first child, we couldn't decide between a baby lounger and a traditional bassinet. We ended up going with a bassinet and didn't try out a baby lounger until our second child.

We found that the baby lounger was great for keeping our baby close by during the day and for supervised naps. It was also easy to move around the house and take with us on trips. However, we did find that our baby outgrew it fairly quickly, and we had to transition to a larger sleeping option sooner than we expected.

That being said, we still loved the baby lounger and continued to use it for lounging and playtime even after our baby outgrew it for sleeping. It's definitely a great option to consider if you're looking for a comfortable and portable spot for your baby to sleep during the day.

In the end, the decision between a baby lounger and a bassinet really comes down to personal preference and individual needs. I hope this helps! Good luck with your decision!

dooley.brooklyn

Hey there!

Congratulations on your upcoming arrival! Personally, I have used a baby lounger with my first child and I absolutely loved it. It was a small and cozy spot where my baby could sleep and relax in complete comfort. It was also perfect for taking with us when we were out and about.

The baby lounger we used had soft and durable material, and it was very easy to clean. It was also lightweight and easy to move around the house, so we could easily keep an eye on our baby while sleeping. Overall, it was a great alternative to a traditional bassinet.

However, I would recommend still having a bassinet or crib as your primary sleeping option, as a baby lounger is not meant for long-term use. It is more of a portable and temporary solution. But it definitely worked great for us during my baby's first few months.

Hope this helps!

blair.schiller

Hello there,

Congratulations on your upcoming arrival! We used a baby lounger with our first child and it worked great for us. It was easy to move around the house and allowed us to keep our baby close by during the day. However, as some of the previous posters mentioned, the baby lounger is not ideal for unsupervised sleep as it doesn't follow guidelines for safe sleep set by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

One thing we enjoyed about the baby lounger is that we could use it for a longer period than a traditional bassinet or Moses basket. Our baby outgrew the bassinet quite quickly but was able to use the baby lounger for several months longer. It was perfect for daytime naps and as a place to play and relax during wakeful periods.

That being said, we found that the baby lounger wasn't as sturdy as the bassinet and could tip over if bumped into. We had to take extra care to set it up in areas where it wouldn't accidentally get knocked over.

All in all, we really enjoyed having the baby lounger as an option for our baby's sleep and relaxation needs. But we definitely made sure to follow safe sleep guidelines and only used it during supervised day time naps.

clarabelle67

Hello!

Congrats on your upcoming addition to the family. We used a traditional bassinet for our first baby, but when we had our second baby, we decided to try using a baby lounger instead. We found that the baby lounger was comfortable and secure for our baby, and it provided a cozy spot for her to sleep during daytime naps.

One thing we particularly liked about the baby lounger was that it was more versatile than a traditional bassinet. We could use it as a spot to place our baby while we were doing things around the house, or as a portable option to bring with us when we were traveling.

However, as some other posters have mentioned, we did find that the baby lounger wasn't as sturdy as a bassinet. We had to be careful about where we placed it and make sure it was on a completely flat surface to prevent any risk of tipping over.

Overall, we enjoyed using the baby lounger and found it to be a useful addition to our baby gear lineup. It was cozy, portable, and easy to clean. However, we did still use a traditional bassinet for night-time sleep, as it provided a firmer and safer surface for our baby to sleep on.

alvina.bergstrom

Hello,

Congrats on your upcoming arrival! We used both a traditional bassinet and a baby lounger for our first child. In our experience, the baby lounger was great for daytime naps and for keeping our baby close by while we were doing things around the house. It was also perfect for traveling or visiting friends and family because it was so easy to pack up and transport.

However, we found that the baby lounger wasn't as comfortable for our baby as the bassinet was. While it was cozy, it didn't allow for our baby to stretch out as much as he could in the bassinet.

Additionally, we also felt that the baby lounger wasn't as safe as the bassinet. We only used it for supervised daytime naps because it didn't have a firm, flat surface like the bassinet did, which is what is recommended for safe sleeping by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Overall, we enjoyed having both options available to us depending on the situation. If you're looking for a mobile and convenient daytime option, the baby lounger might be a great fit. If you're looking for a safe sleeping option for your baby, the traditional bassinet or crib would be a better fit.

owaelchi

Hi!

Congratulations on your soon-to-be bundle of joy! I haven't personally tried using a baby lounger, but I've heard good things about them from some of my friends who have used them. They mentioned that they're comfortable, portable, and great for keeping the baby close by.

On the other hand, we used a traditional bassinet for our first child, and it worked perfectly. We didn't have any issues with it being too big, and it was large enough for our baby to be comfortable while still feeling secure.

Personally, I think the choice between a baby lounger vs. a bassinet depends on your specific needs. If you plan on traveling a lot or want a portable option, the baby lounger might be the better choice. But if you're looking for a more long-term sleeping solution, a traditional bassinet or crib might be a better investment.

I hope this helps and best of luck with your baby gear preparations!

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