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How does the size of a Co-Sleeper compare to a traditional crib?

Hi everyone,

I'm expecting my first baby soon and I'm currently trying to gather as much information as possible on baby products. One question that has been on my mind lately is regarding the size of a co-sleeper compared to a traditional crib. I've been considering getting a co-sleeper as I like the idea of having my baby close to me at night, but I'm worried it may be too small and my baby will outgrow it quickly.

Can anyone tell me how the size of a co-sleeper compares to a traditional crib? Are they generally the same size or do co-sleepers tend to be smaller? I would greatly appreciate any insight or personal experiences from those who have used either a co-sleeper or a traditional crib. Thank you in advance!

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Hello there!

I have also had experience using a traditional crib and a co-sleeper with my baby. Unlike the previous user's experience, I found that my co-sleeper was actually quite large and had a lot of space for my baby to move around in. It had adjustable sides that could be lowered to fit alongside our bed, which gave us more freedom to choose where to position it.

However, I will say that the co-sleeper did not last us as long as a traditional crib would have. My baby outgrew it much quicker than I expected, and we ended up having to get a crib for her earlier than anticipated. So, while the co-sleeper was spacious and allowed us to be close to our baby at night, it was not the most practical in terms of longevity.

Overall, I think it really depends on what you're looking for in a sleeping arrangement for your baby. If you want something that is spacious and allows for close proximity to you, then a co-sleeper may be a good choice. But, if you're looking for something that will last you longer, a traditional crib may be the way to go.


Hi there,

My experience with a co-sleeper and a traditional crib was quite different, so I'll share what I've learned. We initially started with a traditional crib, but we quickly realized that it was too big for our small bedroom and we wanted our baby to be closer to us at night. We switched to a co-sleeper and it was a game changer for us.

The co-sleeper we used was smaller than a traditional crib, but it was still spacious enough to fit our baby and all the essentials she needed. It was also adjustable, so we could raise or lower it depending on what was most comfortable for us. We used the co-sleeper for about 6 months before transitioning to a crib, and it was just the right size for us during that time.

In terms of longevity, I'm not sure if a co-sleeper would last as long as a traditional crib since we only used it for a few months. However, it was definitely worth it for us during that time. We were able to soothe our baby easily during the night and it helped us all get more sleep.

Overall, I think it's important to consider your bedroom size, personal preferences, and baby's needs when deciding between a co-sleeper and a traditional crib. It's also worth noting that there are some co-sleepers on the market that can convert into cribs, which could be a good option for those looking for more versatility.


Hi there,

I've used both a traditional crib and a co-sleeper with my two children, so I think I can give some insight into the size differences. In my experience, co-sleepers do tend to be smaller than traditional cribs. The co-sleeper we had for our first child was quite snug but it worked well for the first 4-5 months when he was still small.

However, for our second child, we opted for a larger co-sleeper that could convert into a bassinet and a playard when she outgrew it. Overall, I'd say that the size of a co-sleeper can vary depending on the model, so it's important to do your research and find one that will work for the length of time you want to co-sleep with your baby.

Hope this helps!


Glad to see this thread! I have experience using both a co-sleeper and a crib, so I thought I'd share my thoughts.

In terms of size, I found that the co-sleeper we used was slightly smaller than a traditional crib. However, it was still spacious enough to accommodate our baby, at least for the first few months. We used the co-sleeper until our baby was 4 months old, and then transitioned to a crib. The crib was definitely bigger, but it also took up more space in our bedroom.

One thing I appreciated about the co-sleeper was that it was portable. We were able to easily move it around the house during the day and bring it with us when we traveled. The crib, on the other hand, was much more difficult to move and required disassembling and reassembling each time we moved it.

In terms of longevity, I'm not sure if a co-sleeper would last as long as a crib, but it was definitely a good option for us in the short-term. It allowed us to be close to our baby at night and made nighttime feedings and diaper changes much easier.

Overall, I think both a co-sleeper and traditional crib have their pros and cons. I would recommend considering your own personal preferences and needs, as well as the size of your bedroom and how long you plan on using the sleeping arrangement before making a decision.

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