Wrennyn is running out of space in his bassinet! YIKES! He is growing fast and our house seems to be getting smaller. We always knew we would face this challenge, but we weren't prepared for how soon it would hit. Wrennyn has clearly outgrown his bassinet. The sweet little space that has kept him snuggled up beside our bed. When he is bundled and asleep he is just fine, but as soon as he wakes and moves around it is apparent that we need another solution. (ps yes we remove the pillow as he sleeps and I will be removing the garland now that he is starting to reach for things - we know, we know.) I asked my friends and followers on Instagram (see it here) to share some ideas and the response was overwhelming! Thank you to all who passed along any advice I read it all and gave it GREAT thought because this is an important subject matter to me! So I thank you greatly for any ideas I found!
Some of the popular responses were co-sleeping, mini crib, or a pack and play.
My thoughts on co-sleeping are iffy. We definitely did not do this with our other boys. It seemed many who do it rave about it and wouldn't change the way they are doing things! I love to hear that! For us we only have a queen size bed and I do not feel comfortable keeping Wrennyn in it as a full-time situation. Andy is pretty unaware while sleeping and I just don't feel like it is right for us in our current bed.
A mini crib is also a great idea, but I don't think it would give us enough longevity, considering Wrennyn being in our room may be more of a permanent situation than temporary. Surely he would outgrow that and we would still need another option in 6 months.
A pack and play could work, but I just feel it doesn't seem welcoming for him every night. I want it to feel like his space and not like he is just popping in. That may sound silly but that just doesn't feel like a special place to have him every night. I feel like where Wrennyn sleeps is the only place he has all to himself and I want it to feel like home. Also, perhaps we don't have a good pack and play like others do so that is why I am not thrilled about the thought of this one...
I am still trying to sift through all of my ideas and find the option that best fits Wrennyn and us. I love having him in our room and I am not ready to change that, it is just more about how we will go about it. Please feel free to keep throwing ideas my way and I can't wait to share with you our solution. It seems many of you share the same problem with having outgrown your current space! Hopefully our experience will help some of you come up with ideas too!
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