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Old 04-29-2013, 08:51 AM   #1
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Nesting question about after baby is born...

I am planning on side car-ing the crib after my baby is born. However I have had 2 c-sections and I know just getting out of the bed (normally not with crib attached) can be hard. So what did others do? Do you sleep in another bed till you are more mobile with the baby?

We have a full size bed in DS room that I can sleep in, but then DS might wake up with the newbie. Should I get out the stroller bassinet and have him in there? Put the crib up in our room and not side car it till I can move around better?

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I slept in the full size bed in dd's room with my new LO. Box spring and mattress were on the floor and there was a side table to help me get up easier. If older dd woke up DH would come and get her, we still have a monitor in the room. I was also trying to be super quick about not letting dd2 fuss. I immediately nursed her and then changed her before switching sides. It worked pretty well and I was back in my bed by 10 days-2 weeks. We also have a platform bed that's super high so that was part of the reason it took me longer to get back in bed.
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Re: Nesting question about after baby is born...

Getting out of bed was hard. I think having something right next to the bed would make it even more difficult. We used a pack-n-play that had some sort of bassinet type of attachment which kept baby high up.
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It was easier for me because I had something to grab onto when I needed it. It held my glasses, Chapstick, bottle of water and a couple of diapers right in reach.
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Re: Nesting question about after baby is born...

We will likely have a night stand in that room with DS. He shouldn't really need it at that point (right now he likes the humidifier on but this summer he will not need it as it is normally humid enough without it). The guest bed is also hard! That is one of the reasons why we have the bed we do now. We used to have this bed but I HATED it so we got the "new" bed.

I think this will work out though for us. Thanks for the help!
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Re: Nesting question about after baby is born...

I slept on then couch downstairs with the bassinet. The couch was nice because I barely had to get up to nurse babe and the back support to lean onto helped a lot. I also could pull myself up easily. I couldn't get out of bed for the first two weeks. Tried the bassinet by the bed thing and the rolling over to get the babe out of there was too hard.
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DH had to help me out of bed for the first week. After that, the only way I could get out by myself for the next week was to hook my heels on the side of the bed and gently hoist myself out kind of sliding off sideways and slowly standing up. All that to say, I couldn't have had a crib sidecarred or anything there for that matter. I am 2 1/2 wks now and good to go for most movements. My first c/s was a much harder recovery.
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Re: Nesting question about after baby is born...

I had the worst time with my first, not being able to sit up well and get him out of the crib. I had to have my husband or someone else help me. However, it was a breeze with my second! I had no issues getting up. We used a co-sleeper for a couple weeks.

When I had problems with my first, I often had him sleep on my chest skin-to-skin. That way if he wanted to nurse, I didn't have to get anyone to help me.

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