I've mentioned this on instagram, but these past seven months of Baby Gray's life have really flown by. When Holden was a baby, I was constantly pleading for time to slow down, to give me even more moments with my baby before he became a boy. But life with a second baby moves as if in fast forward and it seems as if those momentous steps that propel babies into boyhood keep coming sooner than I expect.
^^^The bassinest swiveled out which allowed me to easily get out of the bed
^^^See how close I could turn the bassinest into my bed here. Gray was always snuggled in as close as possible :)
Last month, we officially moved Gray out of the bassinet that was nestled closely into my bedside and into his big brother's room which they now share. I love having my boys near me during the night and moving them into a room of their own is always a little bittersweet (bitter because I miss and worry about them during the night when they are in their own room, but sweet because I'm hoping it will help everyone sleep better). There's something about keeping them close that allows me to sleep more soundly and peacefully knowing that they are nearby. Not to mention, the fact that it is imperative for a baby to be within arms reach when I am waking up every other hour or so to nurse.
We co-slept with Holden until he was three. It is what worked for our family at the time and enabled everyone to get the most and best sleep. Around Holden's third birthday, we went out and bought him a big boy bed, a bunk bed per his request, and he decided on his own from that point on that he wanted to sleep in his own room in his own bed. Before that point, Holden had a toddler bed, but it wasn't until we purchased that bunk bed that he decided he wanted to sleep on his own.
I was kind of hoping that same co-sleeping arrangement would work for baby Gray, but from the very beginning Gray liked sleeping in his own space. The Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper was the best of both worlds for me. Gray had his own bed and plenty of space, but was still at my bedside. I could reach him or peek over the side to check on him at a moment's notice which I did often throughout the nightto make sure he was breathing because I tend to be paranoid about those types of things. The Halo Bassinest has a swivel base so it's easy to move around (I wasn't trapped in the bed or having to climb to the end of the bed in order to just get out and use the bathroom in the middle of the night) and it has a retractable wall where the side actually bends down when you put pressure on it (and pops right back up when you remove your arms) so that I could easily take Gray out without having to lift him up and over. I think my favorite part of the Halo Bassinest is the fact that it has a light, breastfeeding timer, noise machine, music, and vibration settings all built into the side. I honestly think that this bassinet is such a genius invention. So, if you happen to be looking for baby bassinet to keep your newborn by your bedside, I can't recommend the Halo Bassinest enough.
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