Arm's Reach Mini Co-Sleeper Bassinet - Natural
- This model converts to a changing table, bassinet, or playard
- New streamline size fits in smaller bedrooms.
- Wheels on one end makes moving around the house and through doorways much easier.
- One large storage space underneath the mattress offers secure zipper closing
- The liner inside the sleeping nest is built in
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We found the co-sleeper to be a life... rather, sleep-saver, for the first few months. It made exclusively breastfeeding soooo much easier because I didn't even have to get out of bed. I could breastfeed in a semi-awake state and then fall back asleep easily (priceless when you are waking up every 2 hours). We also had our changing table at the foot of our bed so I went back to sleep after feeding and my hubbie took his turn to change the diaper and lay our little one back down without having to make a trek to the nursery.
As new parents, we naturally felt anxious about leaving our baby alone for even a second. We slept with a night light on so we could look over and actually see her whenever we wanted. We didn't lose any sleep worrying if she was ok.
We found the co-sleeper a little tricky to set up and take down but unless you will be doing that daily it isn't that big of a deal. We like the portability of the co-sleeper. We moved it into the living room for our daughters naps so we could clean or just spend some alone time cuddling in our bed (by the way, co-sleeping does NOT ruin *good* marriages). We also took it out of town with us and didn't have to worry about those scarey hotel cribs. It traveled very nicely!
My only disappointment with the co-sleeper is that I wanted to use it longer. We got the mini to fit our small 2 bedroom apartment but I was worried that the weight limit was only 23lbs. Well, at 7 months our little one is starting to pull herself up on the sides which means she could easily topple over the edge.Read more ›
For my first daughter, we slept her in a graco portable crib/playpen with the bassinet insert next to the bed. It was fine, but it was huge - we had to rearrange our room to make it fit next to the bed, and when I got her to nurse at night, I had to get up and get her in and out. Being an anxious first-time mother, I was also constantly sitting up to check on her whenever I awoke to her movements in the night.
The mini cosleeper fit easily right next to my bed and attached tightly and safely to it with the included bedplate and strap (attaches to the cosleeper and runs under the mattress and pulls firmly against the far side with a plastic plate). I could see her while I was lying down, which was great, and when she woke up, I was able to just bring her to me and lay her back down without actually getting out of bed. It was wonderful.
The mini cosleeper has its own special sheets (additional can be purchased) with lots of Velcro to attach the mattress firmly on the underside of the mattress to the frame. This is what is recommended for safety purposes by Arm's Reach. Standard elastic bassinet sheets do fit the mattress as well, and we chose to use these even though it is not recommended by the manufacturer. Height extenders are also available for the legs, so that you can make the product fit a higher mattress.
We got our mini cosleeper mainly because I expected my older daughter to want to come back in our bed, at least temporarily, when the baby was born (I figured, who wants be the only one sleeping alone!).Read more ›
If you can afford this item, I highly recommend it. You can keep Baby in your room for about 7 months with this bassinet. After that, Baby can sit up and even pull to standing so its no longer safe and you need a different bed.
I waffled back and forth about how I felt about baby sleeping in the bed with me. While I wanted them right next to me for attachment parenting purposes, I was always a little wary about it for two reasons.
1. I could never fully banish the fear that I would fall into a deep sleep and accidentally suffocate a tiny baby right next to me. I never thought I'd roll over one, but there were a few times that I woke with a start, only to realize that the covers were over baby's head, as he'd wiggled down, or that he had moved under the end of my pillow, etc.
2. I am aware that having your baby sleep with you in the bed means that they wake up a million times more often than they do when they're not with you in the bed. My first three babies slept through the night from the very start, so I hated to mess this up by having them sleeping right there in the bed with me.
However, I also know that cosleeping is much better for the baby than sleeping in their own bed, and it also works wonders for establishing really good breastfeeding (as I discovered with our 6th baby, who would NOT sleep apart from me most of the time). So, I wanted them right there. I also wanted the assurance of being able to just reach out and check their breathing right next to me and not having to get up and out of my bed to get them when they needed me in the night.
I tried this with baby number 3, and fell in love with it!! It is the best of both worlds! The baby is literally less than an arm's length away...right up against your bed (when they roll to the side attached to the bed, you can literally sleep about 2 inches away from him).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bed seems to slope if side is put down but with the way it fit with our bed having it up worked well anyway.Published 2 months ago by Tina
I bought this bed for our daughter for her first baby. They lived in a small condo and this was a perfect size. Very comfortable for the baby.Published 5 months ago by Skeeter
Just a heads up. This is bassinet only and does not form into a play yard. I thought it did when my older niece was visiting. Read morePublished 23 months ago by grad2003amd
Best choice to keep baby safe and close. I purchase one for each family. My small way to discourage our mothers from bringing baby to bed with them.Published on June 27, 2014 by customer
As a first time mother who was exclusively breastfeeding, this was a godsend. However, the morning we were to take a trip we realized this is as anti- user friendly as possible... Read morePublished on June 18, 2014 by md104
My husband purchased this bassinet for us, we didn't know any better we were just so happy to be pregnant. It is very sturdy and kept everything organized. Read morePublished on April 28, 2014 by Desiree
Based on the amount of amazing reviews about this product, we purchased one for our first baby a few months ago. First off, we didn't get the color we ordered. No big deal. Read morePublished on February 10, 2014 by taylor
While putting together this item, the top bars were not able to stay locked and clicked up amidst reading the directions and watching YouTube video tutorials a dozen times. Read morePublished on January 16, 2014 by Winston L