Arm’s Reach Co-Sleeper Bassinet Leg E…


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twin mommy Like many of the other comments stated, the set up is a bit difficult so I wouldn't purchase to move from room to room. Otherwise we love it! The easy access to the little ones at 2am is fantastic! Perfect for a mom of twins since both babies can sleep comfortably in one unit for quite some time.

Kristie Hall I bought this cosleeper for my newborn twins. It was an excellent purchase. Both babies slept beside me in the bassinet. Having them so close was convenient during all those night feeds, nursing sessions, and "mommy checks" to make sure they were still breathing. The bassinet goes up to 30 lbs and it was sturdy enough to hold both babies until they needed more space and we moved them to their cribs. This was a definite advantage over a regular pack n play bassinet (even the Graco twin pack n play) because those aren't sturdy and they only go up to 15 lbs. After the girls outgrew the bassinet I converted it to a pack n play (I did it myself and it was easy enough following the directions) and the girls actually enjoyed playing in it while I showered or got things done. It is a little tough to fold and set up but most pack n plays are. I think it just takes a little practice and getting used to.

A few suggestions - Definitely get the leg extensions if your bed is high. The mattress is a little hard so you can make it softer by putting a quilted mattress pad on it and using a quilted pack n play sheet (by Graco) instead of the cosleeper sheet.

Happy Mom "L" Originally, I didn't want a co-sleeper. I envisioned a baby nursery for my girl. Our circumstances led us in a different direction (currently living in a one bedroom apartment). I discovered the co-sleeper online and it is the BEST investment ever! I'm not even a fan of Dr. Sears but I can't put into words what an amazing experience it has been. I truly believe co-sleeping made her a great sleeper! 9 hours a night since 3 months! Looking over at your baby while they sleeps is the most incredible experience. It gives you such an incredible sense of security when you have those mini-panics 'is the baby breathing?' (I know everyone has them inthe beginning) and you can give the faintest touch. In general it makes you far less nervous and the baby senses you are relaxed and close. I also soothe my baby very quickly so she goes back down to sleep within 5 minutes or less. Regarding setup, I did have to call because I had a question about set up. The customer service was terrific and very helpful. I've read what other people have written about tilting (I think they are the same people who don't know how to put an Advent bottle together so it won't leak, but whatever), I had to buy extenders because I had a tall bed so I was fine. RE: padding, the mattress is thin but I added a sheet protector underneath the sheet which gave it a little more padding. And yes, when you make it you need to bend one side of the mattress up at a time and then snap the sides down. This is so the sheet is tight and safe and won't some off and possibly cause your baby harm. For the right age this is the safest sleeping option I've ever seen.

Kate Originally, I didn't want a co-sleeper. I envisioned a baby nursery for my girl. Our circumstances led us in a different direction (currently living in a one bedroom apartment). I discovered the co-sleeper online and it is the BEST investment ever! I'm not even a fan of Dr. Sears but I can't put into words what an amazing experience it has been. I truly believe co-sleeping made her a great sleeper! 9 hours a night since 3 months! Looking over at your baby while they sleeps is the most incredible experience. It gives you such an incredible sense of security when you have those mini-panics 'is the baby breathing?' (I know everyone has them inthe beginning) and you can give the faintest touch. In general it makes you far less nervous and the baby senses you are relaxed and close. I also soothe my baby very quickly so she goes back down to sleep within 5 minutes or less. Regarding setup, I did have to call because I had a question about set up. The customer service was terrific and very helpful. I've read what other people have written about tilting (I think they are the same people who don't know how to put an Advent bottle together so it won't leak, but whatever), I had to buy extenders because I had a tall bed so I was fine. RE: padding, the mattress is thin but I added a sheet protector underneath the sheet which gave it a little more padding. And yes, when you make it you need to bend one side of the mattress up at a time and then snap the sides down. This is so the sheet is tight and safe and won't some off and possibly cause your baby harm. For the right age this is the safest sleeping option I've ever seen.

Desiree Buttafucco I used this as a free-standing bassinet. I did not attach it to our bed as our bed was too high, even with the purchase of the extra legs to increase co-sleeper height. I was torn between this and a Graco/Fisher-Price playard. We were living in a one bedroom condo when our daughter was born. Obviously, we needed something compact. We weren't sure how long we would be living in the condo, so I anticipated needing a sudo-crib that could support a baby for awhile. I went with the co-sleeper as it is as wide as a crib (27 inches wide) but not as long (36 inches vs. 52 inches). The co-sleeper bassinet holds up to 30 lbs and playpen holds up to 50 lbs, as opposed to a Graco/Fisher-Price bassinet/playard which supports 15 and 30 lbs, respectively. My only complaint regarding this product is that there is no changing table similar to a Graco/Fisher-Price playard. We constructed our own removable changing table using plywood, 2x4s, fabric and a 4-sided changing pad. I think the size of the co-sleeper also made for a smooth transition to a regular crib when our daughter was 2 1/2 months old.

Mrs. O Almost a year after I bought the cosleeper from an auction, I still use it. The first few times I put it up and took it down it was difficult because it didn't unlock easily, but now that I have broken it in, it seems to work more easily. My baby loved sleeping in it for the first five months every night, and now we use it for trips to Grandma's house (using the playpen mode). The pockets on the side were very helpful with my baby being in our room right after we came home from the hospital. If I had it to do over again, I would have had my husband (who is much stronger than I am) put it together and take it apart because it is so safe that I found it difficult to collapse to pack it for trips. Yes, the instructions are not written very well, but I figured it out after trial and error over and over again. I have noticed that these items hold their value for resale. I have enjoyed using this as a bassinet/changing table and a playpen. I hope this review helps.

Blossom This is a great option for anyone expecting twins and looking for someplace for them to sleep/nap together. The Arm's Reach Original Co-Sleeper has a higher weight limit for the bassinett portion than a standard Pack N Play. A regular Pack N Play's weight limit is only about 15lbs total for the bassinett, so if you have twins, once they're over 7lbs each, you have to separate them.



I was able to keep both of my newborn twins in this for sleeping and napping when they were first born. Initially this was used in my bedroom, so they could sleep in my room at night.



Now that they are older and they sleep in their own cribs, I use the Arm's Reach Original as a regular Pack N Play, as a diaper changing area or for one of the babies to nap in alone.



Also, while the Arm's Reach sheets fit best, I have used the Carter's playard sheets for the Original Co-sleeper and they do fit, albeit snugly. I just don't put them in the dryer.

Mom of four I bought the Arm's Reach CoSleeper "barely-used" 9 years ago for use with my first child. Except for a few blankets, I don't think one single baby gear item has survived all four of my babies. I love that my baby is right there beside me, but not in my bed. It made nursing and night changes SO much easier. It also made it easy to transition the baby to the crib at 3 months. After I used it as a cosleeperI used it as a changing station, then I put it in the kitchen as a play pen while I cooked dinner. It has been pooped on, puked on, peed on, taken to Grandma's, washed, sanitized, and stored away more times than I can count, and it is still in superb condition. I'd give it 10 stars if I could.

Gisele's dvsmom The co-sleeper was perfect for us and our 6 month old daughter! I read the reviews and did a little research myself on the product before I purchased the co-sleeper. I recommend it to any mom who wants to "co-sleep" with their little one

safely. I found it such a convenience to be able to look over at her once in awhile throughout the night to see if she's ok. Plus it definitely kept my mind at ease knowing she's there next to me. The co-sleeper was not bad to put together ( my husband did it without any problem ) and the beige and black color combo was perfect with our bedroom decor. We haven't used the option to use it as a playard 'yet', but we're deciding to once she grows out of it--which should be soon! The only 2 down-sides were that I wasn't able to take the co-sleeper out of our bedroom because it was too wide to slip through our door to transfer it to another room. The other thing is that the mat/mattress that comes with it is pretty uncomfortable/hard, so I added a softer material on top of it. Other than that,my daughter sleeps comfortably throughout the night!

Choosy Mama We couldn't be happier with our co-sleeper. We wanted the bonding experience of being a co-sleeping family, but were uncomfortable having our daughter actually IN the bed with us. For us, this product is the perfect middle-ground between bed-sharing and a separate crib. And since we opted for the full-size, she didn't grow out of it as quickly as she would have if we'd gotten the "mini" or a similarly sized bassinet.

At 20 pounds and 27 inches, she still has plenty of room. She'll have to sleep in her regular crib soon, but the past 6 months have been wonderful!

Plus, now we have an extra pack-n-play for Grandma and Grandpa's house!

P.S. -- Our daughter never had any "comfort" problems with the mattress. It's firm, but not uncomfortably so, and as long as you have the support bars positioned correctly, it's perfectly sturdy. Admittedly, it does take up quite a bit of space -- but in our opinion, it's totally worth it.



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