The Arm’s Reach Original bassinet is a co-sleeper that connects to an adult bed. When a co-sleeper is no longer needed, the bassinet converts into a play yard with a double nylon floor and safety locking arms. The Original bassinet is 40″ x 28″ x 31″ and has a weight limit of 30 lbs in the co-sleeping position and 50 lbs in the play yard position. If the connecting adult bed is taller than 24″, extension legs can be purchased. The co-sleeper comes with a polyester and quilted cotton blend twill lining and one fitted sheet. The Arm’s Reach Original bassinet is available in several colors.
Why I Like It
For at least the first couple weeks when you are home with your new baby and recovering from delivery, it can be tough to get some good sleep. Co-sleeping with your baby can help with those late night/early morning feedings especially when your movement is limited because of delivery. I used the mini version of the Arm’s Reach Co-Sleeper with my second daughter and found it easier to nurse at night and get back to sleep faster.
With my first daughter I had her sleeping in my room in a regular bassinet and found it difficult to climb out of bed then nurse her and put her back to bed. With the Arm’s Reach Co-Sleeper all it took was literally rolling over and pulling my daughter next to me to nurse.
Other mom’s have also found the co-sleeper helpful if they are working moms who really need to get as much sleep as possible at night. I only used the co-sleeper for one month before I moved my youngest daughter into her own room since the littlest noise from her would wake me up. If you don’t plan on co-sleeping for a long time I would recommend purchasing this co-sleeper second hand or borrowing it from a friend.
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