Thursday, November 12, 2015

Keep Your Baby Close With An Arm's Reach Co-Sleeper {Giveaway - Ends 11/25}

Bringing home a brand new baby comes with enough worry and anxiety. Feeling comfortable with where they will sleep doesn't have to be add to it. If there's one thing I absolutely could not live without with a newborn, it would be an Arm's Reach Co-Sleeper.

I received complimentary product for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own. 

When we brought home baby girl this past March, we were exhausted. I laid her in her Co-Sleeper next to me, and we drifted off to sleep. When she woke to nurse, I simply sat up, lifted her out of her Co-Sleeper and nursed her. I didn't even have to get out of bed!! This, THIS, was a beautiful thing I had not experienced with Buddy. 

When Buddy was born, we lived in a one-bedroom apartment with his crib on the other side of the room. I naively thought I had no need for a bassinet type of product. Hindsight is always 20/20, right? Looking back I would have probably had an easier recovery and a better chance at breastfeeding directly instead of pumping for that first year. Getting in and out of bed so often after birth (especially while recovering from a c-section) is not at all ideal.

Recommended by leading pediatricians and sleep research experts Dr. James J. McKenna Ph. D and Dr. William Sears, the Arm's Reach Co-Sleeper is a bassinet that attaches flush to your bedside. A lowered side gives you quick, easy access to your baby, while giving your baby a separate, safe sleep environment. The entire Co-Sleeper is portable and travels quite well.

There are four breathable mesh sides, a 4-inch sleeping nest height, and patented attachment strap and plate to securely attach the Co-Sleeper to your bed. Several pockets and the entire area underneath the mattress give plenty of storage space. The mattress is firm yet comfortable for baby, and comes with a removable, washable sheet. Additional sheets and mattresses are available, including some organic options.

Co-sleeping has numerous benefits for mom and baby. Keeping baby close is important to promote bonding, help baby feel secure, and those first few weeks are especially crucial in establishing your milk supply for breastfeeding. It saved my sanity every night when sleep deprivation would rear it's ugly head. 

By having baby girl just an arm's reach away, I could quickly respond to her needs without having to get out of bed. And surely I'm not the only mom that found it necessary to make sure their baby was breathing a bazillion times at night!

After a few weeks I found it more comfortable to breastfeed sitting in my rocking chair than rearranging pillows to nurse in bed in the middle of the night. But to avoid the sleep-deprived walk to the living room, I moved my rocking chair into my room, right next to the Co-Sleeper. Night feeds are a total breeze this way, even when most nights take an hour for baby girl to go back down.

This particular model is the Mini Arc Co-Sleeper, and converts to a free-standing bassinet when the lowered side is raised up and secured. There are other models available that are larger than this and also convert to a playard for extended use past the bassinet stage.

Our Arm's Reach Co-Sleeper has been amazing for our family. While we found bed-sharing necessary a few hours here and there after the first couple months, co-sleeping was and is still the best way for us all to get the most restful, safe sleep.  

Baby girl finally outgrew her Co-Sleeper nearly a month ago, which was actually quite bittersweet! Into her crib she went. But, I'm not too sad because we actually moved the crib into our room, right next to our bed! So much for a nursery...but I love having my baby girl so close. And she does too.

Enter To Win:
One of my readers will receive a Mini Arc Co-Sleeper in Toffee Dot! {$174.99 Value)

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32 comments:

latanya t said...

the cocoon

Nikki said...

I think I like the Clear-Vue Co-Sleeper best.

katie said...

the cocoon looks really cool!! But I think I'd most like to have one of the ideal co-sleepers.

doreen lamoureux said...

The Aurora Contempo Changing Dresser is gorgeous

Mami2jcn said...

I like the portapak.

mkjmc said...

I love the sleigh bed co-sleeper

terry maigi said...

The SLEIGH BED CO-SLEEPER® is so pretty!

Amanda said...

I like the Cocoon sleeper!

Natalie said...

My favorite product is the sleigh bed cosleeper! I would love to have it!

Heather62 said...

The Cambria in natural is just gorgeous and timeless.

back2basics said...

I think I would like the mini arc cosleeper the best, although the cocoon looks neat!

Ruby said...

My favorite product is Cocoon

jamie Davis said...

I like the aurora changer. I really need one for the nursery!!
https://www.armsreach.com/shop/co-sleeper_bassinets/aurora-contempo-changing-dresser

nickieisis3 said...

I like the Mini Arc Convertible

Joellen G said...

I love the Mini Arc Co-Sleeper!

Nicole Huckins said...

Love the cocoon!

Charlene S. said...

My favorite is the Puppy Luv Music Box.

Cassandra Eastman said...

I love the AURORA CONTEMPO CHANGING DRESSER!

Amanda said...

I like the mini arc co-sleeper!

LauraJJ said...

Oh I also really love the Cocoon!

Dierdra said...

My favorite product was the COCOON.

Jen F said...

I also love the Cacoon swing!

tina reynolds said...

I have fallen in love with the AURORA CONTEMPO DESIGNER CRIB

Natasha Lamoreux said...

I like the cocoon. To be honest i have never seen anything like that before. Pretty neat!

Bianca Munoz said...

The cacoon is awesome! thank you for the giveaway!

Breanne said...

I like the Cocoon

Theresa Anne said...

I love the cambria cosleeper, it looks very elegant.

Rochel S said...

The Cocoon is so cool!

Shannon F said...

I love the Aurora Contempo Designer Crib!

RICHARD HICKS said...

I want their beautiful SLEIGH BED CO-SLEEPER®

laurasloves said...

I love the Puppy Luv Music Box.
Laurie Emerson
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Gina F. said...

My favorite product is the Cocoon.