Tips for Room Sharing With Your Baby

Tips for Room Sharing With Your Baby

As a new mom, I quickly realized all of the things infants require and it's a lot for a minimalist like myself.  So when it came time to prepare our master bedroom for our babe's arrival, it was important I only bring in the necessities and keep our room from feeling like it was being overrun with baby stuff.  Now, with Rowan 4 months old, I've discovered the essentials to keep bedside and how to organize everything in a way that doesn't clutter our room.

Owlet Smart Sock 2

SIDDs is a common fear amongst parents with infants, and when Rowan was first born, I had anxiety over it.  We were still in the hospital when I realized the value in the Owlet Smart Sock 2, so I ordered it for peace of mind.  I keep the base plugged in on my husband's nightstand.

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owlet-smart-sock-2

Baby Essentials

On my side of the bed, closest to the baby's bassinet, I keep all of these essentials:

  1. Marpac Dohm White Noise Sound Machine
  2. Water bottle (trust me!)
  3. Chapstick
  4.  Ubbi Diaper Pail 
  5. Basket to organize diapers, wipes, changing pad, burp cloth, Aquaphor, and extra diaper pail bags
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baby-essentials-for-infants
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Halo Bassinest

Rowan sleeps next to our bed in the Halo Bassinest and I like having her within arm's reach.  We have the premier series with added features that, quite frankly, we don't use.  Although the stainless steel base is nicer than the plastic base on the essential series.

DockATot

We put the DockATot inside the Halo Bassinest and it keeps Rowan feeling snug—so much so that she's been sleeping through the night since about 6-weeks old. (YAY for sleep!)

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Glider & Ottoman

We moved the glider and ottoman from her nursery into our bedroom since this is where we'd be spending our nights for the first 4-6 months.  With its neutral linen fabric, it blends in nicely with our other furniture. 

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We plan on moving Rowan into her own room at 6 months.  What are your thoughts on room sharing and how do you make sharing your room manageable?  Share in a comment below!

In case you missed it, jump over to Rowan's nursery reveal here.

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