Top 9 Reasons Why the Pack N Play is the Baby Industry’s Biggest Upkept Secret
By Hannah Peterson
When we see that little positive on our pregnancy test looking back at us, one of the biggest things we all start dreaming of is our nursery.
As this is the place where our baby will be rocked, bounced to sleep in their comfortable rocking chairs, and where our little one’s cribs will be located for them to sleep the night away perfectly.
We spend $100’s, $1000’s, and sometimes $10,000s designing and picking out the perfect furniture, wall colors, lighting fixtures, and bedding to make sure everything will be complete and prepared for our precious newborn’s arrival.
Fast-forward 6-12 Months
What we most likely discover is something far different in reality. In fact, that crib that we spent hours putting together to assemble is now got a layer of dust and is now kept as an expensive laundry holder.
This has all come about out of necessity. As many moms have ended up room sharing and our little one are sleeping in their pack n play so can be closer to us for feeding and settling faster overnight. The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommends room-sharing until 6-12 months.
Top 9 Reasons the Pack N Play is the Baby Industry’s Biggest Unkept Secret
- The pack n play is a safe sleep space.
- It takes one minute and sometimes less to assemble.
- It is portable so can move it around the house with you or even in your closet (if large enough so your little one can still be close but always have its own space for settling).
- Easy for long term room-sharing.
- If you travel a lot, you can take it with you and not have to worry about getting your little one use to another sleeping space. #MOMWIN!!!!!
- You can take it to the babysitter’s/daycare’s place to have the right sleeping consistency
- Your little one’s arms and legs don’t get stuck out the outside – which can take weeks/months to get used to.
- Harder for your little one to climb out of due to the netting and not the sidebars.
- When rolling around and learning to pull themselves up – don’t risk banging their head from the hard sides.
So now that we know the positives of the Pack N Play, why is there such a culture of mom-shaming when they choose it from the start? So when we look at the pro’s next time you see a family using the pack n play for their little ones sleep space, you should think to yourself, WOW now that is one smart lady!
If you are room-sharing and still struggling with sleep, please reach out here for our free 15-minute phone call, as we would love to have a chat.
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