Brittany - posted on 02/08/2009 ( 23 moms have responded )
Hi everyone, I'm 28 weeks pregnant with my first and am starting to shop. I've decided on the crib, stroller and carseat I want.
I'm confused about a few things though. First, i'm looking at a bouncer (the kind the baby sits in and it vibrates and plays music) and a swing. Are they both really necessary? Did you find either or both of them really helpful with your children.
Also, I live in a 2 story house and the bedroom is upstairs. I was planning on getting a bassinet for her to sleep in downstairs during the day so that we don't have to carry her up and down the stairs too much. That worries me. Someone told me they only last in the bassinet for a month so it's not worth getting and that I should get a playpen combo that comes with the bassinet instead although they are a lot more expensive. I would love to hear your experiences with all of these items before I make a decision.