Babies R Us currently has the Summer Infant By Your Side Sleeper on sale for just $39.97, down from $59.99 (34% off)!
I’ll be honest, ever since my baby was about a month, I started co-sleeping with her and by co-sleeping, I don’t just mean having her sleep in the same room but actually in the bed with me. All of the SIDS articles advocate against it but for us it worked so well, that I actually stopped falling asleep midday! But the worry that something could happen was still there and in hindsight, it might have been better to use a sleeper like the Summer Infant By Your Side as it can be placed directly on the bed.
I love that with this sleeper, your baby can be both safe and by your side. The only hitch is that it’s only good for babies from newborn to 3 months, but at the same time, that’s what makes getting it on sale that much better. For all those of you who are pregnant right now and thinking to yourself that you will be using either a pack ‘n play or a crib from the start, it sure is good thinking but realistically, it doesn’t always work out as planned!
When baby is crying non-stop for milk and you’re beyond exhausted, the last thing you want to be doing is trying to train them to sleep in their own bed and anyways, it doesn’t change all that much in the beginning months as babies don’t associate sleep with any specific spots just yet!
Toys R Us’ description also specifies “or until baby can roll over” for how long to use it but keep in mind that all babies are different. Some roll as early as 2 months and some are late bloomers and go right into crawling. There are only 2 reviews on it but both are positive:
This has been a life saver for us all. I love that I can have him right beside me and see him very easily. It’s great with the mesh that he can see me too. It is very easy to set up and I love how portable it is. We can bring it to any part of the house so he can nap and it easily folds to bring it around easily.
The cheapest I have found it anywhere else online is at BabyRama, where it’s currently on sale for $54.99. Walmart originally had it for $59.99 but it’s now out of stock and Amazon.ca actually has it for as high as $72.97!
As Toys R Us ships most orders over $25 for free, you will also get this sleeper at no extra shipping cost. It happens sometimes that an item over $25 doesn’t qualify for free shipping (my guess is that the weight is a factor), but I tested this sleeper and free shipping was automatically applied at checkout.
(Expiry: 7th August 2014)