Co-Sleeper vs. Pack N Play

24 November, 2008 | Posted by Mary

When my darling husband informed me that the nursery would be in the 3rd bedroom(which is farther from our bedroom and because he plans on getting rid of the 2nd bedroom), I instantly knew that the baby would not be sleeping in there at night. There was no way I was going to be comfortable with that. If anything happened I would want to get to the baby as quick as possible. So I had to decide as to what to put the baby in so he can stay in our room at night. There was no way I was going to put his crib in there, it would have been to big. So I asked around and researched as to which one we should get, Co-Sleeper or Pack ‘N Play. I’ve weighed the pros and cons. Here is what I came up with:


1. It attaches to the bed.
2. Easier to get to baby in the middle of the night.
3. It’s light.

1. It can’t be used once baby learns how to push himself up.
2. Not easy to travel with.

Pack N Play

1. Easy to travel with.
2. Longer useage.
3. It may come with a changing table.

1. It’s bulkier than a Co-Sleeper.
2. More costly.
3. Have to lean over to pick baby up.
4. Difficult to assemble.

After weighing my options and discussing it with Marvyn, I decided to go with the Pack N Play. Yes, it may be a bit pricier but at least I can get more use out of it.

  • Marvyn says:

    To my home designer defense, our bedroom door will eventually be relocated to be near adjacent to the the nursery one the construction is finished.

    By the way, did you hear the joke about the Pack N Play?

  • Patti says:

    if u guys want we have the co-sleeper…it can also be used as long as a regular pack&play, and folds up the same i believe, or i’m selling it on ebay! =)

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