I have been trying to figure out what temporary sleeping device I should purchase for when Bianca is born. I have 3 options.
A Bassinet like this one:
It has storage underneath and the bassinet comes off so I can carry it to any room in the house, convenient for having the baby sleep downstairs in particular. And once it is downstairs it will be on the floor where the girls will probably disturb her. But it doesn't have much use after she is sleeping in her crib.
A Mini Pack and Play like this one:
It is small enough to move through the doorways so I could pull it to other rooms but getting it downstairs would be more complicated. However, it can then be used to keep her safe once she is able to sit up - but I never really did that with the other two girls. And its good if we travel later on. She can still sleep in it once she is older. Added benefit to this one is that it matches our bedroom exactly. haha.
Or this Rock n' Play Sleeper:
It folds up so I can easily get it downstairs and it is taller than just a bouncer so I can reach her from the bed. But she would have to be strapped in and that is more complicated since I will probably be swaddling her. Oh, it also rocks! That could be useful. Once again it does not have much use once she is in her crib.
I will have a bouncer that will be used downstairs mostly and she could sleep in that occasionally for naps etc. That is what I did mostly with Gwen anyway - had the bouncer in the living room and a pack and play in my bedroom for night time.
Slight side note: My doctor wrote in the date August 16th to induce me so as long as I am dialated by that date I will be having her on the 16th.