We, of course, have taken full advantage of Helina's seeming indifference to her nighttime accommodations. For the past several weeks, Helina has been sleeping (in her bouncer) on a dresser top in our stateroom. Yes, you read that correctly--our baby has been sleeping on what is essentially a counter top. The co-sleeper we bought terrified us too much to use it more than a few nights, and since Helina was sleeping so well in her bouncer, we figured we'd leave her in it for the night (and before you condemn us, please note that our baby started sleeping through the night at 6 weeks).
Sadly, like all good things, counter-top sleeping too must end. Helina has grown too large to continue sleeping on our dresser top. So, this weekend, Helina got an upgrade--or rather, her nursery did. I know it doesn't seem possible, but we have somehow managed to stuff a crib into Sea Gem's smallest stateroom:
|Graco Travel Lite Crib|
For the most part, this compact crib is perfect for our small nursery. In fact, the only downside (aside from absent door) is that the crib's placement obstructs the entrance to the room. Is this a problem? Only if you aren't flexible, but thankfully, we're limber enough to make it work.