I'm debating whether to buy some sort of reclining chair to keep downstairs so baby can nap. Either that or have Moses basket that we can bring down. My previous babies hated the Moses basket mind you and never slept. What does everyone else do. I have two other children and a dog so need some where safe to put baby.
Cocoonababy on the bed (we have a bungalow) but could be placed on any surface while the baby is very young (0-3 months). It's a stiff foam so you can lift it with the baby in it and it doesn't deform or wake them. We found it v handy.
Second baby coming soon, I'm not even going to try all the "putting the baby down to nap" stuff that never worked last time (we tried bassinet etc). Have bought myself some lovely second-hand slings/wraps, and am accepting that DH and I may as well carry the baby comfortably, seeing as last time we ended up having to just hold her all the time in our arms anyway.
I've just bought the tiny love Rocker Napper. Basically it's a bouncer chair that you can recline into a sort of carry cot position. Apparently some people even use them instead of a Moses basket. We will have our Moses basket upstairs and this downstairs. I found that DC1 would fall asleep in her bouncer chair but unfortunately, they're not safe for sleep and there have been a few cases of young babies heads falling to the side and compromising their airways. This way, if the next baby falls asleep in the bouncer, I can just recline it into sleep mode! Got it with £30 off to which is always a bonus
I used the pram (lie flat) or bouncy chair downstairs and Moses basket upstairs for the first two. For number 3 we had a Moses basket downstairs and a small rocking crib for upstairs. I also had a Phil and Ted's with a removable cocoon which was handy for when not at home.
Sleepyhead sleep pod. I wish I'd had one for my older two. It was wonderful for DC3. Brand new they're a bit dear, but worth it. However you can pick one up second hand on eBay as well. DC3 used his until 8 months (and he was a big baby!).
I try to use the carrycot from the travel system for daytime naps. It has a decent hood that blocks the light well and he will not fall asleep if the light gets on his face.
He has silent reflux though and until his medicine reduced how acid it is, he could only nap upright, even the rocking chair and car seat were too reclined to stop it, so I used a woven wrap sling. He hated going in it but dropped off within minutes and would sleep longer like that than sitting up on my lap, maybe due to a slight forward tilt. I don't know how I'd have coped without it.
I had a baby bjorn bouncer. I didn't feel it reclined enough for a newborn in my opinion, not for long naps anyway. I had a sleepyhead which I could put pretty much anywhere or she slept on me or in the sling.