I can't fit a cot in my bedroom but would like to follow the advice to have baby in room with me until 6 months. I like the Snugglebeds (box thing that goes next to your pillow) but I think they only last about 4 months, so was going to get a crib (of the swinging/gliding variety not moses basket) but do they really last 6 months? Appreciate varies on baby size but just interested in other's experiences.
Second fishie ! DS had outgrown his moses basket by about 8 weeks but always ended up in with us anyway- I'd fall asleep feeding him at some point and would wake up in the morning next to his lovely face. We're getting a side-car type arrangement for the next one.
Both DSs slept in a gliding crib for about 7 months - they say they are safe to use until they can pull themselves up and mines were both lazy! Size wise they could have stayed in it longer, it's just the pulling up and upsetting it problem that limits it really.
Our crib was quite narrow (standard Mothercare rocking one) which meant that dd kept hitting hands off the sides and waking herself and us up! For this reason she was only in it about 4 months and then into big cot where she slept much more soundly.
If buying again I would go for a wider style crib with plenty of space for little arms.
I agree with Magbags - what matters is the width - if they can hit their arms on the side they will constantly wake themselves up. i had moses basket but ds always ended up in the bed until i borrowed my sisters stokke mini.
fwiw i moved ds into his own room after 3 months (not the recommended 6) and that worked really well.