Post # 1
I asked this in another post but didnt get an answer, so i googled it and honestly, am not getting any info there either.
We are currently TTC and we might buy some baby things in the US to shi pto Afrifca (where we are moving). We could alsywas sell it if anything happens but we are both open to any treatment and adoption so my guess is they wouldn’t go to waster :).
I know some Bees think baasinets are a waste. I am leaning towards one but my question.
If everyone is so against bumper for cribs. How is a bassinet different? Isn’t the side of it surrounded with fabic. I know to not include blankets and put the baby on its back. The only info I am getting is that in most cases, the babies who died in Bassinets were also surrounded by blankets and out on the stomachs. And if bassinets are okay, then why is large cribs with bumbres so bad?
Post # 3
I had the same thoughts about a bassinet with all the padding. So we used an Arms Reach brand co sleeper as a bassinet. It has mesh sides. I didn’t attach it to the bed as an actual cosleeper, we used it as a freestanding bassinet. IMO, it’s more sturdy than the other bassinets I’ve seen as well.
Also, the weight limit is higher than a normal bassinet.
Post # 4
Yeah, I have the same concern about bassinets – it just doesn’t seem safe. I don’t plan to buy one, just because it seems like a purchase that wouldn’t get enough use to be worth it. What we plan on doing is using the bassinet portion of a Pack ‘n Play until we transition them to a crib. Something like this.
Post # 5
I think it might just be because bassinets are only used until babies are capable of rolling/moving, and until that point you don’t really have to worry about them suffocating against the sides and stuff. That’s my guess at least. I have an Arms Reach co-sleeper like @SummerGirl21: as our bassinet in our room, and the Pack and Play downstairs, so the mesh sides are there. But DS is a month old, so it’s not like he can roll against the sides at this point.
Post # 6
We are using the bassinet or raised portion of a Pack ‘n Play in our room, as well. We don’t have room for baby to have an actual crib or his own room yet, but eventually we will get a crib.
Post # 7
We’re also using the bassinet portion of a Pack n’ Play as our basinette!
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Post # 9
I have a bassinet that the sides are made out of wicker? The cover is made out of cotton but not padded. The entire cover is washable and is one piece that goes under the mattress and then down to the floor like a bed skirt. It’s not padded like crib bumpers used to be. The bassinet is a family heirloom and its actually ridiculously adorable, I like the fact that my siblings and myself all used it and now my child will as well. My SIL had a new cover custom made out of organic cotton and lace to make sure it was secure and safe. It will also be nice to pass to my grandchild someday. I like having a bassinet for the first few months so that the baby can sleep in my bedroom at night, initially, and I also like bringing the bassinet downstairs during the day for naps. Do you need one, no but I’m not a co-sleeper and I like the smallness and portability of a bassinet for the first few months as opposed to a crib. Then again, I have a changing table both upstairs and down stairs so I guess I like things that make my life easier.
I don’t think you need a bassinet but if it makes you feel more comfortable, go for it!
Post # 10
Thank you, that is EXACTLY what i was looking for.
Post # 11
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We love our bassinet. The sides are mesh and built into the bassinet…. I think that’s safer. Regardless, it’s fantastic having her in our room, still, at 7 weeks.
Post # 12
@NonannaS: Glad it helped.