(Closed) Crib vs Bassinet?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Usually you can only use a bassinet until the baby starts to turn over.  A crib can usually be used for the first year or so and sometimes they convert into toddler or day beds as well.  If you can get the bassinet for free why not use that until it’s time to move up to a crib?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I think starting her in a bassinet is the easiest for you. You can put it right up against the bed for the first few weeks. If you have the room, I would then move her to a crib in your room until you’re ready to put her to sleep in her own room.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We have both.   We’ll use the bassinet in our room while he’s tiny, and once he’s bigger and can sleep for longer stretches, he’ll move to the crib in the nursery.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We are having a bedside cot – it’s like a compromise between a bassinet and co-sleeping. We also have a larger cot for when baby is 6 months or so in the nursery.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Going for the free item sounds sensible!

Hmm, I’m not sure if there is any other advantage of the bassinet. I guess it’s amller so the baby might feel more secure in the bassinet to start with?

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

When I first opened this thread I thought this said Crib vs BASSETT, and I thought this would be a much sillier post than it is, I imagined a cute picture or video of a dog playing or being introduced to a crib for the first time, hilarity ensues. 🙁

However, for a real answer, I say use the bassinet.  It will fit better in your current space and then you can get a whole nursery set all at once when you get a proper space for a nursery.

Another option, would be a portable crib or pack and play with a bassinet attachment (although I hear those aren’t as supportive as a crib mattress or bassinet for longterm use).

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Honestly I would do crib, for the pure fact baby will have to move to that anyway and she will be famillar with the crib.

Definately if do crib get convert to toddler bed.  We had a craddle that was mine when was a baby and used that maybe 2 months tops then our son was moved to his crib and he has been it ever since, so almost a year now. Soon it will be time to make the crib to toddler bed.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@babybuzz:  OP, in Canada, bassinets have very serious safety standards and regulations.  If you decide to go the bassinet route, you may consider using these regulations as a guideline for choosing a bassinet.  

Here’s the website: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/legislation/acts-lois/_cribs-berceaux/index-eng.php

I’m only saying this because there is much debate in the medical community over bassinet/cradle safety with some arguing that they should never be used, to others arguing that they are fine if used properly under the right conditions.  I have no opinion for either side, just trying to share info. 

Good luck with whatever you choose!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@babybuzz: Oh wow, I didn’t know that about the safety regs.

I reckon taking the free item is a good idea – you an always get rid of it if you do decide you’d rather have something else.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Neither!  Co-sleeping is the way to go.  Happier more secure baby.

Take the free bassinet and upgrade to a crib when you move.  No need to throw more expense in at the get go.  And like everything else(like not using a hair dryer in the bathtub) a little common sense goes a long way.

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