FIL building a bassinet for baby

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think your best bet is googling bassinets meant for newborns-4 month olds and getting the dimensions from those + googling the matress you plan on using and then deciding on how big it should be from there. 

Also take into account any family history of big babies. My SO’s family has a history of 8-10lb new borns). If either of you, then I’d plan for that as well. 

And of course read and ensure that the safety guidelines for bassinets are followed (which just reccently was updated)

http://babyproducts.about.com/od/nursery-furniture/fl/Bassinet-amp-Cradle-Safety-Standards.htm

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

What a wonderful gift! I did some googling, it wasn’t that easy to find anything specific but I did find this sit that has a bunch of free cradle plans on it and should give him some info.

http://freewoodworkingplan.com/index.php?cat=429<br />

Or here is one as well. Looks like 14 inches deep is plenty big enough by 37 ish inches long. Some I saw were up to 50 (seems a bit excessive)

http://www.leeswoodprojects.com/baby_cradle.html

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

The_Future_KB:  I love it! What a precious idea for it to be made by your FIL! I would suggest buying the pad that you want. I’m sure sheets come in pretty much one specific size so I would find that stuff first and then build it to fit. 

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