Is this bassinet safe for baby?

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

How big are the gaps? Do you have a photo?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Do you not have the equivalent of British Safety Standards on baby equipment? Only over here, you’d look for their kitemark before buying a bassinette. Stokke are a good and reputable brand but I’m wondering whether you have the correct mattress? Only gaps aren’t a great idea and neither is padding them with other bedclothes. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Evie19:  That is quite possible! If you know the model number, you should also be able to google it and hopefully find pictures of how it is meant to be set up. It seems very unusual for a bassinet to have large gaps.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Is it like this?

 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

Newborns don’t really move around very much, especially for the length of time they’re in a bassinet. I would think you’d be fine. Are the sheets too tight and pulling up on the mattress creating the gaps?

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Evie19:  I would be uncomfortable with those gaps too. It really looks like the wrong-sized mattress.

You could always ask and see if the company offers replacement mattresses, and double-check the dimensions to make sure it fits properly before ordering. I am sure the company would be very concerned if this is the original mattress that came with the bassinet.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Evie19:  I am sure it will all turn out fine. 🙂 Good idea to talk to your sister. In the worst-case scenario, you still get to go shopping and pick out a cute bassinet, so there is definitely a silver lining here!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Evie19:  Haha, well either way, best of luck with it! And congrats on your upcoming bundle of joy! They are lucky to have such a responsible and safety-conscious Mom. 🙂

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