Post # 1
I think that i want a white one that is basket-like. You know the kind that you can carry, by the handles, to wherever? I would need it to have a rolling stand too, though, so that it can be placed beside our bed at night.
What kinds are you looking at and why? Share pics.
Edit: OMG and then I saw THIS!!http://www.walmart.com/ip/Badger-Basket-Cherry-Elegance-Round-Bassinet-White-Eyelet-Bedding/19226864?findingMethod=rr
Post # 3
Check this out before you look at bassinetts.
They are generally not made to the same standards as cribs and are actually pretty scary, especially “frilly” ones with bumpers, etc.
With that in mind, I evaluated whether I ought to really buy one. But a crib won’t fit in our room and I do believe there are advantages of having a baby in your room (they learn breathing patterns from you and there is some evidence it helps prevent SIDS–plus you’re so close), so we decided to go with a “bassinett” like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006DCPXUG/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00
We will lock the rocking motion, so basically it’s a miniature crib, and we will use it only until baby can roll over/scoot/etc, at which point it will be time for the big boy crib 🙂
If you decide to buy one, make sure it has the JPMA certification.
Post # 4
Yes, definitely reconsider before purchasing that one. The baskets are not considered nearly as safe. In fact, most bassinets are not held to the same standard as the cribs, so we only would purchase one that is JPMA certified. SIDS is most common in the first few months, when baby would be sleeping in a bassinet. Very important to get one with the highest safety rating and baskets are not considered nearly as safe as some bassinets.
Post # 5
From what my friends have told me with the bassinet is that you don’t use them for very long if at all. So keep that in mind before spending a lot of money on one. I’m using a hand-me down. But I might end up switching it out for the pack-n-play if I get it for a gift. The one I want has a shelf for changing the baby so that would allow me to have it in the corner of the bedroom and use for while he’s little and not sleeping long through the nights. The crib is up 3 flights from our room. So unless I move a bed in that room I’m considering something smaller for a few months. We will see
Post # 6
I have my heart set on this one from PB: http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/bassinet-and-bordered-pique-bedding/?pkey=bbassinets. But I’ve been looking for a used one on Craigslist — $300 seems like too much for a temporary bed.
Post # 8
We have a co-sleeper, which the kids used when they were newborns. Personally, I really like that option, but everyone is different. 🙂
I have seen some absolutely gorgeous Moses baskets on Etsy. If you added a stand, it would be just like a bassinet, but a bit more versatile and portable.
Post # 9
@Mrs. Spring: What is a co-sleeper?
Post # 10
It’s like a three-sided bassinet that attaches to the parent’s bed. This is the one we have:
The padded front side flips down and attaches to the bed.
Post # 11
@Mrs. Spring: ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh