Do I really need a bassinet?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I am not getting one, my baby will sleep in the crib from the day we get home

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Mrs. Meowerson :  As far as I know – but please don’t take my word as the authority on this – ask your doctor! SIDS risks are lower if the baby sleeps in the same room as you for the first 6 months and it’s a firm mattress with tightly fitted sheet and no extras in the bed eg no stuffed toys, blankets, crib bumpers etc. I was a bit paranoid about SIDS and we opted for a crib next to my side of the bed – tight sheet and a sleep sack. 

But that being said if new guidelines have come out in the last couple of years by all means ignore my advice 🙂

Post # 18
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

we had pack n play in our room for 1st 2 months before DS went into his own room.

i would not buy a bassinet specifically.  we loved the PNP for roadtrips, and we plan to use it on our main level as a play pen since i am not baby proofing that level.

Post # 20
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Helper bee

islandgirl82 :  the guidelines have now been changed and advise the baby sleeps in the parent’s room for at least 12 months (changed from 6 months). 🙂

Post # 21
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

You don’t need a bassinet. However, you might have to disassemble the crib to put it in/take it out of your room and that’s a PITA, which is why most people use a tiny bassinet or a pack n play (which has functionality later on in their life, which is what I use)

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

pearla :  Got it! Dear Daughter is now 16 months so I guess we’re okay now 🙂

I swear parenthood is one worry after another!!

Post # 23
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Bee Keeper

BostonStacy :  Our child slept in a pack n play for the first 8 months.  Moved to her crib at night after that, and for nap time.  Our pack n play became a glorified laundry basket for about 10 months and finally was put to rest sometime this year.  But it will be used again for the next baby.  For probably another 8 months haha.

Post # 24
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Busy bee

I loved my Moses basket, but you can certainly do without one, if you don’ t want any.

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