I found having a bassinet invaluable with all four of my children (I used a traditional basket-style bassinet for the first two and a cradle for the second two). The main advantage was being able to move a sleeping baby from room to room – you can’t do that with a cot. My babies would have their daytime naps in the nursery and sleep at night in my bedroom and I simply wheeled the bassinet between rooms. I also found that the height of the bassinet saved me from bending over while settling the baby, important given that I had caesareans. Here’s a quick round up of some of the bassinets and cradles that we have reviewed in the past year.
Dream On Me 440, 2 in 1 Bassinet To Cradle is a great alternative for newborns when you want them comfortable and close by while they sleep. Completely portable, the combo is great as a By-the-Bed Sleeper with its large storage basket for baby’s essentials as well as a take along portable bed. The safety hooded locking wheels allow easy movement from room to room. This transforming bassinet features a fully adjustable frame and two rocking legs on each end of the bassinet, located just above the wheels.
Our round up wouldn’t be complete without including some bassinets and cradles strictly for the ‘I wish…’ list. The first are these from Dutch store De Oude Speelkamer.
Parents of newborns will love the safety and convenience of the Orbit Bassinet Cradle, which--thanks to Orbit's SmartHub technology--easily docks to the Orbit Baby stroller to take the tiniest of newborns for a walk in comfort and safety. The Bassinet includes many of the advanced features of other Orbit products, such as a reversible mattress perfect for any climate, exclusive paparazzi shield, and soft carrier handle. The Bassinet also makes a handy travel bed and collapses to less than six inches thick for compact transport.
Nothing babies your little one quite like our bassinets and cradles. Think of a bassinet as a cloud soft cocoon of billowing lace and velvety fabrics. It�s a fairytale setting that�s pure bliss for a newborn. Yes, you can use a baby crib, however there�s nothing more special than a bassinet or cradle for baby�s first months. It envelops them in softness, gentleness and beauty.
Baby bassinets are delicate creations of sumptuous silks, luxurious lace and elegant tulle. Imagine bassinets in pink and white, sweet and nice for darling baby girls. Dream of tailored stripes, striking blues for dapper little boys. Beautiful bassinets in all colors and styles because, yes, nice matters!
Baby Cradles � a truly serene place for babies to dreams. Cradles � a charming blend of past and present. Cradles evoke visions of grandma rocking her precious darling to sleep. Today�s cradles are available in a whole array of styles from exquisite heirlooms to contemporary masterworks for the modern mom. Don�t forget to envelop your cradle in a lovely bedding ensemble that�s got heartfelt love embroidered throughout.|
And when beauty must become practical as well, try our baby Moses baskets � they�re the perfect portable snug little bed. Try our Portable cribs and co-sleepers- they�re perfect for keeping baby close by, even in middle of the night.
Just remember- whatever you choose � it should be a one-of-a-kind creation that touches your heart.