A bassinet cannot replace a crib which is the safest place for a baby to sleep but it can be a cozy addition to a crib. A bassinet can be used from newborn to about 6 months of age depending on the weight of the baby. As it is portable and smaller than cribs, you can move the bassinet to any areas of your home. As a result, your baby won’t get bored staying in his nursery all the time.
There are no significant differences between bassinets for baby boys and baby girls. What makes them different is just the color and fabric pattern. A baby boy bassinet usually comes in blue or neutral colors with boy themes like pirates, footballs, cars, and the like. Most bassinet bedding is neutral gender themed so they are suitable for both girls and boys.
A bassinet is built to be compact. It can be made of a variety of materials like wood, metal, or wicker. Some of the bassinets are equipped with wheels so they can be moved from room to room easily and quickly. You can also use it outside the house, in the yard for example. It may feature a good that can block the light. You can also find a bassinet with some extra features like music or lights.
There are some famous brands of bassinets that you may consider like Summer Infant (if you prefer modern look) and Delta Fisher-Price. They have bassinets that are certified by Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association and have great features. Some of them even come with strollers. Another alternative of a crib that’s almost similar to a bassinet is a cradle. Just like bassinets, cradles are also compact so they do not take a lot of space. They gently rock from side to side, comforting the baby.