What is the purpose of a bassinet?

Answer A bassinet is a smaller-sized crib used with newborn babies. Bassinets are generally placed in the parent's room for the first weeks after birth. It makes a newborn feel more secure as they prefer ... Read More »

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Bassinet Sheet Instructions?

Bassinet sheets are specifically designed to fit a bassinet mattress. The sheets keep the baby's skin away from the plastic mattress underneath and keep her cool and comfortable at night. Bassinet ... Read More »

How do I make a bassinet liner?

PreparationChoose the fabric and wash in the gentle cycle before beginning. Use more than one fabric, if desired, or even different materials (such as a quilt for the bottom liner and gingham for t... Read More »

When does a baby outgrow a bassinet?

A baby is ready to be moved to a crib when he sits up by himself or exceeds the weight limit of the bassinet. Bassinets can be too shallow to protect him and may not be designed to withstand the we... Read More »

When do you switch from a bassinet to a crib?

According to Dr. Spock's parenting book, bassinets are safe to use for a baby's first two to three months, unless the baby is very active. Spock counsels that bassinets provide a cozy sleeping envi... Read More »