There are a lot of decisions to make when you are preparing for baby. One of those decisions is whether or not you should buy a bassinet for your newborn. Safety and closeness are two important reasons to consider when deciding to use a baby bassinet.
- A bassinet provides your newborn her own sleeping environment where she can sleep flat on her back with plenty of airflow.
- Pillows, comforters and soft bedding are a suffocation risk especially with co-sleeping or bed sharing. Instead swaddle a newborn in a blanket or out baby in a wearable blanket and lay her flat on her back in a bassinet at night.
- A bassinet provides closeness by allowing a new mom to place a bassinet next to her bed for convenient comforting and feeding her newborn throughout the night.
- Baby bassinets are more compact than other portable sleeping areas such as cribs and playards. Playards are too bulky to fit next to a bed and walking to the nursery in the middle of the night and bending over cribs after giving birth can be exhausting and painful.
A bassinet is the perfect option that keeps your baby near and in her own space.