Why Are Some Against the Use of a Bassinet?

By angela at 2020-07-08 • 0 collector • 194 pageviews

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Some people think that there is no need for a bassinet and you can put a baby directly in a crib.  Here are a few reasons against a bassinet.

You have to have a crib because a bassinet is only useful for a few months so it is an expense that is unnecessary; therefore, some people think that you do not need a bassinet.

Bassinet sheets are hard to find. Most manufacturers of bassinets require that you purchase their sheets if they even make them. It is hard to find a universal bassinet sheet.

Children sleeping in a bassinet with bassinet sheet in their parent’s room doesn’t allow them to get used to sleeping in their own room.

There have been some more serious concerns that have stemmed from recalls from bassinets and cradles. The majority of those complaints have included entrapment, suffocation, the risk of injury due to falling from a bassinet with bassinet sheet, choking hazards and risk of injury from the product tipping.

A good portion of these injuries or deaths were from the products not being used correctly such as children being placed in the bassinet after they were able to sit up or they were too big for them.

By far, the pro’s out way the con’s in purchasing a bassinet in my opinion, but as always, you have to decide what is best for your family.


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