What Should I Look for in a Bassinet?

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

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When considering which bassinet to purchase the most important feature to look for is the CPSC certification. This will ensure that the product you are purchasing is safe, regulated, and able to be easily recalled on a federal level if concerns arise related to the safety of the product. 

The other considerations really come down to personal preference. Price points can vary on bassinets with bassinet sheets so understanding your budget before looking can help prevent the disappointment of falling in love with a product you cannot afford. By searching within your budget, you will be able to compare the features of each product to continue narrowing down your search. 

Features that are desired by parents will also vary. Some parents want a bassinet sheet that is easily portable. Others want bassinets that can swivel, rock, vibrate, play music, or include storage and other features that allow for ease of use. Still others simply want something that they can keep close to them in bed. These decisions vary from family to family and only you can know what you want and what you need. 

Speaking of wants and needs, it is important to consider both, especially if you are working within a strict budget. There are many bassinets available today that offer a lot of extras that a standard or portable bassinet sheet may not include. These are great and can definitely make life easier for parents, however, they are often wanted features and if they push your budget it is okay to consider options that offer just the essential needs (functional and safe) of a bassinet.


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