As you consider buying a crib, you are also probably thinking of buying a bassinet instead. To help you figure that out, here is a list of its advantages and some of the comparison. This will help you decide which one to buy for your baby based on your preference.
The Advantages of Buying Bassinet
Compared to crib, the bassinet is much more affordable.
Bassinet is smaller than a crib, which gives the newborn baby that snug comfort needed when sleeping, as if he or she is still inside the womb. A big crib may not provide the comfort and warmth that the baby needs.
Bassinet is not just small, but it is also light in weight allowing you to carry it through any time of the day, especially at night. Compared to the crib in its size and weight, you will definitely have a hard time carrying it through and transferring it into your room when the baby cries.
You can set it up easily as well next to your bed if you do not want to leave the baby in the nursery room at night. This will allow you to feed your baby without going out of your bedroom. In the morning, you can also transport it out of the room wherever you are planning to stay for the rest of the day to keep the baby closer to you all the time.
Some bassinets are designed with a detachable basket that you can carry through. This bassinet is a good option if you are a super mom who wants to do a lot of chores at home while taking care of the baby.
Easy to use
Placing your newborn baby in the bassinet is so easy. Bassinet is usually in a waist level high, which means you can directly reach your child while standing or sitting. You also don’t have to bend over to lay the baby down, unlike with a crib.
The Advantages of Buying a Baby Crib
For longer use
Unlike the bassinet, the crib can be used for years, even after your toddlers learned to walk independently. A bassinet is a good option for your newborn, but when the baby grows taller over time, the bassinet will no longer be useful.
Ideal if you have twins
Twins can also share a crib, even when sleeping or playing.
Another advantage of using crib is that you can leave the baby on it while sleeping and not worry about the baby falling off from it.
The only thing that may hinder you from choosing the crib is its price, but as you realize that a crib offers long term advantages, you will probably think that it is worth spending for your baby.
Both the bassinet and the crib offer different sets of advantages and it is difficult to compare knowing that both can be useful to you as you take care of your baby. If you have the budget, buying both of these items can be your best decision.