Bassinet vs. Crib: Which Is Better?
One undeniable question new parents asked themselves when shopping for their little one’s nursery is:
“Should I get a bassinet or crib? Or should I get both? Is it even economical to get both?”
The main factors parents should consider when choosing between a Bassinet and/or Crib are:
All of which will be of great value to you and your bundle of joy!
Benefits And Drawbacks Of Buying A Bassinet In Comparison To A Crib
When working with a budget one of the main reason for choosing a bassinet is cost. A bassinet is generally cheaper than a crib, however, a crib lasts much longer.
The cost of a crib in comparison to a bassinet in most times are twice as much the price for a bassinet. The general cost for a bassinet can cost anywhere between $150-5000, while a crib may be around $200-600.
A typical Bassinet will only be useful for babies between the ages of 0-4 months. After which a Bassinet becomes useless as there are often times a weight limit attached. Usually, the weight limit is 20-100 pounds, after which you may need to consider getting a crib for your bundle of joy.
One of the very best benefits of having a bassinet as a substitute for a crib is its ability to adapt to the different environment.
Being a mother is demanding not to mention if you’re new to the role it can be overwhelming. As bassinets are small and most times attached to a wheel you can take your baby around the house with you. Easier right?
Wanting your baby to be next to you during the night but in his/her room during the day makes the bassinet the right choice for you.
In choosing whether to go with a bassinet or crib for your baby’s safety precaution needs to be taken for both. For one, making sure the crib or bassinet in question for purchase meets the US Consumer Product Safety Act standard. This is to prevent any potential harm to your baby.
The different types of cribs and which would be most suitable for you and your baby must be considered.
Which Is Better?
In and answering the question: “Bassinet vs. Crib & Which Is Better?” is really about choice.
Parents eventually will end up in getting a crib for their newborn. Yes! I said it a crib is the better choice!
However, the great benefits of getting a bassinet for your newborn within the first few months of a baby existence are priceless and should be utilized by all parents.
What To Consider Before getting A Crib
So you make the wise choice in deciding to get a crib for your baby’s nursery, these are the few things to consider.
- In choosing to get a crib over a bassinet you still get the luxury of deciding on size which best suits your needs.
- The different type cribs: Contemporary, Convertible, Portable crib with wheels.
- With the availability of convertible cribs, you are now given the opportunity to decide on how long you intend to use the crib for.
Planning for motherhood can be stressful especially in preparing your baby’s nursery, here at My World Baby we aimed at making that process easier through providing information and valuable tips to you. Feel free to comment on any experience, concern or question you may have. 🙂