Help with Bassinet...

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by Tink1o5, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Tink1o5

    Tink1o5 Mom of 3

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Messages:
    4,289
    Likes Received:
    0
  2. PineappleHead

    PineappleHead Mommy of two

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2009
    Messages:
    3,407
    Likes Received:
    0
    I would just get those things that are like blanket sleeper suits. I learned in birthing class that you dont want a lot in the bassinet or crib with the baby to reduce SIDS.
     
  3. PineappleHead

    PineappleHead Mommy of two

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2009
    Messages:
    3,407
    Likes Received:
    0
  4. DueMarch2nd

    DueMarch2nd mummy to a little lamb

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2009
    Messages:
    2,963
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah hun you should NOT use blankets unless swaddling. Any type of little blanket will do for swaddling, also those that pineapple head are acceptable, I have some but I have heard from womens experience some babies like swaddling better because it is cozier and makes them feel safe. They also sell things especially for swaddling, they velcro.

    You shouldnt use blankets or pillows till the baby is much older and can move if trapped
     
  5. loopy_lou

    loopy_lou Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,605
    Likes Received:
    0
    are you going with a bassinet rather than a moses basket thats what i have been thinking about?
     
  6. MandaAnda

    MandaAnda Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,268
    Likes Received:
    0
    I wish I could go with a bassinet instead of a Moses basket, but bassinets pretty much don't exist in the UK. And, being from the Deep South, I'd love a decked out bassinet!

    I have a Moses basket on a stand though (and I'm getting my mother to send a bassinet cover from the US that we think will fit), and I have a bedside cot. In both, I'm going to swaddle my baby. You just need normal, thinnish, stretchy enough blankets (not bulky, fleecy ones). I personally think the blankets specifically made for swaddling are an (expensive) gimmick - it's not hard to learn to swaddle properly. We swaddle most of the babies at work that are in cots, and most of them just love it.
     
  7. rewizz

    rewizz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009
    Messages:
    156
    Likes Received:
    0
    i have a baby hammock from amby get them on ebay easy peasy ... the head office or cutomer care line are fab and she advised me a celluer blanket is fine not to over load with layers and not grow bags as bub can over heat alway keep thier arms free... ... check out my thread soooooo not finished yet ....,,
     
  8. rewizz

    rewizz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009
    Messages:
    156
    Likes Received:
    0
    i have a baby hammock from amby get them on ebay easy peasy ... the head office or cutomer care line are fab and she advised me a celluer blanket is fine not to over load with layers and not grow bags as bub can over heat alway keep thier arms free... ... check out my thread soooooo not finished yet ....,,
    i live in the midlands .....
     
  9. MandaAnda

    MandaAnda Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,268
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah, cellular blankets are good for swaddling. However, some babies like their arms swaddled in as well (keeps them from scratching their face, too), and some babies prefer them out (and you'll find if the baby is one that prefers their arms out, they'll get them out no matter what you do!). If you just have one of those blankets on, they won't get overheated whether their arms are in or out.
     
  10. loopy_lou

    loopy_lou Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,605
    Likes Received:
    0
    a baby hammock looks ace !!
     
  11. Tink1o5

    Tink1o5 Mom of 3

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Messages:
    4,289
    Likes Received:
    0
    Im going to deffinatly use a bassinet for the first few months because my room is too small for a crib next to the bed or anything. Thinking of buying it this weekend :)

    Thanks for all the imput ladies
     
  12. PineappleHead

    PineappleHead Mommy of two

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2009
    Messages:
    3,407
    Likes Received:
    0
    DH and I plan on doing the same thing. :)
     
  13. lynnikins

    lynnikins Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2009
    Messages:
    16,029
    Likes Received:
    0
    i have celular blankets and brushed cotton sheets and i'll probably swaddle baby in a sheet or a muslin and then pop a sheet and celular blanket over the top depending on what tempeture the room is at
    i didnt put DS into sleepingbags till 5-6 months caus he liked being swaddled with his arms in,
     
  14. ellie27

    ellie27 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2009
    Messages:
    10,839
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am assuming bassinet is same as moses basket???

    I have a moses basket for first few months then baby will got into their cot in their own big room!

    I have proper fitted sheets etc for the cot but was not paying the ridiculous amount of money for tiny fitted sheets for moses basket. I bought a couple of lovely soft flat single sheets and cut them up to the moses basket size - saved a fortune!

    I am in Scotland and like everywhere it is freezing - my little one is due in 3wks - so have got cot size blankets that I can double over for the moses basket - again rather than buy tiny blankets for just first few months - just remember that if you do this doubling over it counts as 2 blankets!
     
  15. MandaAnda

    MandaAnda Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,268
    Likes Received:
    0
    A bassinet is similar to a Moses basket, but it's not the same. But you can't really find bassinets in the UK.

    I got two fitted Moses basket sheets at Matalan for £3 - and that wasn't a sale price.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice