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    I'm still a little confused about bassinets as there seems to be so much conflicting information out there. A lot of experts recommend that you do not sleep baby in anything other than a cot from birth. However, SIDS recommends that we sleep baby in our room for at least the first 6 months. I don't know many people who could fit a cot in their bedroom, we certainly can't. So how do I find out if it's safe to use a bassinet? I'm really confused.

    At the last ob appointment we asked about bassinets & he said we would have to ask the paediatrician. But we won't see the paediatrician till after bub is born when it's a little late to be changing planned sleeping arrangements.

    Also SIDS recommends that the bassinet has sides that are 300mm high from the top of the mattress. Thus far the ones I have looked at in stores don't have sides this high, & neither does the one fil offered us. How do we find one that meets SIDS recommendations?

    I had no idea it would be so hard to buy a bassinet!

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    I think that the Boori bassinet is the only one that meets Choice and SIDS standards. It has high sides, a firm mattress and weave sides so that air can flow.

    Here's an example:
    http://www.babyland.com.au/nursery-furniture/35-king-parrot-bassinet.html

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    The other one other than boori is the tasman Eco amore

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    I just got the Love n Care bassinet. You only use it for about 4 months.

    I'm up to baby no 3, just using a diff mattress for each kid.

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    The bassinet we got is very similar to the boori, but much cheaper. Got it from big w. ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1393564713.771255.jpg

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    Thanks ladies, will have to do more looking around. The Boori & Tasman ones are more than we wanted to spend but I will see if we can find one second hand. Will also check out the big w one.

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    I got mine from target, I also brought the mattress they sell, it was thicker than the one it came with.

    We only had dd in our room for 8 weeks then into her cot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misho View Post
    I just got the Love n Care bassinet. You only use it for about 4 months.

    I'm up to baby no 3, just using a diff mattress for each kid.
    I have this one also, does it's job

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    Mothers choice bassinet from target worked out great. Has mesh sides etc. we used it for 4 months (bub is tall for his age so outgrew it quickly. Have you considered a cradle instead? They're a bit longer than bassinets so you might get longer out of it since SIDS guidelines are 12 months close to your bed. One thing I found since having my lo is you can easily drive yourself crazy trying to adhere to all the guidelines!

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    One thing I found since having my lo is you can easily drive yourself crazy trying to adhere to all the guidelines![/QUOTE]

    I completely agree, all the guidelines were starting to turn me crazy. I believe a lot of it comes down to common sense.


 

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