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!