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    Default Help with bassinets please

    Looking for your opinions on bassinets based on personal experience please. We're planning to get one second hand and just buy a new mattress but can't decide which style bassinet to look for. Moses baskets are popular but they look a bit flimsy to me. I'm leaning towards Boori style or similar as they just look sturdier and like we'd be able to use it for longer.

    Any feedback on what you liked/disliked about the bassinet you used?

    Thanks!

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    I'd make sure you get one with wheels, that's my only recommendation I wheeled bub around the house in her bassinet all the time. It would have been a massive pain if I wasn't able to do that!

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    The Boori or Tasman Eco ones with wheels are fantastic. They have plenty of room for bub to grow and you can move them from room to room during the day or night. Mattresses should be easy to get as they are a popular size. I got a second hand Tasman Eco and then a new mattress from baby bunting. Loved it!

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    We had a Tasman Eco one. They are much sturdier than a traditional style bassinet and because they're bigger, they last the baby much longer. We also loved being able to wheel it between rooms. The mesh sides seemed a lot more SIDS-safe to me than baskets with full fabric sides.

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    All 3 times we used one on wheels so we could move it around. Also you could jiggle it- this was invaluable. It had metal legs and fabric sides. It had a hard base so we could use angel care monitor base. Each time, we purchased a new mattress from Clark Rubber.

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    My tip if you are looking to get one second hand and buy a new mattress is to make sure new mattresses in that exact size are easy to buy! We had a lot of trouble finding one just right for the bassinet we bought, and i thought the price of a cut to size one, plus cover, was a bit expensive. So i recommend checking out mattress availability first ☺

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    Thanks everyone, great tips!

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    Childcare do one in the same style as the tasman eco/boori ones but cheaper, might be worth a look.

    I had a 2nd hand boori one and loved it. Used it up to 6mths old with 2 of my bubs

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    we have a boori one, love it.

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    We had a Moses basket on a stand. In hindsight I wish I'd gotten a bassinet on wheels would have been easier and probably bigger. My DD (who was a month prem and tiny) outgrew the Moses basket by 3 months.
    With the bassinet on wheels you can wheel it back and forth over a little bump to help settle bub if struggling with naps! Works a treat!


 

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