It would need very good airflow.
i would want it to be easily moved from room to room.
i would want it to be approximately the same height (or lower) as my bed, so that at night I could have bubs right next to me and easily see him/pat him...
to be honest, while vibration and mobiles etc might be useful, I probably wouldn't want to pay the additional $$ for these features on something with such a limited lifespan.
im also not that concerned with it having another use, I would most likely just pass it on to someone else once I'd finished with it. If it magically transformed into a chair or a lamp table, it's unlikely to be the exact style I was wanting...
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08-01-2014 17:58 #21
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08-01-2014 18:15 #22
We bought a beautiful rocking cradle. With wooden sides like a cot. I would say NEVER use a rocking cradle. I put bub in it one night thinking it was locked in so it couldn't rock. I walked out of the room to get a drink before bed. I heard a huge squeal come from the room and found my baby with his body pressed up against the side of the cradle. His neck against one of the bars. After that I co slept as I was too scared to leave him alone.
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08-01-2014 21:37 #23
I have a one month old & so currently using a bassinet. We have the Tasman Eco. We got it 2nd hand & bought a new mattress for it.
Much nicer looking than the frilly ones
Good size - should last him a while
Was Choice recommended
Portability - we actually move it between our room & the lounge room a few times every day. The wheels on this one were better than the Boori, but I still wish they were better/smoother, especially for pushing back & forth to soothe him.
Mesh sides allow air flow which is good in hot weather.
Bub seems very comfy.
The double mesh sides have already proven a problem to wipe clean. My baby has projectile vomited a couple of times & it gets stuck in the gaps between the 2 layers of mesh. Ewww. Looks like we can take it all off to wash it, but when? He sleeps in it most of the time.
Wheels kind of go all over the place, they don't wheel straight. I can't easily push him back & forth to soothe.
Expensive for the limited length of use.
Visibility in the side is actually very poor, contrary to what someone else said earlier. When he makes a funny noise I can't really see in from bed. I still need to get up to check on him. But then you wouldn't want it too clear, as too many distractions for baby.
It could do with a shelf underneath (there's room for one, seems petty that there isn't one) and/or a rail on at least one end for putting a cloth or blanket over.
Hope that helps. :-)
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08-01-2014 22:13 #24
Both of my kids used bassinets until they were 7 months old, it was bought for me. I was given the target frilly one. I ended up taking off the skirting for better air flow and to be able to see bubs through the mesh was much better. I liked that it could be rocked or locked into place. Adjustable height would be great, as well as easily reachable storage.
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08-01-2014 22:48 #25
It would be great to see a bassinet where you could angle the base slightly so that those with reflux babies could prop them up slightly without compromising their safety.
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still haven't worked out how to reply to everyone without posting double/triple posts! but please note your feedback is fantastic and we are genuinely excited to now explore some of the avenues you have started us looking into... feel free to keep your insight in our sight!
quick side note - previous post should have stated SLIDING* (not rocking) was one of the hot topics we hoped to hear more about!
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