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    ​Hi all,
    Can anyone advise me on the largest bassinets/cradles available in Australia? Most seem to be recommended from birth to 6 months only?
    I'd love to find one that could sleep baby up until 12 months (in my room) before moving them into their own room with cot. Would really rather not have to put a cot in my bedroom...
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    I don't think you'll find a bassinet per se as by the time they're 12 months old, they'll be standing and will fall out. Perhaps you could look for a small cot to keep baby in your room if space is an issue.

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    Ours isn't a bassinet, rather a mini crib. Our DD is 11 months and still comfortable in it. The height of the base is adjustable so you can have the mattress high up when they're small and change it to a low position when they pull themselves up. It's also on wheels and folds down very easily.

    https://bloombaby.com.au/collections...ant=3803806209

    Edit to add: dimensions 49.5cm x 94.4cm
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    As JR03 has stated a baby will be standing well and truly by the time they are 12 months old. Crawling, pulling themselves up and taking steps holding onto things to aid their mobility. There is a reason why bassinets are only recommended to 6 months of age and this is it. A baby safety is No 1 not what type of bedding they have. My ds was well and truly out of their bassinet at 4 months. They where constantly moving around and wiggly and kicking the end which brings in turn would wake them up and me to.

    If space is an issue I'd be looking at a smaller cot or having the bassinet to begin with in your room then when they have our grown that move them into their cot into their own room

    The last thing you want is your baby to stand up in a bassinet and knock it over seriously injuring themselves

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    Thanks so much for the advice ladies. I'm a FTM and am a bit green...
    Excellent points re: baby outgrowing/standing and safety issues etc - that's no. 1 priority of course.
    It sounds like a mini crib/cot option could work for me. Or, I'll move baby from a regular bassinet to normal cot at the appropriate time.
    Thanks again x

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    This looks great - just what I'm looking for. Thankyou
    Quote Originally Posted by TandR View Post
    Ours isn't a bassinet, rather a mini crib. Our DD is 11 months and still comfortable in it. The height of the base is adjustable so you can have the mattress high up when they're small and change it to a low position when they pull themselves up. It's also on wheels and folds down very easily.

    https://bloombaby.com.au/collections...ant=3803806209

    Edit to add: dimensions 49.5cm x 94.4cm

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    I've got that mini crib & it's awesome

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    Stokke Sleepi Mini cot is similar to the bloom mentioned above, you can then buy an extension kit that converts it into a full sized cot. Then there's another extension kit to convert it into a bed at a later stage if you wanted to.

    https://www.minimee.com.au/brands/st...n-package.html

    For me I would have loved to have had the Stokke but couldn't justify the expense as we already have a cot from DS.

    The bassinet I used for DS was crap so that got the heave ho. He only fitted in that till 4 months and we were pushing it length wise (he was sleeping diagonally).

    With DD I got a Fisher Price My Lil Lamb Bassinet, which I found to be deeper, longer and wider than most others on the market. It was also taller so I didn't have to bend down as far (I'm 6ft tall). DD stayed in it until she was able to sit up/pull herself into a sitting position using the sides of the bassinet, which was at about 8 months. I'll be using the same bassinet for this little one.

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    I've gone ahead and ordered the alma mini - totally thrilled
    Thanks so much!
    Quote Originally Posted by TandR View Post
    Ours isn't a bassinet, rather a mini crib. Our DD is 11 months and still comfortable in it. The height of the base is adjustable so you can have the mattress high up when they're small and change it to a low position when they pull themselves up. It's also on wheels and folds down very easily.

    https://bloombaby.com.au/collections...ant=3803806209

    Edit to add: dimensions 49.5cm x 94.4cm

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    Have just ordered mine! Stoked
    Quote Originally Posted by AmyEL View Post
    I've got that mini crib & it's awesome


 

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