Night Weaning: A No-Nonsense Guide To Go All Night Without Feeding
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If you’re trying to decide whether to buy a bassinet for your baby to sleep in at first, or just go straight for a crib, it’s important to know the pros and cons of each. Not all parents choose to sleep their baby in a bassinet, and that’s totally fine! It’s not at all necessary to use a a bassinet, but there are definitely some benefits to using one.
We’ve compiled a list of the benefits to using a crib vs a bassinet, and it should be helpful to you in deciding whether or not to buy one.
There are a few reasons why you might decide to go for a bassinet over a crib. They are as follows.
Co-sleeping is easier with a bassinet. The main reason why many parents buy a bassinet is to co-sleep with their baby; this means sleeping in the same room with them. There are studies that show that this can reduce the chance of SIDS by up to 50%.
Many parents are more comfortable with this sleeping scenario: having their baby right next to them at all times can be more safe, and it’s also much more convenient for mid-night feedings. However, it’s not at all recommended to sleep in the same bed together; sleeping in a crib or bassinet is far safer.
The small size and light weight of a bassinet makes it much easier to place in your bedroom as opposed to a crib. Unless you have a large bedroom, putting a crib in it along with your bed is going to be outright impossible.
There aren’t many cons to bassinets but you should know about them anyway.
If you decide not to purchase a bassinet and go straight for a crib, don’t feel guilty! Lots of parents do the same thing, and experts don’t advocate cribs over bassinets or vice-versa. It really comes down to your personal preferences as a parent, and your house arrangement.
If you’re interested in bassinets, read my guide here.
If you’re interested in cribs, read my guide here.
What do you prefer: a crib or a bassinet? Let us know in the comments below!
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