While there are some parents who choose to let their baby sleep in a baby crib as soon as they leave the hospital for home, many actually prefer a bassinet for their little one's first few months of sleep.
For one, a bassinet makes for the best co sleeper for parents because they can attend to baby's needs immediately without having to move across rooms.
Also, a bassinet is much more portable than baby cribs so it can be moved across different rooms easily. This includes trips to grandma's house!
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When Should You Stop Using A Bassinet?
You know what they say? A bassinet is the best bed for newborn. Which is why beyond the newborn stage, it is no longer suitable (and safe) for baby to continue using it.
How do you know when is the right time to make the switch to a crib? Different bassinets have different weight capacity but generally speaking, most have a usage span of up to 6 months.
There are some which can adhere up to 1 year though then there are those that can fit up to 3 months only so be sure to check out the specifications of your bassinet.
One rule of thumb though, aside from the obvious where baby can no longer fit in one, use should be discontinued when baby shows signs of pulling up, rolling over or pushing up to kneeling position. And that, is regardless of what the weight capacity is.