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Cribs vs Bassinet

which is better? I'm scared to put my baby in a crib because of recalls on them and I hear so many things happen to babies in a crib but I'm also scared a bassinet will sufforcate my baby with all the cloth. Can anybody help I'm a ftm
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I would say bassinet is better my mom told me not to put the bby in the crib righy away beacuse its not a good idea there too small! So shes sleeping with us when I have her!
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I am having the hardest time with that too. I wanted a bassinet from the begining but then I see the cribs and think what is going to last a long while. So unsure
5597934 tn?1373540464
I got a Moses basket look it up their great and much cheaper since they only use them 3 or 4 months
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We have our baby in a bassinet and once he grows out of it he will go to his crib in his nursery
4654179 tn?1382646814
I got a pack & play smaller then crib bigger than bassinet plus mine came with changing station, hamper, and storage space.
5623087 tn?1377892884
I'm doing both :) ill have him in the room with me at night but in the day time he will b in his bed and when he gets too big for the bassinet ill just move him to his bed I've been looking at the crib i am getting since i got pregnant for the first time that was when i was 17 nd I'm 19 now so it hasn't been recalled yet so I'm not concerned at all :) its at target its really pretty too i love it i saw it on display so i got a good look at it :D i think its best to get them used to being in a bed during the day so its easier to get them out of the bassinet when they grow out of it :) just an idea
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We put our daughter in a bassinette for a while, then to her crib. We're doing the same with our son. Buy one of those little pads where they're elevated slightly to make sure they don't turn over. Or choke on their spit up. It'll make you feel so much better.
4983320 tn?1378405868
I bought a mini crib and he's sleeping in our room. I have a bassinet, but I'm going to give it to my sister so her baby can sleep in her room for the first couple of months.
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I had my baby aug 16th and she slept great in her bassinet.. But ever since i kept her on my sofa she loves sleeping there she knocks out now she doesnt like her bassinet,, at my boyfriends house we have the pack n play greco and she hates it she will not sleep the mattress pad they come with suck,. So now i bought a crib with a mattress i will put her in that to see how she sleeps
5609044 tn?1383518543
Im getting my daughter a bassinet and then a pack in play its like a 3 in 1 .  But of course first few months she will be sleeping with me.
5770257 tn?1374375022
:/ having baby sleep in the bed with you when theyre new is the most common reason for SIDS. Thousands of babies die every year while in bed with their parents, blankets smother them, they overheat, body weight makes them roll etc. It is way way wayyyy safer to have.bub in a bassinette or crib/cot. Many baby stores sell foam thingys that baby slots into to keep them cozy and in a safe sleeping position.
5770257 tn?1374375022
Baby is more likely to suffocate in bed with u that sleeping on its own as long as there arent loose toys and blankets etc near its face
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