Bassinets are one of the most common pieces of baby furniture that you will need for your little bundle of joy. Whether it is just for a few days or until they can sleep in their own crib, bassinets come in handy when you don’t want to worry about how close your child might be to any dangerous objects such as candles or cords.
However, once your child has outgrown the bassinet and no longer needs to sleep in it, how do you store the bassinet? Here are some simple tips to help you out.
At what Age can you put Baby in Pram Seat?
When you child can hold their head up. A year-old or older. However, some parents choose to keep them in the bassinet until they are two years of age because it makes the middle of the night diaper changes easier for all parties involved.
What Kind of Stroller Should a 6-Month-old be in?
At this age, your child should be able to sit up on their own. A lightweight stroller is the best option because you will want to have one that has a reclining seat so they can take naps in it when necessary. It’s also important not to choose anything with hard plastic wheels since these are known for causing flat spots or misshaping your baby’s head which could lead to plagiocephaly.
How to Assemble a Bedside Bassinet
Step 1. The first thing you have to do is take all the pieces out of their packaging.
Step 2. Then, you want to check if there are any screws or tools included with your bassinet that may need assembly. If not, then it should be ready for use. You will most likely just need a Phillips screwdriver which can come in handy later when putting together other items like changing tables and cribs as well too but this isn’t always nice.
Step 3. The next step is to decide where you want your bassinet and how far away from the bed. You will also need to make sure that it’s a safe distance for the baby, too. We recommend keeping them about 30 inches from the floor which is just over one arm length of an adult so keep this in mind when planning out your room arrangement as well since you’ll have other items like dressers around as well too.
Step 4. Next place the mattress pad inside on top of the bottom cushioned layer, then place the second cushioned layer on top of that. You can also use a sheet if you don’t have these separate layers and still get the same comfort for the baby as long as it fits well with your mattress pad and isn’t any higher than about an inch or so from the edges to avoid suffocation risk since bassinet mattresses are usually thin.
Step 5. Next comes placing canopy over headboard area after assembling those parts! If this is confusing, please refer to our video tutorial above too just in case this doesn’t make sense now either. We’ve got another one coming up next week which will show how to put together both cribs and glider rockers at once – stay tuned!
Step 6. Another tip for storing bassinet is to get rid of the mattress pad and sheet if you don’t want it anymore after using, by cutting them in half with a scissor. Then put all pieces in a large plastic bag or trash can liner, along with any bedding that fits inside too!
You will not need these items again when your baby outgrows this stage anyway so might as well discard them instead of having extra stuff around the house taking up space until then.
When do you Switch From Bassinet to Stroller?
At around three months old, your baby shouldn’t be sleeping in a bassinet anymore. Some babies might even begin to roll over at this time and could fall out of the side if they were still inside!
However, it really depends on the size of your child because some children do not fit well in a bassinet past four months.
In terms of moving from bassinet to crib, it is recommended that you wait until your child has turned one year old before switching them into a crib because they might not be ready yet. Again, this really depends on the size and maturity level of your child!
Steps on How to Store Bassinet
Step 1. When storing away your baby’s crib don’t just throw it on top of other pieces of furniture! It will become damaged over time which could cause safety hazards. Instead, try stacking similarly sized objects so as not to damage the wood.
Step 2. Try using plastic bins with lids when clearing up room space by placing items together such as bedsheets, toys etc. and placing a bin on top of them so they don’t appear cluttered. Try using shelves and stack your bins on top of each other.
Step 3. Clear room space by stacking items and placing a bin atop them. Label bins for easy recognition once stored away. These are just some helpful tips when storing bassinet. There’s plenty more out there too so don’t forget to do some research before settling down with how you plan on tidying up later!
Step 4. Store baby clothes properly by folding them nicely such as rolling socks up neatly inside pants etc., place smaller pieces into larger ones such as hats within jackets, fold tops together horizontally along with pants and shorts together vertically.
Step 5. Don’t forget to store accessories such as bibs, burp cloths etc. into a designated bin or basket that you can label accordingly!
Step 6. Store the bassinet out of reach and sight. It is best to put it in a closet or other closed-off space where children can’t get into them. If you do not have enough room for an entire storage unit, individual storage boxes may be better as you could store small items such as baby clothes and blankets with the carton too.
Consider donating your used bassinet if there are organizations that would appreciate them; otherwise selling it on sites like Craigslist or Kijiji should help cover some of the costs associated with buying another piece of equipment such as a crib or changing table!