There are very few nursery room pieces that are more special, beautiful and cozy than a bassinet for your newborn baby!
A newborn baby loves to feel warm, snuggly, comforted and safe, especially when he or she is sleeping.
After all, that special little one just gave up the warmest, snuggliest, safest sleeping place ever when he/she came into this world.
A bassinet is a wonderful cozy bed for a newborn up until they are about four to six months old.
This type of bed can be very convenient, as they are generally small enough to move around to various rooms or locations as needed.
You can easily keep your newborn close at night by placing their bed next to your very own bed.
Close enough for you to keep an eye and ear on them, whilst not giving up your own sleeping comfort. Not only is this reassuring for your little one, but for you too!
When shopping for this special bed, be sure to watch for the following safety features.
Most bassinets are small with some sort of hood at one end. They can be set on a stand or designed with handles for you to carry them about.
This type of bed can be simple, stylish and functional with sleek contemporary design features.
Clean, straight lines with simple fabrics and no frillly fabrics and lace are great for a contemporary styled nursery.
Or, if you feel strong contemporary is too cold for your tastes, there are more traditional looks as well. These have softer lines, softer fabrics, yet remain a clean transitional style.
If you prefer a lavish, frilly, soft and lacy look for your special prince or princess, there are definitely styles to suit your tastes. These adorable little beds can be functional and scrumptious.
There are those that have curvy lines, lacy fabrics, bows and arches that make for quite the lavish elaborate designs.
There are even styles for that mom on the go. Portable, practical, and easy to pack and carry to wherever she may need to go with her precious cargo.
The portable styles can range from simple handles to carry your little one around to those that fit nicely on a stroller for ease of transportation.
Bassinets, cradles or even moses baskets are all terms found referencing these smaller beds designed for newborns.
Based on the style, the materials, and the sturdiness of the design, you'll find prices can range in cost from about about $65- $150 for a basic style, to over $500 for more fanciful versions.
Grandma has been shopping and has found quite a selection for you to choose from. Styles range from the smooth sleek contemporary to the over the top wonders!
Please visit our shopping guide to various styles for your perfect newborn baby bed!
Over the Top - elaborate and elegant
Traditional Bassinets - just enough frills
Portable Bassinets - easy to take with you wherever you go
Stroller Bassinets - a stroller that does double duty
Contemporary Bassinets - wonderful sleek clean lines