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Versatile Bassinet

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godfrey884 By godfrey884 on
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When I had my first son 15 years ago, he just would not sleep in his crib. He would fall asleep anywhere else but as soon as he was put in the crib he would start to scream. After several weeks of removing him from the crib and trying to figure out why he wouldn't sleep in the crib I mentioned it to his doctor. His doctor told me it is not uncommon for a newborn not to sleep in a crib as they are use to such small confined areas. So he suggested I get a smaller type sleeping space for him.

Every since then I have put my newborns in a bassinet for the first few months, I had gotten rid of the one I had for my girls because our intention was to not have anymore children, about 2 months after too our surprise I found out I was pregnant again. So out we go again to buy another bassinet. This time I knew this was definitely going to be the last baby so I didn't want to go to the big expense again.

We found the Burlington bassinet at Walmart. The price was right. More then half of what we paid for our daughters. The style was nice, and it had some great features. It could be customized to what we needed, either blue for a boy or pink for a girl, they included the ribbons for both. It had two storage baskets plus the liners to match whatever color you had choice. It could be used as a rocker just by folding the casters up, or leave the casters down and you could move it around very easily. And it also came with the bedding.

The only negatives with this bassinet was the hood could only be used one position or removed, the bassinet I had for my girls if you didn't want the hood covering the baby you could just push it down and it would lie flat on the bassinet, this one if you don't want it to cover baby you have to completely take it off. And the other negative wouldn't affect most people but it did with me, the head of the bassinet didn't have enough padding. This was a problem for me because my son was born with club feet so he has been wearing special shoes and braces for 24 hours a day since birth and he would lift his legs and bend them at the knees and move his body toward the head of the bassinet, so without enough padding there he was pushing his head on a piece of metal frame. But like I said this wouldn't affect a baby normally, as babies don't usually scoot up like that but my son had that extra help of the brace.

This is a great bassinet for those whom don't want to have to go to a big expense and it does just what it was designed to do.