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Are bassinets safe?

Postby freckle » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:39 pm

Everything I am reading states that you shouldn't have the crib bumpers as it could cause suffication and death. Bassinets technically have cloth around the sides or at the very least tightly woven wicker which I would think could cause the same issues. I planned to use a bassinet but now I am getting nervous.

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Postby HoneyBees7 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:14 pm

I am using an arms reach bassinet, cosleeper. Some of them come with mesh sides.
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Postby LaraE » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:18 pm

Hi, the American Academy of Pediatrics says crib bumpers have the potential to be unsafe once the baby can move around inside the sleeping area. I wouldn't worry about a 2 month or younger baby moving around in a bassinet. They just aren't mobile yet at that age (typically)
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Postby fodla » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:48 pm

I agree with both posters - before baby can roll, there's no issue, BUT we did a cosleeper with mesh sides just to increase airflow and be on the safe side. :)
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Postby freckle » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:27 pm

That I what I thought too - my friend just had a baby 2 weeks ago and she rolled over 2 times at 6 days! Her other daughter did this at 5 days. Hopefully mine stays put!!
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Postby BeccaM » Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:04 pm

HoneyBees7 wrote:I am using an arms reach bassinet, cosleeper. Some of them come with mesh sides.


Same here. we used an arm's reach bassinet with breathable sides and it worked very well for us.
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Postby klbrown79 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:14 pm

I put on the bumpers until they can roll over. I find that it encloses the crib so its a bit more confined. I usually take them off at about 3 months
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Postby mamadru10 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:27 am

The one we have is breathable all the way around, might not be all that pretty to look at but it will do its job without me having to worry about baby breathing in it
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Re: Are bassinets safe?

Postby epona87 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:21 am

The bassinet I have has mesh sides.
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