The Most Common Questions about Bassinets
Up to what age can the baby sleep in a cradle?
The baby cradles are designed for the smaller babies. As a rule, your baby can sleep in the cradle until about the 4th month. By the 6th month at the latest, however, the cradle must finally give way to a crib. In baby hammocks and similar swing beds, which do not have a fixed, high edge, the baby should be a maximum of three months. Here there is a risk that the baby may fall out.
Is it true that babies can sleep better in a cradle?
Of course, there is no guarantee for a peaceful night’s sleep. The gentle rocking of a cradle, however, is a movement familiar to the baby from the womb. Therefore, the motion is soothing for a child. However, you should not rock the cradle in a too large radius. Modern cradles have stoppers set to a tolerable bassinet radius.
What kind of cradles are there for babies?
The classic cradle used to be made of wood and placed wooden stands on the floor. In most modern cradles, the cradle is hung in a fixed frame. Variations include:
- Cradles on wheels
- Bassinet bed with removable side for transformation into a side bed
- Bassinet basket for hanging on a ceiling hook
- Bassinet basket on tripod
- Nostalgic wooden cradles
- Classic wooden cradles in different designs
What should I look for when buying a cradle for the baby?
Cradles from reliable manufacturers, as well as baby and children's beds, carry a security seal. The swing function must work properly. If the swinging bed gets caught in an inclined position, the baby may be injured by slipping. The cradle must stand on a secure rack. If the frame has rollers, pay attention to ease of movement and stability. There should also be a healthy air supply. Therefore, actually cradles with bars and upholstery frames or basket tops are better than the closed wooden fronts. With online providers, as they are presented in our portal, you will find very accurate product descriptions.
Are the hoods more for decoration, or are they important in many cradles?
Of course, a cradle with a hood looks sweet and cuddly. But the air-permeable roof also protects the baby from disturbing light when sleeping, and keeps away distractions that could hinder falling asleep. When the window is open, the hood also provides additional protection against drafts. Therefore, a hood in a cradle has many very meaningful functions.