A Cradle/Bassinet is a small bed fornewbornsthat is normally usedonlyfor the first few months before babies become active.After that time, it is safer to move your baby to a Cot.You do not have to use a Cradle/Bassinet before using your Cot, but it does make it easier if you want to have your baby sleep in your bedroom.
CRADLE / BASSINET SAFETY
As a rule Cradles/Bassinets shouldn't be used once your baby can roll over or pull themselves up (or over) the side – which is usually around four to six months of age.
Cradles/Bassinets with wheels make it easier to move them around.Ensure that the wheels are lockable (at least two wheels should lock). Our AMANDA BASSINET is a great option for a bassinet with lockable wheels.
Look for a Cradle/Bassinet that has adequate breathable zones on all four sides to eliminate suffocation risks and provide enough ventilation for your baby.
There is no Australian Standard for Cradles/Bassinets.
The Cradle/Bassinet needs to be deep enough so your baby will not fall out. Ensure that the distance between the top of the Mattress & the top of the Cradle/Bassinet is no less than 250mm.
The Mattress should fit snugly so there are no gaps. All Quirky Bubba Cradles and Bassinets come with complementary mattress that perfectly fit the frame.
Mattress should be firm & only use the Mattress that is supplied with the Cradle/Bassinet.