Bassinet vs crib? Here’s why you don’t have to choose


Being a new parent comes with so many decisions: which are the best diapers, which onesie will suit your baby, to swaddle or not to swaddle…

But of all these decisions, one of the most important may be where your newborn will sleep—in a bassinet or crib? Which one you should choose, and which is best for your baby and family? 

With the Cradlewise bassinet and crib, you don’t have to choose one or the other. Cradlewise combines a bassinet and a crib, providing the perfect sleeping environment that grows with your baby.

If you’re wondering whether to purchase a bassinet or crib for your baby, here’s why Cradlewise may be the solution you’re looking for.

Cradlewise: Bassinet crib in one

Watching your little one grow is one of the biggest joys of being a parent. And as they grow, their sleep needs also change.

One moment you’ll bring your baby home from the hospital and gently lay them down in their bassinet, and a few months later, they’ll be ready to move to their crib.

And as any seasoned parent would tell you, when your baby’s sleep space changes, so does their sleep schedule (and with them, yours too.)

With Cradlewise, you don’t have to worry about issues like space, purchasing another crib as your baby grows out of their crib, and then the struggle of transitioning them into their new sleep environment.

Here are some of the reasons why you don’t have to choose between a bassinet and crib with Cradlewise:

Cradlewise is a bassinet-crib combo

One of the standout features of Cradlewise is its ability to function as both a bassinet and a crib. 

It seamlessly transforms from a cozy bassinet for those early newborn days to a crib as your baby grows. With its versatile design, you won’t have to worry about purchasing different sleep solutions for different stages of your baby’s development.

Cradlewise adapts to your baby’s changing needs, ensuring they always have a safe and comfortable place to rest.

Saving time

One of the most valuable resources for any new parent is time. 

The demands of caring for a newborn can be overwhelming, leaving you with little time for anything else.

We understand this, which is why you don’t have to spend days researching the next best crib for your baby and then go out to buy it.

Cradlewise easily transitions from bassinet to crib mode. You won’t have to waste precious minutes fumbling with complicated mechanisms or assembling and disassembling multiple sleep options.

Cradlewise allows you to spend more time with your baby and less time on tedious tasks. 

Saving space

Space is often a constraint for many new parents. Especially those living in smaller homes or apartments. New parents already have enough tasks on their hands. On top of that, the thought of squeezing a crib into a limited space can be daunting.

Cradlewise is a compact mini crib and, thus, solves all your space-related problems by its compact size. Its design is minimalist, and it’s as chic as it’s efficient. 

Cradlewise’s size (40″ L X 25″ W X 42″ H) takes up less space than a traditional crib. Its thoughtful design allows it to fit seamlessly into any nursery without overwhelming the room.

Saving money

It’s not uncommon for parents to invest in a bassinet for the early months and then purchase a crib once their baby outgrows it. This can quickly add up and strain your budget.

However, with Cradlewise, you don’t have to worry about additional expenses. Cradlewise offers a cost-effective solution that saves you money in the long run by combining the functionalities of both a bassinet and a crib.

It’s a one-time investment that grows with your baby from birth to 24 months.

Familiar sleeping environment

Transitioning from their bassinet to the sleeping environment of their new crib can be a challenging experience for both babies and parents.

Babies thrive on familiarity and routine, and changing their sleeping environment can disrupt their sleep patterns and lead to many sleepless nights and stress.

With Cradlewise, you don’t have to worry about this. The crib will be the same familiar place. The bounce, the music, the sleeping space, everything will be the same. This seamless transition makes your baby’s transition from bassinet to crib easier for both you and your little one. 

Sleeping in a familiar space can help your little one sleep better.

Learn When (and how!) to go from bassinet to crib mode.

When do babies typically transition from a bassinet to a crib?

Typically most babies transition from a bassinet to a crib around 4 to 6 months. However, every baby is unique, and when they’re ready to transition from bassinet to crib may depend on their developmental milestones.

The decision to transition to a crib depends on several factors, including the baby’s size, weight, mobility, and overall comfort.

Bassinets are generally smaller and more portable than cribs, making them suitable for newborns and younger infants. They provide a cozy and secure sleeping space, which can be particularly comforting during the early months.

However, as babies grow and become more active, they may outgrow the bassinet or start rolling over, which can pose safety concerns.

When considering the transition from bassinet to crib mode, keep the following factors in mind:

  1. Rolling over: When babies start rolling over consistently, typically around 3 to 6 months, sleeping in a crib is safer.
  2. Mobility: If your baby is showing increased mobility, such as trying to crawl or pull up, a crib provides a more secure environment with higher sides.
  3. Safety considerations: Bassinets are designed for newborns and young infants, and as babies grow and become more active, they may be able to climb out of a bassinet, posing a safety hazard.

Cribs have higher sides, providing a safer sleep environment for older babies.

The bedding is shifted to a lower level when you convert Cradlewise from bassinet to crib mode. This ensures your baby’s safety as they become more mobile.

Your baby’s safety is our topmost concern and priority. And to ensure that, we’ve taken every possible precaution and measure.

Learn how Cradlewise is keeping your baby safe

As with any transition, observing your baby’s cues and individual development is important.

Every baby is different, so there isn’t a strict age at which all babies should transition. Trust your instincts as a parent. Consult with your pediatrician if you have concerns or questions about transitioning from a bassinet to a crib.

Check out Cradlewise FAQs for more information.

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