Not too long ago, having a baby monitor meant placing a static-producing, one-way audio monitor on your nightstand and tried to pick out baby noise vs. the white noise that would scratch out of the speaker all night. Then, video was introduced, and parents were able to see their baby’s movement and listen in, but even those would be faulty from time to time.
One of the most important things new parents can buy for their new baby is a bassinet. Bassinets take up less space than traditional cribs, are easily movable from your bedroom to the nursery, and often times have hoods that work great both day and night to help baby sleep. There are plenty of things to consider when considering buying a bassinet vs cribs. Many parents prefer to sleep in the same room as their baby, which makes a bassinet the perfect place for your baby to sleep without taking up much room in your bedroom. They are also easier to lean over and pick your baby up, since most bassinets are shallower than traditional cribs.
Co sleepers are a great way to keep your baby safe when it’s time to go to sleep while staying close to mommy and daddy in the bedroom. Some co sleepers allow for a safe way to let baby sleep in bed, and others are great bedside options. Whichever works best for you all comes to personal preference. The most important thing is to keep baby safe.