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.