experts guide how to choose your babys bassinet crib or cradle

If you have arrived at that point in your pregnancy where you are filled with equal doses of excitement and overwhelm, we understand. When it comes to shopping for your baby, it helps to know what you need and why you need it before going shopping.

Brett Canopy Crib in Cream

Experts recommend that your baby sleeps in the same room as you for the first 6 months of life. This is why some parents opt for a Crib/Bassinet or a Cradle. 



Crafted like a Moses Basket, the Bassinet or Crib is larger and will last for up to 6 months. This is a practical option especially if you have the space for it to be placed next to your bed. The names are interchangeable but bassinet usually is designed like a basket. Cribs are also recommended for use in common family areas like the living room and if you are unable to carry your baby from room to room for any reason such as because you had a C-Section, the bassinet will come in handy. They have lockable wheels which enable it to be moved effortlessly around. Due to its size and for safety reasons, our bassinets are designed to be permanently affixed to its own stand. Like the traditional Moses Basket, our baby cribs come fully dressed and ready to use.



Rocking Cradle by Savio Firmino

Rocking Cradles

This is also a traditional option. Made from solid wood and supplied with a mattress, the Rocking Cradle does exactly what it says as a gentle tap will produce a rocking motion to lull baby back to sleep. Available in a range of finishes and styles from the simple like the Amelia Cradle in Cream which comes with option of adding wheels, to the ultra luxury baby cradle, the Brittany Handcrafted Cradle.Will last for up to 6 months.





Is a practical option is designed as a bedside crib. You can align the base with your own mattress level and then zip down the side panel for easy and constant access to your baby. We love the fact that the main crib can be used without the stand and still rocks as well as its anti-reflux feature. There are optional accessories like the sheet set and storage pockets. The SnuzPod3 is available in a range of colours and usually dispatched immediately. It comes with its own mattress with the option to add fitted sheets. A popular choice and requires a small amount of assembly. Will last for up to 6 months.


If you are looking for something smaller and easy to carry around then a Moses Basket is what you are looking for. Head over to our Expert Guide on Moses Baskets and learn the differences.


Watch our YouTube video showing the different options for your baby's first bed.


We hope this was helpful. Read all our Expert's Guides here.

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