Do you really need a Bassinet? Delta Children Gliding Bassinet is sponsored by Delta Children.
Let the countdown begin! As of today I am 36 weeks and 5 days pregnant. Officially in the homestretch and little miss is almost here. My doctor recommended I rest up until 37 weeks to keep the preterm labor from starting up again. In the meantime I have been doing a little organizing and prepping to pass the time, in moderation of course.
Today I rolled our new Delta Children’s Gliding Bassinet into the main room of our home in preparation for my daughters arrival. When planning for babies essentials, I thought hard about what we needed and what we didn’t necessarily need. This being my fourth baby, I want to avoid having to many things and minimize the clutter.
A bassinet has never been something I wanted to cross off my essentials list. I have had many discussions with friends about “do you really need a Bassinet?” Having a large family requires me to always be present, even after delivery. Although my husband will be home to pick up most of the slack, we still have three other children and the transition has to be as smooth as possible. We spend a majority of our days home in the main living area that is attached to our kitchen, having baby close by is very important.
The Delta Children’s Gliding Bassinet is perfect for taking up minimal space and moving around the house with ease. The Marina print fits perfectly into our living space. The white and blue, with flowing detail and bows keep it feminine.The accents are gorgeous and have so much detail. The locking casters allow me to easily move it around and lock into place for safety.
For extra comfort the Delta Children’s Gliding Bassinet features variable speed vibration, music, soothing side-to-side gliding rock motion and a nightlight.
Do you really need a Bassinet?
A bassinet is the perfect must have for the first few months. With round the clock feedings, baby needs to be close by for all of those napping sessions in-between. As much as we want to just cuddle baby all day and night, the reality is we need breaks from those sessions. Especially if we have work to get done or need our own rest. If you have a crib in your sleeping space you may not feel so hard-pressed to get a bassinet and you may ask yourself “do you really need a Bassinet?”.
My boys had a very hard time sleeping comfortably in the crib at the newborn stage, even when swaddled they startled easily. They must have sensed the large space. Having a bassinet for them was a lifesaver. They felt cozy and didn’t get fussy when startled. The bassinet is one of those essentials that allows me to get some rest from my newborn and still have her close by. I love the idea of co-sleeping and for me a bassinet is the best way to keep my baby in arms reach safely.
The large storage basket underneath means I can keep extra baby essentials close by without having to find more storage space and I don’t have to run back to the nursery for little necessities.
The bassinet also comes with a fitted sheet and a 1″ water-resistant pad, so her sleeping space is completely ready. I put this bassinet together (along with my five year old helper) in about twenty-five minutes. The extremely simple directions allowed us to prepare for this baby must have without much fuss. The Delta Children’s Gliding Bassinet is perfect for babies up to 15 lbs.