How Do You Know If Baby Has Outgrown Bassinet

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Your baby is probably the most important person in your life. But having a new arrival doesn’t mean you have less time — or independence — as you might have thought. In fact, many new parents report that the transition to parenthood actually frees them from some of the responsibilities they had before they had kids.

After all, once your little one is sleeping through the night and can take care of basic needs on his/her own, there isn’t much else left to buy or plan for. That’s why a lot of new parents figure out how long it takes them to adjust after their babies arrive and start exploring their new neighborhood with an open mind. But no matter how independent you feel now, that won’t last forever unless you know how to prepare for this change sooner rather than later.

At what age do babies outgrow bassinet?

The average age that babies outgrow their bassinet is about two years old. That’s just a good rule of thumb for newborns, but every baby is different. Make sure to check with your pediatrician or caregiver that the age and size of your baby are appropriate for the bassinet you have.

What should babies sleep in when they outgrow bassinet?

Whether your baby is sleeping in a bassinet or their own bed, they will eventually outgrow their bed and need something bigger. The question is, how long? And what should they sleep in while they’re transitioning to a new crib?

The most important thing you can do for your baby is to make sure that they sleep safely at night. For that reason, putting them into a crib you know will keep them safe is the best option. The safest options are a crib with either side rails or a stationary guardrail like a Pack ‘n Play.

You could also place your baby on the mattress of an existing crib and fasten the bumper bar to the slats — this way, you can move your child up from one level of the crib to another without having to buy anything new. If you’re interested in making the switch sooner than later, a bassinet that converts into a toddler bed is worth considering since it will help prepare for sleep time transition as well as give your baby some extra space when he/she outgrows their newborn stage.

what to do when the baby outgrows the bassinet?

If you’re worried that your little one has outgrown the bassinet and is ready for a bigger bed, there are several things you can do to prepare. One thing you can do is talk to your pediatrician about moving your baby up a few months. If you’re having a hard time deciding what size bed to get, try talking to friends who have older children. They might be able to help steer you in the right direction.

Don’t wait too long before making this transition, though. You don’t want your child developing into an overactive sleeper or getting too attached to the bassinet part of their room — and then getting upset when it’s time for them to move on up!

The baby is too big for the bassinet but not ready for the crib

If your baby seems to be too big for the bassinet but not yet ready for a crib, you may want to consider getting a convertible play yard or a “mini-coop.” These types of beds are usually made from metal or mesh and have mesh sides that can convert into a playpen. The best models have safety straps to keep your child secure in place and come with enough space for your newborn to grow into it.

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Jenny Chaines

Jenny Chaines

Having the perfect bassinet is something that every mother wants for her child.
I've been doing my own due diligence since the day I knew I was pregnant and I'm here to let you in on the ins and outs of it all...

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Having the perfect bassinet is something that every mother wants for her child.
I’ve been doing my own due diligence since the day I knew I was pregnant and I’m here to let you in on the ins and outs of it all…

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