With our daughter we never used a bassinet ~ she slept great in her crib from day one. While we hoped for the same with our son, we got a bassinet because we live in a multi-level house and I knew the stairs would be a challenge for me when I got home from the hospital since I had a c-section.
My husband set up the Contours Classique 3-in-1 Bassinet in our family room and it has been such a blessing! It helped keep my son close and comfortable while I was more or less confined to that room and it provided me with all the amenities I would need in one convenient and aesthetically pleasing location.
How can a simple bassinette be such a life saver you may ask. Well, this is not just a simple bassinet, it is so much more.
The Contours Classique 3-in-1Bassinet is a multi-functional bassinet that takes up a fraction of the space a standard pack and play does. The Contours Classique 3-in-1 Bassinet is bassinet, changing table, and Mosses basket all in one! It also has tons of storage and can be wheeled around thanks to the lockable roll casters located on the base of the bassinet.
The solid wood frame provides elegance & stability. It is much sturdier than a pack and play and looks great in our living room. We actually have dark brown couches and a dark wood coffee table and end table so it looks like it is part of the set!
There are two handles on the removable Moses basket making it very easy to carry. Our son sleeps amazingly in this basket! It does look super comfortable with its quilted and padded interior fabric. I think it also has something to do with it being a smaller space, but he will sleep in it for hours at a time, whereas he doesn’t stay sleeping long in his crib. I can sleep soundly because I know that he will rest safely with the mesh side windows that provide increased air flow and if there is an “accident” it will be easily cleaned up thanks to the vinyl covered mattress with washable cloth fitted sheet.
The changing table easily stores underneath the bassinet/Moses basket on some small ledges. When it’s time for a diaper change you simply pull it out and it clips to the top rails. My daughter loves to help me do everything with her baby brother including changing his diaper (I am embracing this while it lasts!). She keeps her stool right next to the bassinet so that she can “help”.
The changing table can be used for babies up to twenty-five pounds which means this piece of baby gear can be used even after baby is too big for the bassinet. My daughter will be 3 a the end of May and is barely 27 pounds now!
The large storage basket under bassinet is great for storage of items such as a basket of cloth diapers or blankets. We also use it as a basket for his dirty laundry. The hanging deluxe storage organizer and diaper stacker keep other baby items such as wipes, diaper cream, etc. handy.