Whether you are toying with the idea of buying a baby bassinet or not, rest assured that it can be used beyond the first few months of your baby’s life. Once a bassinet has served its purpose, it can have many other uses.
I’m certainly not saying to put a 7 month old in a baby crib. That would be an accident waiting to happen because all bassinets include a weight limit and a milestone limit. For example, a baby that can roll over cannot be in a bassinet since its frame is not built to support a mobile baby.
Instead, use your baby’s bassinet as a beautiful storage area for stuffed toys, dolls, and other toys. It seems that as our children get older they accumulate more and more toys. Hiding them in a bassinet can help keep your toy collection from taking up the whole house.
A bassinet can also become a toy for your child. My daughter likes to put her dolls in her own crib. Yes, your child’s bassinet can become a bed for a doll or a teddy bear.
A baby bassinet can even serve as an accent piece of furniture. There are so many beautiful handmade bassinets in stores and online that I think they would go wonderfully with any living room decor.
Finally, you can give your baby’s crib again. But if you or the recipient don’t like the idea, maybe you can turn the crib into a gift basket and place gifts inside. It could be themed for bedtime and include books, stuffed animals, and blankets. That way, the recipient can use it however they want, perhaps repurposing it into a toy box, doll bassinet, or even decorative furniture to personalize it for their little bundle of joy.