This may surprise you!
It is surprising to some that many parents say that newborns actually sleep more soundly in rooms where there is activity going on instead of being placed in a completely quiet bedroom. Considering that while the baby was in the womb, he was in the center of the action. It makes sense that the commotion would be comforting. Because baby bassinets are so portable, they can be utilized to keep the baby closer to where the family action is happening.
Most styles of bassinets have casters on the legs and they can be moved easily from room to room. This allows mom to go about the house and take care of the chores at hand while still keeping an eye on the infant. At the same time, the baby will rest better being nearer to where the action is. Since newborns sleep up to twenty hours a day, a baby bassinet will get plenty of use. It should be noted, however, that a bassinet should never be rolled with the baby inside.
Here is a very useful feature for outdoor activities
Some types of bassinets feature a retractable hood. This is a very useful feature for outdoor activities, such as walks or naps, to protect him from the sun or if there are other very bright lights from which the infant should be shielded. Test the hood to be sure that it can be folded back easily with one hand, so that you can manage it when you need to put the sleeping baby into the bassinet.
Bassinets are not as lightweight as a moses basket, which some parents use for newborns, but most models would also not be considered heavy. It is a good idea to look for a baby bassinet model that incorporates carrying handles into the design. This allows you to lift the bassinet from the base and carry it easily when needed. Again, the baby should never be carried in the bassinet in this manner unless you know that it was specifically built for such use.
When looking at baby bassinets, it is more important to choose quality over quantity. Look for a sturdy construction that cannot be tipped over easily. Make sure that it comes with crib mattresses that fit snugly and does not leave any gaps. Once your baby starts to roll on his own, the baby bassinet has done its job and it is time to switch the child to sleeping in a baby crib.