Bringing Baby Home: Choosing the First Bed

When your baby comes home from the hospital, what kind of bed will be the first one they sleep in? Decorating the nursery might seem like an aesthetic choice when you first start to put together your design scheme, but when it comes to choosing the bed your baby will spend his or her first few months sleeping in, the options can seem overwhelming. Thanks to the selection of baby beds available at Rosenberry Rooms, the choice of where your baby sleeps can include high-quality cradles, bassinets, Moses baskets, and more.

Antique White Cradle

Antique White Cradle

What’s the difference between these three types of baby beds? At the most basic level, the difference is in the structures themselves. A bassinet is a stable, usually small to medium-sized piece of furniture. A cradle tends to be a bit larger in size, and includes some sort of mechanism for rocking. The third option, which many often forget, is the Moses basket – small, portable and attractive, and the ideal choice for the parent who is never sure where baby will need to be able to sleep.

Of these three options, the most traditional choice is the cradle, which come in several styles and finishes to suits your decor and personal taste. One of the top advantages to a cradle is how it has built-in rockers, which can be used to help soothe baby when it comes time for him or her to settle down for a night’s sleep. For infants, the rocking motion of a cradle helps calm them while reminding them of the warmth and comfort of the womb. On mommy and daddy’s side, cradles come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with beautiful, natural wooden options such as the greenEarth Sleigh Cradle as well as the more formal-looking Adriana’s Iron Cradle.

Chloris Eco-friendly Bassinet

Chloris Eco-friendly Bassinet

Bassinets fit well into the look of a more formal and traditionally-decorated nursery, thanks to their soft, fabric-rich appearance. For those families fitting into limited space, a small bassinet such as the Aviery Cotton Bassinet usually fits well into the parents’ bedroom, creating a space where baby can be close to mom and dad. More modern bassinets are also available, including pieces like the Cariboo Classic Bassinet in Mahogany (other types of wood are also available).

Sausalito Moses Basket

Sausalito Moses Basket

Purchasing a Moses basket for your baby to sleep in can give a parent more options with greater flexibility. Each basket is decorated differently, and each provides a padded environment for your baby to cuddle up in while they try to fall asleep. Since a Moses basket is much smaller than a full size cradle, or even a bassinet, it can be moved both inside the house and when going outdoors, making your baby’s nap schedule a mobile one! There are so many different patterns and styles of baskets, with cute options like the Ballerina Moses Basket and the Army Baby Moses Basket offering fun and playful choices for the parent who loves having options when it comes to the perfect sleeping spot for their baby.

So do you think your baby will be happiest sleeping near you in a bassinet, moving around the house in a Moses basket, or rocking peacefully in a cradle? The choice is yours, just check out all the options you have on Rosenberry Rooms and enjoy shopping for baby’s first bed!

Jodie

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