1 – Lock
If you choose a folding stroller-bassinet, make sure that it locks well and is not able to come out with ease. With a faulty lock, the bassinet part can come loose easily if you roll over a bump.
2 – Firm Mattress
Check to see if it came with a firm mattress, and not fluffy. A firm one will absorb shocks from bumps, potholes and cracks in the sidewalk. You can avoid all of those if you keep your eyes down, but you also need to be looking straight ahead. It is inevitable that you will run over something.
3 – Detachable
Get one that is detachable. It is convenient to use plus travel around. If you are having guests over, all you need to do is detach the bassinet and you are done. You can now transport your baby around the house with ease.
4 – Read Reviews!
The more reviews a product has, the more it was bought. You can also read reviews to see what complaints or good things other parents have to say. If you are interested in simple bassinet to keep in the room, Snoo sleeper is a highly recommended brand. Please read Snoo review at babybedtimebliss.com.
5 – Three or Four Wheels
If you like to jog, get a 3 wheel stroller. If you hate jogging and just like to walk and enjoy your surroundings, get a four wheel one.
6 – Covering is a must!
You need to protect your baby from when it rains and from the sunlight. It is great to get one that is leak poof and not the color black. The color black will absorb heat and make it extremely hot. Think about a car when it is out in summer.
7 – Accessory Holder
It make things easier. You can have milk, bottles, pampers, wipes and other necessary things accessible to you within easy reach.
8 – Budget
In case you are having financial difficulty and are thinking about either purchasing a used one, or getting a hand-me-down, consider this. Check the ones that were recalled. Recalled means that some were taken off shelves because they did not pass the safety exam. Often times used bassinets are old ones that were recalled. Also check the mattress and supports. Because the used one has seen years and been used, the mattress support could be stretched, causing the bed to sink a bit. Not many people know that wood needs to be stored in dry places and in cool areas. If a bassinet is not stored properly, it is most likely to begin deteriorating.