The first known bassinet was used by the parents of the biblical character, Moses. It is a basket coated with pitch and tar which was used to make him float in the Nile river until he reached the Pharaoh’s palace. Then, from the 1600’s to the 1800’s, babies slept in hollow or carved out wood or logs.
At the beginning of the 20th century, babies slept in beds made of iron which was the most sanitary at that time. However, such products expose babies to toxic materials like lead paint.
Fast forward to 1973, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission created the first safety standard for bassinets and cribs. After which, in 2010, new safety standards were put in place which manufacturers need to meet before they can sell their products.
For a long time, parents have been using bassinets as a place for babies to sleep in, from birth until they are about six months. Modern bassinets commonly have built-in music and night lights, and most of them can be rocked to help soothe babies and for them to sleep better.
One drawback of a bassinet is that they can’t be used for a long time because once the baby outgrows it, especially in America, they usually transition to a crib.
So, if you have a newborn or you are looking for an awesome baby shower gift, the
Disney Baby Ultimate Sweet Beginnings Bassinet, Disney Princess might be the one you are searching for. This product is going to be discussed in detail below.