Should my newborn sleep in a bassinet or cradle?
You can absolutely have your baby sleep in a bassinet or cradle before transitioning her to a crib! The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends sharing a room with newborns and young infants. Having your baby in a bassinet in your room can ensure that you can share the same room while having her sleep on a safe surface. It is also convenient to have your baby in the bedroom when you do night feedings, which are common at that age.
Be sure whichever cradle or bassinet you use adheres to current product safety guidelines. Find more information about safe infant sleep in the summarized American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations.About Dr. Jocelyn Thomas