The many uses of a baby crib
Whether you have the idea of buying a baby crib or not, rest assured that it can be used for longer than the first months of your baby’s life. Once a bassinet has served its purpose, it can have many other uses.
I’m certainly not saying to put a 7 month old baby in a bassinet. That would be an accident waiting to happen because all bassinets include a weight limit and a milestone limit. For example, a baby who can roll over cannot be in a bassinet since its frame is not built to support a mobile baby.
Instead, use your baby crib as a beautiful storage area for stuffed toys, dolls, and other toys. It seems that as our children grow, they accumulate more and more toys. Storing them in a bassinet can help prevent your toy collection from taking over your entire home.
A bassinet can also become a toy for your child. My daughter likes to put her dolls in her own crib. Yes, your child’s bassinet can become a doll or a teddy bear’s bed.
A baby crib can even serve as a decorative piece of furniture. There are such beautiful, handcrafted bassinets in stores and on the internet that I think they would go superbly with any living room décor.
Finally, you can give your baby’s crib again. But if you or the recipient doesn’t like that idea, maybe you can turn the crib into a gift basket and put the gifts inside. It can have a bedtime theme and include books, stuffed animals, and blankets. That way the recipient can use it however they want, perhaps repurposing it in a toy box, dollhouse bassinet, or even decorative furniture to individualize it for their little bundle of joy.