Bassinets are designed to be used for newborn babies for a short period of time. The safe rule of thumb is when your baby starts to sit upright unaided, they are ready to move out of a bassinet and into a cot (at the lower level). As babies have varying developmental milestones this can vary from 4 months to 9 months, depending on your child’s development.

Tell tale signs that your baby is ready for a cot:

  • Your baby is sitting up.
  • Your baby is pulling themselves up to the edge of the bassinet.
  • Your baby has exceeded the maximum weight rating of the bassinet.
  • Your baby has outgrown the length of the bassinet.


You can view our selection of bassinets here.