The Argington Bam Bassinets have been a real winner in the nursery. With twins, we didn’t want to take up the whole room with huge cribs when the babies are so small. We decided, based on the advice of another twin mom, that mini-cribs or bassinets were the way to go, and we started with the Bam. Later on the Bam has the ability, if we choose, to transform into a full-sized crib or a toddler bed.
What really appeals about the Bam is the wheels. The crib sits on lockable casters that roll around smoothly on our hardwood floors. We figured that we’d be able to wheel them into whatever room we needed to—and we occasionally do. But more often than that, at night, the bassinets get wheeled close to the bed we have in our nursery so you don’t have to get up to replace a pacifier or give a soothing pat.
We got white bassinets, and it was essential to me that they’re a green product, E-Zero (0% formaldehyde emissions) and all of the materials are non-toxic, low VOC. No baby deserves to sit in a dangerous formaldehyde stink cloud. It was a bonus that they are easy to assemble—Kathryn did it while 6-months (twin) pregnant.
Our postpartum doula showed us how a folded bath towel could be positioned under the mattress to prop up their heads, and that may help with their digestion.
The Bam comes with a 1-inch foam mattress pad covered in a soft cotton quilted cover and two white sheets. We should point out that the sheets are special for this mattress, and you can only use the Argington sheets with this mattress.