Hey babies, check my new crib

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baby boy sam stretches out in his spacious new mini crib: Da Vinci Emily Mini Crib
Da Vinci Emily Convertable mini-crib in white [DaVinci Baby]
Da Vinci Emily Convertable mini-crib in white [Overstock.com]

Cry ‘havoc’ and let slip the dog of love

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a close-up of a white bichon frise sits on the back of a couch, looking out the windows, guarding the house
Apologies to Shakespeare: Julias Cesar, ACT III SCENE I.

Product Review: Argington Bam Bassinet

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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.

Max and Sam, swaddled in side by side, matching white Argington Bam Bassinets

Max and Sam in matching white Argington Bam Bassinets

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.

Twin baby boys Max and Sam under a blanket in an Argington Bam Bassinet

Twin brothers Max and Sam share an Argington Bam Bassinet (Note: We rarely put them together like this, but it was cute.)

Baby boy Max looks askance from his white Argington Bam Bassinet, with a Graco baby monitor tied to the side with a rubber band

Max looks askance from his white Argington Bam Bassinet

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.