We are trying to find a bassinet and are having a REALLY difficult time finding one that meets all our requirements. Here is what we are looking for:
* Sustainably made (meaning no toxic finishes, with natural products, etc., etc.)
* Local (to Canada) if possible, which is turning out to be a massive issue
* Breathable, which, again, is turning out to be a massive issue
* Safe, ASTM, JPMA, etc.
We've looked at the Stokke bassinet combo but from all the reviews and seeing it in a store, we are not happy with it. We've looked at the Monte Design Ninna Nanna bassinet, but that has issues and they conveniently removed that the base in made in Asia from their website recently. We are closest to getting this one because it meets all other requirements (more or less) but the solid sides are scaring me. We really like the Boori Matilda rocker but they can't ship it to Canada and have no dealers here. We've looked at the Cariboo bassinets but again, they have mesh sides and are not local at all. We love the design of the Hushamok but upon reading user reviews (and my husband questioned this after seeing the design) if the baby is active, it may pose a problem with them getting caught at one end.
Cribs that meet all our requirements (AP Industries) seem to be a lot easier to find, fortunately but we really want to use a bassinet at the beginning.
Lots of love!