Pediatricians recommend that you and your baby should share a room for the first 6 months, without necessarily sharing a bed. A lightweight, compact bassinet is a great way to accomplish this. Since these products are so small and light, they are also very portable, so you can move them around your home. Some stroller models have a detachable bassinet, which is very convenient.
For an exhausted new parent, there’s something to be said for less lifting. The walls of a bassinet are lower than a crib, so it’s easier to lift a baby in and out; you can even lift from a seated position instead of having to stand up and lean over a crib.
Benefits of Bassinet
Lightweight and portable
Good for a small budget
Often made of natural materials (ex. wicker or cane)
Very snug and cozy (some babies prefer this)
Available features include a way to make lights or sounds, and built-in toys or a mobile