Getting something for our kids is one of the most challenging tasks for us. Why? It’s because we want the best for them. Sometimes we don’t care if it’s expensive, for as long as it will give the best service for our kids, right? But today, we will not give you an expensive thing for your newborn. Instead, we will introduce you to a bassinet that is both beneficial for your baby and your pocket, and this is this Mika Micky Bedside Sleeper Easy Folding Portable Crib.
Have you heard about this Mika Micky Brand? It’s one of the best-selling brands in the baby cribs category in Amazon.
Well, if you haven’t heard about this one yet, we’re here to help you find more about their bassinet.
Until what age should your baby use this?
First, they designed this bassinet for newborn babies (not spacious like normal cribs). So, with this feature, you could already guess that you can only use this on the first day of your baby up to the time they could lie in their stomach independently. That is until they are 6 months old.
You could no longer use this when they’re starting to get up with their knees. Why? It’s because the wall/mesh is low, which might cause accidents when you remove your eyes from your little one.
That’s the limit of this piece. Well, good thing that this one is not an expensive piece, which means you won’t have a bad feeling when you let go of this and upgrade to a more stable and bigger crib for your baby.
As A Bedside Sleeper
Regardless if you are first-time parents or not, having a newborn is quite worrisome. Why? It’s because we have this feeling that our newborn needs us all the time, in which they are. No doubt about it. Well, night time is not an exemption. That’s why this kind of item is a must-have for your bedroom.
What this piece does is get your baby closer to you even when you sleep at night. He could have his own space while you have yours, too. At least no need for you to worry about waking him up in the middle of the night if in case you need to use the restroom (if you sleep in the same bed).
You can pull this bassinet closer to you and put down the mesh, so you and your baby could enjoy sleeping together. You can even level its bed to your bed. So you don’t have to stand up when attending to them every time they need something. This also means sleeping won’t be a problem because when your baby cries in the middle of the night, you can easily caress them and go back to sleep afterward.
This portable crib makes having a new baby a very easy thing, especially at night.
The thing about putting down the mesh is, it’s so easy to do. You just need to unzip it, put it down, and lock it in place. It won’t go loose from its lock no matter how much you move this whole bassinet, which is great especially when you’re alone at home with your baby (no one to help you out).
A Standalone Bassinet
Since this Mika Micky Bedside Sleeper Easy Folding Portable Crib has wheels, it’s so easy to move around the house. This only means, aside from it being a bedside sleeper, you can also use it as a standalone bassinet or crib.
It’s lightweight and easy to set up. You can bring this with you in the living room or near the kitchen. That’s when you don’t want to lose sight of your young one while doing your daily chores.
Another thing, since this is a small piece, you won’t worry about the space it will eat up once you move it around the house.
Is the bed firm or not?
We like everything about this bassinet except for one thing, and that’s the firmness level of its bed.
The thing about it is, it’s so firm. Your newborn won’t be able to use it unless you’ll top it with a soft pad or chosen baby mattress. But if not, don’t expect your baby will have a great time on this piece.
Since there’s a solution to this issue (which is topping it with your chosen baby mattress/pad), we still recommend this piece to all the parents with newborn babies.
The Adjustable Height
This is our favorite feature on this portable crib. Why? It’s because we can choose the height of this bassinet according to what our bed requires us.
It has 7 adjustable heights. It starts from 13 inches up to 21 inches high (the sleeping area from the floor).
This means regardless if your bed’s height is 18 inches low or 26 inches high, it could still serve you well. There’s no uneasiness when you pick your baby up while you’re sitting on your bed. The level or the height is so perfect for whatever your position is (sitting or standing).
Another thing you need to know about this adjustable height is, it’s so easy to maneuver. We didn’t experience stuck ups whenever we adjust its height. It runs smoothly.
Now, it’s time for us to see the dimension. We keep on saying that this piece is small and only applicable for newborn babies. But the question is, is it really small? Let’s check that out!
- Overall Dimension: 36.1” L x 24.5” W x 32.7” H (max) or 24.5” H (min)
- Bassinet Dimension: 33.5” L x 19.7” W x 11.8” H
Can you now picture out the height, length, and width of this Mika Micky Bedside Sleeper Easy Folding Portable Crib?
Just imagine the height of the bassinet. It’s only 11.8 inches. It didn’t even reach one foot. This only proves that you can’t use this anymore once your baby is standing up.
The Two Side Pockets
Many asked if this piece has a pocket that will carry their baby’s things. The answer to that is yes. It does not only have one pocket, but it has two pockets on both sides of this bassinet.
We like how clean the stitches of the pockets. We don’t see any chance that it will lose its shape even after several months of usage. So, it only means that it could accommodate your baby’s bottles, wipes, or diapers at the same time without sagging. Well, the thing is, it has a garter on top of the pocket. This garter secures everything you put inside.
Just to give you an idea, the stitches all over this piece is clean and with good quality. So, if you are worried about the way they sewed the fabric, don’t be because it’s impressive.
The Breathable Mesh
It’s time for us to talk about this breathable mesh.
Some moms who purchased this piece has one complaint about this part. The mesh on both sides is uneven. Uneven means, the bottom fabric on the other side is higher than the other (fabric before the mesh).
They worry about how it will suffocate their little one once it can roll on their side. Well, this is something we also worry about. That is why parents need to be more alert to their babies, especially when they’re awake.
But, per manufacturer, even if your baby is super close to this fabric, it won’t suffocate them since they tested it many times to make sure that your baby’s safety is not jeopardized.
Wheels with Breaks
We’ve already mentioned to you that this Mika Micky Crib has wheels. So, what do you expect in this part?
What we like about this is all four wheels have breaks. Some cribs or furniture only have two wheels with breaks and the other two are free from it. But this one has it all.
This feature gives us peace of mind. It means, whatever happens, the wheel will stay still for as long as you lock all of it.
We stressed all these four wheels (locking and unlocking). But, it didn’t fail us. It’s made of plastic, but we like how sturdy it is.
Does it need assembly?
Yes, it needs assembly. But you could work on it without sweating.
You won’t need tools such as Screwdrivers or Allen Wrench on this one. All you have to do is fold and unfold, then lock everything. You could even work on it even if you’re already pregnant.
Well, there’s a tutorial on Amazon and YouTube on how you could assemble this. Below is the link in case you want to see it.
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