Where you choose to have your baby sleep for his first year is a big decision. You want something secure, convenient and comfy because most of his growing will be done during naps and nighttime sleeping.
When the time comes to purchase you can either choose a crib or a bassinet. A crib is much larger and a bassinet it more compact and can be placed right next to your bed for easy access to baby.
With my first son, we exclusively used a crib. It was convenient at the time because we had the room. He was there from an infant to the time he was ready for his toddler bed.
With our second son, we did the opposite and started with a bassinet so that he could be close and keep from waking his older brother up every few hours when he was hungry. A baby can only stay in a bassinet until they start rolling over. Once they roll over they need more room and should transition to a crib. So this venture was short lived, but worth it for us in the end.
Moms, what choice did you make - bassinet, crib or other?