When we moved to California, pregnant and practically penniless, I was overcome with gratitude when Lisa offered to lend us her bassinet. I didn’t care the condition, I was just grateful to have something more than a laundry basket for our new baby. I was very pleased when we picked it up to see it was such a nice piece!
The bassinet had dutifully cared for her three children before she lent it to us. And since we didn’t have a crib right away we pushed the recommended weight limits, as it was such a cozy place for Little Red. Finally we returned it to its original family.
When I was pregnant with Boy Blue Lisa again called me and offered the bassinet. Her fourth had outgrown it and she was done. This time, would I please take it for good? Use it until I was done and pass it along?
Again, I gratefully accepted. And it was a cozy bed for Boy Blue until he moved out of my room and into the crib. Before I got around to passing it along, Daytime Brother entered the mix and again we pushed the weight requirements.
Finally I conceded that it was time to pass along this beloved piece of furniture, and Miss Ella made it her home for several months. Her family is in charge of storage for it now, to use until they are done, and pass it along.
If you’ve lost count, this same bassinet provided a cozy bed to eight children, and it still looks as good as it did the first time I saw it. Kudos to the good people at Graco, you make a fine product!
EDIT: (thanks for the info, Lisa!) Before Little Red used it, the bassinet had also been used by another family. This bring the baby count up to 9. Way to go, Graco!