Which Arm’s Reach bedside bassinet do I need for my bed height?
The average Australian bed height is 61 cm. The Mini is designed for an adult bed height of 61 cm. For bed heights above 61 cm you will need the Mini and a set of leg extensions.
The Euro-Mini is designed for an adult bed height of 40 cm (if caster wheels are not added to the bottom of the Euro-Mini) and 45cm (if the caster wheels are added to the bottom of the Euro-Mini). For bed heights between 45 cm and 60 cm you will require the Euro-Mini and a set of leg extensions.
The Cambria has built in leg extensions and is suitable for adult bed heights of 61cm cm to 76 cm.
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Where should the top rail of the bedside bassinet come up to in relation to the adult bed?
When the lowering side of the Arm’s Reach bedside bassinet is in the lowered position and secured to the adult bed, the top rail of the bedside bassinet should be either below or level with the top of the mattress of the adult bed. Leg extensions are available to increase the height Mini and Euro-Mini bassinets by up to 15 cm. Note – only one set of leg extensions should be used to increase the height of any of the Arm’s Reach bedside bassinet.
How does the Arm’s Reach bedside bassinet attach to the adult bed?
Enclosed with the bedside bassinet is a plate with two straps attached to it.
- The plate is placed between the mattress and base on the opposite side of the adult bed to where the bedside basinet is going to be placed.
- The straps are then fed across the bed between the mattress and base in line with where the bedside bassinet is going to be positioned.
- One strap should come out at each end of the bedside bassinet.
- Pass the strap through the loop provided on each end of the bedside bassinet and attach the strap to the buckle that is at either end of the bedside bassinet
- The straps should be adjusted (via the adjustable plate on the strap) to a length that ensures there is enough tension in the strap so the bedside bassinet is secured sufficiently against the adult bed.
Can the bedside bassinet be used with the lowering side in the lowered (co-sleeping) position without it being attached to an adult bed?
No. The only time the bedside bassinet should be used with the lowering side in the lowered position is when it is securely attached to an adult bed. If the the bedside bassinet is NOT attached to the adult bed it should be used in the freestanding bassinet position (see assembly instructions page
How is the adult bed height measured?
All measurements for adult bed heights are measured from the floor to the top of the adult mattress
What style of adult bed can the Arm’s Reach be used with?
The Arm’s Reach bedside bassinets are suitable for use with ensembles and timber slat beds and any other stlye of bed where the mattress and base are in alignment.
We do not recommend that the bedside bassinets be used with adult beds where the frame of the bed is wider than the mattress as this can create a gap between the adult bed and the bedside bassinet
How wide can the adult bed be to be used with the Arm’s Reach bedside bassinets?
The Arm’s Reach bedside bassinets are suitable for use with Single, Kind Single, Double, Queen and Kind Size adult beds.
How long can the Arm’s Reach bedside bassinets be used for?
Until the infant can push up off their hands and knees or they are 5 months old – whichever occurs first.
What is the weight limit of the Arm’s Reach bedside bassinets?
All of the bedside bassinets we offer have an infant weight limit of 10.4 kgs
How heavy are the Arm’s Reach bedside bassinets?
The Mini weights 11 kgs. The Euro-Mini weighs 10kgs and the Cambria weights 13kgs
How do you clean your bedside bassinet?
The fabric on Mini and Euro-Mini cannot be removed. So, we recommend that they be spot cleaned using rubbing alcohol and a cloth. This works well as it dries quickly and should not leave any water marks.
The Cambria has a removable fabric liner for laundering.
Do all the accessories fit all of the different Arm’s Reach bedside bassinets?
Yes. As the sleeping space (and mattress) is the same size in the Mini, Euro-Mini and Cambria the same accessories fit all units. However, as the Cambria is made of timber and has a different frame to the Mini and Euro-Mini we do not recommend that the Canopy be used of the Cambria an it does not fit tightly.
Note – the leg extension kit is never required for the Cambria as it comes with built in leg extensions
If you have any other questions you would like answered please contact us by phone on 0410 413 332 or via email at email@example.com