There is a number of factors you should take into consideration when choosing your baby's new bassinet. Wooden bassinets offer a sleek, modern feel to the bassinet where as the classical material bassinets offer a more intricate and cosy alternative. Usually wooden bassinets or cradles are lower lying than the higher classical material bassinets however this does vary with the different brands. A few bassinets and cradles actually grow with your child and transfer to furniture that can be used later on when baby is older. Some bassinets do actually move to allow the parent to rock their baby to sleep whereas all cradles rock back and forth.