Cocoon Hire Pty Ltd is a South Australian owned and operated company specialising in the hire of mobile, clear sided, hospital style bassinets.
About our bassinets
What type of bassinets do we hire?
We hire clear sided bassinets as used by many maternity hospitals around Australia. Our bassinets allow you to have your baby in view at all times around the house. Features include:
- Stainless steel frame
- Clear sided bassinet capsule
- Large wheels with brakes
- Two storage compartments
Bassinet size: H 100cm, L 80.5cm, W 53cm
Why should I hire a bassinet?
Because babies sleep in a bassinet for a relatively short time before moving into a cot it makes sense to hire instead of purchasing a bassinet. Hiring our bassinets, which are multipurpose and can be used as a bassinet, change table and bath, saves you both money and storage space.
Are the bassinets suitable for use on carpet and other floor surfaces?
The large wheels allow the bassinet to move safely and easily over carpet and other floor surfaces. Brakes are fitted to ensure the bassinet doesnít move when itís not supposed to.
Are the bassinets new?
All of our bassinets are purchased brand new and are maintained in excellent condition. We pride ourselves on the high standard of quality and cleanliness we offer. Each item is thoroughly inspected before each hire.
Are the bassinets sanitized?
Yes, our bassinets are carefully cleaned and sanitized prior to each new hire. The bassinets are also safety checked before each hire.
What type of linen do you need?
A standard pillowcase fits over the mattress.
Are the bassinets easy to clean?
Yes, all parts of the bassinet are easily cleaned with warm soapy water. The bassinet and storage compartments lift out easily from the stainless steel frame for cleaning.
General bassinet information
Why do I need a bassinet?
Bassinets are the recommended first bed for babies as they allow your baby to sleep safely and securely in the same room as you. Visit SIDS & Kids or Child & Youth Heath (CYH) for more information about safe sleeping.
How long do babies stay in the bassinet?
An average (3.6 kg/8lb) baby sleeps in a bassinet for about 2 months depending on the size of the baby and whether it comfortably fits into the bassinet. Babies must not use the bassinet once they start sitting (about 4 months).
Are there any precautions I need to take when using a bassinet?
- Make sure you use the bassinet on an even level surface
- Engage the brakes when not moving the bassinet
- Do not use with a child that can sit on its own
- Ensure that curious pets cannot accidently over turn the bassinet
Hire terms and prices
What hire periods and prices are available?
Our bassinets are available for:
- 4 weeks for $110
- 8 weeks for $180
- 12 weeks for $230
- Additional weeks are $20 per week
- A security deposit of $40 is also required
How far ahead do we need to arrange hire?
Subject to availability we can arrange hire with as little as 48 hours notice.
To ensure a bassinet is available we accept advance hiring based on your due date. We ask for payment of $40.00 deposit to secure your hiring and to then allow 48 hours notice to deliver the bassinet prior to your baby arriving home.
What if I want to extend my hire period?
We ask that you advise us 7 days prior to your hire period expiring and, when demand allows, we are happy to organise an extension of the hire by the week or number of weeks.
How do I pay for the hire?
Payment is required prior to or on delivery of the bassinet. We accept cash or direct credit to our bank account (EFT).
Can I purchase the bassinet hire as a gift?
Yes, our bassinets hire makes a lovely gift to new parents as a practical, useful and comforting welcome home.
Do you deliver the bassinet?
Yes, we deliver the bassinet free of charge to any Adelaide metropolitan location and collect when the bassinet is no longer required.
What happens at the end of the hire period?
We collect the bassinet from the delivery address free of charge.