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How to properly store a vintage bassinet?

Petra • 24 Mar 2022

Hi Eli,

I'm not sure if I'm gonna get any answer to this, but... I still have a bassinet pram from my own baby days and I would like to know if you have any advice for me on how to store it for another at least decade?

Until now, my parents just covered it in huge plastic bags and "threw" it in a dusty attic, which takes good two days to de-dust and de-smell the pram before use. It has a wooden-crotched bottom of the bassinet, sticking out a bit iron attachments and parents´ handlebar is sticking out as well when the pram is collapsed since it is not an adjustable handlebar (production year is guessed to 1995-1997). To this day 4 babies have grown up in it, so it's a piece of memory for our whole family and I would like to keep it as long as possible in this good shape.

Thank you very much for any kind of answer. Px

Eli • 24 Mar 2022

Hi, Petra,

My best advice here is to store it in a place where no direct sunlight goes äit would cause fading), which is not at all humid (wet) - meaning a ventilated place, no need to over ventilate but at least some air flow in the room, and no wild animals or bugs can easily get to. This would actually mean a closet in your house or apartment, dedicated to mostly this pram – or a storage room where the conditions above are met.

If there is no such way for you to store it, and the is only an attic or a basement, a plastic "bag" or a wrap might work, but it should be dry inside, there should be these dehumidifying sachets (packs), and, ideally, something with a smell, like a lavender bag. Still, there has to be no wetness, no direct sunlight, and no animals not even rats) if you want to be sure the pram will last.

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