Somerset Ryckmans

FAQ’s

Are any other products available for hire?

Yes, the Ameda Platinum Hospital Grade Breast Pump is available for hire (Sydney only). Please enquire regarding availability and rates.

Is a new mattress included in my hire?

Yes, Hospital Bassinet Hire provides a new BabyRest mattress & waterproof mattress protector with each single bassinet hire ($45 value). Additional mattress protectors are available for purchase ($10 each). The mattress and protector are not hire items – they are yours to keep.

Twin size bassinets are provided with a hospital grade rental mattress which has been thoroughly cleaned and sanitised.

What linen is needed for the bassinet?

Standard size cotton pillow slips is all that is required to cover the mattress. The mattress is 31 x 67cm. We recommend you swaddle your baby and use a bassinet size blanket. Standard bassinet linen can also be used.

For twin size bassinet, we recommend a flat cot sheet folded in half to cover the mattress.

How is the bassinet cleaned and maintained?

All bassinets are maintained at the highest standard. Prior to each new hire, the bassinet is carefully inspected, cleaned and sanitised. The cleaned bassinet is then sealed in plastic and delivered ready to use.

Did you know?: There is a difference between clean and sanitised! At ‘Hospital Bassinet Hire’ we follow a 2 step cleaning process:
– First we clean and rinse the surface using a detergent
– Second we then Sanitise the product using a hospital grade disinfectant (proven to kill viruses, bacterias and germs).

Note: During your hire period, clean the bassinet with warm soapy water and dry thoroughly.

How do I organise for delivery & pick-up?

Call us today or pre-book online based on your expected due date and advise when your baby is born. We deliver to most Sydney & Melbourne metropolitan areas several times a week and can  provide a helpful 2 hour delivery or collection window. Express delivery is also available via courier for a surcharge.

What are my payment options?

Credit Card, Bank Deposit or Cash on Delivery

Can I purchase a ‘bassinet hire’ as a gift?

The hire of a hospital-style bassinet makes the perfect gift for new parents. Gift vouchers can be presented at baby showers and are sure to turn heads as an excellent gift idea.

Place a Hospital Bassinet Hire gift voucher on your baby shower wish list!

What precautions should be taken when using the bassinet?

Always apply brakes to bassinet when placed in desired location.

Never leave a baby in the bath, for any reason, without the supervision of a responsible adult.

Provide a safe sleeping environment for baby following SIDS and Kids guidelines.

Discontinue use when infant is able to roll or sit unassisted.

Place bassinet in flat position when moving unit between locations.

How far ahead do I need to book?

It is recommended you make a booking sometime during your last trimester. Advise us of your expected due date or birth of your baby as soon as possible so we can arrange delivery prior to your return home!

My baby has arrived but I do not have a booking, can I still hire a bassinet?

Yes, call us on 0402 271 751 to for Sydney availability OR 0438 078 708 for Melbourne availability.

Does your service delivery to all areas?

We are able to provide a prompt delivery service to most Sydney & Melbourne metropolitan suburbs. Pick up service available from Central Coast of Sydney via appointment.

Clients include new parents who deliver at the following hospitals:

Blacktown, Hawkesbury, Hurstville, Liverpool, Penrith, North Shore Private (NSP), Norwest Private, Prince of Wales Private (POW), Royal Hospital for Women (RHW), Royal North Shore (RNS), Royal Prince Alfred (RPA), Sydney Southwest Private, St George, Sutherland, The Mater, The SAN and Westmead Hospitals.

Box Hill, Cabrini, Mitcham Private, Knox Private, Waverley Private, Jessie McPherson Private, Monash, Freemasons, Masada Private, Mercy Hospital for Women, Frances Perry House, The Royal Women’s Hospital, St Vincent’s & Mercy Private, Northpark Private, Sandringham, Sunshine, The Northern, Angliss, Dandenong, Frankston, Peninsula Private, The Bays & Werribee Mercy Hospital.