Being a concerned mother who only wishes the best for her child, I can proudly assert that I have always provided what’s best for her. My baby ends up utilizing some really awesome baby products owing to my vigilant eyes and judgement. There was a time when my baby would winge, with tears of discomfort, confirming of a rare uneasiness that she would feel on her bed. I could just tell something wasn’t right with the first baby bed we were gifted from a friend.
I could tell. Trust me, a mother knows. I knew at once it was time to find find her own bed, a new bed, a newer product that meet all safety standards and that had been approved by parents before me. And I just knew, she wasn’t quite ready to have her very own crib just yet.
Finally the answer came in the form of a bassinet.
Want to know how to get your newborn off to sleep quickly?
Want to know the secret on how to get your newborn to sleep through the night?
A Bassinet will.
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Why Bassinets are Preferred
You see, a bassinet (or alternatively called, a cradle) is especially made for babies that are less than four months old. Unlike a co-sleeper, bassinets are enclosed from all sides, thus ensuring the safety of your baby from all aspects. They have free-standing legs and they can often come with casters to bolster it.
You can also get portable travel bassinets that are perfect for when you are on the go. They serve your newborn or small infants travel bed. They are easy to use, most of them fold up and are excellent to travel with.
A co-sleeper on the other hand is designed in such a manner that it allows you to parent and nurse your child alongside your bed. With the help of a co-sleeper, you can tend to the needs of your child almost immediately without having to wake up from your bed. Most often than not, co sleepers attach to your bed bringing your child to an accessible range. If you wish to know more about co-sleepers and wish to go for one instead, you can check our list of the Safest Co Sleepers Here.
If you don’t trust your judgment when you are fast sleep and don’t feel safe having your baby around your vicinity, it is better to opt for a bassinet instead.
There is no better way to monitor your baby (otherwise, you can also opt for a baby monitor)
Provides the most peace of mind
They are portable – move them around the house as needed
No more hassles – late night feedings and diaper changes become a breeze
Recommended by the AAP: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends co-sleeping with your newborn for a large array of benefits, the most important, to reduce the risk of SIDS.
Bassinets are the most popular and sought after baby bed, especially for newborns and small infants (although I must say that there is a new trend of moses baskets that are being used in the same way as bassinets are now, check out the new range of Moses Baskets here – I’ve also written more about this below!).
1 ♥ Most Recommended Bassinet
Best Bassinet to Buy
Highly Rated By Customers
If money doesn’t bind you, and you wish to provide your child with only the best bassinet there is, I would highly recommend you climb up that notch of chicness with this Halo Bassinest (click here to check best price). This is the product that saved me from sleepless nights.
This best selling one from Halo retails around the $249.99 price mark, but there is also a less expensive version at around $199.99. Of course, it doesn’t come with a few extra features, but all in all, is a bassinet.
Invest in this modern design Halo Bassinet that will literally take your breath away. Yes, it may seem like a big investment upfront (compared to the cheaper variants below), but it’s worth every single penny, and I can personally vouch for that!
Just remember, when it comes to spending money on your baby, don’t go cheap on your baby’s sleep or yourself. You need every product to assist in ensuring sleepless and interrupted nights are kept to a minimum. Sleep is worth the extra money. Invest in quality sleep. If you are looking for the newest and most modern bassinet there is, check out the third product below.
It was the only product that allowed me to
get my newborn off to sleep easier
Unlike other sites that give standard information about this product, ThinkBaby shares with you only facts and information that a parent knows. Facts and advice that can ONLY be given if someone has 100% tried and tested the product. I recommend this product for all parents with newborns up to the age of five months old.
This is the ultimate in bassinets that will offer your bub a super cosy sleep environment for unfazed sleeping during the night. The best thing is that it swivels around 360 degrees which saves you unnecessary hassle of adjustments or getting out of bed during the night.
I will give you my first hand experience using it and some hidden features that no-one else talks about to get the most out it!
The side wall on it can be lowered that allows you to attend to your baby almost immediately. It’s compact size is ideal for small spaces and it’s most stylish, modern and luxurious baby bassinet you’ll ever lay your eyes and hands on! This bassinet, like all, comes with a weight restriction from newborn babies up to a certain weight (Click Here to Read More)
Price: $199.99 – $259.99 View Latest Price Here
360 Rotation & Swivel
Adjustable Height To Fit All Bed Heights
Dual Functionality – Bassinet & Co-Sleeper
(Side Wall Lowers for Easier Accessibility)
Sides Made from Mesh (For Ventilation)
Sleeping Sounds & Vibrations (With Auto Shut Off)
JPMA Certified: Yes
U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission: Yes
Health Canada Safety Standards: Yes
What Only A Parent Will Tell You About This Product
It’s the only bassinet that has a few features that other bassinets don’t. For one, it has a nursing timer; this allows you to set a timer which will alert you to return your baby to bed or simply, to switch sides. Secondly, it also has a hidden lock, just in case you don’t want the side that lowers to be pushed down. Thirdly, it swivels a full 360 degrees. Other bassinets can claim to have a ‘swivel movement’, but generally these are restrictive. With this bassinet, it’s so moveable and flexible, it’s so satisfying.
I don’t know whether you even took any notice when you were delivering in hospital (or when you got to deliver) but the brand of bassinet will most likely be a Halo.
See below some modern bassinet inspiration featuring this product.
You can opt for these matching products especially made for this bassinet. They provide the perfect cushioning and support for your child.
2 ♥ Wood Bassinet
Free Shipping on Eligible Orders
Free Replacement Parts
Made From Quality Wood
Dual Purpose (Read on for what I mean!)
With a traditional wooden feel but with a modern look, this Bowery Bassinet from Babyletto is an all round good quality and good value bassinet (click here for best price). At around $150, this bassinet is screaming of quality, sturdiness and practicality.
What’s cool about this bassinet (and the Babyletto brand in general) is that they manufacture their products with purpose. Once your newborn bub outgrows this bassinet, it can be used as a storage box or toy box.
It’s a simple, modern and practical piece of furniture. As it’s made of quality wood (with a non-toxic finish), the only downside is that it’s not very portable.
If you want something lighter and more portable, you will need either the one above or this one here.
Mattress Pad Included
Meets ASTM Safety Specifications
Check out the items below for what you need to buy with this bassinet.
3 ♥ Cheap Bassinet
Free Shipping on Eligible Orders
Free Replacement Parts
Bassinet With Removable Canopy
Children tend to grow up quickly. When it comes to giving what your child wants and needs, you can’t really compromise on the quality of the product. That means you should pick a bassinet that serves both your purpose, without it also being heavy on your pocket .
This product right here is excellent value (click here to check best price).
It’s an affordable and value driven bassinet from the brand, Delta Children.
Generally, all of Delta Children products are simply amazing! I have used so many of their baby furniture already and they have never failed me, and this Delta Children Bassinet is no different. It is one of those brands that is really trustworthy to millions of parents all over the world. This product would be a delightful addition to your bedroom.
This bassinet, in particular, is the cheapest one you can buy from Delta Children. There is a full range available that include bassinets with more features, with prices around $100 (See below for the full range available).
The best part?
It comes pre-loaded with melodies to lull your baby to sleep.
And, at the bottom you get a basket to store all your important baby essentials.
Price: $48.99 – $133.99 View Latest Price Here
Storage Space Underneath
Great Size Lightweight Frame: Provides Great Portability
Removable and Adjustable Canopy
Machine Washable Fabric
Nightlight Lullaby Sounds
Meets CPSC Standards
Meets all JPMA Certifications
This Bassinet has a Weight Restriction (Click Here to Read More)
The above purchase would be incomplete if you don’t buy these products which make for the most perfect snug fit for your newborn baby.
4 ♥ Dual Bassinet & Cradle
Newborn to 6 Months
This is a new bassinet which is technically called a ‘cradle’ but has been purchased to serve the purpose of a bassinet aswell. It’s a two in one product that can be used as a standard bassinet but also has the advantage of rocking your baby to sleep, just like a cradle does.
It’s a super modern design, made by Babybjorn, that has parents going crazy over it. It’s a high end bassinet that is made of quality products from a quality brand. You will expect to pay upwards of $200 for this bassinet (see best price here). For more high end brands in bassinets, see more below!
The bassinet/cradle is made from natural breathable non-health hazardous, soft mesh fabric, that no only provides optimum air flow for your baby, but the fabrics are kind on your baby’s skin and harmless on their digestive system. The fabrics pass all international safety standards for textiles including the European and American safety standards aswell as being Class 1 approved and Oeko-Tex Standards.
It’s surrounded entirely by the mesh fabric for breath ability and viability so you can monitor your baby when you really need to. It also reduces the likelihood of SIDS. The mesh fabric is also beneficial as there is no loose parts to interfere with the safety and sleep of your baby.
Price: $279.99 – $379.99 View Latest Price Here
Soft Breathable Mesh Fabric for Ventilation & Easy Supervision
Lightweight Making it Easy to Move Your House
Made From Washable Materials for Easy Cleaning
Made From Harmless Materials for Delicate Skin
& Safe for Your Baby to Taste or Chew
Oeko-Tex Standard 100
Class 1 Approved
International Safety Standard for Textiles
American Safety Standards
European Safety Standards
Check out these items below to ensure you buy the matching products for this bassinet.
5 ♥ Hanging Bassinets
New Trend in 2017
100% Natural Materials
NEW: This is the ‘new fashion’ for those Moms and Dads that are obsessed about having the latest in baby products.
This new trend of hanging bassinets is taking the baby sleeping ‘category’ of bassinets by storm. You can see inspiring modern nurseries of chic new Moms with their hanging bassinets in the nursery which makes every new Mom want that look!
Not only does it look amazing as it becomes a ‘feature’ piece of furniture or piece of art in your bedroom or nursery, but its handmade of 100% natural cotton. It also uses sustainable avocado wood which is from Nicaragua.
When you purchase this bassinet, you know you are doing good for humanity as proceeds of all sales of this hanging bassinet go to an organization that helps persons with disability in Nicaragua.
Dimensions: 33.8″ L x 20.5″ W x 44.1″ H
Product Weight: 9.5 pounds
Capacity: 75 pounds
Price: $199.99 – $299.99 View Latest Price Here
Made of Natural Materials
Handmade and Handwoven
6 ♥ Travel Bassinet
Cheap Under $40
New, Updated Design
If your baby enjoys traveling just as much as you do, it is time to invest in a travel bassinet that brings out the adventure in him/her and makes life easier for a sleeping baby on-the-go.
BRICA makes thoughtful products. Complying to the needs of parents who like to show their children the world by taking them places, this Travel Bassinet is just the one you need.
It comes with a mesh breathable fabric, that not only allows for ventilation but also ensures your baby isn’t blocked and and can enjoy the surroundings outdoors. Its locking system is outright safe and secure as well. It easily folds from the center that makes carrying it a piece of cake.
Although it’s lightweight, it’s sturdy and made of quality materials, including a steel frame. See below for more awesome features!
Price: $34.99 – $48.99 View Latest Price Here
Lightweight for Easy Carrying
(Perfect for Traveling!)
T Lock 4 Point Safety System
You can opt for another fitted sheet to keep the bassinet in constant use if the one provided above goes for washing. This fitted sheet is of the standard size that fits all kinds of bassinets.
7 ♥ Stroller Compatible Bassinet
Bassinets that serve two purposes in one go are a blessing for some. Stroller compatible bassinets can be easily managed on a stroller thereby allowing your child to get a piece of adventure alongside soothing sleepy luxury.
Shaped impeccably to ease into a stroller, this Britax Stroller Bassinet comes with a soft fabric belt to ensure the safety of your child at all times.
The bassinet is stroller ready and comes with a large canopy to keep your baby well protected.
Price: Special Price View Latest Price Here
Removable Bassinet Cover
Canopy is Multi-Position
Comes With Compatible Stroller
Made for Specially Designed Fabric for Easy Cleaning
To complement the above purchase you can buy a Britax Stroller Organizer that will help you to store baby accessories and essentials. The stroller organizer comes with plenty of space to accommodate snacks, drinks, and baby items.
8 ♥ High End Bassinets
Below is a range of high end, brand name, expensive bassinets that are new and modern.
• $495 -$595, Amazon.com
• $495 -$595, Amazon.com
• $495 -$595, Amazon.com
• $495 -$595, Amazon.com
9 ♥ Wicker Style Bassinet
You can also opt for a wicker style bassinet. We have talked about these types of moses baskets made of natural materials such as wicker here, Baby Moses Basket’s You’ll Love!
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