Babies spend upwards of 17 hours asleep every day, which means providing them with the best baby bassinet to catch some z’s in might be the most important item on a mom’s registry.
Using opinions by moms just like you, we made a “best baby bassinet” list, based off of comfort, portability, safety, and price. We included pros and cons for each bassinet, the list will order them from highest to lowest price and include important product details every mom should be aware of.
7. BABYBJORN Cradle
The most expensive bassinet but also the most sought after by both new and experienced moms alike, this might be the best baby bassinet available according to reviewers.
Aside from its cute appearance that would make it a great piece in any nursery, the cradle has removable, washable mesh siding and its legs are sturdy steel and wood, unlike most aluminum bassinets.
- Has a 65% parent-approval rating.
- Springy rocking sensation comparable to a stroller ride helps your baby fall fast asleep and requires no batteries.
- Folded up, this bassinet is only 5” in height making it the most portable and convenient bassinet on our list.
- Even though we would spare no expense when it comes to our babies safety and comfort, the price tag on this one is hard to swallow.
- The height is non-adjustable and the design is unusually low to the ground.
- Reviewers say you pay for the appearance, not the features.
6. HALO Bassinet Swivel Sleeper
Highly reviewed by parents, HALO baby products are some of the most popular among consumers. Over 55% of reviewers have given the Swivel Sleeper a five star review.
The sleeper has a 360-degree swivel feature, making movement and baby-access super easy. Many purchasers consider the bassinet to be unparalleled in stability, with a unique weight-supporting four point base.
- Cool light and sound features. Has a ton of cool light and sound features like a back to bed reminder, 5 soothing sounds and light displays.
- Spring-loaded wall. The bassinet has a spring-loaded wall – making lowering it to pick up baby super easy!
- Nightlight feature shines from below, keeping it out of the baby’s eyes and come in handy for those middle of the night diaper changes.
- Parents complain that the mattress is a little too firm.
- The battery pack that powers those cool features is reportedly almost impossible to reach for battery changes.
- While the bassinet is generally stable, as babies grow and start to move the sleeper tends to move with them.
5. Baby Delight Dreamer Bassinet
Accessibility and portability have landed the Delight Dreamer on our list. Designed to be placed directly on the side of your bed, this bassinet provides peace of mind throughout the night. It comes with secure straps that attach to your bed, keeping the bassinet sturdy.
It’s adjustable to six different heights and has a smooth, gliding capability. The number one complaint from reviewers is that the accompanying mattress is poor quality.
- Lightweight – Its lightweight design allows the bassinet to be moved from room to room easily.
- Quick to assemble – Moms (and dads) report that it’s super easy and quick to assemble, a win in every parent’s playbook.
- Soft mesh siding makes it safe for a baby who is “on the roll.”
- Parents complain that the accompanying mattress won’t lay flat which presents potentially hazardous sleeping conditions for a newborn.
- Safety straps that connect to beds are not compatible with all sizes of mattress.
- Doesn’t sit flush and can be a bit wobbly in the legs (something it probably has in common with your bundle of joy).
4. Graco Dream Suite Bassinet
Graco is another well-respected name in the baby industry and their Dream Suite Bassinet has rightfully earned a top place on our list with feature dubbed the “complete bedside care center”.
This bassinet is reversible, with an underside that acts as a changing table. Mobile and convenient, the bassinet has lockable wheels that makes it easy to move around the house.
- Features soft toys for visual stimulation, accompanied by two extra-relaxing vibration modes.
- Wheels allow you to bring your sleeping baby wherever you are, safely and quietly.
- Changing table supports weights up to 30 pounds, saving you money as your baby grows.
- This bassinet has a higher negative review rate than others on our list. One of the most prominent claims: The bassinet mattress sags after a couple of weeks creating an unbreathable pocket that babies can get stuck in.
- Reviewers report this is difficult to assemble, some even stating they had to return it because they couldn’t put it together.
3. Delta Children Deluxe Moses Bassinet
The Delta Children’s company is the leading manufacturer of safe baby products. Parents looking for the best baby bassinet have to consider the Delta Children Deluxe. Not only has it won awards, like the Brit + Co Best Bassinet of 2019 award, but 70% of its reviews are five stars.
This bassinet can be attached to the stable stand or used without as a soft bassinet. It has great sound and light features and a light-reducing canopy.
- The Delta brands safety standards are unbeatable.
- Super convenient dual-use bassinet – able to be used with or without the stand
- Has wheels that allow it to be moved to whatever room you are in.
- While the bassinet is portable inside your home, it doesn’t have a collapsible feature for on-the-go carry.
- Some reviewers claim the noise features are a little too loud.
- The weight limit is pretty low, only able to hold up to 15 pounds maximum.
2. Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Bassinet
Fisher-Price has long been a household name in the infant-accessories industry. For parents looking for the best baby bassinet, this one is a great contender. The sleeper provides soothing vibrations and calming light displays, as well as a sway motion that can be generated by your baby’s natural motions.
But, reviewers complain that the mesh siding is too rough and that the automatic 30 minute timer for lights and sounds is a burden.
- Bassinet comes with a removable light-up mobile that can be used as a hand held toy.
- Self-swaying feature keeps baby asleep for longer, but can also be locked to limit movement when you aren’t in the room.
- Has a large mesh caddy underneath for quick diaper, wipe and paci access – a huge plus for sleepy moms in the middle of the night.
- More than one reviewer claimed that the rough mesh actually cut their little one’s toes and feet.
- Batteries are expensive and with all the light and sound features your baby is bound to love, you could be spending a fortune.
- This sleeper is reportedly bulky and wide, minimizing it’s portability.
1. Dream On Me Karley Bassinet
- Available in an array of super cute designs like chevron, pink floral and purple polka-dot.
- Super portable design allows for freedom and flexibility.
- Dual Canopy protects your baby from bugs and unwanted kisses – whether they be fur-baby licks or grandparent smooches.
- Reviewers say this bassinet is true to its weight limit, easily holding up against 25 lbs.
- This bassinet is simple in design and doesn’t have any sound or light features.
- Reviewers claim the mattress provided doesn’t come with sheets, which can be difficult to find in the right size from an outside source.
- Parents who have used this bassinet are concerned that the mesh used is too thick to allow for proper air flow.
Wrapping Things Up
It’s hard to pick the absolute best baby bassinet, considering the needs of each family differs. With so many options on the market, the bassinets on our list are some of the most highly rated and frequently purchased sleepers.
The best thing you can do for your baby is research sleepers so you can find a bassinet that feels right by your own opinion and share your feedback with moms just like you.
If you’ve tried any of the bassinets on our list, share your thoughts and experiences or make a recommendation for another that you think should be on the list.
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