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The 10 Best Bassinets for Newborns 2022

Abe Akira
  Nov 29, 2022 5:01 PM

Bassinets are a wonderful item for you to have when you have a newborn baby, because they give you somewhere safe to place the baby when you need to get something done, or just to give your arms a break! Bassinets work best for newborns because they can only be used until babies can move around on their own (about 4 months of age).


Overview

What to Consider When Purchasing a Bassinet for Your Newborn

  • Make sure it is safety certified and has JPMA (Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association) approval.
  • What features do you want? Do you need storage? Lights or sounds? Do you want it to be able to rock?
  • Where will the bassinet be located? Does it need to be portable? Or will it stay in one place?
  • What kind of bedding does the bassinet have? Look for bedding that is machine washable.
  • Do you want it to have a canopy?

You want a safe and comfortable bassinet for your baby. Follow these tips to find the best bassinet for your newborn. 

  • Choose a bassinet or cradle with a sturdy bottom and a wide, stable base.
  • There should be no sharp points or edges on the inside or outside or small parts that could be a choking hazard.
  • If the bassinet or cradle is made of wood, it should be free of splinters.
  • Make sure the mattress or pad is smooth and extra firm and fits snugly.
  • The mattress or pad in a bassinet or cradle should be no more than 1½ inches thick.
  • Look for a bassinet with mesh sides for breathability.
  • Keep the receipt and all packaging and materials that come with the product. You'll need them in case you decide to return the bassinet or cradle.

Review

1-Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Bassinet

If you are in the market for a bassinet that comes with many extra features, this is the one for you. My favorite aspect of this bassinet is the night light. What a great way to be able to see your baby, and to be able to see around the room if you need to get up at night.

Features

  • 30 minutes of calming vibrations, music, and sounds, to help your baby sleep
  • Optional lock-out to minimize swaying motion, so that you can disable the rocking motion, in case it tends to wake your baby up. 
  • Soothing projection light, to give baby something to look at. You can remove this projector and use it anywhere.
  • Overhead mobile with twinkly stars, for keeping baby interested, and help you get some rest.
  • Mesh sides so you can see baby and baby can see you.
  • This bassinet is best for staying in one place, as it doesn't have wheels for you to be able to easily move it around.
  • Easy to assemble, takes about 15 minutes and the instructions are easy to follow.
  • JPMA certified so you can rest easy.

Pros

  • Calming sway motion generated by you or baby.
  • Dual-mode lighting. Choose from soothing projection and night light (Light projection unit is removable & can be used as a tabletop soother.)
  • Flat sleeping surface with deluxe overhead mobile
  • 30 minutes of calming vibrations, music and sounds
  • Optional lock-out to minimize swaying motion

Cons

  • Can't adjust height

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2-SwaddleMe By Your Bed Sleeper

If you want your baby to be able to sleep beside you, but not co-sleep, this bassinet will do the job. My favorite feature of this bassinet is the fact that the sleeping surface can be slightly angled, in case your baby has digestion problems. I love that this bassinet has a side rock motion so that you don't have to get out of bed to rock the baby back to sleep.

Features

  • 2 Speed vibration to lull baby back to sleep
  • Plays nature sounds or lullabies, to help drown out other household noises (pets or other children, you singing while sweeping, etc)
  • Adjusts to your bed height so you can look your cute little darling in the eyes.
  • Legs slide under the bed so that you can put the bassinet as close to your bed as possible.
  • Mesh sides allow for visibility and breathability.
  • Machine washable insert, because who has time for hand-washing!

Pros

  • Polyurethane,mesh
  • Mesh sides provide a clear view of baby and help air circulate to protect baby from overheating
  • Sturdy metal frame fold flat for travel
  • Soft, comfortable fabrics
  • Includes mattress pad and fitted sheet. Mattress pad filling is 100% Polyurethane Foam. Interior measurement is 29.5 x 13.5 inches
  • Age Range: Birth until baby begins to push up or roll over

Cons

  • The pad provided is not water proof

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3-Ingenuity FoldAway Rocking Wood Bassinet

What I love about this bassinet is the ability to fold it up and put it away when you aren't using it. It is perfect for a small space, or for moving around and using in different parts of your house.

Feature

  • Two modes: use rock mode to soothe your baby or stay quiet while sleeping
  • More air flow creates a cooler and more comfortable space to rest
  • Foldable portable design for easy transport and storage
  • Spacious crib for a more comfortable sleeping environment
  • Mattress size = 21" x 31.5". Shape-Oval; Maximum Weight: 15.0 (lb)
  • Nice and neutral design for boys or girls

Pros

  • Legs can be adjusted to be stationary or to rock, so you can gently lull the baby to sleep.
  • A canopy gives the baby a bit of privacy and can block out any overhead lights in the room.
  • Lightweight and easy to move around so you don't have to leave it in one spot. Take it to the living room while you are watching TV, or to the kitchen while you are making dinner.
  • Neutral colors that will match well with your decor.
  • Slip-resistant feet to keep the bassinet from moving around.
  • The mattress pad is machine washable for easy clean-up.

Cons

  • No castors.

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4-BRICA Fold N' Go Travel Bassinet

If you are looking for a bassinet that can travel out of the house with you, this is the one for you. I love how easy this bassinet is to fold up and take out of the house, you can visit friends and still have somewhere safe for the baby to sleep.

Features

  • Safe, durable, lightweight travel pod for infants                             
  • Breathable mesh panels, removable and locking steel frame provide comfort and security     
  • Folds flat for storage and weighs less than 3 lbs. for easy transport                                          
  • Assembled dimensions: 30” x 21.25” x 11.75”                                 
  • Discontinue use once infant begins to push up on hands and knees or has reached 15 lbs.
  • Care and cleaning: spot or wipe clean; sheets are machine washable                                       
  • Maximum weight: 15 lbs.    

Pros

  • Breathable mesh fabric so you can see the baby.
  • A 4-point locking system keeps the bassinet securely unfolded while you are using it.
  • Lightweight and easy for you to fold up and carry around, has a convenient carrying handle.
  • Safe, firm sleeping mattress.
  • Comes with a fitted sheet, no need to try and hunt for a sheet that fits.
  • Super slim when it is folded up, you can fit it in a suitcase!

Cons

  •  the mesh sides are high.

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5-SwaddleMe by Your Side Sleeper, Deluxe

This bassinet is perfect if you want your baby to be on your bed but in their own safe space. My sister had one of these bassinets and she liked the ease of mind it gave her at night, knowing that her baby wasn't going to be rolled on in the night.

Features

  • 100% Polyester
  • Provides a clear view of baby. Mesh sides help air circulate to protect baby from overheating.
  • Folds flat for travel; Sturdy metal frame
  • Soft, comfortable fabrics
  • Includes mattress pad and fitted sheet; 100% Polyester
  • Detachable sound, light and vibration unit plays heartbeat, nature sounds and music to help little ones fall asleep

Pros

  • Sturdy metal frame so you know it is strong and won't break.
  • Included mattress pad and fitted sheet for a comfortable and safe sleeping surface.
  • Mesh sides let you see the baby and allows the baby to stay cool.
  • Part of the side wall is compressible so you can easily reach the baby.
  • Folds up for easy travel and can fit in your suitcase.

Cons

  • Would not be comfortable in a Queen bed with two adults

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6-Delta Children Sweet Beginnings Bassinet

You will love this #1 Bestseller on Amazon because it comes with everything you need in a stationary bassinet, a removable canopy, under storage, and light and sound-making component.

Features 

  • Lights and sounds: Features a calming nightlight and soothing music. Baby bassinet requires 4 AA batteries (not included)
  • Perfect for naps or bedtime: Adjustable, removable canopy helps block light to create a serene sleep environment
  • Easy to use: Large storage basket provides ample storage for all things baby | Locking wheels for easy room-to-room mobility | Includes mattress pad and fitted sheet
  • Size: 21 L x 35.5 D x 45.5 H inches
  • We put your baby's safety first: JPMA certified to meet or exceed all safety standards set by the CPSC and ASTM

Pros

  • Calming night light and soothing music are great for comforting the baby and giving you time to rest.
  • Large storage basket for essentials such as diapers and wipes. No need for you to get up at night to find these items.
  • Machine washable fabric.
  • Has lockable wheels so you can move it when you need to and secure it when you have it where you need it.
  • JPMA certified and meets or exceeds safety recommendations, for your peace of mind.
  • Stable base so you don't have to worry about it tipping over.
  • The canopy is removable so if you decide you don't want it, you can easily take it off.
  • Easy to set up, all you need is a Phillips screwdriver and some batteries for the music and lightbox.
  • The price is super affordable if you are on a budget.

Cons

  • The metal tube framing is thin and flimsy.

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7-BABYBJORN Cradle

The BabyBjorn is my favorite bassinet, you will love the sleek design and how lovely it will look in your home. The BabyBjorn Cradle is proud to be JPMA certified and the ultimate safe space for a sleeping baby.

Features

  • Lulls your baby to sleep with relaxing, gentle rocking movement
  • JPMA Certified Product with low height and transparent mesh fabrics allowing for secure supervision of your baby
  • Easy to move around the house so you can always have your child close to you day and night
  • Soft, breathable and airy sides and simple design with no bars or loose parts to trap tiny hands or feet
  • From newborn (8 lbs) to approximately six months (17 lbs);Legs: wood and steel
  • Main fabric, mesh fabric and padding 100% polyester. Airy mesh fabric gives you good supervision

Pros

  • Mesh sides for breathability and viewability.
  • Lightweight and easy for you to pack around.
  • Very nice oval shape with no bars or edges for babies to get their little hands stuck in.
  • The cradle is on a spring suspension system so it has a nice, fluid movement to it. The cradle will rock smoothly with just a gentle push of your index finger.
  • Cradle fabric and waterproof mattress cover are removable and machine washable for easy cleaning.
  • You can feel good knowing that your baby is sleeping on Oeko-Tex Standard approved fabric that is guaranteed to contain no health-hazardous substances.
  • Comes with organic cotton fitted sheet.
  • Beautiful design that will look great in your home.

Cons

  • The height is low.

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8-HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Bassinet

What I love about the Halo is that it is sturdy, has to mesh sides, and is so easy to put right next to your bed, the 360-degree swivel and collapsible sidewall make it easy to reach the baby at night. If you are wanting a bassinet in your room at night, this one is a great choice.

Features

  • HALO BassiNest is beloved by parents and nurses for its safety, comfort, and convenience. Our best-selling HALO BassiNest is the only bassinet with a 360º swivel to keep your newborn close allowing for essential bonding.
  • Designed with mothers in mind, the patented lowering bedside wall makes it easier to care for baby from bed, especially for breastfeeding and C-section moms.
  • Soothing sounds and gentle vibrations create a peaceful environment for your little one to rest safely and comfortably at your side.
  • Includes amber nightlight, amber floorlight, two levels of vibration, and four soothing sounds: heartbeat, white noise, babbling brook, and rainforest (all with auto-shutoff)
  • Two convenient storage pockets keeps baby’s necessities within reach. Now, your little one can rest safely and comfortably at your side. Also includes a waterproof mattress and one machine-washable fitted sheet.

Pros

  • The sidewall lowers so you can easily get to the baby. This makes getting them out of the bassinet in the middle of the night for feeding so much easier.
  • The height of this bassinet is adjustable from 24" to 34" making it super easy to customize it to the height of your bed.
  • The base is stable and the legs are designed to make it easy for you to pull it right close to your bed, the legs fit under your bed nicely.
  • A storage pocket on the side is perfect for storing your nighttime diapers.
  • Heavy and sturdy, so you don't have to worry about it being an unsafe place for your baby.
  • The bassinet swivels, but the base stays put. This makes it safe, but also easy to slide the bassinet out of your way at night if you have to get up to go to the washroom.
  • The swivel motion is smooth and quiet, so it won't wake your baby up.

Cons

  • Recommend for big room

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9-Dream On Me Karley Bassinet

This is a great bassinet because it features a double canopy that gives babies privacy and creates a cozy, womb-like environment for them to sleep in, away from lights and distractions. It also comes in a variety of colors so you can choose the one you like best.

Features

  • Polyester
  • LIGHT & VERSATILE: It comes with a no-tool assembly & quick-folding mechanism.
  • ROOMY INTERIORS: With dimensions of 34.5L x 19.5W x 37H inches, the Karley is as spacious as they come. 
  • STYLISH LOOK: The Karley is made out of a soft, safe and comfortable polyester foam fabric, which is easy to clean.
  • MATTRESS INCLUDED: It includes a dual-sided 1-inch thick mattress pad as recommended by the ASTM & CPSC. Mattress pad specs are 30Lx15Wx1H inches. It meets flame retardants requirement of CPSC.
  • OTHER SPECS: The Karley Bassinet weighs 12.4lbs and is recommended for newborns up to 25lbs. The height with the canopy is 37 inches, height without is 27. Folded Dimension: 19.5 x 6 x 32 H inches

Pros

  • A lightweight aluminum frame is easy for you to pack around.
  • Good size storage basket for your diapers, toys, wipes, etc.
  • 1-inch thick mattress pad for a comfortable and safe sleeping surface.
  • Sets up right out of the box, no assembly required so you can use it right away.
  • Folds easily and is almost completely flat when folded.
  • The two canopies can zipper together so you can keep bugs or cats out.
  • Mesh sides are super breathable.

Cons

  • The "mattress pad" is utter crap.
  • There is no replacement pad.

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10-Simmons Kids Oval City Sleeper Bedside Bassinet 

I love that this bassinet is convertible, you can remove the top bed portion from the metal base. Handles and a quick-release locking mechanism make it easy to safely move the baby in the bed if you need to.

Features

  • ADJUSTABLE FRAME: This bassinet's stable frame features five adjustable height positions
  • MESH SIDES: Mesh sides provide a clear view of Baby and help air circulate. Care & Cleaning: Spot or Wipe Clean
  • EASY TO CLEAN: Included quilted mattress pad cover is waterproof and machine washable;
  • IDEAL SIZE: Assembled dimensions: 31.5Inches L x 19.7Inches W x 25-30 Inches H; Product weight: 22 pounds
  • DESIGNED FOR YOUR BABY'S SAFETY: JPMA certified to meet or exceed all safety standards set by ASTM; GREAT BABY SHOWER GIFT: Give the gift of peace of mind, this bassinet provides new parents a safe, separate sleep space for their baby

Pros

  • Breathable mesh fabric lets the baby move around without being stuck against a non-breathable side.
  • You can use the bassinet as a storage pod after the baby has outgrown it. Use it to store toys or stuffed animals.
  • Stylish and modern design that looks great in your home.
  • Wheels and light weight make it easy to maneuver this bassinet around the house if you need to.
  • Easy to assemble, you can do it in 10 minutes.
  • Lots of storage room underneath. All of your baby essentials are within arms' reach.

Cons

  • The wheels are firm

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Conclusion

There is a lot to love about this bassinet, I especially love the way it looks and the fact that it is a safe space for the baby to sleep.

There you have it! 10 of the best bassinets for your newborn. Let us know in the comments below if you have any questions, we always answer!


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