Parents with small spaces such as apartments, tiny homes, of small bedrooms may want to opt for a small bassinet over a larger bassinet or crib. A bassinet is a wonderful way to keep your baby close to you, they are portable and easy to set up anywhere.
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What to Look for in a Bassinet for a Small Space
A small base. You don’t want a bassinet that has a large base that takes up a lot of space. A compact and simple design.
Portability – a bassinet that is easy to move is best for a small space. Wheels make it easy to moves bassinet, but make sure they can lock.
Lightweight – so it is easy to pick up and move.
Bassinets that go right up next to your bed (co-sleepers) can save a lot of space.
Things to Consider in Your Search
Measure the areas you are wanting to put the bassinet. Look at the base measurements of the bassinets you are considering buying.
Consider whether you want extra features in your bassinet. Some features include the ability to play music, or vibrate to soothe your baby, and attached mobiles.
Decide if you want your bassinet to be able to rock. A rocking bassinet can be handy for soothing a crying baby. If you opt for one that rocks, make sure it has a good lock for when you want it to remain still.
The Best Bassinets for Small Spaces
I have scoured the internet for the best bassinets to fit into small spaces. I have compared various brands and looked at their customer satisfaction as well as their actual size dimensions.
My choices for the best bassinets for small spaces are based on:
The bassinet being compact (I have taken into account the actual product dimensions and chose bassinets with a small footprint)
Customer reviews (I have chosen bassinets that consistently please the people who have bought them)
Product safety (I have only chosen bassinets that meet safety regulations and standards)
This is an excellent choice if you are looking for a more traditional style bassinet. The babybjorn cradle is smaller than many of the other similar-style bassinets I have looked at. Product Dimensions: 31 x 23 x 26 inches.
transparent mesh fabric
fits 8 lbs – 17 lbs
JPMA Certified Product
compact, cozy cradle
easy to pick up and move
modern, minimal design
waterproof mattress cover
mesh is removable and machine washable
easy to setup
easy to rock
breathable mesh sides allow you to see baby
stable and sturdy
no way to stop it from rocking when baby moves
some people find it too low
have to purchase separate sheets
warning labels are sewn on and difficult to remove
A co-sleeper is excellent for keeping your baby close to you at night, without having them right in your bed. A co-sleeper also takes up little space because it is right beside your bed. Product Dimensions: 31 x 20 x 34 inches.
attaches to parental bed via an adjustable length strap that goes under the mattress
wheels for easy movement
bottom storage baskets
fits baby’s up to 20 lbs
wheels function well and have a brake
adjustable leg height
sides can be folded down and locked in place for co-sleeper or stood up for use as a standalone
easy to put together
lots of area for storing baby essentials
perfect height for right beside the bed
you can't buy regular co-sleeper sheets, you must buy MINI co-sleeper sheets.
This one is great because it doubles as a play space for baby. It can be used for naps as well as awake time. The automatic rocking option is excellent for keeping baby asleep. Product dimensions: 22.8 x 32.3 x 24.4 inches.
sleeper and playtime seat in one
hands free rocking motion
plays songs and has 3 sound effects
AC plugin, so no need for batteries
great for babies with reflux
can set timer for rocking and can rock for up to 6 hours
cover is easy to wash
easy to setup
keeps baby soothed with movement and sound
some people find it noisy
could use a longer power cord
some people have had problems with the motor not functioning
KEEP BABY SAFELY BY YOUR BED: A great alternative to bed sharing, this bedside sleeper keeps Baby close the slim base with wheels easily slides under your bed, sofa or chair making it a safe, separate space for your baby
ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT: 5 adjustable heights allow you to pick the height that works for your bed clear view | Mesh sides provide an unobstructed view of Baby and help with airflow
LIGHT & MOBILE:Set up the Traveler Portable Bassinet in a jiffy, thanks to snap-on legs & a one-piece top structure.A lightweight aluminium frame makes it easy to carry around.Folds & stores compactly in the provided travel bag making it easily portable
COMFORTABLE & CONVENIENT FABRIC: The bassinet is made of a polyester foam fabric that is soft and safe. It comes with a full mesh design on the sides that ensures optimal ventilation and visibility. The zipper cover is detachable and easy to clean
MATTRESS CONVENIENCE: The Traveler comes with a padded mattress that is easy to remove and fold for compact storage. Don’t worry about your child making a mess – simply remove the mattress and wash it! The mattress dimensions are 33.5Lx20Wx1H inches
STYLISH DESIGN: The Traveler Portable Bassinet is spacious and boasts of a contemporary and clean design. It comes in five beautiful finishes, such as Berry, Cloud Grey, Starlight Blue, Twinkle Grey and Fusion Coral which allow it to blend into any decor
KEY SPECS: The bassinet dimensions are 34L x17.4W x 24.4H inches. It weighs 7.05 lbs and the maximum weight limit it can take is 25 lbs
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 the CPSC & 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
Removable control unit can be used a tabletop soother as your baby grows
Flat sleeping surface, mesh sides, nightlight option, and convenient storage area
The Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Bassinet follows baby’s lead with swaying motions that respond to their natural movements (or your gentle push). Set the scene for snoozing with lights, music or sounds, and vibrations from the soother, which goes from crib-side to tabletop as baby grows.
9-Delta Children Deluxe 2-in-1 Moses Bedside Bassinet Portable Crib
2 IN 1 DESIGN: Portable Moses basket securely attaches to the bassinet stand; Use the Moses basket on its own or attach it to the stand for a stationary bassinet for baby
LIGHTS, SOUNDS, VIBRATIONS: The attached electronic pod plays peaceful music, emits gentle vibrations and features a soft glow nightlight; KEEPS BABY HAPPY: Two plush hanging toys attached to the canopy will stimulate Baby's visual senses if they wake
BLOCKS LIGHT: Adjustable canopy offers light blocking protection during daytime naps; WHEEL AROUND: Easy roll wheels to move from room to room; ELEGANT FABRICS: Quilted fabrics create a cozy environment; Includes 1 Inches mattress
EASY TO REACH STORAGE: Convenient storage under the bassinet keeps blankets, diapers or other supplies nearby; POWER SOURCE: Requires three AA batteries (not included)
Mattress cover is machine washable; SIZE: 37 Inches L x 21 Inches W x 39 Inches H; Easy assembly requires no tools; YOUR CHILD’S SAFETY IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY: JPMA certified to meet or exceed all safety standards set by the CPSC & ASTM