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The best rocking bassinets are those that can be rocked right from your bed, so you don’t have to get up at night. When you see your baby starting to fuss and move around, you can gently rock them back to sleep.

What to Consider When Looking for a Rocking Bassinet

  • You may want to have the option to lock your bassinet and keep it from rocking. You may find that the baby wakes up when he/she moves and triggers the rocking sensation.
  • Look for sturdy bassinets, the last thing you want is a bassinet that can tip easily.
  • You might want mesh sides as they allow for you to see your baby, so you can tell when they need to be rocked back to sleep.
  • The mattress should fit snuggly in the bassinet; there shouldn’t be any gaps between the edge of the mattress and the sides of the bassinet.
  • Make sure the bed has lots of support and won’t sag.
  • Do you want your bassinet to be portable? Or will it mostly stay in one place? Foldable bassinets are great for travel, bassinets on castors can quickly be moved from one room to another.
  • How much space do you have for a bassinet? Measure your doorways to make sure the bassinet can fit through them when fully assembled.
  • Do you need storage space? A storage basket makes keeping diapers, and other accessories close by.

The Top 10 Rockable Bassinets for 2019


Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Bassinet

I love the smooth rocking motion that this bassinet has, with just an index finger, you can easily sway baby back to sleep.

Features:

  • A night light makes it easy to see your baby at night.
  • A projector light gives baby something to look at and can be taken off the bassinet to be used in other areas of your house. I love this feature because you can continue to use it with a toddler.
  • Mobile with cute toys for your baby to look at.
  • You can lock the swaying motion if you would rather have your baby be stationary, this is great because not all babies like the rocking motion when they move in their sleep.
  • Has music and sounds to help calm baby and drown out household sounds that might disturb baby’s sleep.
  • Large and sturdy.
  • Has an under storage shelf for small baby items.


Have a look on Amazon and see if this bassinet is right for you.

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Fisher-Price Auto Rock ‘n Play Soothing Sleeper with SmartConnect

The coolest thing about this bassinet is that you can connect it to your phone! You can control the rocking speed and change the light projection without having to stop what you are doing. You can also save your favorite settings, so it is super easy to find them again.

Features:

  • Extra cushions on the side to make it nice and cozy.
  • Gentle white noise and music sound that you can turn on if needed.
  • The canopy blocks out light from your overhead lighting; this is especially helpful if you want to keep baby in the room with you during the day and want to keep the lights on.
  • Perfect incline for safe and comfortable sleeping, this allows you to lay baby down right after feeding without having to worry about them choking on the eventual spit up.
  • The fabric is VERY easy to remove and put back on when it needs washing.
  • Two rocking speeds and two customizable modes for nap and night time.
  • Mobile toys are removable, so if you don’t want them, you can remove them.
  • The auto locking feature helps keep baby asleep and saves you from having to rock it all the time manually.


There are many features to love in this bassinet, all at a very affordable price. Head over to Amazon and check it out.


SNOO Smart Sleeper

This bassinet is loaded with the latest technology for a smart sleeping experience. Don’t let it’s classic design fool you, it is jam-packed with responsive technology that reacts to your baby’s cries.

Features:

  • Soothes baby with a constant rumbling sound and rocking motion so you can get some sleep at night or a break during the day. No more baby waking up after 15 minutes!
  • This bassinet automatically responds to cries and adjusts it’s white noise level and rocking to calm the baby down, this is an excellent feature if you are in the middle of working, cleaning, or cooking. You won’t have to stop what you are doing to go over and rock baby back to sleep.
  • The large, flat surface is safe for baby, and the mesh sides let you see in.
  • Works with an app that logs your baby’s sleep and lets you adjust motion, sound, and cry sensitivity, so you can customize it to suit your baby’s needs.
  • A 30 day, no-risk trail lets you try SNOO without the risk of committing. Just return it within 30 days for your money back! This gives you peace of mind that you can return it if you don’t like it.
  • Comes with a mattress and fitted sheet, so you don’t have to hunt for one that fits.
  • Has a gentle preemie mode as well as a weaning mode for the transition to a crib.
  • A SNOO sack holds baby in and prevents them from rolling over. This bassinet comes with 3 SNOO sacks of various sizes, so you don’t have to worry about it not fitting your baby.


Many parents are in love with this bassinet for helping their baby sleep. Sleep deprivation is tough on anyone, so if there is something that can help you and your baby have a full nights rest, it is a priceless asset! I wish this bassinet was around when my kids were babies.

Learn more about SNOO Smart Sleeper by visiting Amazon with the link below.

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2in1 Rocking Bassinet One-Second Fold Travel Crib

I love this little bassinet because it is super easy to pack up and take with you wherever you need to go. It can be a rocking bassinet, or you can change the footing to make it stationary.

Features:

  • Very sturdy and compact. It has a small footprint and can fit into a tight space, but the bassinet is large enough to accommodate babies of all sizes.
  • Folds into a small size and comes with a carrying case, this makes it easy to fold up when not in use or bring it with you when you are out visiting.
  • Mesh sides let you see in and check on baby and whether he/she is still asleep.
  • If you have a large newborn, this is an excellent bassinet because there is so much room for baby to grow.
  • The folding mechanism is super easy to use. Merely pull the nylon strap found in the center crease of the mattress.
  • The tote bag is large enough that you don’t feel like you are trying to cram the folded bassinet into it.


If you are looking for a bassinet that folds easily for travel, this is the one for you. The only issue people have is finding sheets for it, as it doesn’t come with one. I had a peak around on Amazon and found fitted sheets that work.

Head over to Amazon to learn more.

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Graco DreamGlider Gliding Swing and Sleeper

We love to hold our babies, and babies love to be held, but we can’t always hold them, sometimes we need to be able to set them down so we can cook ourselves a meal or tend to other children. This swing/sleeper provides the perfect environment for your baby to feel like they are being held.

Not all babies like to sleep on a flat, firm surface, and much prefer being rocked, swaddled, and slightly at an angle, which this swing provides.

Features:

  • This product offers two uses; it can be a swing as well as a sleeper. You can put your baby in it during the day, so they have somewhere safe to play while you tend to other things, and when they are ready to nap you can recline baby and let them sleep.
  • 2 vibration speeds, 6 gliding speeds, 10 melodies, and 5 nature sounds. With so many options, you can play around with it and see what your baby likes best.
  • Can be plugged in if you are near an outlet, or run off of batteries if you are not.
  • The one-hand recline lever lets you easy recline baby if they fall asleep in the swing.
  • Overhead toy bar has three cute little owls on it for your baby’s viewing pleasure.
  • The fabric is gender-neutral and fits many different types of decor, so you don’t have to worry about it looking like an 80’s prom dress.
  • A sturdy base that animals or other small children can’t knock over.


The Graco DreamGlider has been a life saver for many parents, as you can see by reading the Amazon reviews. Click the link below to see them for yourself.

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Lily Pod Bassinet/ Cradle by Green Frog

If you want a bassinet that looks great in your home, this fits the bill. The Lily Pod Bassinet is a rocking bassinet that has a modern, beautiful aesthetic to it. And it is super easy to move around.

Features:

  • This bassinet doesn’t look as light as it is, it’s only 15.2 pounds, which is about the same weight as a house cat.
  • Custom designed wheels make it easy to pick up the bassinet and slide it where you need it to go, perfect for holding baby and moving the bassinet at the same time.
  • The company that makes this bassinet has excellent customer service, so if you have a problem, they will quickly work to solve it.
  • The simple design is perfect if you are a minimalist.
  • Fabric and mattress cover is removable and machine washable for easy cleaning.
  • Breathable sides let air flow through, you won’t feel like your baby is over-enclosed.
  • If you need to take this bassinet with you, the snap-on legs and rockers are easy to remove. The bassinet comes with a travel bag, making it easy to take where you need to go.
  • This bassinet does not have the option to be stationary, but because it rocks back and forth rather than side to side, you don’t have to worry about baby getting suctioned to the side of the bassinet because of the rocking.
  • The rocking motion is gentle and smooth, no jerking or abrupt movements, so you don’t have to be concerned about baby being startled.


If you are looking for a simple, nott-to-frilly, to-the-point, rocking bassinet, this is the choice for you. You don’t need all the extra features like vibration, sound, and lights. Just a comfortable, warm bassinet that you can rock.

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Ingenuity FoldAway Rocking Wood Bassinet

An excellent bassinet for newborns, I love the simple, wooden design of this bassinet and the ability to change it from a rocking bassinet to a stationary bassinet.

Features:

  • This bassinet is so easy to fold up in one motion, making it easy to save space when not in use, or take traveling.
  • The legs can be in rocking or stationary mode, so you can change it as you see fit.
  • This bassinet is stylish, with neutral colors and lovely dark wood, it would look great in your home.
  • The feet are slip-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about it sliding around on your hard floor.
  • A removable overhead canopy protects your baby’s eyes from bright overhead lighting.
  • Premium fabric gives baby privacy but also allows for proper airflow.
  • Assembly is very easy, pull the bassinet out of the box and attach the canopy, no tools needed!
  • Easy to clean, all the fabric zips off and can be thrown in the washing machine – perfect for a busy mom.


This bassinet is very beautiful, modern, and chic. It does, however only go up to 15 pounds, so if you are having a large baby, it may not be right for you.

Ninna Nanna Bassinet in Charcoal with White Base by Monte Design

This is a perfect bassinet if you are looking for a stylish design and a bassinet that is free of flame retardants. I love how beautiful this bassinet is, as well as the fact that it is made in Canada.

Features:

  • Removable and machine washable micro suede covers the side of this bassinet and makes for a beautiful, elegant look.
  • Comes with 2 fitted sheets, a light brown and a dark brown, so you don’t have to try to search for ones that will look good and fit.
  • Goes well with modern bedroom decor.
  • Lots of space for baby, the oval bassinet is large.
  • The basket is removable from the base, so you can transport it around the house, and use it as a storage bin when baby has grown out of it.
  • The very subtle rocking motion will calm your baby rather than jerk them around.
  • You can purchase replacement fabric for the sides and other parts if you need them, this way you can use the bassinet for multiple children and still have it looking new.

Head on over to Amazon to learn more and read reviews.

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BabyBjorn Cradle

BabyBjorn is a very trusted brand that has been making safe baby products for many years. The BabyBjorn cradle is no exception; you will love the sturdy base that doesn’t wreck your floors and the easy to remove, machine washable mesh fabric that allows for simple cleaning.

Features:

  • JPMA certified so you can rest easy that this bassinet meets all safety standards.
  • Gently rocks so you can lull your baby back to sleep. The rocking motion will also be triggered by baby’s movements, so if you are busy, the bassinet will do the work.
  • Lightweight and easy to move, so you can have it in the bedroom and then move it to the kitchen at mealtime.
  • The fabric is guaranteed not to contain harmful chemicals, so you know that your baby isn’t breathing in toxic air as they sleep.
  • Easy to rock with just an index finger.
  • You can feel safe putting your baby in this bassinet, it is sturdy, and you can see your baby in it.
  • Because it is so well built, you can use this cradle for future children, and it folds down very small, so you can store it when it’s not in use.


Have a look at Amazon and read through the reviews to see if this bassinet is right for you.

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SpiritOne Lightweight Foldable Baby Bassinet Rocking Bed with Mosquito Net

I love that this is a rocking bassinet that can be used outdoors, the mosquito net will protect your baby from bugs.

  • Excellent for using outdoors, so you can have a barbeque on your deck and still have baby where you can see them.
  • Change the leg position to take it from rocking, to stationary, so you get the best of both worlds.
  • Quick folding for easy transport and storage. Bring it outside with you to the garden effortlessly.
  • Side storage pockets allow you to bring a few diapers and accessories along.

There are no reviews on Amazon for this product yet, but I wanted to include it as an option for those wanting to bring their baby outdoors.

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Conclusion

There is our list of the top rocking bassinets of 2019! Share this list with anyone looking for a rocking bassinet and leave any questions in the comments below so we can answer.


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