If you are a new mom, one of the most necessary nursery items you need to have is a baby bassinet. It is difficult to get used to your baby’s routine during the first few months and you need all the help youo can get. A baby bassinet is a temporary bed for your baby that you can set up right next to your bed, which makes it easy to hear and tend to your child, especially in the middle of the night. There are many different types of bassinets out there, so to help you decide which best suits your needs, here are the top 10 best bassinets available:
10. Graco Travel Lite Crib with Stages, Manor
If you are someone who likes your things to be multi-functional, then this is definitely a “must have” for you and your baby. It is a portable, wheeled crib and playpen, which also has a one-of-a-kind height adjustable, removable bassinet that “grows” with your baby. It is lightweight and easily portable, thanks to its compact, push button fold and convenient carry bag. It has a removable canopy with soft toys to soothe and entertain your baby. The mesh sides provide great air circulation to keep the child comfortable either sleeping or awake. It is easy to clean with just some household soap and warm water and will quickly drip dry.
9. Inglesina Trilogy Bassinet, Positano
The ergonomic grip and integrated carry handle make this a wonderful bassinet option for any parent “on the go”. It has an adjustable canopy and reclining backrest with an easy-to-use front control mechanism, as well as a protective apron that helps shield the child in all types of weather. It also has mesh sides and a special airflow control device and windows with adjustable openings, which allow you to regulate the air circulating in and around the baby.
8. Arm’s Reach Concepts Co-Sleeper Bassinet Mini Arc, Natural
This curved bassinet easily attaches to the side of your bed so you can keep your baby close and safe while you sleep. It has breathable mesh sides and wheels on one end that allow for easy mobility and the extra-large storage shelf underneath will easily hold all of your baby products. Designed so it is easy to reach over, pick up and tend to your child while you stay in bed, it is a great choice for moms who have had Caesarean deliveries.
7. BabyHome Air Bassinet –Rose
Weighing in at only thirteen pounds, this easily collapsible bassinet is extremely lightweight and portable. It has a sturdy transport bag with an attached shoulder strap to make it simple to pick up and go. There are three different leg settings, which enable you to use the hidden wheels to move it around, lock the wheels to keep it stationary or retract the wheels so you can use the rocking base to put your child to sleep. It has a breathable changing pad that has a zipper attachment, sturdy magnetized vent closures, a mesh window for proper airflow and adjustable sleeping positions. There are several side pockets to store whatever items you need to keep handy for your baby. All of the materials used are hypoallergenic and easily washable, including the handmade lamb’s wool and coco-husk fiber mattress, fitted sheet and changing pad.
6. Kolcraft Cuddle ‘N Care 2-in-1 Bassinet and Incline Sleeper, Emerson
This great looking bassinet has a removable incline sleeper attachment, developed with the help of medical professionals, that helps ensure proper alignment for your sleeping baby. It has locking wheels that allow easy mobility and security and an added bonus is that it easily converts to a rocking bassinet. The included Light Vibes electronic unit offers a soft-glow check light and can be set to a variety of soft vibrations while it plays classical music or soothing nature sounds. It has a canopy mobile with three plush bear toys to help stimulate and entertain your child and a large storage basket keeps baby items nearby and easy to reach.
5. Contours Classique Wood Bassinet, Orion by Kolcraft
The four locking casters keep this combination baby bassinet and changing table securely in place or easily unlocked to move it where you need it. It has a full-sized bassinet and changing table as well as a removable Moses basket. The three-tiered canopy can be adjusted to keep the sun off the child any time of day. The bassinet is well padded and has mesh sides to allow for proper air circulation. It comes with a washable vinyl covered mattress with its own washable terrycloth fitted sheet. It also has a deluxe hanging organizer and diaper stacker so you can keep everything you need for your baby close at hand.
4. Brica Fold ‘n Go Travel Bassinet
This is the ultimate “pick up and go” bassinet, which, at only 2.4 pounds, is also the lightest and most portable you will find. It is made with breathable mesh panels, with integrated carry handles, attached to a strong and durable double-locking tubular steel frame. It has a four-point Safe-T-Lock System and a dual release mechanism for added safety and security. The mattress is sealed and well padded, which ensures the ultimate in travel and sleeping comfort for your baby.
3. Summer Infant Soothe & Sleep Bassinet with Motion, Lila
This quilted bassinet features elegant embroidered bedding, including a machine washable mattress sheet and short skirt, which hides the large storage basket underneath. It has an adjustable canopy to block any unnecessary lighting and four locking casters for safety and easy mobility. It has a built-in music player, which features four musical melodies, two soothing nature calls and one calming womb sound with coordinating vibrations, which will help while you put your baby to sleep. This music module also has an integrated twenty-minute timer with an auto-shutoff feature.
2. Badger Basket Elegance Round Baby Bassinet, White with White Eyelet
This uniquely round oversized bassinet has a large sleeping area and comes with a vinyl-covered foam mattress pad and full set of bedding, including a skirt and bumper. It has caster wheels, which make it simple to move around where you need it and a convenient storage shelf on the base helps keep the necessary baby items nearby and organized. It has a full-sized, adjustable draped canopy that allows you to shield the baby from any unnecessary light during their sleep.
1. Ninna Nanna Bassinet in Charcoal with White Base by Monte Design
Imported from our neighbors to the North, this Canadian made, handcrafted bassinet is crafted with the highest quality materials. The removable basket has a soft protective lining, which is also removable and made with machine washable micro suede. It includes two fitted, 100% cotton sheets for the waterproof mattress. The solid birch frame has a rocker base, which is a great help in putting your child to sleep for an afternoon nap or for the night. When the baby outgrows it, this bassinet is great to use as storage for all your baby’s toys and stuffed animals.