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These are 6 of the most unique baby bassinets we’ve ever seen

A bassinet is a compact, often portable sleeping space for your baby. Unlike cribs, many of them are portable so you can attach it to your bed, move them around the home and even take it on-the-go. Bassinets are practical for your baby’s first few months when they might not be ready to sleep in their own room yet. If you’re still toying with the idea of a bassinet, take a look at these six unique bassinets to give you some ideas.

Rocking bassinet with bedding included

rocking bassinet
  • Price: $200
  • Measurements: Overall — 28 inches high, 19 inches wide, 33 inches long; basket — 12 inches high, 19 inches wide, 33 inches long
  • Bedding included
  • Colors: Sand or Gray

To be honest, bassinets have come a long way from their woven ancestors. Just check out this rocking bassinet from Mack & Milo’s Shop and you’ll see what I mean. This streamlined, quilted bassinet features two sheer circular panels on either side for better ventilation.

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The rocking feature means you can gently sway your baby to sleep without having to hold them every time. Take the stress out of nap time and keep your baby close with this portable bassinet. It also includes a storage bag for easy handling during short trips.

Travel, zip-up bassinet

compact travel bassinet
  • Price: $109
  • Foam mattress included
  • Measurements: 12.2 inches high, 8.3 inches wide, 16.15 inches long
  • Colors: Gray with black and white lining

This compact travel bassinet from the Harriet Bee Shop means you can travel minimally during quick outings. Simply zip open the diaper bag, and it converts into a bassinet with an included thick mattress for your baby’s comfort. An outside pocket and compartment bag on the inside let you pack essentials like your baby’s bottle, wipes, and a handful of diapers.

Bonus: This bassinet also doubles as a diaper changing pad so you can change your newborn on any surface without worrying about dirt. Lastly, the long shoulder strap lets you carry the bag comfortably and leaves your arms free to push a stroller or carry your child.

Tall detachable bassinet with soothing features

bassinet with music player
  • Price: $178
  • Measurements: 39 inches high, 21 inches wide, 37 inches long
  • Bedding included
  • Colors: Gray with blue and white accents

If you want a bassinet with added features that will help your baby sleep, consider this bassinet with music player and glow nightlight from the Harriet Bee Shop. The electronic pod also emits vibrations to soothe your baby whether they’re awake or asleep. During the daytime, the canopy shields your baby from light so they can sleep peacefully.

If you want to detach the basket, side handles make it easy to move it around. Moreover, a storage basket underneath is handy for keeping extra blankets, toys, and diaper supplies nearby.

Modern walnut rocking bassinet

Modern walnut rocking bassinet
  • Price: $400
  • Measurements: Overall — 25 inches high, 21 inches wide, 31 inches long; basket — 10 inches high, 21 inches wide, 31 inches long
  • Bedding included
  • Colors: Gray or Navy

Baby Castle’s sleek rocking bassinet is a great addition for your modern nursery or home. The stylish walnut rocking base and chrome legs make for a stylish bassinet that won’t clutter a room. Plush sides all around and an included foam mattress means your baby sleeps in comfort. We know bassinets can get soiled quickly, so you’ll be glad to know that you can remove the basket fabric and toss it in the wash with no problem.

This bassinet is suitable for babies up to 6 months old.

Swivel bassinet

swivel bassinet
  • Price: $280
  • Measurements: Overall — 36 inches high, 22 inches wide, 45 inches long; basket — 33.5 inches high, 22 inches wide
  • Bedding included
  • Colors: Riverstone, Herringbone, Luna, Pebble

Sleep closely next to your baby and keep them safe in their own space with Halo’s swivel bassinet. The swivel feature lets you rotate the basket toward you when it’s placed next to your bed, so your baby is hovering on top of your mattress. The base is adjustable, so you can tailor the height specifically for your bed height.

This bassinet’s mesh walls allow for better ventilation, which is important to keeping baby cool and comfortable. The bedside wall also lowers, so you can reach over and comfort them if they’re fussy. Lastly, the bassinet’s Soothing Center lets you play four calming sounds, turn on a nightlight, and choose from two gentle vibration levels.

Spacious bamboo-lined bassinet

portable bamboo fabric bassinet
  • Price: $249
  • Measurements: Open — 27.2 to 31.9 inches high, 19.9 inches wide, 39.4 inches long; folded — 5.9 inches high, 21.7 inches wide, 39.4 inches long
  • Bedding included
  • Colors: Gray with white lining and natural wood-grain cover

This luxurious portable bamboo fabric bassinet by Venice Child is great for co-sleeping. The removable mattress and detachable crib liner let you clean the bassinet conveniently. Its bamboo fabric is gentle on your baby’s skin and is breathable.

At night, you can turn the bassinet into a co-sleeping crib by pulling down the zipper and securing the safety straps onto the bed.

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