When you’re a new parent, there’s nothing more important than sleep. If you can get your baby to sleep, it means you can, too, and getting enough sleep (or at least close to it) is the best way to be able to take care of yourself and your baby. Baby bassinets have come a long way since just a sleeping surface, and now you can have a built-in white noise machine, storage for bottles or diapers, and more. For safety, remember that bassinets are only for young infants who cannot yet roll over and that the sleeping surface must be firm and flat (unlike a baby swing).
Check out these three unique bassinets that have caught our eye.
This bassinet’s interesting design is even foldable and portable at a light 16 pounds. The mesh cover that opens and closes with a zipper creates a roof above the mattress, and it can keep out pets, older siblings, and bugs. A 1-inch-thick mattress pad is included and measures 30 inches long by 15 inches wide. With the canopy up, the height of this bassinet is 37 inches. Underneath, there is a storage hammock. Since the aluminum frame is so lightweight, you can easily even bring it outside with you (and the canopy will keep out any mosquitoes).
Why we like it:
- Foldable and portable
- Can be used indoors or outdoors
- Hammock for storage
This Bluetooth-enabled bassinet is a luxury sleep space. Use the mobile app to control the features, including five motions to rock your baby (like tree swing or car ride) and four sounds (like ocean, rain, or fan) to soothe your baby. The sides are made of mesh, so you can see in while lying next to the bassinet in your own bed and also for breathability in case the baby rolled onto their side. The tool-less assembly is a breeze, and the bassinet can mimic how you would rock and sway. You’ll both sleep soundly with this high-end bassinet.
Why we like it:
- Offers five rocking motions
- Features four different sounds to soothe babies
- Can be controlled via mobile app
The 360-degree swivel and patented lowering wall on this bassinet make it easy to bring your baby over to you when you’re in bed. A waterproof mattress is included (as is one machine-washable fitted sheet), and there are two storage pockets to keep necessities within reach. Standing on a unique four-point base that easily adjusts between 22 inches and 34 inches in height for your perfect level, the legs can even tuck under the bed, bringing the bassinet closer to you and saving floor space. What’s more, this bassinet even plays soothing sounds, creates gentle vibrations, and emits light. The four sounds (heartbeat, white noise, babbling brook, and rainforest) all have auto-shutoff, and you can choose between two levels of vibration. You can choose between an amber nightlight or even an amber floor light, so you can see your way around at night.
Why we like it:
- Has a 360-degree swivel
- Features four different sounds with an auto-shutoff
- Offers two levels of vibration and two light options
As long as your baby is safe and sleeping, you’ll be happy, but to get your baby to sleep, these bassinets have the extra bells and whistles to help. With smart additions that don’t take up space, one of these three bassinets should be added to your registry right away.
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