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The Best Baby Bassinets for Your Little One

Newborns need to sleep a lot, but they can often fight that need. Sometimes the best way to get them to sleep is by tricking them with something irresistibly comfortable (to be fair, that works for most of us). Baby bassinets are usually the best answers because they are designed with a baby in mind! They are smaller than cribs, and some even allow you to bump them right up next to your bed for added peace, comfort, and convenience for both you and your baby. We’ve rounded up our favorites to hopefully help your baby (and you) get some much-needed rest.

Purchasing a Baby Bassinet

A great purchase comes down to what works best for you. And your baby will help you determine what works best for both of you! But below are a few pointers you can base your purchase on:

  • Sleeping Arrangement: Many parents like their little one close for the first months for peace of mind or breastfeeding ease. If that’s the case, opt for a bassinet that attaches to your bed for extra safety and comfort. If you want your little one to have a place to rest during the day or to promote sleeping independence, choose a bassinet that stands on its own.
  • Movability: Some bassinets come with wheels attached to the bottom (make sure they lock for safety) so that you can easily transport your little one around the house as needed.
  • Portable: It might be a good idea to find a bassinet (or an extra one) that is easy to travel with.
  • Additional Features: Do you want soft music to lull your baby to sleep? How about a rocking motion to help put them to sleep and keep them asleep? Both can be great additional features to help make your parenting journey just a little bit easier.
  • Included: Does your bassinet include a mattress and/or sheets? If not, it’s not exactly a deal-breaker, but consider the hassle of hunting out one that fits perfectly.

Best Overall: Delta Children Deluxe Sweet Beginnings Bedside Bassinet

This bassinet is safe and comfortable for your newborn and offers a gender-neutral design to match almost any decor seamlessly. Besides locking wheels, this bassinet offers a calming nightlight and soothing music to help put your baby to sleep. The removable canopy is great for privacy and shielding light. A large storage basket rests at the bottom for added extras that the baby might need. Included with every bassinet are a waterproof mattress and machine-washable fitted sheet, so this little sleeper is ready to go when you are.

Best Overall

Delta Children Deluxe Sweet Beginnings Bedside Bassinet - Portable Crib with Lights and Sounds, Falling Leaves

With wheels for easy mobility and a mattress and sheet included, this bassinet also plays music to help your baby stay soundly asleep.

Best Bedside: Mika Micky Bedside Sleeper

This bassinet is designed to give you and your baby that closeness and convenience of co-sleeping but with the baby’s own protected space. There is a lowering sidewall that you can choose to either leave up or down. When up, it quickly lowers to allow you to tend to the baby without having to leave the warmth of your own bed. The bassinet is designed to not only be great for bedside sleeping but also to be used wherever you want. It also has to convenient side pockets for added storage of essential items and an adjustable height to fit almost any space you need it to.

Best Bedside

Mika Micky Bedside Sleeper Bedside Crib Easy Folding Portable Crib All mesh 2020 New,Grey

Great for use beside the bed or anywhere else in the house, this bedside sleeper allows for co-sleeping convenience and cuddles while giving the baby their own space.

Best Rocking: Graco Dream Suite Bassinet

This bassinet is designed to be reversible for changing or sleeping and can be used for babies up to 30 pounds (who haven’t figured out how to escape yet). There are two vibration speeds with mesh sides that allow airflow and better visibility for mom or dad when the baby is inside. The canopy blocks light for a more peaceful sleeping environment, and the locking wheels mean that you can roll the bassinet to just about anywhere in the house without any hassle. A large storage basket keeps any essentials close at hand.

Best Rocking

Graco Dream Suite Bassinet, Mason, One Size

Mesh sides on this bassinet allow for airflow and better visibility with a comforting canopy and vibration speeds.

Best Portable: Fisher-Price On-The-Go Baby Dome

We all have places we need to be. And sometimes—or all the time—our baby needs to join us. This dome gives you the perfect way to enjoy traveling with a baby, indoors or out! Whether it be naptime or playtime, this dome is ready for baby. There are two removable toys for promoting playtime and tummy-time, with soft padding and a secure canopy that helps your baby feel at home and safe for napping. This bassinet folds flat with handles, so it’s easy to take just about anywhere: to the beach, the park, or just the backyard for a barbecue.

Best Portable

Fisher-Price On-the-Go Baby Dome

This bassinet helps your baby feel safe and secure on the go with soft padding and removable toys to promote dexterity and movement.

Best for Twins: Baby Trend Retreat Twins Nursery Center

This bassinet is designed with twins in mind and comes in various colors. Both bassinets are removable and convert into changing tables and stand-alone rockers for added convenience. Each comes with its own canopy and carrying handle. Beneath is a fun play yard that locks in place with one hand and is equipped with wheels and secure brakes to help move your little ones just about anywhere in the house without hassle. The mesh sides offer proper ventilation, and each bassinet includes two toys to help entertain your little ones, as well as an electronic music center with volume control, a nightlight, and vibration.

Best for Twins

Baby Trend Retreat Twins Nursery Center, Quarry

Wheels make these removable bassinets easy to move around convert into a changing station.

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Alesha Billie is a momma to three kiddos (unless we count the furry ones) who has been writing and researching for over 15 years. After a start as a romance ghostwriter, she's written countless full-length novels in addition to articles, blog posts, advertorials, memoirs, and eBooks. Read Full Bio »

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