When your baby first comes home from the hospital, it’s likely you’ll want them to sleep close to you. One of the best ways to do that is using a bassinet right next to your bed so you can always keep an eye on your little one while still giving them their own space. For this baby bassinet review, we looked at some of the most popular and best-selling products. First, let’s look at some of the features you should know.
Mattress: All but one of our picks includes a mattress or mattress pad. They’re all pretty thin. You don’t want the baby raised up too high so they’re close to the top of the sides. That said, they’re still comfortable nonetheless.
Speeds: A lot of the best products we found are manual, which means you have to do the rocking yourself. But some of the battery powered ones are pretty awesome, one of them even has 6 different rocking speeds to choose from.
Age Range: All of these bassinets are meant for newborns, the thing to worry about is when they have to stop using them. Generally, this is when they reach the weight limit or can sit up or pull themselves to standing.
Weight Limit: Weight limits vary a lot with these products, ranging anywhere from 15 to 40 pounds, believe it or not. There are a lot of different designs here, some of them you can use through your baby’s first birthday.
Size: This is the size of the bassinet when it’s open and tells you how much floor space it takes up. That’s not all, some of these fold up very compactly, perfect for travel or to put in storage.
Mesh Sides: If you want to be able to easily keep an eye on your baby from across the room or without having to disturb them, mesh sides are great. They let you see in and keep air flowing through.
Now that you know a little more about what to look for, let’s move into our bassinet review. We put our top and budgets picks first so, even if you’re in a hurry, you’ll still get a good idea about the range that’s available. Stick around and read about all of our products if you can. Every model is different and you never know which one will be the one for you. Alright, are you ready? Let’s go!