The Best Baby Bassinet for Your Newborn Baby! [8 Great Options]

Your baby is going to need a crib at some point, but the key word here is real in the end. When you bring home your little bundle of joy for the first time, they will spend most of the time right in your arms, and you want the space they spend the rest of their time to be very easily accessible. That’s why getting a cradle is an amazing alternative to a crib in the beginning. Plus, you can put them right in your room to provide the baby with a safe place to sleep and reassure the mother that she can hear, touch, see and feed them all night with the utmost convenience. Here’s a look at the best baby crib for your newborn!

In addition to the practical side, baby bassinets with the simple retro atmosphere are all the rage. In all fairness we were shocked when we researched how beautifully some of these are really designed. There are just too many to choose from, so we’re breaking down the best baby bassinets just for you.

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What you need to know about choosing a bassinet

A cradle is a great option for your baby’s newborn stage. Many can be positioned to match the height of your bed, making them almost like a co-sleeper. You need to remember that you will hear every movement and grunt from your baby nearby. This can be comforting when you are very scared of new moms. This can make sleeping very difficult.

You also need to know that once your baby has some type of mobility, such as turning around or sneaking around, it is time to step away from the bassinet. This is usually around the 3 month mark but will vary from child to child.

Best baby bassinet options

Snoo Smart Sleeper – The ultimate bassinet

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The Snoo Smart Sleeper is a favorite among many new parents. It’s sleek and modern with only neutral colors. However, this baby bassinet offers a lot more than just looks. It was designed and developed to actually respond to your baby’s cries and then comfort them. It will rock your baby and play a soft white noise. When your baby struggles, he’ll try different rocking and sound levels to comfort him back to sleep so you don’t have to lift a finger.

However, there is one thing you need to know about the snoo. It is recommended that you put your baby in the snoo sack in this bassinet. So you should make sure your child is a fan of diapers before diving into this purchase.

Check the current prices here and remember that rental is also possible!

Funny fact; This cot was designed by Dr. Harvey Karp, who wrote “The Happiest Baby On The Pad,” the book I relied on fully to keep my babies happy!

UPPAbaby bassinet – the best cradle for versatility

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Don’t let this option throw you for a loop, even though it’s a carrycot that’s also approved for overnight sleep. You can even buy a stand that you can clip the bassinet into, making it a full-fledged bed option. It’s machine washable, which is a must since bedtime explosions are inevitable.

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4Moms Mamaroo bassinet – the best baby cradle with intelligent functions

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First things first, I love the look of this bassinet and how it fits perfectly into any room. More important than looks, I love the fact that the 4Moms Mamaroo has such incredible smart features. You can control it using both the touchpad and an app on your phone (I definitely prefer using the app!).

The bassinet also has 4 white noise options as well as various movement and speed options. If you can choose from different sounds, movements and speeds, you can really customize the bassinet to suit your baby’s needs. Because a baby’s preferences change quickly and frequently, some parents have control over what works best for their little one.

The Mamaroo is great for a nap or for an overnight nap, but I recommend changing your baby’s diaper so that he or she is particularly comfortable overnight.

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Monte White Rockwell Bassinet – Slimmest and Most Durable

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The next addition to our list of the best baby bassinets is the Rockwell, which is the perfect balance between rocker and bassinet. It comes in a pretty heather gray or classic white with metal and wooden legs. A bonus of this bassinet is that you get two fitted sheets and the mattress itself is even waterproof.

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HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper – the best baby cradle that you can pull close to your bed

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It’s like . It can be rocked back and forth manually, which is easy when it’s only an arm away. It also makes soothing noises and slight vibrations. In this bassinet you can start your baby on an incline, which many parents are happy to have available. Check the current prices here!

Fisher-Price Soothing Moves Bassinet – Best Baby Cradle for a Bargain

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For all the bells and whistles this bassinet has, it’s available at a great price! It can bring an overhead projection of stars to the ceiling. You can also turn on vibrations, lights, sounds and music to comfort your baby.

Bonus, you can assemble this bassinet easily and quickly!

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Babyhome Dream Premium bassinet – Easiest bassinet to move around the house

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We don’t think camel leather will ever go out of style, and neither do this bassinet. While your main concerns are your baby’s safety and comfort, a bassinet is still a piece of furniture that you want to keep looking beautiful in your home. Not only is it beautifully designed, but it’s also very light, making it easy to move from room to room. It can also be switched from stationary via a rocker to wheels.

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Chicco Lullago Portable Sleeper – the best baby cradle for traveling

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One of the main reasons parents are interested in buying a bassinet is because they need something more mobile and simpler than their crib. The Lullago nails these two things right on top of the head. In fact, it’s practical and light enough to travel with. This includes a shopping bag and extremely easy set up.

We also love that it is a little deeper than most because you can feel safe leaving your baby in it, knowing that it won’t pull out.

Babybjorn Gentle Rocking Cradle – The classic cradle with a modern twist

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To end our list, let’s get them back to basics with this simple but perfect baby bassinet. It’s made of mesh material that is both breathable and allows you to keep an eye on your baby. It’s another option that is lightweight and easy to move around.

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I loved that I could use a bassinet to hold my newborn baby right next to my bed so I could easily get to them at night. I highly recommend adding one to your baby registry!

Do you have a favorite bassinet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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