Top Bassinets of 2021

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a sleep-safe environment

Choosing the best sleep-safe environment for your little one can feel like a really difficult decision, especially with so many incredible bassinets that are out on the market right now! We’ve compiled this list of our top favourite bassinets for 2021 to help you on your shopping journey.

The mamaRoo Sleep Bassinet

The mamaRoo Sleep Bassinet is newer to the market but it has definitely made a BIG impression! If you’ve ever used or have seen the mamaRoo Swing in action, then you’ll love this bassinet. The sleep bassinet has the same unique motions that the swing uses to help soothe your little one and encourage them to stay asleep longer.

Key Features:

  • Mesh sides for visibility and airflow
  • 5 unique motions (car ride, kangaroo, tree swing, rock a bye, and wave) to soothe & improve sleep
  • 5 speeds
  • Adjustable height
  • Timer to help establish a bedtime routine

Specifications:

  • Dimensions with leg extenders: 34" L x 24" W x 39" H
  • Without leg extenders: 34" L x 24" W x 34.5" H
  • Product weights 30 lbs
  • Suitable from birth until child reaches maximum weight limit of 25 lbs or can push up on their hands or knees, whichever comes first. [Maximum weight: 25 lbs]

Halo Premiere BassiNest

Tried and true, the Halo Premiere BassiNest has been a favourite of many parents for a while now. The Halo BassiNest line offers 3 different tiers – the Glide, the Essentia and the Premiere. This top model BassiNest has all of the bells and whistles, including two levels of vibration designed to soothe and an amber nightlight that can be used to check on your little one without turning on the overhead lights.


Key Features:

  • Swivels 360 degrees to bring baby to you for close, safe sleep.
  • Patented lowering bedside wall, automatically locks when upright
  • Rotates to make getting out of bed easier, especially when recovering from childbirth.
  • Breathable, mesh walls ensure optimal airflow for a safe, comfortable sleep space.
  • Improved soothing center now includes an amber nightlight, amber floor light, two levels of vibration, and four soothing sounds, all with auto-shutoff.

Specifications:

  • Stable 4-point base adjusts from 24" to 34" tall to fit most beds
  • Recommended for babies up to five months of age or 20lbs
  • Product Dimensions: 36" L x 45" W x 45" H
  • Product Weight 30 lb

Monte Rockwell Bassinet

The Monte Rockwell Bassinet mixes traditional with a modern twist beautifully; a low-profile rocking base with a sleekly designed fabric bassinet. With its streamlined design and removable bassinet basket, it can be easily moved from room to room. (Safety Note: Do NOT lift basket with child inside).

Key Features:

  • Basket and stand are handcrafted and sustainably made in Canada using the highest quality materials
  • Easy to rock base
  • Includes a waterproof bassinet mattress
  • Includes 2 white 100% organic cotton (GOTS certified) fitted mattress sheets
  • Quick and easy assembly for rocker base

Specifications:

  • Assembled stand only: 33"L x 23"W x 18.5"H
  • Basket only: 32"L x 21.5"W x 10"H
  • Overall dimensions of basket in stand: 33"L x 23"W x 25"H
  • Bassinet mattress: 28" x 18"
  • Product weight: 30lbs
  • Newborn can use until baby is 18 pounds or can roll over & move around, whichever comes first

BabyBjörn Cradle Harmony

The Cradle Harmony offers parents the more traditional bassinet experience. The cradle has a gentle, controlled swing reminiscent of a stroller. The low height of the cradle and the mesh fabric allows you to easily monitor the baby. You can also purchase a canopy for this cradle to soften the ambient light and create a cozier space for your little one.

Key Features:

  • Easy to rock with your hand or foot
  • Turns your baby’s own movements into a gentle rocking, which helps your little one to relax and fall asleep
  • Transparent mesh fabric and low height make it easy to check that your baby is sleeping safely
  • Textiles are tested and approved in accordance with Oeko-Tex Standard 100, class 1 for baby products
  • Cradle fabric is easy to remove and is machine washable, 40˚C mattress and it's cover is machine washable at 60˚C

Specifications:

  • Transport mode: Height: 13cm/5in Length: 79cm/31in Width: 58cm/23in
  • Unfolded/standing: Height: 65cm/26in Length: 79cm/31in Width: 58cm/23in
  • Product Weight: 6kg/13lbs
  • From newborn to approximately 6 months, maximum weight 8kg/18 lbs


Ingenuity Foldaway Rocking Wood Bassinet

As a newer bassinet, the Foldaway Rocking Wood Bassinet by Ingenuity understands the importance of convenience and portability. It is simple with a portable design that folds down easily to save space and help you be ready for nap time at a moment’s notice.

Key Features:

  • Easy one-step fold making it easy to transport or store
  • Breathable Dream Comfort™ fabric helps keep baby cool and comfortable
  • Two modes: use rock mode to soothe baby or in stationary mode when asleep
  • Safety-enhanced with slip-resistant feet

Specifications:

  • Assembled: 41 in H x 38” L x 21” W
  • Product Weight: 20 lbs
  • Maximum Child Weight: 15lbs

BONUS

UPPAbaby V2 Bassinet for VISTA or CRUZ Strollers

We couldn’t make a list of top bassinets without including this one. The bassinet designed to be used with the UPPAbaby VISTA and CRUZ strollers is a major game-changer for parents who have purchased/are planning to purchase these strollers. This bassinet is one of the few sleep-rated bassinets manufactured to be used on a stroller – meaning that you could easily take this on a road trip to grandparents' house or the cottage and confidently have your little one sleep overnight in it.

Key Features:

  • Overnight sleep solution
  • Extendable, UPF 50 sunshade
  • Removable, breathable mattress pad
  • Vented base and mattress for breathability
  • Machine washable mattress cover and zip-out liner
  • Compatible with VISTA and CRUZ stroller models manufactured from 2015+

Specifications:

  • Maximum child weight: 20 lbs
  • Maximum child length: 25" (63cm)
  • Weight: 8.8 lbs
  • Dimensions: 27.5" l x 17.5"w x 28"h

Jolly Jumper Rocking Bassinet Stand

To close out our top picks for this year, we also wanted to include this amazing rocking bassinet stand. The Jolly Jumper Rocking Bassinet Stand has universal usage, making it compatible with most stroller bassinets and cots. It is lightweight, easy to assemble and available in a selection of different colours so you can choose the one that best fits your space!

Specifications:

  • Stand measures 17” W (opening) x 33" L x 21” H
  • Made from natural hardwood


Well, which bassinet do you think is right for you?

If you are still in the research phase you may want to check out our UPPAbaby VISTA V2 Product Review to learn more about the included bassinet with your stroller or read our comparison on Bassinet vs. Mini Crib!

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