The 8 Best Bassinets for Baby to Buy in 2018

Keep baby close and comfy with a small crib

When your newborn comes home, you might notice the baby looks awfully small inside that full-size crib. Lots of parents choose to let baby snooze in a bassinet in their bedroom for the first few months. A bassinet is smaller and provides a little nest for a tiny baby. It's also nice to have the baby ​close to you for those late-night feedings! Here are some fantastic bassinets that any baby would love to nap in. All bassinets are now subject to the same mandatory federal safety standards as of April 2014. 

1

Babyhome Dream Cot

Babyhome Bassinet
Babyhome

This sleek and modern bassinet is very sturdy and comes in a variety of colors to work in any space in your home. The Dream cot weighs 13 pounds, so it's easy to use for travel. The legs also convert from stationary to rocking, and also to be able to roll around the house if you need to switch rooms while baby is napping. All of the cloth pieces are washable, too. 

2

Babyletto Bowery Bassinet

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Babyletto

This gorgeous classic wood bassinet is made from sustainable New Zealand pine. The crisscrossed legs give nice visual interest and increase stability. This bassinet can be converted into a toy bin later on, as well.

3

Fisher Price Rock n Play Bassinet

Fisher Price Rock n Play Bassinet
Fisher-Price

This bassinet folds easily for storage or travel, and it provides just the right cozy space for a newborn to relax in. There are several fashions available, from simple neutrals to bears to classic pink and blue. It can rock or stand still, and some models have extras like attached teethers or on-board vibration. There's an incline mode for babies who aren't able to lay perfectly flat.

4

Summer Infant Bentwood Bassinet

Summer Infant Bentwood Bassinet
Summer Infant

The graceful swooping arch of wood on the sides of this Summer Infant bassinet is just so pretty! The fabric accents in lime green, cream, and mocha make it a gender-neutral but not at all boring option. It includes a multi-speed, silent swaying motion, plus soothing sounds, music, and vibration.

5

BabyBjorn Cradle Bassinet

BabyBjorn Cradle Bassinet
BabyBjorn

BabyBjorn's Cradle Bassinet has such a soothing look to it. This is like instant calming for your nursery! This mesh-sided bassinet offers a plenty of fresh air flow in baby's sleep space and a light frame that you can easily move around your house. There's a gentle rocking feature, too.

6

Summer Infant Classic Comfort Wood Bassinet

Summer Infant Classic Comfort Wood Bassinet
Summer Infant

This classic bassinet has plenty of features to make it a worthwhile purchase. It's made of beautiful solid wood with soft gray and white fabric accents. There are music and other soothing sounds on board, and there's a vibration mode for extra calming. The basket underneath helps keep baby's essential supplies close at hand.

7

Badger Basket Company Elegance Round Bassinet

You get a lot of elegance and eye-appeal in this bassinet. The round shape fits nicely into corners, and the ruffles and drapes add a luxurious look. The fabric is washable, there's a storage shelf beneath the skirt, and there are lockable wheels for easy transport. Several color options are available in both the wood and fabrics.

8

HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper

If you want to keep baby right next to your bed the Halo bassinet swivel sleeper is the pick for you. It rotates 360 degrees so you can easily access baby in the middle of the night when it is time for a feeding. The Halo bassinest is great for moms who have a c-section since they won't have to move too much and cause stress on their new incision. 

This will hold babies till they are around 5 months or can sit up on their own, so it will last you longer than some other bassinets that can be quite small, especially for larger babies. 

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