The Top 5 Baby Bassinets (Review & Buyers Guide)2023

Finding the best bassinet can be a challenge. As an expecting mom, you spend much time preparing for your new bundle of joy.  There are so many decisions to make and so many things to buy. 

One thing you know you will need is a bassinet for your baby.  Once you bring your little one home, he or she will need somewhere to sleep. There are so many different types of bassinets out there, and as a new mom, finding the best for your baby can be overwhelming and confusing.

We at kidsplayandcreate did the research, spoke with moms, used our own experiences, and read countless reviews to bring you a list of the best bassinets for newborns.

 If you have any questions or concerns regarding safe sleep for your baby, always talk to your pediatrician.

baby sleeping in a bassinet next to his mother.  The best baby bassinets for newborns

Mika Micky Baby Bassinet

Mika Micky Baby co sleeping bassinet in gray

The Mika Micky is a bedside bassinet designed for co-sleeping. It gives you the closeness and convenience of co-sleeping while giving your baby his or her own safe, protected space.

The side wall of the bassinet easily goes up and down so you can tend to your baby’s needs without leaving your bed.

This bassinet has many convenient features that are helpful to new moms.

it easily converts from a co-sleeper to a regular bassinet; no tools are needed.

It has breathable mesh so babies can always breathe easily, and parents can have a clear view of their baby at all times.

The Mika Micky has built-in wheels, so you can move the bassinet easily around the home. The wheels have breaks and locks to stay in place when needed,

It has pockets to store all your baby’s essentials, such as bottles, pacifiers, or diapers.

The bottom is sturdy and has a comfortable mattress and sleeping board. The bassinet has an adjustable height to fit comfortably against most beds.

This bassinet is recommended for newborns up to 5 months or when the baby can sit independently. The weight limit is 33 pounds.

Key Features:

  • Co-sleeping bassinet that can easily transform into a full bassinet
  • Height adjustable
  • Mesh walls for easy breathing and lets parents keep an eye on their baby at all times.
  • Side pocket storage
  • Wheels with locks to easily move around the house
  • Weight limit 33 pounds
  • recommended ages birth – 5 months or when baby can sit up independently.

Dream On Me Karly Bassinet

Dream On Me Karley Bassinet in grey with many features for newborn babies.

Dream On Me is a family-owned and operated business with over 30 years of experience.

The Karley Bassinet is lightweight and versatile. The light aluminum frame weighs 12 pounds, making it easy to move around the home. It can also fold up, making it the perfect travel bassinet to use outside.

The Karley Bassinet is spacious and airy. It features an adjustable double canopy that keeps bugs out, making it a good choice for outdoor use at a picnic or bbq on a nice day.

The Karley Bassinet comes in various colors to fit into the decor of any nursery. Some colors include rose, aqua, periwinkle, pin, grey and pink, grey and blue, light blue, cool grey, and onyx.

Recommend for babies newborn – up to 25 pounds

Key Features:

  • Zipper top
  • Soft comfortable fabric
  • Spacious and airy
  • 1-inch mattress included
  • Lightweight aluminum frame, weights 12 pounds
  • Easy to clean
  • Storage for baby essentials
  • Comes in various colors
  • Recommended for newborns and babies up to 25 pounds.

Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Bassinet

Cute Fisher Price bassinet with star and lion mobile, and a storage area for baby items.

Fisher-Price has been making baby items and kids toys for over 90 years. They are a brand that we know and trust. They do not disapoint with this adorable, well-made bassinet.

The Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Bassinet has everything your baby needs to fall asleep in comfort.

It is equipped with soothing sways, music, calming vibrations, an adorable mobile, and a light projector.

While lying down, your baby can look at the adorable mobile featuring stars and a lion. Baby’s love lights, you can turn on the light projector and watch as your baby’s eye light up with enjoyment.

The projector can be removed from the bassinet and used for years as a tabletop projector baby soother.

The Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Bassinet comes with a removable sheet that is machine washable and a sleeping pad that can be wiped down for easy cleaning.

It has a storage area underneath for all baby essentials, including diapers and wipes.

Key Features

  • Bassinet has amazing features, including soothing sways, music, calming vibrations, a mobile, and a light projector.
  • It comes with a removable sheet that is machine washable.
  • Recommended for newborn babies-babies that are 20 lbs or who can sit up independently, whichever comes first.
  • Dimensions: 37.01 L x 27.01 W X 48.03 H

Delta Children Smooth Glide Deluxe Bassinet

Delta Children bassinet in white and grey with a teddy bear mobile, beautiful canopy and storage.

Adorable and practical, the Delta Delux Gliding Bassinet will ensure your little one will get a good night’s sleep. It helps your baby sleep with calming music, soft nightlight, and electronic mobile with three plush bears and a side-to-side rocking motion.

JPMA certified to meet or exceed all safety standards set by the CPSC and ASTM, this safe and cozy bassinet has wheels that swivel to keep baby close by wherever you go.

It also has a large two-section storage area to keep baby essentials neat and organized.

This bassinet’s canopy can easily be opened, closed, or removed; the plush mobile can also be removed.

A mattress pad and fitted sheet are included.

Recommended for newborn babies up to 5 months or once your baby pushes up on hands and knees, whichever comes first.

Key Features

  • The electronic mobile arm, soothing music, soft nightlight, and 4 AA batteries are required but not included.
  • Side-to-Side rocking motion to help put baby to sleep.
  • Mattress pad and fitted sheet included.
  • Canopy can open, close, or be removed.
  • Bassinet has wheels and can be moved around easily.
  • Recommended for babies 0-5 months or when a baby can push up on hands and knees, whichever comes first.

HALO BassiNest Swivel Sleeper

A great pick for moms with C-Sections

BassiNest Swivel bassinet for newborn babies.

HALO BassiNest Swivel Sleeper Bassinet, Premiere Series is a 360 degrees rotating bassinet. 

This new style bassinet rotates and swivels 360 degrees, enabling it to fit right over your bed, so baby can sleep next to you but still in a safe separate sleeping space.

The 360-degree rotation makes getting in and out of the bed hassle-free and is ideal for nursing mothers and mothers recovering from a C-section.

The sturdy and secure 4-point base adjusts to fit most beds 22-34 inches tall. 

The HALO BassiNest comes with soothing sounds and gentle vibrations to create a peaceful environment for your little one to rest safely and comfortably at your side.

Includes nightlight, floor light, two levels of vibration, and four soothing sounds: heartbeat, white noise, babbling brook, and rainforest, all with auto-shutoff.

It also includes two storage pockets for the baby’s essentials.  Comes with a waterproof mattress and washable sheets.

Recommended for newborn babies up to 5 months or 20 pounds, whichever comes first.

Key Features:

  • Great for mothers recovering from C-section
  • It Rotates and swivels 360 degrees, which is great for easy access to the baby.
  • Slides over the bed are great for co-sleeping while keeping the baby safe.
  • Recommended for babies newborns up to 5 months or 20 pounds
  • Waterproof mattress pad cleans easily
  • Nightlight and floor light
  • Plays three sounds and three lullabies with 30-minute auto shut off to help soothe baby. It also has a vibration feature. Requires two AA batteries (not included).
  • Great for small spaces, the base stands 32″ from the wall.

How to Choose the Best Bassinet for you?

There are many things to think about when you decide to purchase a new bassinet.  

Moms who had C-Sections may want something with easy access to the baby, such as the Mika Micky Bassient or the HALO BassiNest.

One thing to think about is personal style.  Do you want a classic-style or modern bassinet?  

Consider purchasing the Delta Children’s Smooth Glide Bassinet if you want a classic style.

If you’re more into the modern look, a bassinet such as the HALO BassiNest Swivel Sleeper may be the way to go.  

Are you considering co-sleeping with your child?  If you want your baby to sleep right next to you, you want to purchase again the HALO or the Mika Micky Bassinet.  

You may also consider your budget.  How much do you want to spend on the bassinet?  If you are looking for a low-price bassinet, consider the Fisher-Price Bassinets.  

Space is another factor when selecting a bassinet.  Do you have a large space or a small space?  Another thing you may want to consider is portability.  Do you want to be able to fold up your bassinet and take it with you, or do you want something more stationary?  These are the questions you will need to ask yourself before purchasing.

Where Can I Buy a Baby Bassinet?

All baby bassinets listed on this site are available on Amazon and have received a four or higher star rating.  You can also buy baby bassinets at Buy Buy Baby, Target, and other retailers.  

When researching, the bassinets were about the same price at all the retailers.  Amazon is a great place to buy because you can purchase it and ship it wherever you want.

This is great if you want to send someone a baby gift.

Are there additional accessories needed to be purchased with a bassinet?

It depends on the type of bassinet you purchase.  Some require mattresses or mattress pads and sheets. At the same time, others come with everything you need. Some bassinets play music or have mobiles that require batteries.   Just check what the requirements are when you make your purchase.

Can I add extra padding to make my bassinet more comfortable for the baby?

No, never add anything extra to your bassinet.  Putting anything other than your baby in the bassinet is very unsafe. This includes pillows, blankets, stuffed animals, coverings, or cushions.  

Items in the bassinet or crib can block a baby’s nose and mouth and can cause them to suffocate.  This even includes blankets.  

Babies can move around while sleeping.  They can easily get their face caught in the blanket and suffocate.  If you are concerned about your baby being cold, place them in a sleep sack.

 It is extremely important to practice safe sleep with your baby.

white sleep sack for babies to keep babies warm while sleeping safely

HALO SleepSack 100% Cotton Swaddle, Cream, Small

How long does a baby sleep in a bassinet?

This depends on the bassinet you purchase.  Most bassinets have a 15-20 pound weight limit.  Between 4-5 months, the baby should be sleeping in a crib.  

Some moms will put the baby in a regular crib even earlier.  It is based on the weight limitations of the bassinet and your personal preference.  

Remember, it is very dangerous for a baby to sleep in bed with you.  A baby can be easily suffocated by blankets, pillows, or even someone rolling into them while you are sleeping.

Should I buy a bassinet or go straight to a crib?

This is a question that many expecting parents ask.  Both cribs and bassinets are safe sleep choices for your baby but differ in many ways.  

One of the most obvious differences is the size.  

Cribs are a lot larger than bassinets.  A smaller bassinet will make it easier to move around and keep close to your bedside.  

A crib will be more stationary and will likely stay in the nursery.  

You must get up and walk to a different room to get your baby.  The sides are also lower on a bassinet.  It may seem unimportant; however, when you have to get up numerous times a night and bend over that railing to pick your baby up, it becomes inconvenient to have high railings.  

Bassinets are also lower in price than cribs.  Bassinets have weight limits, which means after a couple of months, you will need to find somewhere else for the baby to sleep.  

Babies can sleep in their crib until they move to a toddler bed.  These are all things you will need to consider when making your decision.

This top 5 list of the best bassinets recommended by new moms was fully researched on sites such as Target and Amazon.  

They have a 4-star or higher rating on Amazon.  The research was also completed by reading reviews from mom forums online and my personal experience and the experience of other moms.  

I hope this helps you on your journey of finding the best bassinet for your little one.