The bassinet for babies is a useful purchase for both the child and the parents. It is very mobile, so you can move it from room to room at will, so you can always be near your child when he sleeps.
There are different models as well as different sizes of bassinets. Our checklist gives you a good overview of what to look for when buying. Under the checklist you will find a comparison of different bassinets.
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The Bestsellers Of The Bassinet
We have compiled the most popular bassinets for you in this bestseller list.
Checklist For Bassinet
- Bassinets are suitable for babies from birth.
- At the latest when the baby starts to pull itself up on the bassinet, you should change to a baby bed. Otherwise there is a risk of falling.
- A bassinet is on average 100 cm long, 65 cm wide and 130 cm high.
- XXL versions with dimensions of 105 x 70 x 80 cm are also available.
- The lying surface usually measures about 80 x 45 cm.
- The classic bassinet consists of a base with four wheels, a basket, a matching mattress and a canopy.
- The base is made of wood or metal, depending on the model. Which variant you choose is up to your taste.
- The wheels facilitate the transport of the bassinet.
- The basket is traditionally either actually woven from wood or made from a wooden grid.
- To keep your baby nice and comfortable, the basket should be lined with soft fabric.
- A good quality mattress is crucial for the baby’s good and safe sleep.
- Ideal are combination products, where the mattress is already included. So you make sure that the mattress fits perfectly in the bassinet.
- The canopy is made of semi-transparent fabric and is usually white.
- For traveling, there are mobile bassinets, also known as travel beds, which can be folded.
- In foldable bassinets, a metal frame covered with fabric replaces the basket.
- Travel cots usually do without a canopy.
- Covers and canopies should be easy to remove and can be washed in a washing machine at a temperature of at least 60 °C. /li>
- The frame must be clean and of high quality. To prevent injuries, the frame must not have any protruding screws or sharp edges.
- Look for test seals such as the GS seal for tested safety and quality seals for pollutant-free materials.
- At least two of the four wheels should be lockable to prevent the bassinet from rolling unintentionally.
Here you can find the top 8 among the most popular bassinets.
Tip: You can find many great baby mattresses in our guide to baby mattresses.
Current Offers For Bassinet
Here you will find a selection of offers that are currently available in the bassinet section.
Tip: For a list of baby bassinets, check out our guide to baby bassinets.
FAQ About Bassinet
A bassinet can be used until the baby starts to pull himself up on the basket. Then it should be switched to a baby crib.
A bassinet is a bed designed for babies, which has high mobility due to its wheels.
There are different sizes and degrees of hardness of mattresses, which can be selected according to your preferences. In general, you should pay attention to high quality (by, for example, a seal).
Basically, all bassinets have a rocking function, similar to a cradle.
Both mattress and canopy can be customized as desired. Even the base frame can be decorated and changed in color.
Bassinets start at about 100€ and usually cost no more than 200€.
The size of the bassinet depends on the size of your child.
Which Bassinet Suits Me?
Bassinets are very practical, because thanks to them you can move freely at home and your baby can still sleep well. A bassinet can always be easily used wherever it is needed. Babies and parents usually feel more comfortable when they are in one room.
But there are different models on the market. In addition to the classic bassinet, multifunctional models have also become established and these are becoming increasingly popular.
If you are not sure which bassinet suits you, then you only need to answer one question.
Do You Want A Classic Bassinet Or A Multifunctional One?
If you prefer a classic bassinet, then you are type A. Classic bassinets often have a pretty canopy, which is also practical if you like to sit with your baby in the garden. Most importantly, most models have wheels so that they can be easily rolled from room to room without waking up your baby when he is sleeping. The advantage is that you always have your baby in view and can therefore do without a baby monitor.
Other bassinets are multifunctional. They can stand firmly or be converted into a rocker. They can be folded and used as a travel cot or serve as a high chair. This is, of course, very convenient, as you only have to buy one piece of furniture and not several. If you would like to have a multifunctional bassinet, then you are type B.
You Would Like To Have A Classic Bassinet?
You are type A
Type A wants a classic bassinet that can be easily moved from A to B in the apartment or house. If you are type A, then the Alvi complete bassinet and the Schardt Babsi bassinet are the most suitable models for you. However, you can of course also buy a multifunctional bassinet, as these usually do not have high price differences to the classic variant. This way you would be on the safe side in case you want to use the bassinet for other purposes at some point.
The Alvi complete bassinet birthe
The bassinet from Alvi is well thought out and convinces with a beautiful look. It gets its stability from the frame made of solid pine. Your baby will fit comfortably in the beautiful hand-woven wicker basket. The four wheels make it easy to roll it to where it is needed, so your baby is always with you. The bassinet from Alvi comes to you including canopy, bassinet set and fleece mattress.
Schardt bassinet Babsi
The Schardt bassinet is also very stable due to the X-frame made of solid beech. It has a beautiful canopy, which is included along with the mattress, a nest and the textile equipment. Thanks to the 4 casters, it is easy to move. However, various reviews criticize the difficult assembly and the unhelpful instructions. But once the bassinet is in place, it provides babies with a wonderful place to sleep.
You would rather have a multifunctional bassinet?
You are type B!
If you are type B, then you want to use your bassinet for other purposes. This will not only save you money, but also the space that other pieces of furniture would take up. There are three models that can have different functions. With two of them you can also gently rock your baby to sleep. One doubles as a travel cot and a bassinet doubles as a high chair.
The Roba 4 in 1 bassinet
There I have even understated in my decision tree, the Roba 4 in 1 can namely quite a lot. It is not only a practical bassinet with wheels, but can also be converted into a rocker if your baby falls asleep better to gentle rocking movements. If you would like to have your baby as close to you as possible at night, then simply convert the Roba bassinet into a side bed. It is continuously height-adjustable and can therefore be perfectly adapted to the height of your bed.
Even if your child is already a little older, you still have something from the Roba bassinet. As a children’s bench, it serves your child for a long time as a pretty bench. This bassinet is a real all-rounder and has a great price-performance ratio. You really can not go wrong.
The Hauck Dreamer
The bassinet from Hauck does not have such a romantic look, as some other models have and also on the roles parents have to do without. But this is not a disadvantage here, because the Dreamer is particularly light and easy to transport. It can be folded with just one hand movement and the practical handle makes it easier to carry. This makes the bassinet from Hauck a practical travel bed at the same time. In the small pocket at the foot end, pacifiers, cuddly toys or toys find space. A practical bassinet with a great price.
The Chicco Baby Hug
When it comes to bassinets, the Baby Hug may look surprising at first. But there is a reason for that, because it is not only a bassinet, but also a high chair.
In the first six months, it provides a cozy place to lie down and can also be used as a recliner. Entertainment is provided by the electric play arch with cute toys hanging down. The wheels make the Chicco bassinet always mobile.
Later, the bassinet from Chicco is then simply used as a high chair. Babies sit safely thanks to the 5-point harness and the height can be adjusted to fit the parents’ table.
Why do I need a bassinet?
Babies feel more comfortable near their parents, especially in the first months. Then they feel safe and also sleep better. Therefore, in addition to a normal crib, it is also worth buying a side bed and a bassinet. The normal crib still seems very large in the beginning. In a side bed or bassinet, babies can feel secure.
This also has advantages for parents. A bassinet can simply be pushed next to the parents’ bed at night. This means that parents are immediately aware when the baby wakes up and mom can simply lie in bed for breastfeeding. During the day, the bassinet can always be placed where you are. This not only makes your baby feel more comfortable. With a bassinet you always have your baby in view and can still move freely. The mix of cradle and bassinet is especially great, as most babies find the gentle rocking motion very soothing.
What kind of bassinet do you want?
Many parents opt for the classic bassinet. It offers your baby a cozy place to sleep and, thanks to the wheels, can easily change rooms with you without your baby waking up.
But now there are also multifunctional models that are very practical. I have presented you here three models that either also serve as a side bed, high chair or travel bed. This is definitely practical, especially if you do not have so much space at home.
What you should look for when buying
In order for your baby to sleep really well and safely, you should pay attention to a few things. The different models are equipped differently, so you should make sure that the products are as free of harmful substances as possible.
Many bassinets come with a canopy and fabric upholstery. This looks nice and many babies feel more secure, but the air circulation is worse. If you use the bassinet a lot, it is recommended to remove at least the canopy.
It is very important that the bassinet is equipped with wheels, so that you can easily move it. This will also prevent the baby from waking up when he is sleeping. The rollers, at least two of them, should be lockable.
Also, make sure that the mattress is thick enough. Usually, the bassinet already contains a mattress, but it is not always sufficient. If necessary, therefore, should buy a new mattress, so that your baby really lies well.
Beds for children
- Babybay Original Bassinet
- The 9 best cribs for babies – guidebook
- The 45 best cribs for kids – guide
- Infantastic travel cot
- Cuba crib
- Dreamgood rollaway bed
- Hauck Dreamer rollaway bed
- Fabimax Basic rollaway bed
Mattresses for children
- The 9 best baby mattresses – guidebook
- Träumeland Softwash baby mattress
- Artländer Aro Sanistar baby and child mattress
- Malie Benjamin mattress
- The 5 best mattresses in 90×200 cm – guidebook
- The 5 best mattresses in 70×140 cm – guidebook
- The 5 best mattresses in 60×120 cm – guidebook