Best Portable Bassinets for your Newborn

Buying baby products can be a tricky business for new parents because obviously they lack experience. Also, it is often difficult for the parents who have other children because products are changed and updated so rapidly that one often finds it hard to get their hands on something they used for their previous baby or babies. In addition to that, when you go looking for stuff online, things often turn out a bit different from what was promised online.

Among other baby products, a portable bassinet is one of the most important baby products because in today’s world mobility has become crucial and it is almost impossible or impractical to remain at home all the time. Parents have to go to work, travel, study, and so on. So it is a necessity to own a portable bassinet for easy and comfortable mobility of the baby.

How To Choose The Best Bassinet For Babies

Choosing and buying a bassinet may appear as a simple task but it is not. There are many variables—like size, easy assembly, style, and portability—that need to be considered before you get your hands on the best portable bassinet.

For example, not all portable bassinets are suitable to go with the décor of the house. On the other hand, the comfort of the baby cannot be compromised just for the sake of maintaining your décor. Also, some bassinets are foldable while others are not. In addition to that, the purpose of buying the portable bassinet also matters. For instance, if you are buying a bassinet for your baby’s nap time or play time, then you would look for something different as compared to if you are in need of a portable bassinet for traveling purposes.

This article aims to help you take care of your baby and the décor of your place by enlisting a detailed description of the best portable bassinets that are available in the market.

We weren’t able to stop at a list of 10, since there were so many great options, so we have included the top 14 portable bassinets to help you make your final decision.

Stationary & Rock Mode Bassinet One-Second Fold Travel Crib Portable Newborn

MiClassic 2in1 Stationary&Rock Bassinet One-Second Fold Travel Crib Portable Newborn Baby (Crystal)

If you are looking for a portable bassinet, this MiClassic bassinet is definitely the option for you. This is a 15 pounds bassinet, which is really easy to fold and very easy to manage: Just grab the bassinet from the middle and pull it, it will fold itself within a second. Therefore, it is very convenient to move the bassinet from one room to another. In addition to that, it comes with a very comfortable mattress.

Pros
  • Travel friendly because of an easy to carry, packing bag.
  • Allows easy and pleasant breathing because of mesh fabric
  • It is very spacious.
Cons
  • It might be a bit heavier than the other bassinets available in the market.

Mika Micky Bedside Sleeper Easy Folding Portable Crib,Grey

Mika Micky Bedside Sleeper Easy Folding Portable Crib

This crib is specifically designed to be attached to the bedside with the help of two straps, seven level height adjustments. This makes it the best bassinet for breastfeeding babies. Moreover, it is very easy to move around the room, as it comes with four wheels at the bottom. It has a zipper on one side, which opens for the bedside mode. It is very cozy and breathable because two sides are made of mesh and mattress on sleeping board. It is quite stable as well.

Pros
  • It is foldable.
  • Easy to assemble.
  • Can be attached with bed of any height.
  • It comes with waterproof sheets to be changed daily.
Cons
  • Comes in only one color.
  • Only supports babies under 33lb of weight.

Munchkin Brica Fold N' Go Travel Bassinet, Grey

Munchkin Brica Fold N' Go Travel Bassinet

This is an extremely light weight bassinet, 2.5 pounds to be precise, and it is the best bassinet for newborns. It is designed for carrying it around easily. Once it is folded, you can just carry it like a handbag. When folded it becomes so slim that it barely takes any space. Therefore, it is very convenient for travelling purposes. Materials used in this bassinet are polyester and cotton with steel rods. It comes with comfortable mattress pad and a fitted sheet.

Pros
  • It does not take any space when it is packed.
  • Safe T-Lock System for Security.
  • Comfortable room for baby.
  • Good airflow.
Cons
  • It is designed for babies under 3 months only, elder babies will get their legs outside bassinet.

Fisher-Price On-The-Go Baby Dome

If you are looking for something small and light weight which can be used as a nap area as well as a play area to keep your baby busy, this one is a complete package for you. Moreover, your baby will always feel at home even outside because it comes with a canopy which seals it completely. It will help protect your child against mosquitoes or other insects outside.

Pros
  • The canopy fabric has UPF20 protection which protects your child from sun.
  • It comes with two toys hanging from top in the reach of your baby to keep him/her busy.
  • Easily folds flat to carry around with the help of handle.
  • It has a good airflow even when canopy is closed.
Cons

    Dream On Me Karley Bassinet, Blue/Grey

    baby bassinet

    This is a light weight bassinet made mostly of polyester form fabric with supporting light weight aluminum frames. It can easily be moved from one room to another. It has two adjustable canopies and a very comfortable thick mattress. It is quite spacious and has good air ventilation. This bassinet has got some good space at the bottom to keep the baby products. It can easily be folded as well.

    Pros
    • Very cozy and comfortable mattress.
    • There is big room for the baby.
    • Ample amount of storage at bottom of the bassinet.
    • Designed with good weight distribution and balance.
    Cons
    • It is slightly difficult to carry it around with one hand after folding it as there is no handle.

    Fisher-Price Stow 'n Go Bassinet

    This 11.5 bassinet is a travel friendly bassinet. It is really easy to assemble and comes with a very convenient hand carry bag. It does not take a lot of space either. Its mattress is machine washable. What makes it different is that you can turn on very soft and soothing vibrations on it for sweet dreams of your baby. This feature requires battery.

    Pros
    • Machine washable mattress.
    • Calming vibrations.
    • Does not take a lot of space.
    • Easy to pack and carry around.
    Cons
    • Locking system is not up to the mark.
    • Material of mesh on the sides of bassinet is not up to the mark as compared to other products in the market.

    Travel Bassinet for Baby - Rocking & Sturdy Cradle - Includes Carry Case, Mosquito Net, Mattress, Sheets, Infant Crib, and Urine Pad - Portable Bed Side Sleeper for Newborn Babies by ComfyBumpy

    rocking and sturdy cradle bassinet

    If you are looking for a light weight and easy to carry around bassinet but with a durable and premium quality material, this is the model for you. This bassinet comes with a mosquito net, perfect to protect your baby from bugs and for outdoor use. Also it comes with a soft mattress and a washable fitted sheet and a urine pad. It has a small clip at the base with the help of which you can convert the stable bassinet into a rocking one, so that you can rock your baby to sleep.

    Pros
    • ​Easy to assemble and carry around.
    • Premium quality steel frame.
    • It comes with a Mosquito net.
    • Package includes a urine pad, sheets a mattress and a carry case.
    Cons

      Dream On Me Traveler Portable Bassinet, Cloud Grey

      This is a travel portable bassinet. It is only 7 pounds in weight and it comes with a easy to carry travel bag. Moreover, its light weight frames are really easy to fold and hence make it more convenient to carry around. Fabric of this bassinet is washable. It has a modern looking design. Room for the baby is quite good and airflow is also good.

      Pros
      • Removable mattress pad.
      • It comes in multiple colors and a very modern design to fit in any room without taking much space.
      • It comes with a traveling bag.
      • Extremely lightweight.
      Cons
      • Although the airflow is good enough, but sides are not completely made of mesh. Therefore, its not visible from one side.

      Primo Cocoon Folding Indoor & Outdoor Travel Bassinet with Bag, Grey

      This is another very light weight bassinet designed for traveling purposes. It is only 8.6 pounds in weight. In addition to that, it is quite easy to assemble. Also, legs of this bassinet are detachable and it has a proper locking mechanism. Besides the above mentioned features, It also includes a carrying bag and a removable and a washable mattress. Lastly, it comes with a removable mosquito net as well with a zip in the middle.

      Pros
      • Light weight and easy to carry around.
      • Detachable and breathable mosquito mesh canopy with a zip.
      • Comes with a travel bag and a washable mattress.
      • Good enough room for the baby.
      • It has a very good locking mechanism.​
      Cons

        Dourxi 2-in-1 Stationary&Rock Bassinet, Portable Bedside Crib

        This is a portable and light weight bassinet. It comes with a quick pull up feature which enables it to collapse within a moment. Bassinet is quite spacious and sides are made of mesh for good airflow and visibility. Moreover, it is supported by good quality metal frame, making it more durable and stable. It comes with a detachable mosquito net for with a zip in the middle to protect your baby from bugs. In addition to that, it comes with a soft mattress, a flat pillow, washable fitted sheet and a washable outer cover.

        Pros
        • Good space for the baby.
        • Special designed mattress to support your baby’s back.
        • Removable mosquito net with zip.
        • Collapsible designed especially for travelling.​
        Cons

          Scuddles 3-1 Portable Bassinet for Baby

          Travel Bassinet Functions As Diaper Bag And Changing Station

          This nylon made bassinet can be used for multiple purposes. It is a very easy to carry bag which can carry feeder, diapers and other small baby products, and can be converted into a full-fledged crib with a comfortable mattress. Moreover, it can be used as a changing station as well. This bag includes 5 zip compartments, one of which is an insulated pocket to keep the baby food, medicine or milk at a constant temperature. Lastly, zips, straps, and overall material is very durable and long-lasting.

          Pros
          • Mattress is machine washable.
          • Designed with a very practical approach to carry around as easily as possible.
          • Insulated pocket to keep the feeder bottle warm.
          • Bassinet is made of a good quality material.​​
          Cons

            Delta Children Deluxe Sweet Beginnings Bassinet, Playtime Jungle

            Baby bassinet featuring calming nightlight and soothing music.

            This is a very cute little musical bassinet. It weights around 11 pounds and is made up of very good quality fabric. It has locking wheels; therefore, it is really easy to move around the house. It has an adjustable canopy to block the light. Moreover, it has quite some storage at the bottom of the bassinet to keep the baby products. What makes it unique is it features soft lightening and music for your baby’s sweet dreams.

            Pros
            • Easy to move around because of wheels.
            • Plays lullaby music and soft lightening.
            • Light weight.
            • Package comes with a water proof pad and a fitted sheet.​​
            Cons
            • It requires 4 AA batteries to play the music and lights, but they are not included in the package.

            Baby Delight Beside Me Dreamer Bassinet & Bedside Sleeper

            Bassinet & Bedside Sleeper

            This is another bassinet you can easily attach with your bed with the help of security straps. Its height is adjustable to six positions; therefore, it can fit with a bed of any height. Plus, you can always detach it from your bed and pull up the zipper on the side, it will be converted into a normal bassinet. Its sides are made up of mesh, so air flow is quite good for your baby. Moreover, this bassinet comes with a fiber filled mattress and a water resistant fitted sheet. Its base is designed very intelligently, so you don’t have to worry about its stability.

            Pros
            • This is a very light weight bassinet.
            • It can be attached to your bed.
            • It is quite spacious.
            Cons

              Evenflo Loft Portable Bassinet

              This is yet another very convenient and portable bassinet. It is just 10 pounds in weight. Moreover its material is very soft. It can be folded very easily as well and becomes very sleek and easy to carry around. But what makes it unique is that it has a Bluetooth supported speaker to play soothing sounds, nightlight and room temperature monitor to help you create perfect environment for your baby to have a perfect sleep. It requires C batteries. Lastly, it includes a very cozy fitted sheet in the package.

              Pros
              • Mesh sides and a very soft material make this bassinet very cozy and air ventilated.
              • Room temperature monitor and night light.
              Cons
              • Two parallel sides of the bassinet don’t have proper visibility.

              Final Thoughts

              The above listed portable bassinets are the best portable bassinets in the market right now. You can choose any products from these bassinets according to your requirement and you will not be disappointed. 

              However, among the bassinets made for travelling purposes, I would recommend Primo Cocoon Folding Indoor & Outdoor Travel Bassinet with Bag because it serves multiple purposes and it is also very viable to use. On the other hand, among the bassinets made for bedroom use, Baby Delight Beside Me Dreamer Bassinet & Bedside Sleeper is the best portable bassinet available. Lastly, the best bassinet for breastfeeding babies is Baby Delight Beside Me Dreamer Bassinet & Bedside Sleeper. 

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