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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
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.
Mika Micky Bedside Sleeper Easy Folding Portable Crib,Grey
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.
Munchkin Brica Fold N' Go Travel Bassinet, Grey
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.
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.
Dream On Me Karley Bassinet, Blue/Grey
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scuddles 3-1 Portable Bassinet for Baby
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.
Delta Children Deluxe Sweet Beginnings Bassinet, Playtime Jungle
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.
Baby Delight Beside Me Dreamer 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.
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.
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.
Good luck with choosing the best portable bassinet!