Halo Bassinest

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
3747 posts
Sugar bee

I used it, but switched to the crib at three months, because it really wasn’t functioning like I wanted it to. My son is a very wiggly guy when he’s sleeping and I’d find him stuffed into the corner of the bassinet all the time, and it drove me nuts having to pick him up and put him in the middle during the night. I also found that because it sits on a pedestal, it wasn’t completely level. This caused my son to roll when swaddled, so I ended up swaddling him with arms out. I was drawn to it as a safe way to have him close by, but I felt like it didn’t really help achieve a safe co-sleeping environment like I wanted as there was still a mesh wall between us. The side that lowers for easy reach is also very hard to pull down and doesn’t lower far, so I rarely used it. I did love having the ability to adjust how close it was to my bed and being able to swivel it in and out. 

Post # 3
6272 posts
Bee Keeper

I’ve just got one for our baby that’s on it’s way. Bought on the recommendation of a friend. The swivel feature suits our room well and I liked the adjustable height so you can bring it over the bed if you like. Following thread with interest. 

Post # 4
5827 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

My kid slept in it maybe 5 times, he slept in the rock n play for a month before we moved him to his crib. I too found it difficult to push down the one side and get him out and he was always rolling up against the mesh. 

Post # 5
1387 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I don’t have one, but I have had two friends with one. The one returned it because she found it way to bulky to move and swival. The base was also an issue. Like a PP said it was difficult to push down the sides and wasn’t level. The other used it a handful of times but switched to a rock’n’play because her baby had reflux and slept better inclined. 

Post # 6
4998 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have one but don’t have the baby yet! I’ve heard a lot of great things, so hopefully we will like it too!

Post # 7
234 posts
Helper bee

I got the halo bassinet and used it when my son came home. He would wiggle around in it all night and didn’t really sleep well. I figured it was because he was a newborn and we eventually moved him to the rock and play. I tried the halo again when he was around 8 weeks and again- he did not sleep well. I also found it to be bulky and not easy to move or swivel. I just let my friend borrow it and her newborn is not loving it either. One of my other friends used the halo and loved it. Based on my experience I would not recommend! 

Post # 8
135 posts
Blushing bee

We borrowed it from a friend. We don’t have any of the complaints that the above posters have. It is big but once you find the right placement it works out well. The swivel makes it easy to have baby close by but easy to get out of bed if necessary. 

Post # 9
2053 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the halo bassinet!  Both of my daughters slept in it from the start.  Obviously they slept better in the rock & play, but that isn’t considered a safe overnight sleep place, so I didn’t use the R&P overnight.  Also, if your baby gets accustomed to sleeping on a flat surface from the start, it makes the transition to a crib much easier.  The Halo swivels right next to the bed and I could see through the mesh to watch my babies sleep without moving in bed!  It does take up a lot of floor room though, and the whole ‘push down the side’ thing is a bit of a gimmick.  I haven’t had any issues with it being level – mine is flat. I would highly highly recommend it!

Post # 10
33 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

We absolutely hated it. I must have tripped on the base three times a night in the dark because it’s just HUGE. My daughter hated sleeping in it because it wasn’t level. The push down on the side thing was useless. She had reflux so we had to use a rock and play because she hated being flat. We tried the halo again when she was a few months older and same thing- she would just scream until we took her out. I personally wouldn’t recommend it. 

Post # 11
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

WE used it once. My son had horrible reflux and wouldnt sleep flat. Sold it on craigslist! We ended up with a pack n play and elevated one side at the recommendation of our ped. During the day he slept in the rockn play 

Post # 12
4675 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I liked that it could swivel over my tall bed, as we don’t have a ton of extra room in our bedroom. I wish that the side was easier to get down. My son slept in it for 6 months before moving to his room. I was in between the bassinest. and arms reach cosleeper, but the space savings pushed me towards the bassinest.  

Post # 13
621 posts
Busy bee

I loved it, but my baby didn’t stay in it long. She had horrible reflux and ended up in an infant wedge instead. Laying flat didn’t work for her. But I got used to it being on my side of the bed easily and didn’t mind the base and loved how close she could be without having to actually have her in the bed! I would pull it over my mattress so she was almost in bed with me. Great safe option for cosleeping and keeping it in case we have another baby! 

Post # 14
1601 posts
Bumble bee

I’m 18 weeks and my Mom told me she will be ordering this once it comes back in stock as part of the baby’s gift. 

I’m pretty sure I will be having a C Section so I think this bassinet will be useful as I recover. 

Post # 15
9578 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

following out of interest. so interesting to see how many mom’s used rock n play.

does anyone have an opinion as to whether a more traditional bassinet right beside the bed would work better? obv. not for the reflux cases but for the people who had issues with it not being level (plus, if the mesh side is a gimmick why pay so much extra yknow?)

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