Post # 1
Anyone have one? Worth the money? Anyone have the gliding one instead of the swivel one?
I’m expecting baby #2 in a couple weeks and have been debating it forever. I had a c-section with #1 and it’s probably 75% likely going that way this time. With #1, we had a hand me down bassinet that was heavy, bulky and I had to get out of bed to get or even see him (quite a feat post-c section!). I really want one but am having trouble justifying it to myself when I can get by with what I have. Thoughts??
Post # 2
Waste of money. I was insistent on having my son sleep flat (still agree with that), and had limited space so the Halo seemed like a great option. I found the side wall was extremely hard to pull down, and did not create the safe bedsharing concept I was hoping for. I also found that with the center pedestal, the bassinet wasn’t quite level and my son would get squished down so all night long I’d check on him and have to lift him up and re-center him all the time. Don’t get me started on how big the base is…so many stubbed toes.
By the way, I also has a c section, and you will not like the amount of muscle you’ll have to put into pushing down the side wall. I’d go with a co-sleeper where the side can go completely down.
Post # 3
I had a lot of the same issues that whitums brought up. We only ended up using it for a few nights, and then it became an expensive hamper. I had found it used on Craigslist, and it was easy to resell for what I paid. Maybe look for a used one?
Post # 4
I have the swivel one, and I actually really like it. I do find that the side wall doesn’t pull down how I expected it to, and the base is kind of large- it can be hard to move but we also have carpet in the bedroom so you can’t really just slide it.
I do like how easy it is to manouver around. It was bought for me as a gift, so I don’t know if I would have bought it for myself, but I do like it. One thing I recommend is getting the newborn insert. I found that my baby didn’t like all the “wide open space” in there, but she did like sleeping in the Rock and Play and her swing, which are more coccoon-y. The newborn insert clips in and provides that kind of cocoon shape for them but it’s still a flat surface, unlike a swing or other baby container.
Post # 5
Dd hated it.
My main gripe is that side wall doesn’t have an option to stay down like other side car bassinets. My arm fell asleep sooo many times while patting my kid’s butt trying to get her to sleep. And I swear to freaking god every time she FINALLY fell asleep, that stupid thing would make a loud ass creaking noise as I lifted my arm and wake her up.
Obviously I’m still bitter about this hahaha
Post # 6
I’m still debating buying the Chicco Next2Me. From everything I’ve seen and read, it seems to have much less frustrations than the Halo Bassinet. And it’s about the same price on eBay.
Post # 7
So I was adament that we didnt need to spend that much… we bought a cheaper one instead. We used the cheaper one for 2 weeks and hated it. We borrowed my sisters halo and love it! DS has slept in it every single night for 3 months! We love it and will definitely splurge for one for our next. That said – some kids just dont like sleeping in bassinets!
Post # 8
MsPlucky : I’ve got my eye on the arms reach concept’s co-sleeper. Just another option to check out. 🙂 Good luck, mama!
You too OP
Post # 9
I’ve got the halo on my registry. I think it’s like any baby product – some people love it, some people hate it. I’ve read a lot of good reviews on it, and while I defintiely want baby in our room the first few months I’m not ok with bed-sharing, the halo seems like a good option for being able to not have to get up and out of bed.
I know people whose kids didn’t like a swing, others swear by it. Some people swear by the mamaroo while others say it’s a waste of money.
Post # 10
amanda1988 : Awesome! Thanks! Will check that out … if we ever get to go home.
Post # 11
We had a BILY bassinet in our room. When baby cried, my husband brought him to me at night until I was feeling up to picking him up after my section. It didn’t really take that long for me to feel good though, luckily. I would have regretted spending so much money on a Halo. Ours was $125 and did the trick. No complaints. He moved into his own room and crib at 4 months with little fanfare.