Safest bassinet

posted 2 months ago in Babies
Post # 2
6608 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I got a folding bassinet – I liked the feature of a zip top so I could take it outside if we went camping or something (we never did). It certainly never caused me any insecurity and I don’t think it was the best of the best. Be sure to remember that anything you purchase could have a flaw. If all the reviews say x happened, then skip it. If it’s just a few and most people rate it highly, remember that people are stupid and it was probably human error. 

I got this, but not in puke pink

ETA: not entirely sure that’s the right brand but it sure looks the same!


Post # 3
419 posts
Helper bee

We’ve just been using the Arms Reach cosleeper for the past 4 months, though it’ll be time to transition out of it soon. Up until last week I had it snug up against my side of the bed. Ran into some sleep troubles, so I put the 4th side up and moved it across the room. I’ve never felt like it’s unsafe.

Post # 4
317 posts
Helper bee

I’ve been using the Halo bassinest for the past few nights and it seems completely safe to me. I like that the base is heavy, which makes it hard to move but also hard to tip over. I’ve bumped it a couple of times moving around in the wee hours, so I’m glad for that.

Post # 5
114 posts
Blushing bee

The Halo is brilliant!

Post # 6
3677 posts
Sugar bee

I couldn’t stand the halo bassinet. Since the support was in the middle, I found it to not stay level. My son was a wiggler and I was constantly having to pick him up from the bottom and put him back in the middle of the bassinet. That said, I never felt he was unsafe as the sides were mesh and his face never got blocked by fabric or mesh.

I was perfectly happy using the bassinet portion of a pack n play. You don’t need to spend a bunch of money on something the baby will only be in for a few months. 

Post # 7
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We had a halo and enjoyed it. I liked the swivel feature, and the all-mesh siding. Never had an issue with the mattress creating a gap. 

Post # 8
7002 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had a Halo and loved it. 

Post # 9
290 posts
Helper bee

I’ll be using the shnuggle dreami sleeper. I’ve read a lot of good reviews. 

Post # 10
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We have an arms reach cosleeper also. No complaints although I did find that the changing pad covers work best for replacement sheets. The replacement sheets that the company sells were not quite right and pulled a little at the corners. 

That said, it seems very safe (and we’ve had three kids use it- no problem). 

If money is no object though, I hear the SNOO is worth the price!! 

Post # 11
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I used arms reach freestanding, and then when my daughter outgrew that, switched to a baby bjorn travel crib in our room.

Post # 12
247 posts
Helper bee

We loved the Halo with our kids (and my csections), but as they got bigger it seemed to struggle to stay level. For what it’s worth, my kids are ginormous. I’m super paranoid and have GAD, and safe sleep was incredibly important to me.  

I actually really loved the Graco Travellite Pack’n’play. It’s a mini one so it fit great in our room, and I never had any issues with sagging. The mattress is thin, safe, sturdy and can be set to three different levels. The walls are mesh. I used a changing pad cover as a sheet and it fit tightly and securely. As a bonus, it’s relatively easy to travel with. The only downside is that it didn’t last until toddlerhood for my kids, but again they’re really tall girls. It had a pretty decent resale value as well, in my experience.



Post # 13
7915 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Another vote for the Halo. I like the mesh and that it has a super sturdy base. We have a large loveably, but dopey dog and I want to make he couldn’t knock it over. The built in vibration and white noise was a life saverrrrrrrrr. 

Post # 14
9445 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

A pack n play with the “bassinet” portion in it works fine. It’s basically just a raised platform so you don’t have to bend over so far.

We had the Halo and my kid hated it, fwiw. If we have another child I’d buy a cosleeper that sidecars to the bed.

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