A new baby spends a lot of time sleeping. And when it comes to where they nod off, there are so many options; baby cribs, cradles, baskets or boxes – it’s hard to know which one is the best bassinet for your family.
There’s a lot to think about. Will your little one be in your room and is there enough sleeping space? Will you be moving bub from room to room? Looking further ahead, are you planning on using the same bassinet for future children? Where and how will you store it between children?
To help you shop for the best bassinet Australia has to offer, we’ve made a list of key points to consider before purchasing your infant sleeper.
What to look for when buying a bassinet
Location: Where will snuggle-bunny be sleeping? Some parents start with bub sleeping in their room with a plan to move into the nursery at a later date. If this sounds like the right idea for your family, look for one with wheels or can be moved with ease.
Space: Whether it’s the master bedroom or the nursery, measure the space and make sure the infant sleeper (and all the accessories that come with it) will fit. For a helping hand, use our handy nursery planning guide.
Portability: The great benefit of having a crib or cradle is its portability – handy if you’d like to keep bub close during day naps or to give them their own space at night if they’re waking up older siblings.
Storability: Want to keep your beautiful bassinet for your next baby? You’ll need to think about where you will store it between children: under a bed, on top of a wardrobe, in the attic or in the garage.
Safety: There are no mandatory safety standards for bassinets here in Australia, so make sure the sides are at least 300mm higher than the top of the mattress to stop baby from falling out.
OUR PICK OF THE CROP
11 Best Baby Bassinets Mum’s Recommend
To help you find a safe and sturdy baby bassinet, we’ve compiled this list of leading brands available in Australia to get you started in your search.
Here are 11 of the best bassinets in Australia:
An evolving bed that grows with your child, the Stokke Sleepi Bed can be used from newborn to six months or five years with the extension kit – creating a sustainable solution. We love that it’s space-efficient and moves from room to room on lockable wheels.
This sleek co sleeper lets little angels nod soundly right by your side, with a simple yet sturdy design that oozes Scandinavian style. Made from European birch, the stunning SUN is available in three timeless colourways.
The award-winning SnuzPod is a clever 3-in-1 design. It can attach to the side of your bed for co sleeper bassinet (there is a nifty zip-down side for easy access to bub for feeding), use it as a stand-alone crib or lift the bassinet from the rocking base and use it for daytime naps around the home.
Keep baby close thanks to the clever Bednest co sleeper bassinet – it feels like bae is sleeping in your arms, without actually sharing a bed. With adjustable height and positioning, simply lower the breathable mesh sides for easy comforting and feeding.
This stunning cradle suspends from the ceiling for sweet nursery slumber or from a tripod for napping around the home. Made from super-soft cotton, the cradle folds down for easy storage and sways in every direction to rock bubba to bye-byes.
Crib, changing table, laundry basket and storage all rolled into one. Made from solid and sustainable wood, chosen for its premium quality and beautiful natural grain, this design features a perforated, washable mesh basket that allows for maximum airflow and visibility.
The SNOO uses microphones to tell when bub is crying or fidgeting. And while Mum and Dad stay tucked up in bed, the SNOO gets to work playing white noise and rocking bub back to the land of nod.
Love N Care
Complete with a designer quilt set, pillowcase, mattress and mattress protector, this practical carrycot converts to a crib on wheels for the ultimate flexibility.
Individually handcrafted from New Zealand pine, the mid-century inspired Maxwell is classic luxury at its best. Despite the solid and structured design, it’s light enough to transport easily and effortlessly as needed.
Convenient, stylish and portable, this classic design is a versatile addition to any room. The safe and sturdy base folds easily, allowing it to be moved and stored when not in use. Choose from four base colours and four fabric colours to create the perfect bassinet to match your dream nursery.
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