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Obviously you always want your baby to sleep well, but this wish ramps up when you have them sleeping with you in a bassinet! I’ve tried and tested three of the leading products: the BabyBjorn Cradle, HALO Bassinest Swivel Essentia Series and Arms Reach Mini Ezee Co-sleeper. They come in a variety of models with varying features which I will try to hit upon when it is relevant. Let’s see how they stack up with features, value, and customer satisfaction.
The BabyBjorn Cradle is my favorite bassinet, it has everything I’m looking for in a super small footprint (I’ve got enough baby stuff taking up space everywhere). It is also an appealing to look at aesthetically.
- Gentle Springy movements.
- Airy mesh fabric for breathability and visibility.
- Easy to move around.
- Stable design.
- Can be used from newborn to 6 months or 18 pounds.
- Quality materials and an eye for design.
- Lightweight and easy to move so that you can let baby sleep where you are during the day.
- Simple clean design fits in just about anywhere.
- Small footprint for the bedroom.
- Easy to “rock” on the bouncy feet of this cradle.
- Quality materials and sturdy construction.
- Its low height will often mean that you must bend over to get the baby out of the bassinet. Important for late nights, those with bad backs, or those with recent C-sections.
- Large warnings sewn onto the sides that are not pictured in the official images and are difficult to get off.
The stand out feature of the Arms Reach Mini-Ezee is the 2 in 1 feature of the play yard. I wanted to use my bassinet next to my bed for the baby to sleep, so I didn’t really need the added play yard in that space. But if you are tight on space, this could be for you.
- Has three modes of use: beside sleeper, free-standing bassinet, and play yard.
- Comes with 2 wheels for easy mobility.
- Folds down for easy storage and travel.
- Comes with travel bag, nylon strap and resistant plate, mattress, fitted sheet.
- Available in a variety of colors and styles to fit your room just right.
- Appropriate for newborns to 5 months or until you child reaches 35 inches tall.
- See through mesh sides.
- Lots of storage.
- Leg extension available for higher bedsides.
- Attaches to the side of the bed for extra security.
- Side folds down for easy of accessibility.
- Great for breast-feeding.
- Good choice for parents who travel.
- The leg extensions are unstable and can easily make the bassinet tip over if they are not removed when the bassinet is in free-stand mode.
- Because the sides do lay down, be aware that cover from the bed can get into the bassinet.
- Steep learning curve when it comes to taking the bassinet up and down with ease.
This thing is built like a tank! Make sure you have someone strong around to move it in and out. The adjustability is great, but I did find myself fighting with the machine when it came time to change batteries.
- 360-degree swivel.
- Retractable side wall with lock.
- 1 generous storage pocket.
- Includes coordinating fitted sheet
- Recommended for babies up to 5 months or 20 pounds.
- Optional upgrades to other series of this bassinet include lights, sounds, and vibrations.
- Sturdy base that fits under the bed for small spaces.
- Swivel makes it easy for mothers who have had recent C-sections to get out of bed, or any mother for that matter.
- Adjustable height keeps baby at a comfortable level.
- The retractable sides help stop you from having to bend over to pick up the baby.
- Simple classic designs in muted colors that will match any dÃ©cor.
- Base is very heavy and has very wide legs.
- Bassinet has a slight tilt to it.
- Awkward and heavy to move.
- Mattress is thin and hard.
- If you do get an upgraded model. Be aware that the batteries are notoriously hard to change out.
So, why did I rank them the way I did? A few things went into the ranks including: overall value, quality, and customer satisfaction. The winner by far was BabyBjorn with its great customer satisfaction and quality design. Right there it beat out the other two options. Coming in second, the Mini Ezee Bassinet was the hands down winner in value. For parents that want quality but have a tighter budget, it is definitely going to win hearts. In third, the HALO bassinet is not to be taken lightly. Its 360-degree swivel makes it ideal for the post c-section crowd. No matter which one you choose, you cannot really go wrong with these three popular brands. They are sure to last through multiple children and see you through long breast-feeding nights.
Learn more about the BabyBjorn Cradle in this video:
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