Cribs, Bassinets & Play Yards

Top 10 Bassinets

Baby’s first bed? Many mamas prefer the cozy comfort of a bassinet for the first four to six months of baby’s life. Whether your nursery is old school or ultra-mod, we’ve got just the right cradle to rock.
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Wood Bassinet

All classic lines and solid pine, Babyletto’s espresso-stained cradle fits even the most modern of nurseries, plus the wide plank design gives baby plenty of breathing room. The best part? When baby outgrows it (which will happen before you know it!), the bassinet can be converted into a very elegant toy box. Babyletto Bowery Convertible Bassinet, $130, BabiesRUs.com

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On-the-Go Bassinet

Space an issue? This all-in-one bassinet easily transforms into a portable Moses basket and a sturdy and safe changing table.  Plus, it’s got a built-in storage shelf, an organizer, and a diaper-stacker, so baby’s goodies can be easily tucked away. Contours Orion 3-in-1 Bassinet, $160, BuyBuyBaby.com

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Minimalist Bassinet

Going ultra-mod with your nursery? Stokke’s sleek Bounce-N-Sleep bassinet has Scandinavian style to spare, and the company’s stellar safety record will have you —and baby — resting easy. With a perforated, breathable interior, soft, washable lining and a raised headrest, it’s got all the frills without being over-the-top. Plus, its curved base lets you gently rock baby to sleep. Stokke Bassinet, $170, Giggle.com

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Bedside Bassinet

Offering a safer way to co-sleep, the Arm’s Reach Mini Arc lets you keep baby close without bringing him to bed — and also works as a stand-alone bassinet. Plus, it’s portable, with its own convenient carrying case. Arm’s Reach Mini Arc Classic Co-Sleeper, $165, BabiesRUs.com

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Modern Chic Bassinet
With a decidedly minimalist design, the Ninna-Nanna bassinet is a sleek addition to baby’s nursery (or your room!). But that doesn’t mean it’s not cozy. Plush and comfortable, the removable cradle rests in a solid birch rocker base. Comes in two neutral color options that will fit any décor. Monte Ninna–Nanna Bassinet, $395, MonteDesign.net
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Affordable Bassinet

Complete with canopy, bed skirt and mobile, this adorable throwback offers up plenty of old school charm — and affordability. But it’s got lots of upgrades too, including rocking and vibrating functions, storage space, and a built-in night light. Simmons Kids Slumber Time Elite Bassinet, $100, Target.com

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Bassinet-Meets-Playard

Talk about multi-tasking! A pack-n-play and bassinet in one space-saving unit, the Graco Day2Night makes naptime portable with a removable cradle (with its own handy-dandy stand), built-in changing table and storage. And it’s got built-in vibration and an MP3 speaker, to keep baby cozy and content. Graco Day2Night Sleep System, $270, BabiesRUs.com

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Stroller-Compatible Bassinet

Already got an UppaBaby, complete with cradle? Then this sleek and sturdy stand — in espresso or white — is a no-brainer, transforming the carriage bed into a snug and secure at-home bassinet with a safety-checked lock-in system, and easy folding for stashability. UppaBaby Bassinet Stand, $130, UppaBaby.com

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Stylish Bassinet

Cozy and compact, the Dream Cot comes in a rainbow of colors — from classic black to lime green to plum — and offers a smart, simple sleeper that’s still portable (with its own carrying case, and wheels) and rockable. Designed with baby — and mama — in mind, nearly every part of the Dream Cot is washable, which will no doubt save you some late night angst. Babyhome Dream Cot, $299, Diapers.com

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Swaying Bassinet

Cute and classic, this bear-themed — but unisex — bassinet by Summer Infant offers a canopy, storage, and a built-in speaker that plays music, nature and womb sounds to soothe baby to sleep. Plus, it’s got a multi-speed sway option that does all the rocking — so you don’t have to! Summer Infant Bentwood Bassinet, $170, BuyBuyBaby.com

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By Sona Charaipotra