Best Portable Bassinets For Small Spaces

Best Portable Bassinets

Nothing feels better than watching your adorable newborn baby sleeping soundly. However, sound sleeping by babies doesn’t come out as naturally; you need to set your baby on a cozy and comfortable place.

While some parents start off with baby cribs, or other types of beds for their babies, it is always recommended that you first get a bassinet for your newborn baby. Bassinets offer more advantages than any other baby beds. These small baby beds can not only be moved and fitted next to the parent’s bed, but are also built with wheels that make them very portable.

This article looks into the considerations that you need to put in place when buying a portable bassinet, as well as the top 10 bassinets you should consider buying.

What to Look for in a Good Portable Bassinet

In the market, you will find all types of bassinets that suit your preferences and style. However, irregardless of the type of bassinet that you prefer, there are several guidelines that you should follow to ensure that you choose the most comfortable bassinet for your baby. The following are 5 features that you should look for in a good portable bassinet;

1.) Condition
Brand new bassinets are much better than second-hand bassinets. This is because; unlike second-hand bassinets, the new baby beds usually have all the parts intact and in good shape, and also meet the most current safety standards.

2.) Breathability
Breathability of a bassinet is a very crucial factor to consider, as it is what determines how safely your baby will sleep. When choosing a portable bassinet, go for that which has wooden slats or mesh sides. These bassinets offer the most breathability.

3.) Sturdiness
Despite their small size, good portable bassinets should have great stability. Therefore, choose a bassinet with a sturdy base, and that which also doesn’t tip over easily, even when bumped into.

4.) Mattress Fit
The portable bassinet that you buy should be able to accommodate the mattress, such that this snuggles inside the bassinet. If the bassinet that you buy comes with a mattress, ensure that no large gaps are left between the bassinet and the mattress.

5.) Legs
In addition to having a sturdy base, a good portable bassinet should also feature sturdy and stable legs. If the bassinet is foldable, ensure that the legs can easily lock when the bed is set up. This ensures a safe portable bassinet for your little one.

Review of the Best Portable Bassinets

The following are 10 most recommended portable bassinets for small spaces:

Best Selection
SNOO Smart Sleeper Baby Bassinet - Bedside Crib with Automatic Rocking Motions and Soothing White Noise - Ideal for Newborn Babies to 6 Months - Natural Sleep Training
Graco Move 'n Soothe Bassinet | Baby Bassinet with Movement, Vibration and Sound Settings to Help Soothe Baby, Mullaly
Graco Pack 'n Play Travel Dome LX Playard | Includes Portable Bassinet, Full-Size Infant Bassinet, and Diaper Changer, Leyton
Baby Bassinet,RONBEI Bedside Sleeper Baby Bed Cribs,Baby Bed to Bed, Newborn Baby Crib,Adjustable Portable Bed for Infant/Baby Boy/Baby Girl (Bassinet)
Baby Delight Beside Me Dreamer Bassinet & Bedside Sleeper
SNOO Smart Sleeper Baby Bassinet - Bedside Crib with Automatic Rocking Motions and Soothing White Noise - Ideal for Newborn Babies to 6 Months - Natural Sleep Training
Graco Move 'n Soothe Bassinet | Baby Bassinet with Movement, Vibration and Sound Settings to Help Soothe Baby, Mullaly
Graco Pack 'n Play Travel Dome LX Playard | Includes Portable Bassinet, Full-Size Infant Bassinet, and Diaper Changer, Leyton
Baby Bassinet,RONBEI Bedside Sleeper Baby Bed Cribs,Baby Bed to Bed, Newborn Baby Crib,Adjustable Portable Bed for Infant/Baby Boy/Baby Girl (Bassinet)
Baby Delight Beside Me Dreamer Bassinet & Bedside Sleeper
Price not available
$239.99
$179.00
$198.99
$199.99
Best Selection
SNOO Smart Sleeper Baby Bassinet - Bedside Crib with Automatic Rocking Motions and Soothing White Noise - Ideal for Newborn Babies to 6 Months - Natural Sleep Training
SNOO Smart Sleeper Baby Bassinet - Bedside Crib with Automatic Rocking Motions and Soothing White Noise - Ideal for Newborn Babies to 6 Months - Natural Sleep Training
Price not available
Graco Move 'n Soothe Bassinet | Baby Bassinet with Movement, Vibration and Sound Settings to Help Soothe Baby, Mullaly
Graco Move 'n Soothe Bassinet | Baby Bassinet with Movement, Vibration and Sound Settings to Help Soothe Baby, Mullaly
$239.99
Graco Pack 'n Play Travel Dome LX Playard | Includes Portable Bassinet, Full-Size Infant Bassinet, and Diaper Changer, Leyton
Graco Pack 'n Play Travel Dome LX Playard | Includes Portable Bassinet, Full-Size Infant Bassinet, and Diaper Changer, Leyton
$179.00
Baby Bassinet,RONBEI Bedside Sleeper Baby Bed Cribs,Baby Bed to Bed, Newborn Baby Crib,Adjustable Portable Bed for Infant/Baby Boy/Baby Girl (Bassinet)
Baby Bassinet,RONBEI Bedside Sleeper Baby Bed Cribs,Baby Bed to Bed, Newborn Baby Crib,Adjustable Portable Bed for Infant/Baby Boy/Baby Girl (Bassinet)
$198.99
Baby Delight Beside Me Dreamer Bassinet & Bedside Sleeper
Baby Delight Beside Me Dreamer Bassinet & Bedside Sleeper
$199.99

1.) SNOO Smart Sleeper by Happiest Baby

The SNOO Smart Sleeper bassinet incorporates a constant rumbly sound which helps to sooth and gently rock babies into sleep. This rumbly sound is usually very effective, boosting the young ones’ sleep by 1 to 2 hours.

The SNOO bassinet also features an automatic response to baby cries. It responds by producing a stronger soothing motion and white noise, which works to calm the fussing of the babies. Therefore, this bassinet can be described as a parent’s ‘personal helper.

Being one of the most recommended bassinets by the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), the SNOO Smart Sleeper can be trusted to keep your baby safe, while lying on the back. It prevents any accidental rolling by the baby. The bassinet comes with a 1-year limited warranty.

SNOO Smart Sleeper Baby Bassinet - Bedside Crib with Automatic Rocking Motions and Soothing White Noise - Ideal for Newborn Babies to 6 Months - Natural Sleep Training
  • ADDED SLEEP: SNOO Sleeper boosts sleep 1-2+ hours per night, so parents get more sleep than with other baby cribs or smart furniture. Our moving sleeper bassinet soothes babies with the constant rumbly sound and gentle rocking motion they loved in the womb.
  • AUTOMATICALLY RESPONDS TO CRIES: SNOO detects fussing and the self-rocking bassinet responds with gradually stronger white noise + motion to calm crying. Your own essential personal helper, 24/7!
  • PREVENTS RISKY ROLLING: The only bassinet, sleeper, or bed that keeps your baby safely on the back, the #1 safe sleep guideline recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Comes with 3 hip-safe sleep sack swaddles.
  • EASY TO CUSTOMIZE: Our smart app logs sleep and naps, and lets you adjust bassinet’s motion, sound, and cry sensitivity. Includes preemie mode and weaning option for the best transition to the crib.
  • 30-DAY, NO RISK TRIAL: If you’re not 100% satisfied, return your SNOO within 30 days of receipt and we'll give you a full refund and pay for return shipping, too!

2.) Graco Move ‘n Soothe Bassinet

The automatic motion of the Graco Move ‘n Soothe bassinet helps to calm and sooth babies into sleep. It is designed with 3 varying speeds, as well as vibrations of 2 different speeds, which can be easily adjusted to fit the ideal levels for calming babies.

Graco Move’n Soothe bassinet also incorporates 10 different sleepy songs, as well as 10 more soothing sounds. These sounds and songs, adding to the white noise produced by the bassinet, function to soothe the baby into sleep.

This is one of the most breathable bassinets you can find in the market. The included mesh sides allow for enough airflow and clear visibility. Also, the reversible canopy of the baby bed blocks out light, ensuring that the little one is always kept comfortable and cool.

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Graco Move 'n Soothe Bassinet | Baby Bassinet with Movement, Vibration and Sound Settings to Help Soothe Baby, Mullaly
  • Head-to-toe, soothing motion is gradual and includes varying speeds to help baby get back to sleep
  • 3 varying speeds provide just the right pace to fit baby's preference
  • 2-speed vibration helps to soothe and comfort baby
  • Choose from white noise, music, or nature sounds to help soothe baby to sleep
  • Reversible canopy shields baby from light while sleeping

3.) Graco Pack ‘n Play Travel Dome LX Playard

This portable bassinet is designed with a dome shape. Its portability makes it an ideal travel bassinet, which parents can carry around with them while indoors, or even to the outdoors. The bassinet package comes with a carry bag.

The Graco Pack ‘n Play bassinet can be easily raised and positioned at eye level. This feature especially comes in handy when the bassinet is being used outside, as parents can easily check-in on their babies.

This bassinet package also includes a 50 canopy with UV protection. The UV protection helps to shield the young users from the sun, such that these are always kept cool. Furthermore, the bassinet can be easily removed to make a spacious playard. The playard created usually offers a safe playing and resting spot for the toddlers.

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Graco Pack 'n Play Travel Dome LX Playard | Includes Portable Bassinet, Full-Size Infant Bassinet, and Diaper Changer, Leyton
  • Portable Dome Bassinet can be used on or off the playard, so you can keep baby by your side wherever you go
  • The Travel Dome folds compactly and includes its own carry bag so it’s easy and convenient to take on the go
  • Portable, raised bassinet positions baby at your eye level for check-ins through the night without having to get out of bed
  • Large canopy on bassinet features UV 50 protection to shield baby from the sun and keep cool
  • Full-size infant bassinet provides an easy-to-reach and easy-to-view spot for your baby to sleep

4.) RONBEI Baby Bassinet Bedside Sleeper

The RONBEI baby bassinet is built with safe micro fiber material. This soft and comfortable material touches the skin of the babies lightly, promoting a cozier and sound sleep. This bassinet also meets all the ASTM F2906 safety standards, making it an ideal bassinet to go for.

The feet of the RONBEI bassinet can be easily adjusted, such that the height of the bassinet fits that of the parent’s bed. Therefore, with this particular bassinet, parents can easily keep an eye on their young ones all through the night.

The included music box produces soothing sounds and music, which gently lull the toddler to sleep. Also, the bassinet is designed with detachable soft toys hanging on the bassinet, which babies can feel, grab and play with.

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  • Safe and Comfortable Material: With high craftsmanship and a classical appearance,RONBEI bassinet still manages to have a high degree micro fiber to touch babies' skin lightly and carefully,meet ASTM F2906 safety standards. Keep your baby close and comfortable with RONBEI Baby Bassinet, holds your little one safely within reach, right at your bedside.
  • Adjustable Height and Feet: Adjusts to the same height as mom & dad's bed,adjustable feet retractable closer to the bed, create a perfectly eye level for 3 a.m. gazes,making it easier for you to care for your baby even in the middle of the night. 9 height adjustable ideal for all kinds of beds and sofas.
  • With Music Box and Detachable Toy: Soothing sounds lull baby to sleep,relaxing music and sounds to add some extra serenity to the ambiance,the hanging soft toys provide plenty of activity for baby to feel and grab.
  • Air Mesh on Both Sides: This breathable fabric is also made to promote airflow, giving baby a cooler and comfortable space to rest. When baby is this calm, everyone can rest easy.
  • Quick & Easy Installation: It is super save-time assembling that you need to do is to push legs frames and pull up the handrails. Portable design folds for easy transport and storage,matress cover can be easily removed and cleaned. From newborn to 6 months (3 -9kg/ 6-19.8 lb)

5.) Baby Delight Beside Me Dreamer Bassinet

The portable Baby Delight bassinet folds up very easily, and can be carried and stored conveniently as a compact bassinet. It is also built with very lightweight materials. Therefore, parents can easily carry the bassinet and keep their young ones close, without really feeling the weight of the baby bed.

The breathability of the Baby Delight bassinet is enhanced by the mesh walls of the bed. These mesh walls not only increase the air flow in the bassinet, but also provide babies with their own sleeping area.

For more comfort, the height of the bassinet can be easily adjusted to 6 different positions. Parents can therefore adjust the bassinet to fit the height of their adult bed during the night, and even the height of the sofa during the day. The bassinet package comes with a fiber mattress and a cozy waterproof sheet.

Baby Delight Beside Me Dreamer Bassinet & Bedside Sleeper
  • SAFE and COMFORT- Sleep soundly knowing that your baby is safer and comfortable
  • MOBILE- It is lightweight enough to move from room to room for convenience.
  • ADJUSTABLE- 6-positions allow height adjustment to adapt the sleeper height to most adult beds.
  • ACCESS- Easily lean over to nurse, comfort or just check on your baby during the night
  • QUICK TOOL-FREE ASSEMBLY; Storage pocket

6.) AMKE 2 in 1 Baby Bassinet Bedside Crib

The 2 in 1 baby bassinet is both a stand-alone cradle and a side sleeper. The bassinet’s cradle mode can be easily set up by turning down the cradle rod, which is usually placed at the bottom of the bassinet.

This portable bassinet features an adjustable height. The height can be raised or lowered through 6 different positions. Therefore, the bassinet can be adjusted to fit either the height of the sofas, or the parent’s bed in the bedroom.

The easy folding design of the 2 in 1 baby bassinet makes it portable. Parents can easily bring their toddlers wherever they go by carrying the bassinets with them. The foldability of these bassinets also makes them easier to store.

AMKE 3 in 1 Baby Bassinets, Baby Bedside Sleeper, Baby Crib with Storage Basket for Newborn, Arms Reach Co Sleeper, Adjustable Portable Baby Bed, Bedside Bassinet, Comfy Mattress/Travel Bag Included
  • 3 in 1 Convertible Mode: This baby bassinet is equipped with 3 convertible mode, it can be used as a stable baby crib, baby bedside sleeper or baby bassinets. The rails on the bottom can be turned conveniently and you can change the mode freely to meet your different needs
  • Adjustable Height: The smart and adjustable design of AMKE portable crib makes it ideal for babies and parents. This bedside crib features scientific six gear adjustment levels(12.7-19.5 inches). This will make it easier for you to care for your baby, even in the middle of the night. In bedside sleeper mode, it snugs right up against your bed, making it ideal for a newborn and breastfeeding mom.
  • Premium Aluminum Material for Durability: Constructed of thick aviation aluminum alloy frame, this baby bedside crib is light weight and stand firmly when ready to nurse, breastfeeding or feed. Moreover, the visible mesh windows allow better visibility and ventilation for the baby.
  • Easy to Carry: The compact carry bag design allows you to place it in the trunk of your car and bring it to trains and planes while traveling thus reduce the burden of travel. Parents don’t have to worry about the bed outside is not clean, safety protection is not enough.
  • Easy and Tool-free Assembly:Disassemble and fold in under a few minutes,you only need to do is to press the marbles on the side of the tubes; From Birth to 6 months/33lbs or until baby can pull themselves into an upright position.Moreover, a deep basket at the bottom of the bassinet provides spacious space to store baby daily essentials, such as feeding bottles, diapers, toys, etc.

7.) Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Bassinet

The designing of the Fisher-Price bassinet incorporates almost every feature that helps to soothe and calm babies. For instance, the bassinet produces soothing motions, vibrations and sways that gently rock babies to sleep. It also produces relaxing music and sounds, which still serve the same purpose as the motions and vibrations.

The bassinet comes with a comfy sleeping pad, which provides a cozy sleeping space for young ones. Also, the top part of the baby bed is designed with mesmerizing stars. These stars, adding to the overhead projection, keep the young ones busy while being swayed.

The overhead projector of the Fisher-Price bassinet can also be easily removed and used as a tabletop soother. Also, to add to the baby’s sense of security, the bassinet is designed with a night light setting which parents can easily turn on.

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Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Bassinet, Windmill
  • Calming sway motion generated by you or baby
  • Dual mode lighting; Choose from soothing projection and night light (Light projection unit is removable and can be used as a tabletop soother)
  • Flat sleeping surface with deluxe overhead mobile
  • 30 minutes of calming vibrations, music and sounds
  • Optional lock out to minimize swaying motion

8.) Joovy Room Playard Bassinet

The Joovy Room bassinet has a contemporary design, which offers both functionality and convenience. It can be used as a bassinet, or even removed to create a cozy playard for the baby. The maximum weight capacity that can be supported by this particular bassinet is 15 pounds.

The most notable feature about the Joovy Room bassinet is its flip-away changing table. This table includes a sturdy vinyl top, which offers equal comfortability as other fabric tops. This vinyl top can also be easily wiped down to remove dirt and dust. When not using the table, it can be easily flipped over to remove it out of the way.

More so, the Joovy Room portable bassinet includes a removable diaper organizer. This organizer is designed with several compartments, where wipes, baby lotions, diapers and other staff can be kept for easier access. The package comes with a waterproof cotton sheet that can be be used in both the bassinet and playard.

Joovy Room-Playard, Nursery Center, Bassinet, Changing-Table, Black
  • Flip-away changing table with sturdy vinyl top for easy cleaning supports a baby up to 25 pounds
  • Full-size bassinet holds infant up to 15 pounds
  • Diaper organizer and giant side pocket provide plenty of storage
  • Waterproof cotton fitted sheet and travel bag included, additional sheets sold separately
  • Two wheels for easy moving around your home

9.) Chicco Lullago Nest Portable Bassinet

The sleek and roomy design of the Chicco Lullago bassinet creates a cozy home for babies. Its package includes a comfortable padded mattress and a wash cover. This wash cover is designed with a zip, such that it can be easily removed and washed.

The Chicco Lullago bassinet is also designed with an adjustable canopy. This canopy is filled with hanging toys that promote a more comfortable environment for the young ones. Also, the canopy includes a storage pocket, where the daily essentials can be kept at a close range.

The assembling process of this portable bassinet is very simple. It can be folded in less than a minute, and usually comes with a carry bag in which the bassinet can be easily carried. More so, the mesh side panels of the bassinet increase the ventilation and promote visibility.

Joovy Room-Playard, Nursery Center, Bassinet, Changing-Table, Black
  • Flip-away changing table with sturdy vinyl top for easy cleaning supports a baby up to 25 pounds
  • Full-size bassinet holds infant up to 15 pounds
  • Diaper organizer and giant side pocket provide plenty of storage
  • Waterproof cotton fitted sheet and travel bag included, additional sheets sold separately
  • Two wheels for easy moving around your home

10.) JOOVY Coo Portable Bassinet Playpen

The white JOOVY Coo bassinet has a very stylish design, which adds to the elegance of any space in which it is added. It is a 2-in-1 type of bassinet, consisting of both a portable bassinet and a playpen.

The good thing about this particular bassinet is that; unlike other bassinets, the JOOVY Coo portable bassinet can still be used even when babies outgrow it. By simply unzipping the top part of the bassinet Coo, then moving the included mattress to the lowest level, this bassinet can be turned into a safe playpen for children.

This is a very safe type of bassinet, as the material used to make it is usually chemical-free. Also, the bassinet is designed with a breathable mesh fabric, which increases airflow in the baby bed. It can support a maximum weight of 15 lbs.

Joovy Coo Portable Bassinet, Portable Playpen, Rocks or Stays Put, White
  • Great for small spaces and perfect for room sharing families. Folds flat for travel and storage
  • Use it longer - goes from bassinet to playpen with a zipper. Convenient under-bassinet storage
  • Machine-washable mattress cover. Easy two-step fold. Comes with travel bag, mattress, and mattress cover
  • Rocks or stays put, you choose. 100% see-through and breathable

Conclusion

A portable bassinet is the best first investment you could make for your little one. The portability of these bassinets make them the ideal baby beds to go for, as they can be easily carried around the house, allowing parents to always keep their babies close. If you are expecting your baby boy/girl soon, or just got one, then hurry and get yourself one of the above most recommended baby bassinets for your baby!