Since my husband and I sleep with our 3-month-old in our bedroom, I wanted to share some of the more gorgeous baby bassinets I’ve come across as a new mom. Because I know I don’t want to look at swirls of neon plastic every time I lay my exhausted head down on my pillow.
It’s no secret that all of us here at Cool Mom Picks worship Harvey Karp, so I took notice when he released the SNOO Sleeper, for babies up to 6 months old, which promises to help take care of a few of those beloved five S’s for you.
In addition to stunningly good looks, it offers a built-in swaddler, and tech features like white noise and an automatic rocking motion to lull baby to sleep. Um, yeah, I’d say I’m pretty jealous of anyone who gets to have this bassinet at their bedside.
This Monte Ninna Nanna Bassinet I spotted at at Land of Nod is an adorable bassinet for babies in their first few months. I love that it channels a sweet, wooden rocking horse aesthetic while also looking cool and modern. Bonus: That gorgeous micro-suede basket cover is removable and machine-washable, which you will be grateful for, new parents. Even if you don’t know it just yet.
Speaking of gorgeous baby bassinets, this Offi Nest Bassinet at Wayfair (or your local high-end baby furniture boutique) could totally pass for a work of modern art. And I love that it magically transforms — well, with the help of an instruction manual — into a play table or toy bin when the baby has graduated to crib sleeping in his own room. Great news, considering you’re going to want to hang onto this beauty for as long as possible.
If you want something modern but a little softer, I had the chance to try out the Babybay bedside sleeper (and big thanks to the company for sending CMP a sample for consideration). I adore the natural wood finish and sturdy construction, and the co-sleeper style; it’s actually designed so that one wall of the bassinet fits flush and secure to an adult bed (you can check the dimensions at their website to see if it would fit correctly attached to your bed).
If you want to sleep next to your baby while giving him his own separate, safer space, this could be the option for you. UPDATE: And if he’s ready for a small crib of his own? A separate kit can convert the bedside co-sleeper into one, or even into a child’s bench when he’s outgrown that and moved on to an even bigger crib. Love that kind of practicality.