The 8 Best Rocking Bassinets

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This wiki has been updated 22 times since it was first published in March of 2018. While most babies will come home to a crib in their nursery, that may not be the best place for them to sleep during those first weeks and months. Bassinets are smaller, more cozy, and a lot more portable for parents who want to keep their infant close for frequent nighttime feedings, and one that rocks automatically can help babies self-soothe and stay asleep longer. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Fisher-Price Soothing Motions

2. Delta Children Moses

3. Happiest Baby Snoo

Editor's Notes

March 06, 2020:

When choosing the best rocking bassinet, you'll want to consider how you plan to use it. Some parents primarily keep it in their bedroom during those first months when the child is waking frequently. Others may move it from room to room to keep their infant sleeping nearby during the day.

Fortunately for those parents who want to keep the bassinet in their living areas, there are top quality options that won't make your living room look like a bedroom. The Monte Design Rockwell and the Happiest Baby Snoo, despite their cozy fabric sides, have sleek modern bases.

If portability from bedroom to other rooms throughout the day is a priority, parents will benefit from a option on wheels like Delta Children Moses or the Delta Children Deluxe.

While the Fisher-Price Soothing Motions doesn't have wheels, it takes the top spot and is a popular option for parents of fussy babies due to the sheer number of options it offers to soothe your child to sleep; yet it remains light enough for just about anyone to pick up and move around if needed.

4. Delta Children Deluxe

5. Baby Bjorn Cradle

6. Monte Design Rockwell

7. Ingenuity Foldaway

8. Green Frog Lily Pod

Tina Morna Freitas
Last updated by Tina Morna Freitas

Tina Morna Freitas is a writer who lives in Chicago with her family and three cats. She has a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in English, and has built a freelance career over the years in writing and digital marketing. Her passions for cooking, decorating and home improvement contribute to her extensive knowledge of all things kitchen and home goods. In addition, her 20 years as a parent inform her expertise in the endless stream of toys and equipment that inevitably takes over the homes of most parents. She also enjoys gardening, making and sipping margaritas, and aspires to be a crazy cat lady once all the children are grown.

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