The 9 Best Vibrating Bassinets
This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in March of 2018. After spending nine months in the womb, many newborns like a little bit of soothing motion to help them fall asleep, but rocking babies every night yourself can be tiring and time consuming. A vibrating bassinet offers just enough gentle movement to help your new arrival drift off. Our selection includes models that also offer sounds and visual stimuli, along with a few portable options, as well. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best vibrating bassinet on Amazon.
September 14, 2019:
Like a good baby swing, a vibrating bassinet can help infants fall asleep more quickly and stay asleep longer. Some even come with mobiles to give baby something interesting to look at when she's not asleep.
A bassinet can be a charming piece of baby equipment, but you shouldn't use the one you inherited from your parents or found in an antique store. Modern bassinets on the market are required to meet certain safety standards, such as those published by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, to prevent injury or asphyxiation. This standard defines requirements for stability, moving elements, padding, firm components, and the spacing between the mattress pad and sides, among other things.
To further enhance the safety of your infant, make sure to use the product according to manufacturer instructions and some common sense. For example, mesh sides are preferable because they allow baby to breathe should she sleep with her face against the side of the bassinet. In addition, you should not use additional padding or pillows beyond the (typically fairly thin) mattress pad that comes with the product. Also avoid large, heavy blankets. There should be minimal space between the mattress pad and the sides so that baby cannot lodge herself in the gap. And, as with cribs, always place your baby on her back to sleep, rather than her tummy.
Bassinets are almost as varied as the babies that sleep in them. Our selections include a wide range of products--from some that look like a piece of furniture in your bedroom to others that fold down for easy travel, so you should be able to find one that meets your needs. In this update, we evaluated items based on quality, ease of use, and value. Among other updates, we added the SwaddleMe By Your Side Sleeper in one of our top slots. It will appeal to parents who want to share their bed with their newborn, and it is conscientiously designed to prevent risks associated with co-sleeping.