The Halo Swivel Sleeper Bassinest is my favorite newborn sleep spot. If you want to know why I love it so much, check out my Halo Bassinest review!
Many people choose to have their newborn sleep in the same room for the first few months. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), room sharing for the first 6 months greatly decreases the risk of SIDS. Room-sharing is especially convenient if you are breastfeeding. There are some downsides too, like you hear every sound the baby makes! But still, we chose to have our baby sleep in our room for the first few months.
1. Push Down Sides
Apply a little pressure on the side and it pushes down so I can easily get my baby out for middle-of-the-night feedings. This is especially wonderful in the early postpartum days when you can’t move as easily. If you have a difficult recovery, especially a c-section, this will be a most-loved feature!
2. Mesh Walls
I can always see his face! This gives me a peace of mind when I inevitably wake up and want to make sure he is still alive. When he inevitably ends up with his face up against the wall, I don’t worry because it is breathable.
3. Swivel Towards Me, and Away!
With bedside cosleepers, you typically have to crawl around them to get into bed. Recovering from delivery, this can be difficult. I love that I can gently move the Bassinest to the side so I can comfortably get into bed, and then move my baby back to my side.
Bed-sharing can be wonderful, but also scary because I’m terrified of SIDS. With the Bassinest, I can swivel it over on top of my mattress and my son is right next to me. This is a safer alternative to bed sharing. The breathable mesh wall provides a safe barrier. The height adjusts to fit over most beds. When I want a little better quality sleep, I push him away to create a little space between us.
4. The Accessories
I love all the different accessories that are made to go with the Halo Bassinest.
Pom Pom Mobile ∙ This is just adorable! I want one for my Bassinest and crib!
Newborn Insert ∙ A narrower cozy sleep surface for babies up to 15 pounds, before they can roll over.
Portable Stand ∙ If you love the Halo and want to use it during the day in other parts of your home, remove the bed portion of the Bassinest and place it in the portable stand!
Storage Caddy ∙ This is so convenient! While the Bassinest comes with pockets, this caddy can hold larger items, like diapers, wipes and/or a bottle.
Fitted Sheet ∙ Babies spit up and pee out of their diapers. An extra fitted sheet is a necessity.
Not very portable. It’s difficult to move from room to room. However, the Halo Bassinest Portable Stand helps with this problem.
The price. You will typically use this for less than 5 months. So, it is a lot to spend for such a short period of time. However, if you plan to have more than one kid, you’ll get more use out of it. I also see these selling for a lot of resale sites so you can make a lot of your money back if it remains in good shape.
Essentia Series ∙ The most basic model.
Premiere Series ∙ Includes the soothing center buttons (nightlight, sounds, vibration and nursing timer).
Luxe Series ∙ A storage caddy is included with this model.
Luxe Plus Series ∙ This is the nicest of the models. It comes with a mattress pad and a 100% cotton fitted sheet. I’m not sure if that means the sheets that come with the others are not 100% cotton?