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Great bassinet options for your baby
Metro Baby can help you choose the perfect bassinet or cradle for your little one. Bassinets are particularly useful for the first few months of life until your baby can roll over, push up, or sit unassisted. Here are some great bassinet options for 2022.
Customer favourite bassinets for 2022
Metro Baby customers are excited to find their favourite brands all in one place online. Every parent and baby is different, so we offer plenty of personalised bassinet options to satisfy all styles. Our customer favourite bassinets for 2022 include:
Kumi Cradle - by Charlie Crane
A reassuring cocoon for the first months of life and a comforting place to wake up to the world. Designed with minimalist contemporary lines, snug fitting mattress and millenary lateral swing.
Mamaroo Sleep Bassinet - by 4 Moms
Bluetooth enabled control of interactive features designed to improve sleep. 5 speed settings plus sleep inducing sounds; rain, ocean, fan and shh.
Cradle - by Leander
A stunning baby bassinet that can be suspended either from a ceiling fixture or from the stylish tripod. This cradle is a cozy soft swaying nest that creates a snug, private space for your newborn.
Sleep Mini – by Stokke
The unique oval shape creates the perfect nest for your baby. The perforated mattress provides maximum air circulation for greater comfort, and this bassinet can grow with your baby.
Easy Sleep Portable Bassinet - by Ergopouch
A genuine lightweight portable bassinet for your newborn. This bassinet folds into a small parcel for convenient stowing in your car or even in an airplane overhead locker.
Sun Bedside Bassinet - by Troll
Featuring rounded corners and an open, airy design. For close, affectionate sleeping, this bassinet is hard to beat for staying by your baby’s side at nap time.
Best bassinets for safe sleeping
Parents all around Australia are choosing Metro Baby products that deliver safe sleeping, easy cleaning and easy storage solutions. There is a lot to consider as baby grows, so make sure to choose a bassinet with built-in safety features such as a sturdy bottom, stable base, and sides that are the right height. The mattress should also fit correctly and deliver breathability and ventilation for a comfortable rest.
How to choose your bassinet
A comfy baby is a happy baby, so here are four important bassinet features to consider for health and wellbeing.
Bassinets and bedside sleepers should have adequate breathable zones.
- Airflow on all four sides
- No suffocation risks
- Healthy ventilation
- A smoke-free environment
- Breathable mattress
All bassinet components should be sturdy and strong.
- permanently fixed components
- Secure base or legs
- No loose or easily removed parts
- Made from strong natural materials
- Finished with non-toxic paints and sealants
Ensuring your baby grows safely in a healthy environment.
Young babies are notoriously leaky and messy, so look for easy-clean solutions.
- A bassinet that can be periodically washed clean
- Removable fabric features
- Removable mattress
- Washing machine friendly baby bedding
- Adaptable for baby changing and nappy storage
How deep should a bassinet be?
The bassinet should be deep enough to cradle your baby and stop him or her from falling out. The distance between the top of the mattress and the top of the bassinet enclosure should be no less than 250mm. Some Metro Baby bassinets are height-adjustable, allowing your bassinet to grow with your baby for long-term use.
Choose your favourite bassinet style
Different lifestyles call for unique and diverse solutions. Metro Baby is here to help with a wide array of bassinet styles for modern Australian families. Options include bedside sleeper bassinet with a side that folds down for intimate closeness, or a portable travel bassinet with optional mosquito net for keeping creepy crawlies out.
When do you need a bassinet?
A bassinet is suitable from newborn to around 4-6 months of age. When your child starts to roll or sit, it’s time to transfer them to a cot. A bassinet is considered an optional purchase for some people, although they can be essential for families who travel with their baby and in other situations where portable sleeping arrangements are required.
How long do you use a bassinet for?
Your baby won't be using a bassinet or cradle for long, so make sure to choose one with handy features that will serve you well until your baby upgrades to a cot. Some bassinets and baby sleepers include pocket storage for diapers, wipes, and a change of clothes. Some can be used as a changing table, and others can become a bedside sleeper. We are all about convenience at Metro Baby, so you can purchase with confidence and focus on bonding with your newest family member.
Accessories you will also need to consider
Baby sleep products such as bassinets, cots, swaddles, Moses blankets, sleeping bags, fitted sheets and mattress protectors are just the start. Explore other products and accessories such as nappy changing tables, prams, backpacks, car seats, travel bags, strollers and more. We have everything you are looking for under one roof at Metro Baby, and you can purchase online from the convenience of your own home.
When is a baby too big for a bassinet?
Bassinets are used from birth until your child reaches maximum weight limit of around 11 kgs. If your little one is able to push up on his or her hands or knees, it may be time to upgrade to a cot. Always refer to the bassinet manufacturers instructions for bassinet weight restrictions and safety guidelines.
Where to buy the best bassinets in Australia?
Shopping is rapidly evolving, and Metro Baby moves with the times, online and in-store. If purchasing online, make a wishlist of favourite baby products and add items to your virtual shopping cart. Then proceed to checkout for convenient payment options and speedy delivery to your postcode Australia-wide. It doesn’t get any easier than that!
Bassinet accessories for your baby
Metro Baby partners include trusted brands such as Baby Bjorn, Troll, Charlie Crane, Leander, Snuggle Hunny Kids, Cocoon, and many more. All Metro Baby products adhere to Australian and New Zealand safety standards. We prioritise childcare products that keep your baby safe and healthy, allowing him or her to grow and flourish in a caring environment. We have every item you need to encourage every phase of baby’s growth and development. Here are just a few important accessories worth checking out for starters:
- Change tables
- Change mats
- Sleeping bags
- Baby sheet sets and baby blankets