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Last updated: 21 October 2019


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A bassinet can be a useful alternative to a cot for the first few months with a new baby. We've lab tested and reviewed bassinets and bedside sleepers to help you find the best one for you. Our bassinet buying guide will help you decide which type you need, and how we test explains our testing rigour and scoring method.

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CHOICE only recommends babies' and kids' products that meet our strict safety criteria. Our tests often go above and beyond the minimum safety requirements set by standards and regulations. This does mean we're sometimes unable to fully recommend any models in our tests. Our results will tell you why, and if any are worth considering.

Our expert testers give every bassinet and bedside sleeper a thorough workout to help find the models that:

  • pass our strict safety tests
  • have the features to suit your needs.

You might be surprised to learn that while there is an Australian standard and a mandatory regulation for cots, there is no standard or regulation for bassinets and bedside sleepers. Our reviews can give you peace of mind when buying one of these products.

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    Whether the model is a stand-alone bassinet only or can also be used as a bedside sleeper attached to the parent's bed.

      Passes key safety requirements

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      There is no Australian standard for bassinets, so we use our own in-house method that is based on a typical home setting and rate whether the bassinet meets key safety requirements. We also adapt methods from other standards. See our how we test article for details.

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        • Width (cm)
        • Bassinet depth
        • Model
        • Rocking
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