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Last updated: 19 September 2023


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A bassinet can be a useful alternative to a cot for the first few months with a new baby. Our expert testers give every bassinet and bedside sleeper a thorough workout to help find the models that:

  • pass our strict safety tests, including breathability, mattress firmness, head and limb entrapment, and small parts
  • have features that suit your needs

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

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We only recommend babies' and kids' products that meet our strict safety criteria. 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 still worth considering.

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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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        • Ease of use score
        • Recommended
        • Passed key safety requirements
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        • Price
        • Height (cm)
        • Depth (cm)
        • Warranty (years)
        • Width (cm)
        • Country of origin
        • Bassinet compartment depth (mm)
        • Rocking
        • Castors or wheels
        • Recommended capacity
        • Canopy
        • Storage
        • Bassinet capsule can be carried separately from its stand
        • Foldable stand

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