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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Typical price as of September 2018.
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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
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.
Whether the bassinet has a bottom shelf or tray, pockets or other options for storing nappies etc.
Useful when storing or transporting the bassinet. For some models, the bassinet folds with the stand; for others only the stand folds.
Capsule can be carried separately from its stand
Whether you can take the bassinet off the stand, to transport baby from room to room.
A rocking or similar mode can be good for calming your child or helping them to sleep.
Castors or wheels
Whether the bassinet has castors or wheels to make it easier to move around. All the models with castors/wheels have lockable brakes on at least two of them. For some models without castors, they may be available as an optional extra.
Refers to depth of the entire unit, not the bassinet compartment depth.
enter value/s in increments of i between 73 and 117
Refers to width of the entire unit, not the bassinet compartment width.
enter value/s in increments of i between 43 and 115
Refers to height of the entire unit, not the bassinet compartment height.
enter value/s in increments of i between 26 and 152
Bassinet compartment depth
Bassinet compartments should be at least 250mm deep from the top of the mattress to prevent fall risks.
enter value/s in increments of i between 170 and 365
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Ease of use score
- CHOICE buy
- Passed key safety requirements
- Good points
- Bad points
- Height (cm)
- Depth (cm)
- Width (cm)
- Bassinet depth
- Castors or wheels
- Recommended capacity
- Capsule can be carried separately from its stand
- Foldable stand