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Last updated: 24 March 2021
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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.

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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.

CHOICE only recommends 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 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 including breathability, mattress firmness, head and limb entrapment, and small parts.
  • have the features to suit your needs

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    Typical price as of March 2021.

    enter value/s in increments of 1 between 90 and 1638

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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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