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4baby Sleep and Stay EA12173 review

Stand-alone bassinet. Priced at $199.

CHOICE Expert Rating

20%

What is the CHOICE Expert Rating

CHOICE Expert rating

This is the product's overall performance score, based on key tests conducted by our industry experts in the CHOICE labs.

Good points

• Easy to assemble.
• The feet bars can be repositioned to enable sideways rocking.
• Foldable and has a carry bag.
• Canopy and insect cover.

Bad points

• Serious safety failures: 1. The large warning label one one end of the bassinet tested is obstructing the surface of the breathable material. 2. The supplied mattress is insufficiently firm at areas where the covering is puffed near the ends and at the sides. Slight sagging of the mattress base support was also observed.

The manufacturer Baby Bunting says it disagrees with CHOICE's findings and has "not received any incident reports or customer complaints" in relation to the issues CHOICE found since the bassinet was released. It has supplied us with independent test reports stating the product complies with American and European bassinet standards, as well as breathability and firmness tests. CHOICE stands by its results.

CHOICE Expert Rating View more details.

Based on our safety performance test. Recommended models meet all key safety requirements and score at least 80% for performance. Some lower-scoring models (60-65%) may still be worth considering if they meet all key safety requirements, but fail on minor points such as finger entrapment.

20%
Ease of use score View more details.

We rate the ease of assembly and/or ease of installation, where applicable. We currently do not have scores for all products tested, so ease of use does not factor into the overall score.

70%
Passes key safety requirements View more details.

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.

No
Recommended View more details.

CHOICE only recommends babies' and kids' products that meet strict safety criteria. A Recommended product scores at least 80% for performance and meets all of our safety requirements.

No
Price View more details.

Typical price as of March 2021.

$199
Height (cm) View more details.

Refers to height of the entire unit, not the bassinet compartment height.

94
Depth (cm) View more details.

Refers to depth of the entire unit, not the bassinet compartment depth.

86
Width (cm) View more details.

Refers to width of the entire unit, not the bassinet compartment width.

62
Origin View more details.

Stated country of origin.

China
Bassinet compartment depth View more details.

Bassinet compartments should be at least 250mm deep from the top of the mattress to prevent fall risks.

290
Recommended capacity View more details.

The recommended capacity is taken from the manufacturer's instructions. Generally, bassinets should not be used by the time the infant begins to roll over or sit up by itself.

9 kg
Contact
babybunting.com.au
Rocking View more details.

A rocking or similar mode can be good for calming your child or helping them to sleep.

Yes
Castors or wheels View more details.

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.

No
Canopy
Yes
Storage View more details.

Whether the bassinet has a bottom shelf or tray, pockets or other options for storing nappies etc.

No
Bassinet capsule can be carried separately from its stand View more details.

Whether you can take the bassinet off the stand, to transport baby from room to room.

No
Foldable stand View more details.

Useful when storing or transporting the bassinet. For some models, the bassinet folds with the stand; for others only the stand folds.

Yes

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