Having a baby or being a new mom is tough enough without still having to worry about keeping an eye on your newborn and lack of sleep. That’s why finding a bassinet for breastfeeding to make life easier at night is super important.
The best bassinet for breastfeeding moms includes things like being height adjustable, sturdy, safe and how easy to transfer your baby in and out of the bassinet to breastfeed. There are many great co sleeper and side sleeper bassinets for breastfeeding to pick from including the Halo swivel, Chico Next2Me, Millard Side sleeper, Baby Delight bedside sleeper and Mika Micky Bedside Sleeper bassinets.
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Mika Micky Bedside Sleeper and portable bassinet
The Mika Micky beside sleeper bassinet doesn’t have a wall between you and the baby making it a great option for breastfeeding moms. Because the one wall is lower it also works well if you had c-section since you won’t need to sit upright first in bed to take the baby out. Your bed needs about 3 1/4 inches clearance from the ground for the wheels to slide under the bed.
This bassinet supports from newborns up to babies 5 months old (or up to 33 pounds). And the Mika Micky is also a portable bassinet suitable for traveling. It can be taken down and packed up into the included travel bag within 10 minutes.
What we love about the Mika Micky Bedside Sleeper bassinet
- No side wall option (easier to take baby out, and for those with c-sections)
- Fairly easy to assemble and disassemble
- Extra safety with straps attachable to bed
- 7 different height positions for different bed heights
- Lockable wheels
- Includes travel bag
HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper
The Halo swivel bassinet ticks all the boxes and is easy to maneuver with 360 bassinet rotation, height adjustable and collapsible side walls – what else could you ask for? Ok, maybe some more sleep.
But seriously, the Halo Swivel Bassinet is a dream for moms that want the best in bed co sleeper for breastfeeding that let’s you get to your baby fast and without needing to leave the comfort of your bed.
We generally don’t suggest having the baby sleep in the bed with you, so we especially like that you can get the Halo bassinet over the edge of your bed for added safety when transferring your newborn baby in and out. The Halo swivel will make you feel more at ease knowing your baby is totally surrounding safely, but that you can pull the wall closet to you down when you need to get to them.
Combine that with stylish good looks and you’ve got a total winner all round! You can also read our more extensive review of the Halo swivel bassinet for more info.
What we love about the Halo Swivel Bassinest
- Height adjustable
- 360 swivel rotation (easier to get out of bed)
- Includes storage pocket
- Bedside wall can be lowered (lockable)
Milliard Side Sleeper Bedside Bassinet
The Millard side sleeper bassinet can be used as both a side-sleeper against your bed for easy access to your baby to breastfeed. Or as a completely separate standalone bassinet.
The height is adjustable to match beds with a height between 23 and 31 inches, measured to the top of the bed mattress. Something else we like is the easy-access storage pockets to put extra baby bottles, diapers, bum cream and wipes for less fumbling at night.
You also won’t have to worry about needing tools to assemble it – thankfully because I’m not too handy with tools myself.
What we love about the Milliard Side Sleeper bassinet
- It has two different modes – either as a standalone bassinet or side-sleeper bassinet
- Cheaper and budget friendly
- No tools need to assemble
- Height adjustable
- Extra storage pockets
- Includes a free waterproof mattress encasement and a washable sheet
- Helps with reflux by being able to set it on a slight slope
Chicco Next2Me Magic bassinet
The new Chicco Next2Me Magic cradle has a luxury design offering top comfort for both parents and baby. The sliding panel can be operated with one hand making it easier to get to your baby at night. There’s also an automatic rocking motion which can be switched on using the button on top of the bassinet – we found this does help getting your baby to fall asleep.
What we love about the Chicco Next2 Magic bassinet
- Side panel can be operated with one hand
- 11 different height settings
- Automatic rocking feature
- Washable covers
- One handed opening