Halo Bassinest Review

This sucker is the hottest ticket going these days – I’m seeing it everywhere – so I thought I’d better have a boo at it myself.

The Halo Swivel Sleeper Bassinest is a bassinet that can sit up right next to your bed and swivel over your bed for easy access to your baby. It also has a drop down side, a light, music, good vibrations (mmmm) and a nursing timer.

Have a peek at my lovely video to find out more:

Things I Loved:

  • Can swivel over the bed
  • Your baby is right at eye level
  • Mesh sides for great air circulation
  • Nice neutral colour and design
  • Drop down side
  • Maneuvers out of the way easily
  • Very sturdy and stable
  • Reasonably easy to put together

 

Things to Consider:

  •  It’s a little pricey
  • You still have to lift the baby over the drop side so it’s not a seamless transition
  • It’s heavy (a good thing for stability) so you’re not going to be moving it a lot

 

You can find them here on rightstart.com for about $230 and on Amazon.


Also check out:

Graco Pack N Play Playard with Bassinet: About $160 cheaper. Doesn’t have the swivel function or the do-dads, but extends its use by converting to a playyard when your child is older.

Arm’s Reach Concepts Mini Arc Co-sleeper: Similar to the Pack N Play but this one can butt up right against your bed.

Summer Infant By Your Side Portable Bedding: This one is $60 bucks so there’s a big price difference. It sits on your bed instead of beside it so if you are sleeping in a double or even a queen, dad/mom/partner may get the boot. 

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27 Comments

  • I was wondering what people thought of the swivel. I thought this was the definite bassinet for me. When my husband and I looked at in the store, he was concerned that there was no way to stop it from swiveling. What are people’s experiences?

    • I didn’t find the swivel very loosey goosey so I can’t see it moving on its own even after it got worked in. The system is more on a plate than a hinge if that makes sense. Of course I couldn’t say for sure because I didn’t use it for an extended period of time.

  • Thank You!
    I registered for one thinking it would be pretty great and it looks like it is!
    A friend gave me her Arms Reach Co Sleeper-That thing is a beast and apparently a pain to put together.
    This is much more my speed.

  • @Gabi – It doesn’t go super low though. We have an Ikea Malm bed, and at it’s lowest setting it’s still about 5 inches off of my bed. Not a deal breaker though, and it’s certainly better than our Arms Reach Cosleeper would be with our low bed! And I love the swivel feature – I hated scooting around the cosleeper every day!

  • Just FYI, the Arm’s Reach has optional extender-dooeys that go under the legs to make it taller, if you have a high bed.

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