Finding a bassinet is not a difficult task, but finding the right one is. If you google, “best bassinet for a new-born baby” you will get thousands of the results. But, Are all bassinets equally safe, comfortable and can hold the weight of your baby?

Weight limit not only defines the weight limit of the bassinet, but it also defines how long a baby can sleep in the bassinet. If the bassinet can only hold up to 10lbs and your baby is growing fast, that means you can’t use the bassinet for a long time.

American Academy of Pediatrics (APP) recommends using a bassinet for the first couple of months of the new-born baby. You can read more on why do I need a bassinet by clicking the link.

San Francisco, CA—Infants should sleep in the same bedroom as their parents–but on a separate surface, such as a crib or bassinet, and never on a couch, armchair or a soft surface—to decrease the risks of sleep-related deaths, according to a new policy statement released by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

There are a lot of options available in the market that make it very confusing to buy the right kind of bassinet for your baby.

Like, few bassinets in the market seem very heavy in weight though can’t hold the heavy (up to 12 lbs) baby for too long. However, some of the bassinets are not so heavy yet are sturdy and big enough to hold your baby for at least 6 months.

Confused? Don’t be … Let me help you with this.

I did some research on a bassinet for you (check the end of the article for reference) on the top-rated bassinet to find the exact weight limit of the bassinet.

Here is the List of Bassinet Weight Limit

The thing you must consider while buying a bassinet is the weight limit. Because that determines how long a bassinet will last before it becomes too weak to support the weight of your baby.

So let’s look at the bassinet weight limit:

1. Arms Reach Co-Sleeper Weight Limit

Arms Reach Co-Sleeper bassinet can hold the maximum weight limit of 30lbs to 40lbs, which means it is large enough to use it until your baby becomes 14-16 months old. No other bassinet can be used for as long as you can use the Arm’s Reach Co-Sleeper bassinet.

Check if you are looking for a bassinet that can hold up to 30 to 40 lbs.

In my opinion, the Arm’s Reach Co-Sleeper is the best, most comfortable and secure bassinet for your baby.

If you ask me why then I would say that you can easily attach it with your bed at the height of 24”.

Not only that, it is just a  good bassinet for nursing mothers as it keeps your baby within reach. 

Your baby can sleep soundly in their snug, cozy bed and, when necessary, you can just reach out and nurse during the night.

2. Halo Swivel Bassinet Weight Limit

The Halo Swivel Bassinet comes with a weight limit of up to 20lbs to a maximum of 30lbs. But you can use it for at least 35lbs (going by my own experience as a mother), as long as your baby can easily move in it.

Halo bassinet comes in four different models; essential, premieres, Luxe and Luxe Plus.

Each bassinet varies in weight from 10lbs (in between 40lbs to 50lbs) but the weight limit recommendation of all the bassinet is the same.

Halo bassinet is another unique and is provided with 360 degrees rotating facility that other bassinets do not have, this enables you to fit this bassinet right over your bed.

You can read our full here: Halo bassinet review.

3. Graco Pack n Play Bassinet Weight Limit

The Graco Pack n Play come in varies model, like a playard, playpen, and a bassinet, so the weight limit of the bassinet varies from model to model. But, in general, the Graco Pack n Play Bassinet Weight Limit is 15lbs and the weight limit for the changing table is 30lbs.

The downside is that the Graco Pack n Play playard weight limit can be used up to only 30lbs.

Note: To get the exact weight limit of your selected product, check its user manual.

Graco is a brand with some of the best Pack n Play Playards and baby bassinet products in the market. Quality and comfort are the two main features of this product.

While using the Graco Pack n Play bassinet, the thing you keep in mind is that its nappy changer can only be used for up to three months.

4. Uppababy Bassinet Weight Limit

The Uppababy bassinet weight limit is 20lbs, and it is appropriated for an infant from birth till the baby is 20lbs.

The Uppababy is a unique bassinet which you can convert into a pram, depending on your needs.

It is a good option for your new-born baby as he can have some tremendous relaxing and sleeping time.

It also comes with extendable, UPF 50+ sunshade along with the canopy that can be unzipped for added airflow.

Moreover, easily removable and breathable mattress pad along with vented base and mattress for easy breathing makes it a right bassinet for your baby.

 

5. Chicco Bassinet Weight Limit

The Chicco bassinet comes in four different models, these are; Portable bassinet, Delux bassinet, Nest bassinet, and Primo bassinet.

All these bassinets vary in weight from 15lbs to 18lbs. But the maximum weight limit for all Chicco Lullago bassinets is up to 20lbs.

Chicco LullaGo Portable bassinet is manufactured using lightweight material that makes it highly portable and a good option for parents who are more engaged in travel-related work.

The soft fabric and breathable mesh sides that provide visibility and a padded, waterproof mattress create a safe and comfortable environment for your baby to have a long restful sleep.

6. Fisher Price Rock n Play Bassinet & Sleeper

Fisher Price Rock n Play bassinet is designed using a soft fabric (plastic). So it is light in weight and easy to move.

The item weight of the Fisher-Price bassinet can vary from model to model from 7lbs to 9lbs, but the bassinet weight limit remains the same, which is 25lbs. (list of the bassinet that holds up to 25 pounds.)

This is the favorite choice for many mothers because it is an inclined sleeper, which gives babies restful periods of sleep and helps to reduce the reflux in the baby.

But the thing that scares me a little is that in an incline bassinet a baby can roll out.

American Academy Of Pediatrics also recommends using restraints for baby safety. Read safety guideline on “are Inclined bassinets safe for babies” before buying the Fisher-Price bassinet.

7. Guava Lotus Bassinet Weight Limit

The Guava Lotus bassinet weight limit is 18lbs and there no weight limit for the Lotus Everywhere Crib because it touches the ground. This bassinet is portable and makes it easy for you to see the world with your new-born hassle-free.

This bassinet has Green guard Gold standard certification materials in its construction, which creates a healthy sleeping environment for your beloved one.

The best thing about Guava Lotus bassinet is that it can also be used as a travel crib, and the assembling process is easy and straight forward.

I highly recommend this bassinet for on-the-go parents and also for parents who just love traveling.

8. Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Bassinet Weight Limit

The Fisher Price Soothing Motions is one of the best vibrating bassinet with vibration and music, Design to sooth and help baby to sleep comfortably in it. The item weight of the fisher price soothing motions bassinet is 20lbs and its maximum weight limit is 20lbs.

This bassinet is well known for its self-sowing motion (motion generated by the baby).

This Soothing Motions bassinet uses high-quality fabric and the sides of the bassinet (all 4 sides) are made up of fully mesh that makes it extremely breathable and reduce the temperature inside the bassinet.

Its transparent mesh also gives you the ability to watch your baby in the bassinet from far away. Check this fisher price soothing motions bassinet review to get an insight view of all its other awesome features.

9. Dream On Me Bassinet weight limit

Dream On Me bassinet is designed for infants up to 25lbs, and its weight is just 13.9lbs, so you can quickly move it from one place to another, along with your baby.

It is really lightweight and foldable for easy storage.

This bassinet gets 4.8 out of 5 stars in our Dream On Me Bassinet Review.

If you want my opinion, I would suggest this as the best bassinet if you are living with pets, like a dog or maybe a cat, because this would keep them out of the bassinet.

Here are a few tips and tricks that I use to keep the cat out of the bassinet.

This bassinet has a double canopy which can be used to close off the top of the bassinet, so your baby gets uninterrupted sleep.

10 Graco Dream Suite Bassinet Weight Limit

The Graco Dream Suite bassinet has an item weight of 18.52lbs and the maximum weight limit is 15lbs. The diaper changer, however, can hold up to 30 lbs of your baby’s weight.

It is a truly multi-functioning bassinet. It can also be used as a diaper changer, which is excellent as you won’t have to buy a diaper changer separately.

A canopy offers the shade to protect your little one from the direct sunlight and two soft toys give the baby a focal point for playtime.

The bassinet can be wheeled around and when the wheels are locked, it is impossible to budge the whole thing.

Also, the bassinet has an in-built vibration mechanism that mimics swaying motions and helps your baby fall asleep.

11. Delta Bassinet Weight Limit

The weight limit of the Delta Bassinet is 15lbs, and the item weight is 10.6lbs.

The Delta bassinet weight is light enough to be moved anywhere easily, this makes it a portable bassinet.

Delta Bassinet is a classic bassinet designed with a neutral leaf pattern, which is an excellent choice for parents who enjoy the soothing effect of neutral colors.

It is also very comfortable for babies and is a very nice looking bassinet.

It comes with a dim nightlight and has an attached music module with preloaded lullabies.

The canopy is completely adjustable which is entirely removable.

12. 4moms Playard bassinet weight limit

The maximum weight limit of the 4moms Playard bassinet as well as for the napper changer is up to 18lbs, and the playard can be used for around 30lbs. The item weight of 4moms playard is 23lbs.

The sleek and slender design makes it easy to move about, and the entire bassinet neatly folds into a travel-friendly bag. The incredible one-push open mechanism is genuinely revolutionary.

The 4moms Breeze Playard is as easy as its name sounds. It comes with a fully-equipped bassinet for infants and the mattress is easy to clean with a damp cloth. Also, the bassinet can be converted into a diaper changer and a napper.

13. Swaddleme Bassinet Weight Limit

SwaddleMe bassinet comes in two versions; the first one is Bed Sleeper, and the second one is Side Sleeper. The SwaddleMe Bed Sleeper bassinet’s weight limit is 17.5lbs, whereas the SwaddleMe Side Sleeper has no weight limit because its surface touches your bed.

The best quality of this bassinet is that it’s an incline bassinet and you can adjust the inline position from 11 degrees and 30 degrees according to your baby preference.

The SwaddleMe bassinet can be placed on the bed and will contain your baby in their very own space while still being near you. It is really lightweight and can be easily carried anywhere.

Both versions of the bassinet have soft mesh and padding at the bottom for increased protection.

Table of Bassinet Weight Limit

Here is a bassinet weight limit table to quickly check the value of top rated bassinet, note, we will continue this article and update it time to time to add more and more product in it.

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NAME OF BASSINETITEM WEIGHTWEIGHT LIMIT
Halo BassinetVaries from 32lbs- 48lbsAround  20lbs to 30lbs
UPPA Baby Bassinet Around 8.8 lbsaround 20lbs
Chicco BassinetVaries from 15lbs – 17.5lbsAround 20lbs
Delta BassinetAround 10.6Around 15 lbs
Fisher Price BassinetAround 7.5 lbsAround 25kgs
Fisher price SleeperVaries from 7lbs – 9lbsAround 25lbs
Graco Lotus BassinetAround 11lbsAround 18lbs
Halo Swivel BassinetAround 20 lbsAround 28lbs
Dream On Me BassinetAround 16 lbsAround  25 lbs
Soothing Motions BassinetAround 20 lbs.Around 20 lbs.
Swaddleme Side SleeperAround 20 lbsAround 17.5lbs
Swaddleme BassinetAround 6 lbsSurface touch the ground
4moms Breeze BassinetAround 18lbsAround 26 pounds
Arm’s Reach BassinetVaries from 22 lbs- 26lbsAround 30lbs – 40lbs
Graco Pack n Play Bassinetvaries from 11 lbs to 22 lbsMaximum 15 lbs

 

If you are looking at the bassinet for a heavier baby then I recommend checking this table bassinet with a high weight limit.

Reference:

  1. Baby weight chart
  2. HALO
  3. Uppababy
  4. Chico
  5. Fisher Price Bassinet
  6. Risher Price Sleeper
  7. Fisher price Soothing motion
  8. Guava
  9. Dream Suite
  10. 4moms
  11. Swaddleme

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