I’m sure you’ve been hearing about the vibrating bassinets because they’re becoming pretty popular due to their ability to help babies fall asleep faster.

But the vital thing to know is that; are vibrating bassinets safe for newborns or not?

Can a baby sleep in a vibrating bassinet? If Yes, how long can the baby sleep in it? Are there any effects of vibration on an infant’s health or anything else to be concerned about?

Well, everything you want to know about vibrating bassinet will be answered in this article with the help of proof and evidence. That helps you to make valuable decisions for your infants.

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Along with it, I will also share vibrating attachments for a bassinet for those parents who have already bought the bassinet. So, keep reading!

Are Vibrating Bassinets Safe for Newborns Babies?

Yes, Vibrating bassinets are safe to use for infants because they meet all the safety standards set by CPSC [1] & certified by JPMA ( check your brand ) [2]. So, there is no need to worry about it. However, the only thing you have to keep in mind is not to leave the vibrations on for a long period.

Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Bassinet vibrating device

This is due to the fact that the babies become accustomed to the movements and refuse to fall asleep without them. So you’ll have difficulty making them fall asleep if at any time the bassinet is unavailable to you.

Believe me; it will become challenging to manage. Check this ultimate guide if you need help: How to get newborn sleep in a bassinet?

Apart from that, there are no hazards to your baby’s health & safety.

Vibrating bassinet not just helps your baby to sleep comfortably, but it also helps to breathe easily.

Watch what Dr. Mallika Marshall [3] is developing

Personally, I’m a big fan of the auto shut-off vibrating feature. For instance, you had a lot of work to do, and now you feel tired. But you have to wait for your baby to fall asleep so that you can switch off the vibration.

HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Modern Luxury Bassinet

This pain is over now, thanks to the auto shut-off feature of the Halo Bassinets & Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Bassinet that come on the market with a built-in auto shut-off ( after 30 min ) feature.

Also, the vibrating mattress pad and bassinets come with various vibration levels, which is very helpful for the baby to fall asleep faster.

For example, put your baby in the bassinet and set the vibration to maximum (use the hit and trial method), encouraging the baby to fall asleep.

When he/she starts to feel sleepy, then set it to a lower level.

In this way, you can make any vibrating bassinet safe for newborns.

Why Do Newborns like Vibration?

Babies like vibration because they are already addicted to it before he/she is born. Let me explain how, when a baby is unborn, he is in the water balloon in your womb. He/she faces a lot of vibration & noise from your heartbeat, regular movement, rushing blood, etc.

Everything you do in the day, your baby experiences it in your womb. Like, when you are talking, walking, etc. All these things send gentle vibrations to your unborn baby.

Watch this quick video to understand why the “SHHHHhhhhh” sound helps you to soothe your baby

I hope now you can easily understand why do newborns like vibration.

Effects of Vibration on Infants;

  1. Baby fall asleep faster as compared to other standard bassinets
  2. The baby sleeps longer and which results in good development.
  3. They get back to sleep easier than you on the vibration device
  4. Studies showed it helps infants to take breath easily. Especially preemies babies.
  5. It also helps to reduce acid reflux in the baby. Try these bassinets for acid reflux.

Don’t take any risk with baby safety; if you are using a vibrating product such as a vibrating toy, mattress, pillow, etc., you should ensure that you don’t leave the vibration on the whole night. A baby can get addicted to it, so use it wisely.

And also, stop using the bassinet after 6-8 months Or as per your bassinet manufacturer’s guidelines for baby safety.

Can Baby Sleep In Vibrating Bassinet?

The short answer is, yes, your baby can sleep in a vibrating bassinet & is safe to use. In fact, your baby will have a good night’s sleep in it. This is because the vibrations are gentle and mimic the gentle back and forth motions of a parent rocking the baby.

Check this video by Robert C. Hamilton, MD [4]

Even when they wake up in the middle of their sleep, the vibrations will relax them and make them feel like their mom or dad is holding them. And believe it or not, they tend to fall right back to sleep.

That’s why nowadays, modern bassinets are designed with Auto Cry Detection Technology. They respond to the baby’s cry and vibrate the bassinet along with other features like white noise and music to put the baby back.

You don’t need to wake up in the middle of the night except to feed the baby, which is one of the frustrating parts of parenting.

But what will you do if your baby is crying? How do you put your crying baby in the bassinet? Well, follow this “5S RULE” by Harvey Karp [5].

My baby always fell right back to sleep as I put him in his vibrating bassinet! Actually, it does a better job of putting a baby to sleep than a stationary one.

Vibrating Attachment for Bassinet?

There are many vibrating attachments for bassinet available in the market, such as infant vibrating pads, Vibrating mattresses, Vibrating Mat, Vibrating wedge, Vibrating machines, etc. You can attach it with your bassinet or Crib.

So let’s check some options.

1.) Summer Vibrating Bassinet Soother: –

The Summer Soothe is the best vibrating soother for a bassinet. You can attach this vibrating device to any bassinet or Crib and enjoy the vibration.

Summer Soothe Vibrating Attachment for Bassinet

You can attach this vibrating soother in two ways: hook and loops or retractable clips, and it is easy to carry.

The feature I like the most is the Automatic 20-minute shut-off with adjustable volume and vibration speeds that make it flexible to meet your baby’s needs.

Along with it, summer also offers five songs/sounds to soothe your baby to sleep.

2.) HALO Snoozypod Vibration Attachment:-

Halo Snoozypod Vibrating Bedtime Soother is one of the best Crib vibrating devices that can also use in the bassinet. It has two different vibration levels with 30-minute intervals and all-night-long vibration modes.

HALO Snoozypod Vibrating Attachment for crib

E.g., you can set it to 30-minute, and after that, it will soothe the baby all night at a lower level of vibration.

All the settings can be changed remotely from an app on your Bluetooth-enabled phone. So, if you’re just too tired to get up to turn off it, stay in bed and do it from your phone.

That’s what makes it awesome. You’re up and down all day, so treat yourself by getting this device!

3.) Munchkin Lulla-Vibe Vibration for Bassinet:-

Munchkin Lulla-Vibe is another excellent multipurpose crib and bassinet vibrating pad for babies with all the essential features that babies need for safe and sound sleep.

Munchkin Lulla-Vibe Vibrating Mattress Pad

It has two different speeds ( 30-minute timer shut off ) that work with the natural rhythms of your baby, helping them fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer and wake up happier; perfect for bedtime, naptime, or whenever your baby needs comforting.

Plus, it has a long press button (3 seconds) to prevent unintentional activation.

Also, it’s very easy to clean it; you can Wipe it with a clean, damp cloth and allow air-drying.

4.) BabyBrezza Infant Vibrating Mattress Pad:-

The BabyBrezza Smart Soothing Mat is a smart vibrating mat that soothes your baby for better sleep. It mimics the sounds and motions of a mother’s womb and can be used as a play mat.

babybrezza Smart Soothing Mat

Its four vibration levels, light show, five timer settings, and four heartbeat modes make parenting even easier.

Now you can leave the hospital with more confidence knowing that this smart product will help you get your baby to fall asleep faster at night.

It can be used at home or on the go, with its portability and small footprint, making it easy to take anywhere that you need it.

Word of Advice

In my opinion, it’s less expensive and less of a hassle to buy a bassinet with vibrating features already embedded in it than going out about buying separate attachments.

There is a wide variety of bassinets on the market, and you can find the perfect one at every price point. Explore our list of the Best Vibrating Bassinet 2022 Or Top Rated Bassinet 2022.

All these bassinets are designed for the parents’ specific needs. If you need help to choose, read our Ultimate Guide: How to pick a  bassinet?

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Sakshi Patel

Sakshi Patel

Senior Content Writer

Sakshi Patel is a housewife who loves to spend most of her time with her Twin daughter. She loves to share her parenting journey with other new parents. She completed her Ph.D. from MP University in HDFS. Her hobbies are internet browsing, doing research on products, reading, and writing.