One of the most important features to consider of a bassinet is its weight. In general, bassinets are thought to be easily portable so bassinet weight is an important factor.
If you are going to move very much the bassinet around the house or if you are going to travel with it, it is important to have a lightweight bassinet.
More lightweight bassinets
There are two kind of lightweight bassinets.
The first ones are very lightweight, usually between 3 and 6 lbs. They are intended to be used when parents travel a lot or when they visit their friends or family very often.
On the other hand, parents must use this kind of bassinet if they want to sleep with their baby between them in the same bed. Sleeping with a baby in the same bed is dangerous, so parents must always use a bassinet to avoid SIDS.
In the following chart there are the three more lightweight co-sleepers:
|Swaddle me by your side sleeper||The first years close and secure sleeper||Brica Fold N’ go travel bassinet|
|Weight||6 lbs||3 lbs||2,4 lbs|
The second kind of lightweight bassinets are like little cribs but, as they are lightweight, parents can move them from room to room easier than a crib. That’s why, with this kind of bassinets babies can sleep comfortable in all the rooms of the house.
See in the following chart the three more lightweight bassinets:
|Delta children sweet beginning bassinet||Babybjorn cradle||Babyhome air bassinet|
|Weight||10,5 lbs||13 lbs||13,2 lbs|
Bassinet weight comparison chart
In the following comparison chart we offer the weight of each bassinet.
You may consider which one is the best for you depending on your needs. If you want to move very much the bassinet it is important to choose a lightweight one. On the other hand, if you don’t need to move the bassinet very much you can choose a heavier one.
|Monte Design Rockwell Bassinet Modern||30 lbs|
|Ninna Nanna Bassinet||30 lbs|
|Babybjorn cradle||13 lbs|
|Halo bassinet swivel sleeper bassinet||30 lbs|
|Cariboo classic bassinet||30 lbs|
|Summer infant bentwood bassinet||24 lbs|
|Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard bassinet||16,85 lbs|
|Graco Pack ‘n Play Element Playard||28,8 lbs|
|Stokke sleepi system||56 lbs|
|Babyhome air bassinet||13,2 lbs|
|Summer infant classic comfort bassinet||22,7 lbs|
|Kolcraft cuddle ‘n care 2-in-1 bassinet||22,5 lbs|
|Delta children sweet beginning bassinet||10,5 lbs|
|Chicco lullago travel crib||18 lbs|
|Badger basket elite oval bassinet||26,9 lbs|
|Dream on me lacy portable 2 in 1 bassinet||16 lbs|
|Babybay bedside sleeper||32 lbs|
|Arm’s reach concept co-sleeper bassinet||28,5 lbs|
|Swaddle me by your side sleeper||6 lbs|
|The first years close and secure sleeper||3 lbs|
|Brica Fold N’ go travel bassinet||2,4 lbs|