Why are Bassinets So Expensive

This is a great question. Bassinets are generally expensive and like you said, when youre expecting, you have so many other expenses.

all the privacy you need, at a price you can afford. A cozy heavenly soft bassinet is perfect for your newborn baby. The airy mesh design allows for maximum breathability, keeping your little one safe and snug along with a wipeable mattress pad. A convenient storage shelf keeps diapers and wipes and other baby gear at arms reach.

Baby furniture is super expensive. I wouldn’t ever spend money on a bassinet either. We loved the rock n play sleeper and our little one slept in that for months. The cribs are affordable and so are most major brand mattresses. Save the money and put it toward a glider/rocker or something like that. You’ll be able to use those much longer.

I mean, bassinets are great and all for the first few months but babies grow out of them, so I would say consider what your priority is. Personally, I couldnt afford either, but I bought a Graco Pack and Play (one of the cheaper ones) with a bassinet attachment and it was like a mini version of a crib. They sell them at Target or Walmart which has better pricing than in store.

A bassinet is a small bed designed for infants, and collapsible ones are more affordable than their more elaborate counterparts.

The high price of bassinets are due to the specialty materials used, as well as their compact size, ability to fold and store easily, as well as the portability that bassinets offer for babies who travel frequently.

have been considering getting the Halo or something along those lines, but looking at prices I realized many bassinets and co-sleepers are more expensive or as expensive than full size cribs. That’s bonkers!

My room isn’t super big, but I am honestly considering just using a crib from the beginning and then moving it to the nursery.I rather buy a higher end crib and only buy one thing. I don’t want to spend so much money on something the baby will only use for months and I hate clutter. And sleeping in the same bed is not for us.

I am a first time mom, so what do I know, but is it crazy to just buy a crib? 

Best Bassinet

For new parents, sleep can be in short supply.

Enter the Snoo Smart Sleeper: A bassinet that promises a slew of high-tech features that the manufacturer claims can alchemize that most precious of commodities for babies and their parents: Sleep. The product purports to automatically detect a distressed baby, and responds with gentle rocking and noise in a way that it claims will ease the baby back to sleep. But does it work? And with an MSRP of $1,160 (though the site seems to offer frequent sales, so look around), is it worth this substantial sum? To find out, I teamed up with my brother, whose recent arrival gave us the perfect opportunity to test this piece of baby gear. In his words, here’s how his daughter (more importantly: my niece) took to this high-tech, high-price bassinet.

The Snoo Smart Sleeper uses high-tech features in an attempt to lull your baby to sleep

The Snoo Smart Sleeper uses high-tech features in an attempt to lull your baby to sleepHAPPIEST BABY/SNOO


“It’s very attractive, and probably the best-looking piece of baby stuff that we have. Our house is vaguely mid-century, which it matches perfectly. Its design is sort of minimalist with a wood grain. It looks pretty nice, especially compared to most baby stuff. Most baby gear is just really ugly, with a lot of frills and things. There are some nice-looking designer cribs and bassinets, but they’re basically expensive furniture, and not really comparable to the Snoo in terms of features. We have the Snoo in our bedroom, but it would look good anywhere. It’s also a surprisingly substantial build, and is very easy to assemble. It has a lot of heft, which I like.” 



“The Snoo is based off the philosophy of this one doctor, who wrote a book about how babies are basically happiest in a womb-like environment with constant motion and a fair amount of noise. The Snoo does this by listening for when the baby is crying, and producing a louder noise that is sort of like white noise but not exactly. It will also rock the baby faster when the baby is upset with a motion that is a bit like a lazy Susan or turntable that moves side to side a few degrees in either direction. This is great, though in practice we practically never have to go beyond the lowest rocking speed, which is probably comparable to, or gentler than, a common baby-rocking device, which lots of new parents have. We tried putting it on the highest speed once, and while I’m sure it’s not hurting the baby, it seemed really intense. 

The Snoo also has an app that tells you what the Snoo is doing at any time and lets you control its features. It uses Wi-Fi to communicate with your phone, since Bluetooth probably doesn’t have enough range for a larger house. We don’t really use the app much since the Snoo is right next to us in our bedroom, and it seems to be a bit buggy on my Android phone. But I can imagine it’d be useful for monitoring and controlling the Snoo if it’s kept in a separate room.

I also have to talk about the swaddle that comes with the Snoo. It’s the best swaddle I’ve ever used. I don’t think they sell it separately, but they really should [Ed note: Apparently, others felt the same way: As of February 1, the manufacturer began selling the swaddle separately under the name Sleepea: The 5-Second Swaddle]. It clips into the Snoo so the baby stays in the middle and away from edges and can’t turn around when it’s laying on its back. It’s a bit like a baby straitjacket—and I don’t mean that as a negative. This is a great safety feature. But even outside the Snoo, the swaddle is awesome. I’m not terribly good with swaddles, but this one is extremely easy to use. It’s by far the fastest one I’ve ever tried to wrap with. It’s really elastic and very breathable too, allowing it to ride the line between being snug and being overly tight.” https://www.youtube.com/embed/PxTSH93ttO8https://buy.tinypass.com/checkout/template/cacheableShow?aid=Yj2fRrCPpu&templateId=OTMNB56G6EFU&templateVariantId=OTVQIYP0M6W6F&offerId=fakeOfferId&experienceId=EX3PSEK7T8IX&iframeId=offer_115b0751588431ab11dd-0&displayMode=inline&pianoIdUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fauth.forbes.com%2Fid%2F&widget=template&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.forbes.com


“Honestly, the Snoo didn’t work for us at first. We set it up and tried it, but our baby didn’t seem to like it and so she slept in the bed with us for the first couple of weeks. We had basically given up on it. Then after about a month or two, our baby started to suddenly not be a great sleeper. In a moment of desperation, we put her back in the Snoo and it worked. She got quiet real quick. So now we use it every night, and she went from basically not sleeping to sleeping six, seven, eight hours a night. When I talk to other new parents and hear how little sleep they’re getting, I actually feel a bit guilty about this. Like I’m not suffering as much as they are and abdicating some of my parental responsibilities to a robot mom. When they ask, I usually say our kid is sleeping for six hours, though the truth is it’s often longer than that.”

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