Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Review
Searching for a comfortable and safe way of keeping your newborn as close as possible whilst you sleep? Well, the Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper could just be what your looking for!
Some mothers like the idea of co-sleeping, but are naturally concerned about the risks of SSID. The Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper is actually recommended by the CJ Foundation for SIDS as a safe alternative to cosleeping. It has also received rave reviews from parents across America. Is is really that much better than a run-of-the mill bassinet though?
Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Review
What makes this bassinet different from a run of the mill bassinet? What does it have that makes it special? Let’s take a look:
360 Degree Swivel Function
The Halo bassinet is the only one on the market with a “360 Swivel”. This makes it easy to be physically closer to your little one. It’s also easier to hear your baby breathe and see their chest rise and fall. The “Double Swivel” is really great as it means you can both pull your baby closer and push them back to the original position. You can also use the swivel to rock your newborn to sleep.
Getting out of bed is also so much easier as you don’t need to leapfrog a bassinet!
A Side Wall that Automatically Lowers & Locks
To further help recovering mothers with limited mobility, the Halo bassinet has a wall that lowers easily when you apply pressure with your hand. This provides easy access for feeding and diaper changes in the middle-of-the-night. This also puts lets strain on your back and also means you don’t even need to get out of bed, either.
The side wall locks in the upright position to ensure your baby won’t roll out the bassinet (my main fear assuaged right there!).
Safe & Sturdy
Lets face it, a parent’s biggest fear is knocking something like this over and hurtling our little darling in the process. With a crib, you don’t have this problems as it’s a lot bulkier. However, Halo have designed their swivel sleeper to have a sturdy, wide base. It weighs around 40lbs so it’s pretty sturdy. A 4 year old toddler or a big, wayward dog would have a hard time knocking it over.
The Halo Basisnest is certified safe by the JPMA (Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association).
Adjustable Height Fits Most Beds
A lot of bassinets are not adjustable so they usually end up being too low for your bed. The Halo Bassinet has an adjustable base and legs so it can accommodate most beds; from 22” to 32” high. It’s worth noting that the length or width of the bed doesn’t matter, just the height. So beds like a Calfornia King Size are no problem with the Halo Swivel Sleeper.
Breathable, Mesh Sides
Mother’s (and father’s too!) like to be able to see their baby at all times. Unlike many bassinets, the Halo Swivel has transparent mesh sides. This lets you always see your sweetheart, even when lying down. The meshing is also better for air circulation and helps reduce the risk of SIDS.
Space Saving & Perfect for Smaller Rooms
The Halo Swivel’s base can neatly tuck under your bed, so it’s perfect for smaller rooms. You just need 32” clearance (81 cms) from the side of the bed to the wall.
Disadvatages of the Halo Swivel Bassinet Sleeper
Can Only be Used for 5 Months / Up to 30lbs
Let’s face it, the biggest disadvantage with the Halo Bassinest is it will only be of use for a maximum of 5 months. However, after my assisted delivery and my newborn, I was just happy to make it through the week. I can only imagine the discomfort a c-section mother faces, and this bassinet really helps spare you a lot of pain.
The first 5 months are also probably the most important as you get used to having a new member of your family. Hopefully within this time you can settle them into a regular sleeping pattern and “Sleep Maturity”. Let me tell you, the cost of this is immeasurable!
It’s Hard to Move
The Bassinet’s weight makes it hard to move across the room. Which when you think about it, is actually a plus as it’s hard to tip over.
There’s No Incline
Some parents would prefer that their baby sleep on an incline, and this is not possible with the Halo Bassinest.
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