Shortly after Millie was born, I posted about my Newborn and Momma Must Haves…and one of the items that I had listed was the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper (we have the Essentia Series). Five months later, I’m still praising it as my number one item that all new mommas should have! It’s been a life saver many nights and I only wish that it had been around when we had Mabel three years ago.
The HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper is perched on a very secure and stable base while the top sleeping area actually glides in a complete circle. This is AMAZING. After delivery, I was pretty sore and it was wonderful to be able to easily bring Millie close to me for feedings and also easy to move when I needed to get out of bed (no trying to push a bulky bassinet out of the way or climbing further down the bed to get out). This feature is also great for mommas who have c-sections. 😉
Another genius feature that the smart folks over at HALO thought of was that the top edge of the Bassinest (the side closest to my bed) actually folds down when pressure is applied so it’s easier to lift Millie out for her feedings (this has been wonderful during those sleepy night feedings since I don’t have to get out of bed).
The walls of the Bassinest are mesh and breathable, plus it’s really nice to be able to look over from my bed and see Millie while she sleeps (or is awake, like in this photo, lol!). It’s been great at giving me peace of mind that she’s close and sleeping safely at the same time.
I also truly think breastfeeding has been made easier with the help of the HALO Bassinest. I was determined to try to get breastfeeding to work this time around so anything that made it easier…I was all for it! And being that newborns are constantly waking to nurse, it was extremely helpful to have Millie so close to me and so accessible too. Even now, she wakes frequently and the Bassinest is still coming in handy by having her within arms reach.
Just to put everything into perspective…the HALO Bassinest recommended for babies up to 20 pounds (though 30 pounds is the maximum weight) and 5 months old (once baby starts showing signs of pulling up, grasping sides, or pushing up on hands or knees, use should be discontinued). Even though Millie isn’t 20 pounds, I can tell we are getting close to the end of use and I’m sad! That’s how much I’ve loved our Bassinest.
HALO provided us with a Bassinest and SleepSack for review. No other compensation was provided and views are entirely my own. I seriously love this thing!! Some links are affiliate links.