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11 of the Best Co-Sleepers and Bedside Bassinets of 2020


You just brought your new baby home and now it’s bedtime. The crib you spend months researching seems to far away in the nursery. The bassinet in the corner of your bedroom seems too far away because your baby is so new you need time next to you like you need oxygen to breathe. Enter the in-bed sleepers, bedside bassinets and co-sleepers. A safer option for keeping your new bundle of joy close enough to your body.

Not to mention the ease of night feedings. Here are the best options for near and in-bed sleeping options for your life and baby. You take care of the baby as we did all the research, hours and hours of research to bring you the best options without the work.

The Best Bedside Bassinet Sleepers of 2019Why It's BestMom Rating
Baby Delight Beside Me Dreamer BassinetStylish, Fits most beds, Drop down mesh sides♥♥♥♥♥
Mika Micky Bedside SleeperWheels, Lots of storage, 7 different height positions♥♥♥♥♥
Snuggle Me Organic Lounger for BabyOrganic, Washable, Womb-Like♥♥♥♥♥
Lulyboo Bassinet To GoSoft, High Sides, Folds into Backpack, Affordable♥♥♥♥♥
SwaddleMe By Your Side SleeperWomb-Like, Night Light, Vibrates♥♥♥♥
Arm's Reach Mini Ezee 2-in-1 Co-Sleeper®Compact, See-thru, Storage space♥♥♥♥♥

The Best Co-Sleepers of 2020

1. Baby Delight Beside Me Dreamer Bassinet (Best overall Co-Sleeper)

Image of Baby Delight Beside Me Dreamer Bassinet & Bedside Sleeper

The Baby Delight Beside Me Dreamer Bassinet and Bedside Sleeper is a fabulous sleeper option for any parent. It can work as a stand-alone sleeper or it can encourage co-sleeping because of the drop-down sides. 

What I Love

Safety: The mesh sides all around and the wide base mean no overheating, no suffocation risk, and no tipping over. And the fact that the legs go under the bed and that there are safety straps is great for making sure a gap doesn’t appear between the baby’s bed and yours.
Adjustable: The 6 different height positions help this to work with most different sized beds. Plus, one side can be unzipped and pulled down for easy access to baby in the middle of the night, which is great for nursing.
Spacious: The overall dimensions of 37″ x 22.5″ x 30.75″ and the generous weight limit of 40 pounds mean that this has plenty of room for baby to sleep in during the first six months or so. It weighs just 19 pounds, so it’s easy to move around despite its generous size.

What I Do Not Love

Not tall: If you have a tall mattress up on a box spring, the highest setting of 18 inches off the ground might not work.
No storage: There isn’t any room underneath the unit to keep blankets or diapers or anything. Not a deal breaker, but something more than a tiny pocket would have been nice.
Iffy mattress: The foam mattress provides good support, but it’s not the highest quality. The sheets may not stand up to a lot of washing, either.

2. Mika Micky Bedside Sleeper (Convenient Co-Sleeper)

Image of Mika Micky Bedside Sleeper Easy Folding Portable Crib,Grey

The Mika Micky Bedside Sleeper is really similar to the best-selling Baby Delight model above, but it has a few different features, like wheels and less mesh on the sides.

What I Love

Wheels: This has the ease of being a bedside sleeper where it can fit next to the bed, but you can wheel it around! That’s great for getting it out of the way when baby wakes up and he’s out of the bassinet. Also, it’s easy to move it room-to-room in a smaller apartment or home.
Function: The ability to move to 7 different height positions means you can get this to just the right height for your bed, as long as your bed is between 18 and 24 inches high. The mesh side zips down for easy access and can be locked into place for bassinet mode.
Style: The white mesh and heathered gray sides look neutral and modern, which is ideal for going in the adult bedroom.
Bonuses: There are 2 side pockets for tucking away pacifiers or a bottle or burp rag. Also, you can buy the Mika Micky waterproof sheets to have extras to fit this model.

What I Do Not Love

Little bed: The sleeping area measures at around 33.5″ x 19.7″ x 32.7″, which is good for a small room, but not so good for a small baby. It works until 5 months or 33 pounds.
Mesh: The mesh is only on two sides, and it doesn’t go all the way down to the mattress level. This is good for keeping baby cool, but not for them putting their face against. 

Check out more of our picks for the best bassinets.

3. Snuggle Me Organic (Best Comfy Co-Sleeper)

Image of the Snuggle Me Organic | Patented Sensory Lounger for Baby | organic cotton, virgin polyester fill

The Snuggle Me Organic is a womb-like sleeper that will make moms and babies happy, but at a high price. With organic cotton and womb-like comfort, the price might be worth it for mom’s who want babies next to them in bed.

What I Love

Material: Organic cotton outside and cotton inside. 
Function: The shallow center and rounded enclosed sides -think one of those special pillows to cradle the back of your head but puts padding under your neck for ergonomic support – will keep safe and next to you with a washable cover. Comes with a travel bag too. 
Snug: With little space to move and a close secure shape, baby will feel like they are back in the womb, perfect for babies with colic. 

What I Do Not Love

Price: There is no plausible reason for the high cost of this item, but the co-sleeper is the perfect shape to cradle your baby right next to your side. 
Size: Perfect for newborns but will not last for a baby past 27 inches. You will need a deeper and longer sleeper for baby in a month or two. 
Flattens: The shape, like all pillows, will flatten over time. Not a huge issue as most babies will outgrow this by six-months-old.

4. Lulyboo Bassinet to Go (Best Travel Sleeper)

Image of Lulyboo Bassinet To-Go Infant Travel Bed - Baby Lounge Backpack - Combines Crib, Playpen and Changing Station, Metro

The Lulyboo Bassinet To Go is simple, affordable, and comfortable. This bassinet sleeper reminds us of a Moses basket, just softer. Rest easy at night with this adorable, neutral-colored in-bed sleeper.

What I Love

Size: The perfect size to fit in between mom and dad and yet still comfortable for baby. With squishable sides, your little one will feel snuggly and safe. 
Price: The price of this sleeper is on the lower end of the listed options and well worth any penny. 
Storage: The inventor of this in-bed sleeper deserves a medal for its ability to fold up into a backpack. The only way it could be better is if it folded up into a Rubix cube shape to toss in the diaper bag. 
Function:  Use for co-sleeping or take with you on your travels to serve as a bassinet. Plus the hood and dangling toys on the removable toy bar can entertain an older baby while you do something.
Material: No creepy materials like BPA, phthalates, latex, or lead. Plus it is machine washable and has a soft mat inside and is waterproof on the bottom. Trust me, when you leak milk in the night or the baby has an accident, you will appreciate these features. 

What I Do Not Love

Shape: Once you fold this up for travel it may not return to its original form. No big deal, our bodies are never returning to their original shape so why should we expect this bed to?
No Light: Why would you need a nightlight on a sleeper? So you don’t have to turn on the lamp to check baby’s diaper or unclip your bra, etc. This model does not have a built-in light like most of the options.

5. SwaddleMe By Your Side Sleeper Deluxe

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The SwaddleMe By Your Side Sleeper Deluxe is a perfect solution for bringing baby in bed with you. The mesh design gives them breathability and view of mom and dad in the bed. Of all the bedside bassinets this one is the least pricy.

What I Love

Size: The sides are 11 inches high, so you don’t have to worry about anything bothering the baby. Plus, it’s big and wide enough at 32 in x 14.5 in to accommodate a baby up to 3 months old. That being said, it’s kind of a bed hog.
Night Light: See what you are doing when baby cries in the night with the clip-on attachment. There’s also 2 vibration speeds and some lullabies or nature sounds to calm baby back to sleep.
Material: Breathable mesh sides, soft plush fabrics, and a machine washable infant insert. 
Compression: You can push the sides down to check on the baby or get to them when you need them. The fact that the sides aren’t rigid are what makes it really convenient for easy bed-sharing.
Storage: This bassinet folds flat for storing under the bed or taking on-the-go.

What I Do Not Love

Age Usage: This item gets limited use for the price and is only recommended for 0-3 months or until baby can push-up or roll over. 
Batteries: Vibrations and lights are great but do require batteries. What happens when the batteries die in the middle of the night? Chaos.
Mold:  The inner pad can become mildewy and hold mold. Wash and dry carefully to avoid this problem.

Check out our top travel bassinet picks.

6. Baby Bassinet by RONBEI

Image of Baby Bassinet,RONBEI Bedside Sleeper Baby Bed Cribs,Baby Bed to Bed, Newborn Baby Crib,Adjustable Portable Bed for Infant/Baby Boy/Baby Girl (Bassinet)

The Baby Bassinet by RONBEI is another great bedside sleeper bassinet. This beautiful bassinet has a bonus music box and a height that works well for butting up against tall beds.

What I Love

Materials: The mesh is soft and breathable, and the rest of the neutral fabrics are made from a lovely microfiber that won’t be scratchy to baby’s soft skin. The quilted mattress cover is also washable.
Height: You can adjust the leg height to get the bassinet mattress a maximum of 26.5 inches off the ground, which is great for tall beds. The legs also adjust to go further out under the bed, which provides extra stability. 
Angle: If you have a baby with reflux, then you know how important elevated sleeping is! You can elevate either end of this mattress by just a couple of inches to help baby’s tummy. It’s not a big angle, but it’s enough to help.
Music Box: This bassinet includes a music box with attached dangling toy. This is a wonderful addition as baby gets older. It doesn’t move and the sound isn’t movie-theater quality or anything, but the sounds and music provide good white noise for baby naps.

What I Do Not Love

Sides: The mesh is good, but there is a little lip that stays up when you fold down the side. This is a pain if you are trying to truly co-sleep and don’t want a weird little fabric mini-wall between you and baby.
Shifting: The angle is super helpful to babies who need it, but for those who don’t, it could result in them shifting down in the bassinet during sleep. This is concerning for some parents.
Mattress:  The mattress here is very firm. Newborns should sleep on a firm surface, but this is practically a board with a nice cover on it. There’s not enough padding.

7. DockATot Deluxe+ Lounger

Image of DockATot Deluxe+ Dock (Pristine White) - The All in One Baby Lounger - Perfect for Co Sleeping - Suitable from 0-8 Months (Pristine White)

If you want a safe and cozy spot to lay your little baby, the DockATot Deluxe+ is a great option. When used properly and safely, this can be a great sleeper for use in the adult bed to help give baby their own space.

What I Love

Womb-like: The 360 degree pillow design is great for that baby that just doesn’t want to lay down because they don’t feel cozy. 
Fabrics: All the cotton and polyester used in this baby pillow are OEKO-TEX certified. They are breathable and light to keep your baby from getting to hot when they snuggle up.
Adjustable: The bottom of the pillow clips together for the total surround effect, but you can also unclip it to give a little more wiggle room for a bigger baby.
Travel: Even though it’s not included, you can purchase a travel bag for this lounger to take it with you wherever you go so that you don’t have to worry about a safe space for baby. 
Stylish: You can get this pillow in so many on-trend designs and colors in both neutral or expressive colors. It’s seriously cute. Like Instagram cute.

What I Do Not Love

Risk: There has been a lot of talk surrounding the safety of pillows like this. Even though the company says this is okay to use for bed sharing, I’d still opt for this as more a napping tool so that you can make sure baby won’t turn into the side pillow and get themselves in trouble.
Price: It’s unfortunate how much a baby-sized body pillow costs on today’s market. Still, many parents swear that it’s worth every single penny. 

8. Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper

Image of the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper - Premiere Series Bassinet

The Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper keeps baby close by but in his own space so mommy can listen for baby all night without worrying about bumping into baby and disturbing his sleep or hers.

What I Love

Function: This handy little bassinet hovers over the bed so mama can sleep with baby in hand range. Even better, the one leg with multiple feet allows mom space to get up and around the bassinet with ease and comfort. Sidewalls lower to reach your infant. Rotates 360 to reach baby no matter where you are. Adjustable base to fit comfortably at any bed. 
Mesh Sides: The mesh liner allows baby to breathe and see around them. 

What I Do Not Love

Price: While the price is relatively standard for the item, thrifty mama’s will be searching for coupons. 
Materials: Polyurethane mattress is not safe for your baby. Crafty moms can sew up a mattress in no time. Other moms may have to hunt online if they want to avoid creepy chemicals. Comes with a polyester sheet, cotton would be better. 
Heavy: The weight of this bassinet makes it difficult to move even though it is marketed as swiveling. Maybe time for some WD-40.

9. Arm’s Reach Mini Ezee 2-in-1 Co-Sleeper

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The Arm’s Reach Concepts Mini Ezee Co-Sleeper offers many features the other options lack: it is a bedside co-sleeper and bassinet with tons of storage, adjustable legs, and castors for easy movement.

What I Love

Function: The side comes down to allow easy reaching for mom next to the bed but can be raised if you want baby to sleep alone. This is one of the best baby co-sleepers because it works great for transitioning from co-sleeping to sleeping on their own.
Storage: No need to clear the dresser for baby space. Arm’s Reach co-sleeper comes with plenty of storage underneath for diapers, clothing, nursing pillow, kitchen sink, mini-fridge, a nanny. Okay, just joking but there really is a lot of space. Pockets all over the place too!
Compact: Smaller than a playpen, this bassinet can still fold down into a compact shape for storage. It’s the Houdini of sleepers, although let’s hope no bunnies come out! Toss in the travel bag and then into the trunk of the car for travel. 
Material:  Houdini comes with its own mattress too and a washable 100% cotton sheet. Mesh sides let your little cuddle bug breathe and see their surroundings.
Extendable Height: While not included, purchase length extensions for higher beds. 

What I Do Not Love

Adjusting: The bassinet does fold down but will take a strong arm and gumption to get the job done. Once you get the thing set up you will not want to take it apart and try re-assembling. May need another can of WD-40 or just leave it by your bed. The locking mechanisms are tricky too. 
Assembly: If you thought adjusting was a bear, the assembly is worse. Maybe buy this one used and already assembled. 
Price: The price is high for an item you will only use for about 6 months max. Make sure to keep it clean so you can re-sell to recoup some cash. 

10. Baby Delight Snuggle Nest

Image of the Baby Delight Snuggle Nest Afterglow Infant Sleeper/Baby Bed | Misty Dandelions Catcher Fabric Pattern | Portable Bassinet/Co-Sleeper with Nightlight | Waterproof Foam Mattress with Sheet

The Snuggle Nest Afterglow is the best travel sleeper. It folds up for storage and comes with a hood so you can lay your baby down to sleep no matter where you go. The neutral colors will appeal to most people’s tastes and give baby a tranquil place to sleep. 

What I Love

Material: With a sturdy shell and mess vents your newborn will sleep comfortably in bed next to you or anywhere else you go. The inside is soft and cozy for baby. 
Function: With the fold-up design and four pockets store small items and let baby sleep. The hood will keep the sun out of baby’s eyes outside and a mesh net liner can be used to keep bugs at bay. 
Fit: This small bed will keep baby safe while sleeping in the same bed with mom and dad. 
Travel: Works well as a travel crib.

 

What I Do Not Love

Size: Your baby will outgrow this co-sleeper fairly quickly with some of the length dedicated to the fold over aspect of the product. 

11. Dream on Me Skylar Bassinet and Bedside Sleeper

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The Dream on Me Skylar Bedside Sleeper is a beautiful option for getting baby as close as possible without actually putting them in the bed. The price is low and this sleeper is soft, comfy, and can keep baby sleeping soundly.

What I Love

Material: Made from non-allergenic fabric and mesh for breathability. 
Function: This is height adjustable to 5 different positions so that it fits snugly next to any bed. The mattress can also be put at a slight incline for babies with reflux.
Sturdy: The lightweight base features wheels for moving around and extendable legs that reach under the bed to keep the bassinet right where you want it to be. Plus the frame sets up quickly with no tools and can be broken down and placed in the travel bag for trips. 
Drop Sides: This can work as a stand-alone bassinet, or you can drop the sides down to the mattress level to get baby even closer.
Price: It’s so affordable! Which is nice, since you’ll only be able to use it until baby is 25 lbs or 6 months old, whichever comes first.   

What I Do Not Love

Mattress: Since this is designed for a newborn, the mattress is super firm and thin. Some babies might not find that to be comfortable. 

Guide to Selecting a Bedside Bassinet or Arm’s Reach Co-Sleeper

A bedside bassinet or in-bed sleeper is a personal choice but always check for safety and read the user manual. Do not use these bassinets once your baby is mobile as they are at risk to fall or climb out.

Design

Find a tranquil design with firm cushions to keep baby safe and help them to sleep. Preferably in a pattern that will not clash with your decor. Thankfully, because bedside bassinets and in-bed sleepers are meant for sleep, the colors are low-key.

You also want something that’s easy to use, because we all know that parents aren’t exactly on their A-game in the middle of the night, and some fiddly feature is the last thing we need!

Safety

Whether you want the baby next to your bed or on your bed look for an item that is safe for your baby and situation. Test out the sleeper before your baby is born to find if you roll over onto it or if you find it uncomfortable.

In the same vein, use the sleeper or lounger ONLY in the recommended ways. If it says don’t put in the crib, then don’t! Some of these products are inherently dangerous if you don’t follow the rules. In any case, use with caution and common sense. 

Multi-Function

Bassinets should be functional to an extent so long as the extra functions do not inhibit sleep. Options like built-in lights and storage can be very useful as can sleepers that fold up for storage or travel.

Washable

Check to see if any parts can be put in the wash or if they must be washed with a damp cloth. Babies are messing and washable is a necessity.

FAQ’s About Co-Sleeping

How long can I use a co-sleeper?

Use a sleeper until your baby can get in and out of it on their own. Once they can move around well, they will be a lot more likely to fall off the bed.

When babies start to roll consistently, it is time for the switch to a crib. If you would rather they stay in your room, then move the crib or the bassinet to your room.

If my baby co-sleeps will she ever be willing to go to her own room?

It may seem like your baby will never move to their own room, but trust me, they will.

Co-sleeping is best when a baby is still eating or nursing in the night. Once your baby sleeps through the night start, to transition them to their crib. Begin by placing them in their crib for naps before they move there in the night to avoid separation issues.

Do bedside bassinets or in-bed sleepers increase risk of SIDS?

A bedside bassinet like those mentioned above is the safest option to avoid SIDS.

Sleeping with the baby on the bed (bed-sharing) instead of in a bedside bassinet presents a lot of risk for baby overheating, being smothered by pillows or blankets, or moving into an unsafe position. If you are going to co-sleep or bed-share, have a safe place for the baby and know and avoid the risks.

I am a light sleeper, should I co-sleep?

Light sleepers can most definitely co-sleep. You aren’t going to sleep much anyways with a newborn but at least with a bedside bassinet, the baby is right there to check and nurse.

Your body knows your baby well and will adjust to their noise pattern. Now, if your baby snores, there isn’t much you can do, you will hear them snoring on the monitor, too!

I am a heavy sleeper, can I bed-share?

If you are a heavy sleeper, I would suggest co-sleeping with a bassinet and not with an on-the-bed sleeper. That way the baby is nearby but you cannot roll over onto your lovebug without noticing.

What is the safest thing for a newborn to sleep in?

A crib, bassinet, portable crib, or play yard, with no drop sides, that meets Consumer Product Safety Commission standards, with firm mattress and tight-fitting fitted sheet only. Do not use any type of baby bed or sleeper that has been recalled or that is missing parts.

Is a foam or coil mattress better for baby?

Either can be an excellent solution, as long as it is well made, with plenty of support. A high-quality coil mattress provides better support and is more durable, but also more expensive. I always like to check customer reviews on Amazon (they do not seem to bear out Consumer Reports’ recommendations for 2020.)

What are the negative effects of co-sleeping?

For a baby under one year, one negative effect of in-bed co-sleeping can be less sleep for Mom. Moms tend to wake more often when they are sleeping with their babies.

Any other negative effects are debatable, but there is certainly thought to be some small risk. Most doctors recommend against having your 0-12 month baby in your bed. There is increased incidence of SIDS with in-bed co-sleeping, and, though the risk may be small, we must consider the tragic consequences.

What is the difference between an in-bed sleeper and a bassinet?

It’s a fine line, anymore.

A bassinet is usually a basket of sorts for a young baby. It can be free-standing or on a stand next to the bed. It’s smaller and usually rounder than a crib.

An drop down co-sleeper, like the original Arm’s Reach Co-Sleeper, is usually a mini-crib that can sit directly against your own bed and be open or transparent to that side.

Then there is the in-bed sleeper, basically a soft containment for your baby that is placed in your bed. To add to the confusion, the names are used somewhat interchangeably, and some sleeping accommodations are hybrids of two of the above.

Our Favorite

Lulyboo Bassinet to Go is the best overall option for sleeping with high sides, ability to fold for travel, washability, and fantastic price. Find everything you are looking for to help your baby sleep well in this adorable sleeper.

Adrina Palmer
Adrina Palmer
Christian and Mom Blogger
Adrina Palmer is a stay-at-home-mom to three wonderful children and a wife to an amazing husband. She has a bachelors degree in Religion from Liberty University and works as a blogger, copywriter, and reviewer. Adrina is a Christian hoping to help other stay-at-home moms find the joy and simplicity as a mother and wife. In her free time she enjoys many crafts, writing, spending time with family, and reading. She would love to hear from you!