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11 of the Best Co-Sleepers and Bedside Bassinets

You just brought your new baby home and now it’s bedtime. 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. Here are the best options for near and in-bed sleeping options for your life and baby. 

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Best Portable Co-Sleeper:

Best Bedside Bassinets

Out of the 7 bedside bassinets below, the RONBEI bassinet is the only bassinet that sits partially on the floor and on the bed. As for rating, the Mika Micky bassinet is the highest-rated bassinet boasting a 5-star rating overall. 

 Product Dimensions (inches)
RONBEI Baby Bassinet35.91 x 21.26 x 6.93
Baby Delight Bassinet33.5 x 20 x 33
Mika Micky Sleeper36 x 22 x 32.7
Dream On Me Bassinet38.25 x 22.25 x 30.5
Arm’s Reach Co-Sleeper31 x 10 x 10
KoolerThings Bassinet34 x 23 x 33
Maxi-Cosi Bassinet‎40.55 x 22.44 x 7.28 

Baby Bassinet by RONBEI

RONBEI Baby Bassinet, Bedside Sleeper Cribs,Baby Bed to Bed, Adjustable, Portable for Newborn, Infant/Baby Boy/Baby Girl

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 going 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 an 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.

Baby Delight Beside Me Dreamer Bassinet 

Baby Delight Beside Me Doze Deluxe Baby Bassinet, Bedside Sleeper, Foldable, Removeable Canopy, Pebble Grey

The Baby Delight Beside Me Doze Deluxe Baby Bedside Sleeper is a bassinet sleeper option for any parent. It can only work as a stand-alone sleeper as it doesn’t have 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. 
Function: This bassinet can be used next to your bed but it also is lightweight and includes a canopy if you want to use it outdoors.  It has a large storage area underneath the bassinet to store diapers, wipes, and extra sleepers for night time changing.  It also folds up which makes it compact and easy to store.  
Spacious: The overall dimensions of 33.5″ long x 20″ wide x 33″ tall with a sleeping area of 31″ long x 12″ wide. It will work for approximately 5 months or until 20 lbs. It weighs approximately 15 lbs so it is easy to move.

What I Do Not Love

Not Adjustable: It measures 33″ tall but does not have any options to move it up or down to match the height of your bed.  
No Fold Down Sides: There isn’t an option to put the side of the sleeper down so that it is open next to your bed.  You have to lift the baby in and out of the bassinet.

Mika Micky Bedside Sleeper 

Mika Micky Baby Bassinet Bedside Sleeper Bedside Crib Easy Folding Portable Crib All mesh 2022 New,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 into 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 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 it. 

Check out more of our picks for the best bassinets.

Dream on Me Skylar Bassinet and Bedside Sleeper

Dream On Me Skylar Bassinet and Bedside Sleeper in Mint, Lightweight and Portable Baby Bassinet, Five Position Adjustable Height, Easy to Fold and Carry Travel Bassinet, JPMA Certified

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! This 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. 

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

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. 

4 in 1 Baby Bassinet

KoolerThings Baby Bassinet, Bedside Sleeper for Baby, Easy Folding Portable Crib with Storage Basket for Newborn, Bedside Bassinet, Comfy Mattress/Travel Bag Included (Bassinet)

The 4 in 1 Baby Bassinet 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 or her sleep.

What I Love

Function: First, the bassinet comes with five different height adjustments to slide up next to your bed perfectly. Second, the bassinet comes with four modes. 

Use it as a co-sleeper, stand-alone bassinet, portable play area, or travel bed. It even comes with wheels to allow you to move the baby around from room to room with ease. Take it on trips in the car, airplane, or more. 

Add in a large storage basket underneath for extra usability. All this and it’s beautiful too with mesh sides, gray fabric, and wooden appearance sides made out of heavy-duty aluminum alloy

Mesh Sides: The mesh liner allows the baby to breathe and see around them. Zip the side down to turn it into a co-sleeper. 

Extras: It comes with a detachable mattress that’s washable and safe for the baby to sleep on. Also, it allows for a tool-free assembly. And it folds flat. 

What I Do Not Love

Price: While the price is relatively standard for the item, thrifty mama’s will be searching for coupons.
Materials: Some parents complained the item is overpriced for the materials and doesn’t hold enough weight. 

Maxi Cosi Bedside Bassinet

Maxi-Cosi Iora Bedside Bassinet, Essential Graphite

The Maxi-Cosi Bedside Bassinet is a completely adjustable bassinet for next to your bed as it can be adjusted up and down and side to side.  

What I Love

Design: This bassinet is sophisticated and stylish and fits in beautifully if you have a more modern design. But the side-to-side function in the middle of the night is great for a tired mom so you can just slide the baby closer without moving too much (important those early days after child birth). It also have 5 up and down adjustments to raise or lower the crib, depending on your bed height. It also can recline on one side if your infant has reflux, and you can lower the side right next to your bed. 
Material: The mattress is cozy and the padding is zippered and machine washable.  It also has mesh panels so you can easily see your baby.
Storage: There is a large storage basket under the bassinet, making it ideal to keep all the necessities handy.  Diapers, wipes, extra clothing, and anything else you may need overnight will easily fit in the basket so you don’t even need to get out of bed for those middle of the night changings. 
Convertible: Since this is a more solid and sturdy option, you can also use it as a stand alone crib until the baby is approximately 20 lbs.  It is also easily foldable and comes with a carrying bag to take wherever you are going.  

What I Do Not Love

Simple: Some babies need the lights and sounds and vibrations to help them fall back asleep. This co-sleeper is simple and doesn’t have those bells and whistles, which is only a downside if your baby needs them.

Extra Sheets: While you used to be able to purchase extra sheets as an accessory, now you have to order an entire new mattress with mattress cover directly from Customer Service.  Of course, you can use regular crib sheets but it is difficult to find the perfect fit.  You can wash the mattress cover in the washing machine but will need to do it when baby is awake. 

Customer Support:  There are complaints that it is impossible to reach someone from customer support.

Best Co-Sleeper Bassinets

The DockATot is the highest-rated co-sleeper bassinet with a 5-star rating overall. With that being said, the Snuggle Me Organic Lounger bassinet is the only organic c0-sleeper and is less expensive than the DockATot. 

 Product Dimensions (inches)
Snuggle Me29 x 17 x 4
DockATot 24 x 6 x 18

Snuggle Me Organic

Snuggle Me Organic Lounger + Cover Bundle | Baby Lounger & Infant Floor Seat | Newborn Essentials | Organic Cotton, Fiberfill | Birch

The Snuggle Me 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 moms 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.

DockATot Deluxe+ Lounger

DockATot Deluxe+ Dock Baby Lounger, All-in-One Portable & Lightweight Lounger for Baby, Baby Lounger for Newborn and Infant, Baby Lounger Suitable from 0-8 Months - (Charcoal Buffalo)

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. 

Best Portable Co-Sleeper

The Baby Delight co-sleeper is larger than the Lulyboo and comes in a variety of designs. On the other hand, the Lulyboo bassinet is able to be folded down and worn on the back whereas the Baby Delight can be folded down and only carried. 

 Product Dimensions (inches)
Lulyboo Bassinet15 x 16 x 6
Baby Delight Lounger33.5 x 14 x 8

Lulyboo Bassinet to Go 

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.

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Baby Delight Snuggle Nest

The Baby Delight Snuggle Nest 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. 

How Beside Bassinets Compare

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Guide to Selecting

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.


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!


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 caution and common sense. 


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.


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.

FAQs – Bedside Bassinets

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, 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 the 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 a 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 2022.)

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 an 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, any more.

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.

A 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.


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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!