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The 6 best minimalist bassinets for chic + stylish mamas

Why sacrifice style for function if you don’t have to?

The 6 best minimalist bassinets for chic + stylish mamas

Choosing the best bassinet for your little one can be a daunting task—especially if you want it to compliment your living space instead of clashing with it. Newborn sleep patterns (or lack thereof) are no joke, mama, but why sacrifice style for function if you don't have to?

We've rounded up the best modern, minimalist bassinets across all budgets for style-conscious mamas. These sleek options will keep baby safe + comfy while also fitting in with almost any bedroom decor.

Find the best bassinet that's just right for your family from one of our favorites below!

1. Halo

There are so many things to love about this bassinet that it's tough to choose just one. The sleek, simple design compliments any bedroom and the stable four-point base tucks neatly under beds, giving you the closeness and convenience of co-sleeping combined with the safety of having baby in his or own space. (The side wall lowers so you can access baby without having to get out of bed—genius!) The entire bassinet also swivels 360 degrees, so you can find the position that's just right for you and your little one.

It even includes a waterproof mattress + fitted sheet, a nightlight, sounds, music, and a vibration feature. They truly thought of everything!

Halo Innovations Bassinet Premiere Series Bedside Swivel Sleeper
$249.99, Nordstrom

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2. Moba Moses Basket

We are absolutely swooning over this ultra modern take on the traditional Moses basket. The gorgeous color options, a fully ventilated base and sides, a waffle-woven cotton liner, and a supportive mattress are just a few of our favorite features in this portable, sleek basket.

We also love that all components are hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, completely washable, and crafted from sustainable materials. Pair it with the dual-function rocking + stationary Moba Stand for ultimate portability.

Moba Moses Baby Basket
$180.00, Nordstrom

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3. Chicco Portable Bassinet

Although technically designed for travel, we think this simple, convenient bassinet works just as well for a permanent newborn sleep solution. It features a quick, easy setup, a streamlined + lightweight structure, and smooth, soft fabrics. Mesh panels on each side encourage air flow, and it even comes with a bag for storage + travel.

Chicco LullaGo Portable Bassinet
$99.99, Nordstrom

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4. Baby Bjorn Harmony Cradle

One of our absolute favorite brands for modern, minimal baby gear, Baby Bjorn doesn't disappoint with this seriously gorgeous bassinet. We love that it rocks easily with your hand or foot—or even with baby's own movements—providing your newborn with the gentle motion that helps encourage sleep.

The bassinet's sides are made from soft and airy mesh, so even if baby presses her face against the side (which she will!), you won't have to worry about air flow. And the bassinet is easy to move, making it a great sleep solution for the bedroom and beyond.

BabyBjorn Harmony Cradle
$279.96, Albee Baby

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5. Monte Ninna Nanna Bassinet

Modern, minimalist and totally stunning are just a few words that come to mind after laying eyes on this splurge-worthy bassinet. Crafted by hand and featuring a beautiful two-tone grey and white design and birch wood frame, this bassinet is a true heirloom piece that can be passed on to future design-lovers in the family.

It's more than just pretty, though—the micro-suede cover is removable and washable for easy cleaning, it's made with non-toxic finishes, and it includes a waterproof mattress and two 100% cotton fitted sheets.

Monte Ninna Nanna Bassinet
$395.00, Crate&kids

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6. SNOO Smart Sleeper

Design + technology meet in the ultimate "smart" bassinet, the first ever baby-responsive bassinet developed by Dr. Harvey Karp of the 5 S's soothing technique fame. The bassinet's sleek + simple looks are deceiving; the SNOO detects your baby's cries and automatically responds with the best level of sound and jiggly rocking, mimicking gentle womb rhythms and soothing most fussing in under a minute.

It also alerts parents if baby needs more attention, and includes a built-in swaddle that's one of our faves. How can you really put a price on a good night's sleep, anyway?

SNOO Smart Sleeper$1,395.00, Happiest Baby

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Janod wooden doll strollerWooden Doll Stroller

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$120

Sand play set

Plan Toys sand set

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Water play set

Plan Toys water play set

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Mini golf set

Plan Toys mini golf set

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$40

Vintage scooter balance bike

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$121

Wooden rocking pegasus

plan toys wooden rocking pegasus

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$100

Croquet set

Plan Toys croquet set

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$45

Wooden digital camera

fathers factory wooden digital camera

Kids get the chance to assemble the camera on their own then can adventure anywhere to capture the best moments. With two detachable magnetic lenses, four built-in filters and video recorder, your little photographer can tap into their creativity from summertime to the holidays.

$179

Wooden bulldozer toy

plan toys wooden bulldozer toy

Whether they're digging up sand in the backyad or picking up toys inside, kids can get as creative as they want picking up and moving things around. Even better? Its wooden structure means it's not an eye sore to look at wherever your digger drops it.

$100

Pull-along hippo

janod toys pull along hippo toy

There's just something so fun about a classic pull-along toy and we love that they seamlessly transition between indoor and outdoor play. Crafted from solid cherry and beechwood, it's tough enough to endure outdoor spaces your toddler takes it on.

$33

Baby forest fox ride-on

janod toys baby fox ride on

Toddlers will love zooming around on this fox ride-on, and it's a great transition toy into traditional balance bikes. If you take it for a driveway adventure, simply use a damp cloth to wipe down the wheels before bringing back inside.

$88

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