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Best cot, crib or moses basket: The BassiNest® by ...

Best cot, crib or moses basket: The BassiNest® by HALO®


Since 1994, HALO® has been the trusted leader for safe sleep-focused baby products in the US and is expanding globally to make safe sleep and more accessible for parents and babies everywhere. HALO® is working in partnership with The Lullaby Trust in the UK to champion the charity’s safer sleep advice and help all families give their babies the best possible start in life. The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of SIDS, provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies as well as offering emotional support for bereaved families.

Halo BassiNest®

The BassiNest® is the only bassinet on the market that swivels 360 degrees for safe, close sleep. The patented retractable wall allows parents to care for their baby from the comfort of their own bed by lowering the bedside wall. It provides parents with the reassurance that their baby can safely sleep in their own space, thereby avoiding the risks associated with bed sharing and co-sleeping. The rotation makes getting out of bed easier, which is particularly important for mums healing from birth and C-sections. The mesh sides provide breathability and also enables parents to easily see their baby. The BassiNest® Premiere is available in a white pebble fabric with a subtle grey dotted print and features a soothing centre with 4 calming sounds, 2 vibration levels and night and floor lights.

HALO® was founded in 1991 by Bill Schmid who lost his firstborn to SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) and then made it his life’s mission to ensure another family wouldn’t have to experience the same tragedy. Using his expertise as a professional engineer, he designed HALO®’s first product, America’s first wearable baby blanket, the SleepSack sleeping bag, which has become the Number 1 choice with 1,700 American hospitals, before launching the BassiNest® in 1994.