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2021 Review: Top 4 Best Bassinets for C Section Mums

Parents are bound to do a lot of research and consider their options carefully when buying essentials for their babies. There are a variety of essential products every parent needs, and one of them is baby bassinets. With many bassinets available in the market, it can be overwhelming to try to choose the right type of bassinet for your baby. Mothers that are recovering from a C section require a specific kind of bassinet that helps them to rest and heal from the surgery.

Babies, especially newborns, require round-the-clock care, and it is natural for the mother to want to keep a close eye on their baby. There are bassinets available in the market that are specially designed so C section moms can take care of their baby without any discomfort.

Here are the five best bassinets for C section moms, with all the details you need to know to help you pick the right one.

1) HALO BassiNest Swivel Sleeper for Recovering Moms

The HALO BassiNest Swivel Sleeper gets #1 on our list of the best bassinets for C section moms. The main reason we place this bassinet at #1 is for its 360-degree rotating feature and its soothing kit.



This 360-degree rotating feature helps you quickly bring the bassinet over the bed so that you can easily pick up or put down the baby without putting too much stress on your back. Its five-step height-adjustable base can easily match the height of your bed.

The bassinet’s sidewalls can be lowered, allowing you to take care of your baby from the comfort of your bed. The walls can be locked so that they don’t accidentally roll down on their own.

The HALO BassiNest also has a soothing device that helps soothe the baby by generating vibrating music and sound. There is also a nightlight so you can check on the baby without lighting the whole room.

The bassinet side’s storage pocket allows you to keep the baby essentials nearby so you don’t need to leave your warm bed.

Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of this bassinet for C section moms.

Pros Cons
  1. 360-Degree rotation
  2. Side storage
  3. Easy lowering sidewalls
  4. Breathable mesh sides
  5. Adjustable height (24″ to 34″)
  6. Waterproof and chemical-free mattress
  7. Soothing kit
  1. Not suitable for king & queen size beds



2) Mika Micky Bedside Sleeper Bedside for C Section

The Mika Micky Bedside Sleeper bassinet gets the #2 spot on our list, and the reason we place this bassinet at #2 is for its design that allows for safe bedside sleeping. Additionally, to make it more safe and secure as a bedside bassinet, a strap is provided that allows you to attach the bassinet to your adult bed. 

This bassinet matches all the major king and queen size beds’ heights- in fact, it is one of the tallest bassinets on the market. It even has adjustable legs with seven height points, so you can perfectly match the height of your bed.

The thing that makes Mika Micky unique is its zippered sidewall. You can quickly zip down the wall to access the baby without any struggle.

This is a 2-in-1 bassinet, meaning it can be used standalone or as a bedside sleeper for a newborn. To use it bedside, you can lower the sidewall; and to use it as a standalone bassinet, you just have to attach the sidebar again and place it where you want in the room.

However, the downside of the Mika Micky is that it does not include a soothing kit with features like vibration and music.


Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of this bassinet for C section moms.

Pros Cons
  1. Seven adjustable height positions
  2. Breathable mesh sides
  3. Safety strap
  4. Safe for bedside co-sleeping
  5. Wheels for easy movement
  1. Does not include a soothing kit



3) Graco Dream Suite Bassinet for C Section Moms

The Graco Dream Suite Bassinet may look like it is designed to be an ordinary bassinet, but it is also ideal for recovering C section mothers. This bassinet is equipped with various exciting features that can benefit both the mother and the baby.


Graco is a great bedside bassinet that can easily convert to a diaper changing table, so you won’t need to invest in a separate changing table. Simply by flipping the side, you can convert the bassinet into a changing table that can support up to 35 lbs.

It also includes built-in storage underneath the bassinet to allow you to keep the baby essentials at hand.

The vibrating device featured on this bassinet is more advanced than most; it offers two levels of vibration speed, so you can tailor it to your baby’s preferences and needs.

The bassinet’s compact build does not take a lot of space in a room, making it perfect for mothers looking for a bassinet that takes up minimal space. 

The feature that makes this Graco bassinet unique is its canopy, which no other bassinet on our list includes. The canopy is very helpful if you want to place the bassinet outdoors, and it protects the baby’s eyes from high-intensity light.

The bassinet’s wheels offer easy mobility for the mother, and each spin is integrated with a locking function to provide stability to the bassinet when it’s not being moved.

Let check its pros and cons on the table to understand its features,

Pros Cons
  1. Requires little space
  2. Built-in storage for essentials
  3. Canopy shade
  4. Wheels with brakes 
  5. Doubles as changing table
  6. Soothing kit with two vibration modes
  1. Storage underneath, not on the side



4.) Arms’ Reach Concepts Cambria Co-Sleeper Bassinet

Arm’s Reach Concepts Cambria Co-Sleeper gets #4 on our list of the best bassinets for C section moms. It may be last on the list, but believe us when we say it’s still an excellent choice.

Every mom has her own taste, so for the mom who’s looking for an elegant piece in her baby’s nursery, Arm’s Reach is the best bassinet around.

As the name suggests, the Arm’s Reach bassinet helps you keep the baby and any essentials right at arms’ reach with storage pockets on both the sides and below.

All the bassinet’s sides are created with a breathable mesh fabric, which provides proper airflow allows an easy clear view of the baby.

As with the Graco Dream Suite, the Arm’s Reach is also a 2-in-1 bassinet. It can be easily changed between a standalone bassinet and a bedside bassinet whenever required. It also has two wheels to allow you to quickly move the bassinet from room to room.

This bassinet has a drop-down sidewall, making it convenient for a recovering C section mum to practice co-sleeping with their baby.

Let’s check out the pros and cons.

Pros Cons
  1. Mesh walls for breathability and visibility
  2. Side pockets and under-basket storage
  3. Two Modes: Standalone bassinet and bedside bassinet
  4. Easy-lower walls
  5. Created with premium wood
  1. Heavier due to wooden frame



Our Final Recommendations

Finding a suitable bassinet is ultimately up to the parent’s needs, taste, and resources. Many essential factors, such as the price, quality, type, and more, have to be considered when looking for a suitable bassinet for C section mothers.

We hope this review has given you a better idea of what each bassinet offers.

A new mother will naturally want to take care of the baby as best as possible, but it is also crucial for a C section mother to rest and recover from her surgery. It’s essential to choose the right type of bassinet that is both perfect for the baby and accessible for the mother.

Naturally, of all the bassinets on our list, we most highly recommend our #1 product, the HALO bassinet. It has all the features that the C section mom could possibly need to take care of the baby herself.

We invite you to share with us in the comments which bassinet you choose for you and your baby. And don’t forget to share this article if it helped you!


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