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Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Review

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RRP:
£199.99
Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2017 Shortlisted Best Cot, Crib or Moses Basket
Mother&Baby Awards 2017 Shortlist

What they say:

“The HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper allows you to sleep close to baby while having them safely in their own separate space, without being strapped to the side of the bed. The four-point, tip-proof base provides height adjustability to fit any bed, while the 360° swivel design makes it easy to get in and out of the bed. The retractable side wall makes lifting baby from an in-bed position easier, and has an auto-safety return. The BassiNest comes with a nursing timer which alerts when it's time to switch sides or return baby to their sleep space - promoting easier night-time nursing.”

Tested by mum Lucy Goodgame for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

I was looking for a sleep solution that's as safe as possible, whilst still giving the closeness that my son needs. The Halo Bassinet meets these requirements perfectly. It is spacious, allowing room for him to grow and also ensures air circulates freely so baby doesn't overheat or immediately end up with his face against the siding if he rolls. It also has breathable mesh sides that help with this too, which I found hugely reassuring. I would definitely recommend this and use it again myself.

How did this product make your life easier?     

My youngest is a very clingy baby who needs constant physical contact to settle and soothe. I have loved being able to be close enough to my son that I can put my hand on his stomach as we sleep, but with the peace of mind knowing he's not going to fall out or get squashed. We have both slept better as a result.

Would you choose this product to win?

The crib is sturdy and reassuringly solid, but equally, easy to silently and smoothly manoeuvre into place without waking my son. The swivel function is a stroke of genius, meaning you can quickly and easily stow it out of the way when not in use. I especially like the height of the crib. I'm quite tall and have lower back problems like a lot of new mothers. The crib sits at the perfect height so I'm not stooping over like I remember doing with my older son's Moses basket.

What changes would you make to this product?

I'm not a huge fan of the appearance of the bassinet. I do like that it's gender-neutral, but I particularly feel like the base looks like it's been ripped off of a piece of budget office furniture. The price made me wince a bit too, although it definitely helped my son sleep and I suppose you can't put a price on that!

Tested by mum Jenny Dodgson for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

I would definitely recommend the Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper. The bassinet has a good design and appears to be a very well made quality product. I particularly like the soothing center and so does my little girl. This comes with a number of functions including a night light, music/sounds with 2 volume settings, a nursing alarm and 2 vibration settings - again a feature my little girl very much seems to enjoy. The product was relatively easy to assemble with clear instructions.

How did this product make your life easier?     

The soothing center is great for my little girl she enjoys the vibration setting and a number of the different sounds, this makes my life easier as I can put her down and she seems to settle meaning I can get a few little jobs done. I also like the swivel feature and retractable wall making those night feeds a little less arduous!

Would you choose this product to win?

The soothing centre vibration setting is very much enjoyed by my little girl and I believe this is a feature which is not as common in other similar brands.

What changes would you make to this product?

I was surprised about the weight of this bassinet largely because of the base I suspect making this more of a challenge to assemble and more difficult to move about compared with similar products. The vibration setting is also quite loud which almost drowns out the sound of the music if wishing to use both features at the same time.

Tested by mum Claire Gandey for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

We had problems with our daughter going into a Moses basket so we were delighted to test this product hoping it would solve our problem. The first night we put our daughter in it she slept very well and didn't mind. She really liked the sounds you can play and that you could see through the net. What we loved about this product is the swivel system and the side that you can pull down so baby could feel like she is right next to you and you can easily pull baby out.

How did this product make your life easier?     

The Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper makes life easier as you can pick up your baby without getting up from your bed making it quick and easier. We loved the sounds you can play, this really helped soothe our daughter to sleep. liked that you can see through the net so can have a quick look at baby if you needed to without getting up.

What changes would you make to this product?

There are a few things we would change with this product. The main thing would be the base. This design has been made for higher beds so you can place one of the feet under the bed. We have a low bed that sits on the floor so could not place the item right close to the bed. The other thing is the height adjuster, as we have a low bed the lowest height is still higher than our bed. The weight of the base is far too heavy, if these 3 things could be changed then this would be perfect.

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