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    HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Review

    While pregnant with my son, I began searching for a baby bed that would allow me to keep him close to me at night in my bedroom. After seeing a number of positive reviews of the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper from my fellow bloggers, I contacted the company about my reviewing one for The Parenting Patch. I was beyond thrilled when HALO agreed to provide my baby with a Bassinest, and I eagerly accepted the opportunity to review a HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper.

    HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Box

    About the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper

    The HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper is a revolutionary infant bassinet that moves to bring my son to me. The Bassinest rotates 360 degrees for the ultimate in convenience and safety, giving my son his own separate sleep area while reducing the risks associated with bed-sharing. In addition to bringing my son close, the Bassinest swivels to make getting in and out of bed hassle-free. The mesh walls provide maximum breathability and keep my son visible at eye level. The patented side wall lowers and returns automatically, allowing me to tend to my son while still in bed. And the adjustable base fits next to almost any bed. Recommended for babies up to five months old or 20 pounds (with a maximum weight limit of 30 pounds, the Bassinest also includes a soothing nightlight, sounds, music, two levels of vibration, and a nursing timer.

     

    Price

    The HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper currently retails for $249.99 on Amazon. Compared to other bedside bassinets, the Bassinest is priced higher. However, HALO offers features not available from other brands, so I consider the Bassinest reasonably priced.

    Packaging and Assembly

    My son arrived three weeks early the day after my HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper arrived in the mail. My husband therefore assembled the Bassinest for me. Because I, having just given birth, was not involved with the assembly, my husband provided me with the following review of the packaging and assembly:

    “The Bassinest is one of the best packaged and easiest to construct products I have had the pleasure of reviewing.

    “The Bassinest arrived in a box inside of a box, and it was surrounded by strong packaging, ensuring the type of protection we should all expect in such an important baby product. Once I removed the product, I immediately noticed that the plastic base was screwed into a hard piece of wood. That wood helped protect the base from any type of damage that could be unsafe if improperly handled. The team at HALO instructs buyers to throw away the base screws and instead use the new screws that also ship with the product. That attention to detail ensures that the integrity of the base is maintained.

    “The Bassinest ships with just six screws, making it one of the most easy to assemble products you can purchase. Four of the screws are used to secure the base to four long legs, and the other two screws secure the products light, sound, and vibration device.

    “The only other connections include several already installed poles that are easily connected using a letter sequence. Simply connect letter A to letter A and letter B to letter B. The pin push connectors slide directly into place in a matter of seconds.

    “Once the Bassinest was constructed, I simply dropped the bed into the base, and it clicked into place. I then adjusted the Bassinest’s height, and the product was fully assembled.

    “From start to finish the entire HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper setup took less than ten minutes.”

    Inside the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Box 1 Inside the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Box 2

    Inside the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Box 3 Assembling the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper 1

    Assembling the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper 2 Assembling the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper 3

    Assembling the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper 4 Assembling the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper 5

    Assembling the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper 6 Assembling the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper 7

    Assembling the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper 8 Assembling the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper 9

    Assembling the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper 10 Assembling the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper 11

    Performance

    When shopping for any baby item, my top concern is always safety. And I am completely at ease with the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper. The base is rather heavy, meaning that the Bassinest does not move around or topple over easily. Even with my incredibly active toddler playing around in my bedroom and on my bed, the Bassinest remains firmly in place. I know that I can put my son in the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper and feel confident about his safety.

    Although the base of the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper is rather heavy, the entire Bassinest remains fairly compact. The base easily tucks under a bed and requires only 32 inches of clearance from wall, making the Bassinest ideal for small spaces. My own bedroom is the smallest in my house, and my bed is only about 34 inches from the wall. The Bassinest tucks under my bed and fits perfectly in the small space. And, even within the tight space, I never have any trouble getting in and out of bed because of the 360 swivel of the Bassinest.

    When researching bedside bassinets prior to the birth of my son, one feature that I absolutely wanted was height adjustability. I wanted a sleeper that aligned with my mattress, allowing for the easiest possible access for nighttime breastfeeding sessions. The HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper adjusts to almost any bed including my own. By adjusting the height, the Bassinest fits perfectly over my mattress. I can see right in on my son without sitting up in my bed, and I can easily reach in to soothe him. Even if you have a bed with a non-standard height, the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper can work for you!

    Front of the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Back of the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper

    Inside Front of the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Inside the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper

    Pocket of the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Light of the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper

    I also love the mesh sides of the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper, which add to my confidence about the safety of the product. I worry a lot about potential suffocation hazards for my newborn son. In particular, I worry about fabrics covering his face. However, even if he rolled over and pressed his face against the side of the Bassinest, the mesh still allows him to breathe. Additionally, I love being able to see through the sides of the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper, meaning that I can check on my son without having to get up out of bed at night.

    The moveable side wall of the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper adds to the ease with which I can attend to my son at night without my having to get up out of bed. Sometimes when he becomes fussy, I can simply reach my hand into the Bassinest and soothe him with a few pats on the back or a gentle head rub. The moveable side wall allows me to more easily reach in without sitting up fully. I simply press down on the side while still lying down. I can soothe my son while interrupting my own sleep as little as possible.

    In addition to the main features of the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper, I also appreciate many of the smaller details. For example, the Bassinest includes a mesh storage pocket that I found extremely helpful in the few days following the birth of the son. Because of some jaundice, my son require a Bili-blanket. I was able to tuck the motor of the device into the pocket, keeping the inside of the Bassinest free from clutter. I also use the pocket to store burp rags and sleep sacks at night.

    I also love the timed light on the side of the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper. When I bring my son into my bedroom at night, I always turn the light on to help me get my son and I into bed without having to turn on the overhead light. I also use the timed light in the middle of the night when I need illumination for nighttime feedings. I particularly appreciate that the light turns off automatically, meaning that I do not have to worry about the light staying on all night if I fall asleep while gazing at my son through the mesh side of the Bassinest.

    HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper by Bed 1 HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper by Bed 2

    HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper by Bed 3 HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper by Bed 4

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    Final Verdict

    If asked for a recommendation for a bedside bassinet, I would highly recommend the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper without hesitation. With a heavy base, the Bassinest will never accidentally topple over, providing a secure sleep environment for a new baby. However, the base is still compact, requiring only 32 inches of clearance, meaning the Bassinest is ideal for smaller spaces. The adjustable height means the Bassinest fits perfectly almost any bed, and the swivel action allows a parent to easily get in and out of bed. Mesh sides provide another safety feature while keeping a baby at eye level. Other little features such as a storage pocket and a timed light show that HALO goes above and beyond in designed products for babies that parents trust. I highly recommend the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper to any parent wanting to share a room with a new baby.

    Will in the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper 1

    For more information, visit the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper website. You can also purchase the Bassinest on Amazon via my affiliate link. Also be sure to follow HALO on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, and YouTube.

    Image Credits

    HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Box © 2014 James Johnson
    Inside the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Box 1 © 2014 James Johnson
    Inside the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Box 2 © 2014 James Johnson
    Inside the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Box 3 © 2014 James Johnson
    Assembling the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper 1 © 2014 James Johnson
    Assembling the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper 2 © 2014 James Johnson
    Assembling the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper 3 © 2014 James Johnson
    Assembling the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper 4 © 2014 James Johnson
    Assembling the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper 5 © 2014 James Johnson
    Assembling the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper 6 © 2014 James Johnson
    Assembling the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper 7 © 2014 James Johnson
    Assembling the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper 8 © 2014 James Johnson
    Assembling the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper 9 © 2014 James Johnson
    Assembling the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper 10 © 2014 James Johnson
    Assembling the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper 11 © 2014 James Johnson
    Front of the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper © 2014 James Johnson
    Back of the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper © 2014 James Johnson
    Inside Front of the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper © 2014 James Johnson
    Inside the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper © 2014 James Johnson
    Pocket of the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper © 2014 James Johnson
    Light of the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper © 2014 James Johnson
    HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper by Bed 1 © 2014 Heather Johnson
    HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper by Bed 2 © 2014 Heather Johnson
    HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper by Bed 3 © 2014 Heather Johnson
    HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper by Bed 4 © 2014 Heather Johnson
    HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper by Bed 5 © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Will in the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper 1 © 2014 Heather Johnson

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