HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Review


As a breastfeeding mom, it has always been important to me that my baby sleep in our master bedroom for the first few months. When your baby is waking to nurse 2-3 times during the night, having them right next to your bed just makes things a lot easier.  When I heard about the brand new Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper, from the makers of the HALO Sleepsack and was offered the opportunity to try it out in our home (at no cost to facilitate this post), I couldn’t pass it up, especially after I watched this video showing all of it’s amazing features:

When my new bassinet arrived, I must tell you that I was shocked at how heavy the box was. There was no way this pregnant lady was moving it up two flights of stairs!  That was a job for my husband; however I did assemble the whole thing myself! Assembly was pretty easy; I actually did it while in early labor, just about 12 hours before my daughter was born.

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Here’s what it looked like when it was complete:

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As the movie above demonstrated, this bassinet is loaded with amazing features! Let me take a few minutes to talk about them.

Swivels & Rotates 360 Degrees: When my two older children were babies, they had a small, rectangular-shaped bassinet that I would slide directly against my side of the bed. One of the things I remember disliking when I used it was that getting out of bed was a hassle. I had to basically climb 2/3 of the way down our bed (in the middle of the night, while I tried not to wake my husband) to get out. The 360 feature makes getting in and out of bed really easy.   My 2 year old son thinks this is the greatest feature. He loves to come into the room and spin it around. If you have a little boy, I’m sure you can imagine. He’s been instructed that he can only do so when the baby is NOT in the bed.

Side Wall Lowers: This is a feature that I have never seen in a bassinet before, but it’s brilliant! With my old bassinet, when it was time to put the baby back in there, I would always have to get all the way out of my bed and stand up to lower them in, otherwise, I was having to lean in so far I was afraid I would fall in myself. It doesn’t sound like much to have to climb in and out of bed, but trust me, when you are a new mom and already exhausted, you just don’t want to have to do that! With this bassinet, one of the long walls raises and lowers as you put a little bit of pressure from your hand or arm on it. As your baby gets older, if you no longer want the side wall to lower, there is an easy lock you can slide to hold it in place.


Adjustable Base and Low Legs: This bassinet features an adjustable base to accommodate most bed heights, so you can adjust it to be the perfect height for your needs. The legs are also skinny enough that you’ll be able to slide probably 2 of them under your bed to save space. Living in a small townhouse, this is another feature I really appreciate! The legs/base is the reason why the box was SO heavy. They are weighted to keep the bassinet from tipping over.

Battery-Operated Soothing Station: The soothing station has 5 different features – nightlight, lullabies, nature/womb sounds, vibration, and nursing timer. My daughter loves the womb sounds; they really do seem to soothe her. I also sometimes turn on the vibration when she starts to stir and it helps her fall back asleep.

Some other features include:

  • Mesh sides which make it easy for you to see baby and also offer breathability
  • Side pockets to store extra diapers, pacifiers, etc.
  • Can work for babies up to 5 months/30 pounds
  • Fitted bassinet sheet included


If there is a more perfect bassinet for your baby, I’m not sure what it is! We love the HALO Bassinest. It has all the features I’d been dreaming for in a bassinet for our baby and more. I highly recommend it!

Connect: Find out more about the HALO Bassinest by visiting www.halobassinest.com and find out about other HALO products by visiting www.halosleep.com. Then, make sure you “like” HALO SleepSacks on Facebook, and follow them on Pinterest and Twitter too.

Buy It: The HALO Bassinest will be available at select retailers this summer. Check the store retailer locator for a list of retailers. It will also be available at Amazon.com.



Disclosures: I received the HALO Bassinest at no cost to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.


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Hi! Welcome to my blog. My husband and I were high school sweethearts who married over 10 years ago. We now have 4 children: Maggie (age 6), Jacob (age 3), Zellene (age 1) and our youngest little guy Gideon born in February 2016. I love sharing about the great products I find that help to make our lives easier, while also talking about some of my passions like home birth & natural childbirth, travel, family life, and living a semi-green life.

45 comments on “HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Review

  1. This would be wonderfully perfect for my brother &his wife on the upcoming arrival of their bundle of joy! I love everything about it! ♡

  2. I LOVE that the legs slide under the bed to snuggle it up as close as possible and take up less space– I don’t have enough space next to my bed for a regular bassinet or even a rock n sleep, so this may actually work and SAVE me next baby! 🙂

  3. My favorite part it the swivel. Being a C-section mom, it makes it hard to scoot to the end of the bed in the middle of the night. Would be nice to just roll out! 🙂

  4. I like the fact that it can swivel but my favorite feature is the drop down side. Since I have c-sections, it takes me a bit to recover and this would be perfect! Just a couple months and our new little one will be here. 🙂

  5. Hi. This bassinet looks amazing and so comfy for baby. I would love the chance to enter the contest. But is there any way to enter without having to go through Facebook? I do not want have all my Facebook friends/family seeing that I “liked” the page because I am still early in my pregnancy and don’t want to announce it just yet. I’m afraid that liking the page might give it away to some people…might start wondering why I’m liking baby product pages.

    1. Hi Maribell,

      You can enter the giveaway without doing anything on Facebook. You can get a free entry, and then there are other entries you can do that do not have anything to do with Facebook. Congratulations!

  6. I love that it swivels around to you and that the sides drop down to make it easy to get baby out while sitting in bed

  7. I LOVE every single feature about this sleeper! The fact that it is portable is great! The drop down sides and adjustable legs make this sleeper a winner! As a grandmother, this would solve the problem of those horrible pack and plays and pricey cribs! What new mom ( or grandparent)’ wouldn’t want this on a registry or wish list?

  8. This is amazing! Space saving and so convenient for long nights with my new baby. I’ve got to have one of these!!

  9. I love that this bassinest is friendly for c-section moms. I also love that it slides under the bed to save room!

  10. This bassinet looks amazeballs! I have to get one. I love all the features and the fact that the side of the bassinet goes down easily making it effortless to get the baby in and out. I love the fact that it has a nursing timer too. Too cool!

  11. I love how it can be so close to you (the bed). I am always nervous when I feel far away from my baby. I am pregnant with a second little boy and this would give me a breather and not worry TOO much!

  12. I love that it’s so easily adjustable. I would give this to my sister. She is due with baby # 2 in two days.

  13. I would love to win this in order to help me breast feed my little girl and keep her in arms reach while we sleep when she arrives in November.

  14. I love that it is adjustable and can go right up against the bed so you dont have to get out of bed to tend to the baby.

  15. Love the safety this would provide for my grandbaby!! Things have come a long way to provide a safe way to have your baby next to you!!

  16. I love that the legs slide under the bed so baby can be close as possible! I would love to win this for baby #2!!

  17. I love the concept. I want to be close to my baby, but we’re not interested in co-sleeping. This is the closest thing to it!

  18. I love that we can co-sleep with our baby without the dangers of the baby rolling off the bed or us rolling onto her!

  19. Our daughter is pregnant with our first grandbaby due in March 2015 and we love to win this for her and I love that it can be adjusted at any angle as she will be nursing!

  20. We are expecting our second this winter. our girl will be 15 months when her bro/sis arrives, this will be soo helpful to have 🙂

  21. Hey everyone, I’m a new mother and I’m trying to get my five month son to sleep longer during night. At the moment I am fortunate to get three hours sleep per night. Thanks

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