If you’re looking for the safest and most high-quality bassinet on the market, you’ve found one in the BabyBjorn Cradle.

SAFETY | Rockin’ the Safety Factor

BabyBjorn is known for their superior products that have outstanding design, safety, and quality. Those traits don’t stop when it comes to the BabyBjorn’s modern baby cradle. The BabyBjorn Cradle is by far the safest bassinet of the other bassinets we’ve reviewed and has many features that set it apart from the rest.

BabyBjorn is known for their superior products that have outstanding design, safety, and quality.

The BabyBjorn Cradle meets European and U.S. safety standards, including the rigorous Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class I. This standard prohibits the use of flame retardant chemicals, or other hazardous substances, in products made for children. Flame retardant chemicals are dangerous, and commonly, used in products made for children even though they are linked to health problems like cancer.

Almost all materials and fabrics also used in the BabyBjorn Cradle are safe for your baby’s new and delicate skin. Additionally, every material that makes up this bassinet is harmless for children to chew or put in their mouth, something that no child is innocent of. The fabrics are also Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class I approved. On top of the Oeko-Tex Standards, the BabyBjorn Cradle meets EN 13209-2:2005 and ASTM F2236 standards.

Low height for easy viewing

Low height for easy viewing

 

The only exception is the base made of MDF board that emits small amounts of hazardous substances. However, BabyBjörn produces an MDF board that complies with CARB Phase 2, which is still the safest level of hazardous material emission on the market today.

COMFORT | Compact Cozy Design

Although there aren’t any smart features, the BabyBjorn Cradle has many aspects that make it a cozy bassinet for your babe. Its compact design helps baby feel secure and protected. There are breathable, soft mesh walls on all sides that provide great airflow while also allowing parents to keep an eye on your little one at all times. There’s the beautiful mesh Canopy for Cradle that is an additional accessory that helps baby feel even more secure and snug. The Canopy for Cradle is also a see-through mesh that reduces direct light (like the mesh walls) creating a soft glow that is comfortable for baby to sleep in.

BabyBjorn Cradle has transparent mesh sides.

Transparent mesh sides

The clever design of the BabyBjorn Cradle causes a gentle rocking when baby moves.

The clever design of the BabyBjorn Cradle causes a gentle rocking when baby moves. With a spring suspension system similar to a stroller, the Cradle rocks smoothly in any direction. This allows your kiddo to soothe naturally but also gives you the ability to rock the Cradle to calm your baby as well.

A thin, waterproof mattress pad is included, and many parents state that it is comfortable for their baby to sleep on. Another accessory that you can purchase separately is the BabyBjorn Cradle Fitted Sheet that is 100% organic cotton. Many parents didn’t find this necessary, though, and found that the mattress pad was not only comfortable but great for safe sleeping.

EASE OF USE | Simple, Quality, and Lightweight

Size

The compact size of the BabyBjorn Cradle is a great feature. This means it can not only be used in the bedroom but also throughout the house so that you can keep an eye on baby as they sleep. Weighing in at around 13 pounds, it’s easy to pick up and carry around from room to room and up and down the stairs. It’s also small enough to be used at the bedside or in tight spaces.

BabyBjorn Cradle is lightweight and portable

Lightweight and portable

…it’s easy to pick up and carry around from room to room…

It easily disassembles with the removal of two screws for easy transport over to grandma and grandpa’s house or when you need a vacation. The only downside to its compact design is that babies are able to outgrow it a little faster. Mattress length is around 28 inches long. The recommended age use is up to six months (or 18 pounds), but many parents say their babe outgrew this bassinet between the ages of three to five months, depending on how long baby is.

Performance

There are many features that make the BabyBjorn Cradle easy and simple to use. And let’s be honest, simplicity is a huge plus with a new addition to any family. A simple, but big, feature that many parents look for in baby gear is how easy it is to clean the fabrics. The Three P’s (puke, poop, and pee) happen often and we need to be ready to clean in a jiffy. The Cradle has removable and machine washable fabrics. The mattress pad lifts right out of the bed, and the mesh walls unzip for fast removal. BabyBjorn recommends air-drying for best results, but machine drying won’t hurt anything. d

With a spring suspension system similar to a stroller, this bassinet rocks smoothly in every direction…

There aren’t any “smart” features included with the BabyBjorn Cradle, but what baby walks out of the womb demanding smart features in every piece of gear they use? The exceptional and simple design of the Cradle eliminates the need for additional features. With a spring suspension system similar to a stroller, this bassinet rocks smoothly in every direction and doesn’t get stuck in any position. Parents can rock this bassinet themselves, or let baby’s movements gently move the cradle back and forth. Additionally, the Cradle is super easy to assemble; all you need are the two screws and key that are included.

Due to the compact design, the BabyBjorn Cradle is easy to move about the house. During the early months when newborns jump between stages of sleep and waking, the Cradle is perfect for moving around the home, making it easy to keep an eye on your new bundle. There is also a wide base that makes it impossible to tip the Cradle that includes durable grips. The grips keep the base steady and also prevent floor damage.

The BabyBjorn Cradle has a wide base with grips

Wide base with grips

PRICE + LONGEVITY | Expensive but High-class

Longevity

Like mentioned above, the compact design is a top feature of the BabyBjorn Cradle. However, the only downside to its compact design is that babies are able to outgrow it a little faster. Recommended use for the Cradle is either 18 pounds or up to six months of age (or if baby is able to get up on hands or knees). Yet, the length of the included mattress is 28 inches long, about 8 inches longer than the average newborn.

Recommended use for the Cradle is either 18 pounds or up to six months of age…

Many parents state that their babies outgrew this mattress between three to five months of age, despite the six month age recommendation. Due to new sleep recommendations, it’s advised to room-in with a new baby up until six months of age, as this is linked to decreasing the risk of SIDS.

BabyBjorn Cradle is a great bassinet

Price

The price tag that comes with the BabyBjorn Cradle is a little on the high side. However, there are many factors that make the price worth it with this bassinet. BabyBjorn is known for their high-quality products and outstanding customer service. You’re buying a quality piece of gear with this purchase, and you know that the company will back up any defects or problems you might have with the product.

You’re buying a quality piece of gear with this purchase…

Also important to mention is that this is the safest bassinet that we’ve reviewed. And we as parents know that you can’t put a price tag on your child’s safety and wellbeing. With hazardous-free materials, great safety features, and other great aspects, the BabyBjorn Cradle quickly lives up to its price and is more worth the expense. Also, its sturdy and durable design will make sure it will stand the test of time.

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PROS

  • Meets highest material safety standards
  • Gentle rocking motion with spring suspension system
  • 360-degree mesh siding
  • Lightweight
  • High-quality design

CONS

  • Expensive
  • Base made with MDF board; contains low levels of hazardous materials

THE BOTTOM LINE | One of the Best

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If you’re looking for the safest and most high-quality bassinet on the market, you’ve found one in the BabyBjorn Cradle. BabyBjorn has consistently produced quality, safe, and high-end baby products, and the Cradle is no different. The compact design means this bassinet is perfect for tight spaces and easy maneuverability throughout the home.

The materials are as safe as they come and meet the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class I Certification, a rigorous independent certification that only a select few baby gear manufacturers live up to. In addition to the safe materials, the BabyBjorn Cradle is has a safe design with no bars or loose parts for cute little limbs to get trapped in. The surrounding mesh sides create great airflow and breathability and allow for easy viewing of baby.

In the end, the BabyBjorn Cradle is one of the best bassinets on the market. It’s easy to use with a sleek design that will look charming in any home and even more charming with your new bundle resting peacefully inside.