When Freddie was born, I knew that I wanted him to sleep next to me. Having had a c-section, getting into and out of bed was a bit awkward (and quite painful at times) but I was determined to have my baby boy sleep next to me during the night. We were sent the Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper to review and it has been fantastic.
The Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper is a bedside bassinest that baby can sleep in from birth. It’s a kidney shaped crib that can rotate 360 degrees whilst remaining on its fixed base. It allows you to bring baby closer to you in the crib during the night and can be easily pushed away changing its direction so you can get out of bed. It is ideal for those Mums who have had surgery. You can keep baby next to you but move the sleeper out of the way when you need to get out of bed.
The Halo has a side wall that can be lowered easily which is great for when you want to reach in and comfort your baby. I loved that with Freddie sleeping in the Halo, he had his own safe sleeping space but he was close enough for me to see him and be reassured that he was still breathing (when I woke up in a panic during the night). The side wall can be locked into position too if you don’t want to easily lower it.
Strong sturdy base
The base of the Halo, whilst it’s large with 4 cross legs, is heavy and study so you have peace of mind that the base isn’t going to topple over. This four cross base can be adjusted to suit the height of your bed from 24″ to 34″ high.
One of the other great features of the Halo is that it has a nightlight which is very subtle. I had been sleeping with my bedside light on so I could see at a glance when I woke up if Freddie was ok. With the Halo nightlight you can switch it on and off in an instant. The nightlight didn’t wake Freddie up either which was good.
Battery operated additional features
The Halo also has a vibration feature, soothing sounds and lullabies with volume control to help soothe baby back to sleep. We didn’t use the vibration feature because we had no need to but we did occasionally use the lullabies to distract Freddie and help him drift off. There’s also a back to bed reminder which reminds you to put baby back to bed after feedings. Again, this is something we didn’t use because we had no need to but is a brilliant feature to have. This features requires 3 AA batteries which are not included.
The Halo comes with its own mattress and a polyester fitted sheet that can be wiped down. We popped another crib sheet on over the top of this in case of baby sick or nappy explosions.
Attached to the side of the Halo is two mesh storage pockets which we found really useful. We kept baby mittens, spare dummies and a muslin in there for easy access during the night.
We found using the Halo Bassinest brilliant and really did help with my c-section recovery. It was great having Freddie so close to me during the night and that I could easily see him through the mesh sides. He slept really well in it. We have just moved Freddie out of the Halo as he was rolling over and pushing himself up to the top of the nest so in our experience he’s used it for just under 6 months.
Whilst the Halo Bassinest is a bit pricey at £249.99, it has been fantastic and something we would recommend to any parent, especially Mums who are due to deliver via c-section.
You can find out more about the Halo Bassinest range at halobassinest.uk
Disclosure: We were sent the Halo Bassinest to review. All words and images are my own. This post includes an affiliate link which means if you purchase the product via the link, I get a teeny monetary thank you in return!