Why Halo Bassinets Are Better For Your Body Post-Birth

Ergonomically designed with a 360 degree swivel, adjustable height and drop-down mesh walls, tending to a baby just got a whole lot easier on a mother’s post-birth body thanks to the HALO Bassinest® Swivel Sleeper.

Baby sleeping safely in a Halo Bassinet next to mom

It doesn’t matter if you deliver vaginally or via a cesarean section, getting up to feed, change or play with your baby in the first few months of their life can be incredibly arduous due to the fact that your abdominal muscles have weakened and your ligaments have stretched. Not to mention the overall exhaustion! The core strength you once had will take time to rebuild, which is why it’s important to find a safe sleeping solution that also takes a mother’s recovering body into account.

Renowned for their innovative SleepSack® collection of wearable blankets and swaddles, the genius minds at HALO recognized the need for a truly ergonomic bassinet and invented the Bassinest® Swivel Sleeper. Cleverly designed to reduce the strain on a woman’s back, abdomen and arms, HALO Bassinests® are designed with adjustable heights, a 360 degree swivel and mesh side walls that can be raised and lowered. Available in three series, Essentia, Premiere and Luxe, they allow your baby to be close, while reducing the risks associated with bed-sharing. 

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the best place for a baby to sleep is in their parents’ bedroom because it reduces the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) by up to 50%. This is due to the fact that the baby can be checked on more frequently and also promotes breastfeeding. HALO was actually created after its founders, Bill Schmid and his wife, Cathy, suffered an unspeakable tragedy when they lost their infant daughter, Haley, to SIDS. The couple channeled their grief into ensuring that other families would not have to endure the same tragedy by committing themselves to creating products like the Swivel Bassinest®.

Recommended for use from birth up to 5 months or 20 lbs (or until your baby can push themselves up on their knees,) the HALO Bassinest® is particularly ideal for those recovering from a cesarean due to the fact that it can be lowered to bed height and swivelled 360 degrees, which means a mother can stay in bed and not have to bend over to lift their baby, which can be painful and damaging to the c-section scar.

Designed with high quality and durable materials like steel, aluminium and high-impact plastic, they are free of harmful chemicals including flame retardants and formaldehyde, making them an optimal choice for both a parent’s and baby’s health. The best part: they can also be used on or off the stand, meaning they can double as an infant lounger.


The HALO Bassinest® Essentia Series


Ideal for small spaces, the Essentia Series has a stable 4-point base and adjusts to fit most beds from 24” to 34” in height. It includes a mattress, fitted sheet as well as a convenient storage pocket for wipes and creams.


Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Essentia Nautical Net


HALO Bassinest® Swivel Sleeper: Essentia Nautical Nest


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The HALO Bassinest® Premiere Series


The Premiere Series adds a soothing element by including three sounds, three lullabies and two levels of vibration. It also has a polyester fitted sheet that easily wipes clean, a mattress, nightlight, two generous storage pockets as well as a nursing timer.



Halo Bassinest Premiere Swivel Sleeper Rose Leaf

HALO Bassinest® Premiere Swivel Sleeper



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HALO Bassinest® Luxe Series


The Luxe Series has the added back-to-bed reminder, which is great for those late night feeds where you may find yourself snoozing off!


Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Luxe Dove Grey


HALO Bassinest® Swivel Sleeper Luxe



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If you want to take your HALO Bassinest® Swivel Sleeper Luxe a step further, you can opt for the plus, which is features all the same bells and whistles, as well as a beautiful linen fabric and wood detailing.



Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Luxe Plus Ivory Linen


HALO Bassinest® Swivel Sleeper Luxe Plus






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