For many people, the bassinet is an afterthought. A second-class sleeper — “Sure, we’ll take whatever ugly hand-me-down you’re giving us.” But it shouldn’t be so! While bassinets may be the smaller siblings to their crib sisters, they still deserve the same style and substance. Besides, your newborn angel should have an equally adorable place to lay her head. But rest easy: We’ve rounded up a collection of our favorite beautiful bassinets to rock your baby to sleep in style. These picks aren’t cheap, but you can use them for baby #2 or 3 (and one even converts to a toy chest!).
Kate Bayless is a Southern California-based writer and editor with a decade of bylines at iVillage, Babble, Momtrends, and Family Travel Diary as well as glossies like Parents, American Baby, and Fit Pregnancy. She writes regularly about life, family, beauty, travel, health, and more. A mother of three boys under 8, she relishes the small joys in life -- drinking coffee while it's actually still hot, a clean sink, having a reason to wear high heels, beating her husband in Words With Friends, a glass of wine with girlfriends, and travels with the family. See more Kate on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Contently.