The Delta Children Sweet Beginnings Bassinet caters to those who want an easy-to-move-about bassinet, yet isn't a simplified travel version with features like canopy and sound stimulation etc still intact.
If this is you, this will be the best portable bassinet choice amongst all that are available in the market in our opinion.
Sweet Beginnings Bassinet
21 x 35.5 x 45.5 inches
Price & Availability
What We Love
Lightweight with Wheels
To be portable, the very first thing to consider is whether or not your bassinet is light enough.
That's a no-brainer, given if you want to move it from one room to the other, you will want to be able to do so effortlessly.
The Sweet Beginnings Bassinet fits the bill by being just about 10 pounds. To give you perspective, the standard bassinet weighs around 22-28 pounds, with some even going beyond 30 pounds so this infant bassinet is truly lightweight comparatively.
Adding to its mobility is the inclusion of 4 wheels so that you can wheel it easily from room to room.
The wheels are lockable so once you have decided where to place your bassinet, you can lock them and the bassinet will stay secured firmly in place.
We like how it doesn't discriminate against different flooring as it wheels smoothly on both carpet and solid wood so anyone will be able to enjoy its mobility effects.
Soothing Features & Extra Storage
We mentioned in the beginning of this bassinet review that this is a fully-featured infant bassinet with nothing discounted in the features department.
You see, when it comes to portability, a lot of features will have to be omitted in order to make it as light as possible.
But this one here is able to keep most of what's usually offered in baby bassinets and maintain being lightweight at the same time.
One such feature is a handy nightlight and a music module that plays soothing lullabies.
The selection of pre-loaded lullabies will be plenty of help when it comes to gently lulling your newborn to sleep.
It also comes with a large, two section basket underneath the bassinet for you to store your baby essentials .
Trust us, when your little one is wailing, having your essentials nearby will save you so much trouble instead of having to scurry around the nursery to find that one baby product you need.
Canopy and Mattress Pad & Sheet Included
Do you know the frustration it brings when you need to buy a mattress pad for your bassinet?
You have to measure and double check again and again the dimensions just to make sure the one you intend to buy fits, a job harder than expected because it cannot be too snug, nevertheless it cannot be too loose to ensure it does not pose any safety hazards to your newborn.
The Delta Children Sweet Beginnings Bassinet eliminates this aspect once and for all by providing a mattress pad and sheet for your convenience and immediate use.
The former is water-resistant while the latter is machine-washable for easy maintenance.
Another feature it comes with is an adjustable canopy that can be moved up and down or completely removed for when you see fit.
Move it down to block lights out to create a serene sleep environment
Super Affordable & Easy to Assemble
There perhaps is no other best cheap bassinet than the Delta Children Sweet Beginnings Bassinet.
If the SNOO is the creme de la creme of the higher end market, this one here is its equivalent in the affordable range category. Seriously, no one will complain about the pricing point of this bassinet here.
In terms of assembly, it does require you to screw a few parts together but all tools are provided with the exception of a Philips screwdriver, which you will need.
A single person will be able to get the job done so we would say it is fairly easy to put together, nothing overly complicated.
Things to Note
So, one thing that you may have came across if you have been scrolling past reviews is that some parents said that this baby bassinet doesn't seem to be too sturdy.
We were rather shocked, to say the least, because the last thing we'd wanted to do is to recommend an unsafe baby product to our readers. So we personally tested it out ourselves and we think we've found where the allegations came from.
You see, this unit comes unassembled and when you take its parts out from the box, it does seem pretty flimsy - on their own. Its lightweight may play a part in such assumption as well. Then it requires you to screw in a number of screws to put it all together.
While we think it is fairly easy to assemble as mentioned above, we can see how some may not follow the instructions closely resulting to a poor-built bassinet at the end.
If you pay attention to every aspect according to the instruction manual, the Sweet Beginnings Bassinet will come out sturdy and stable with no risk of tipping over so there shouldn't be anything you should be worry about.
Overall, the Delta Children Sweet Beginnings Bassinet is a great buy for folks who want something easy, functional, mobile and gives peace of mind when putting your newborn to sleep.
If you are of the opinion that an infant bassinet is not something you want to spend a fortune on, given babies outgrow it very quickly, this will be the ideal choice for you.