The Dream On Me Karley Bassinet is a lot of things but we think it is the best bassinet with canopy for obvious reasons.
Dream On Me
35.5 x 18.3 x 47 inches
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What We Love
Its double canopy is probably the very first thing you will notice when you lay your eyes upon the Karley.
This bassinet can be completely covered up as pictured above, and this is made possible by the clever design of implementing two canopies on each side.
Pull one up and it becomes your usual bassinet with canopy on one side. Pull the other side up, you can zip both together in the middle and your little one will be fully covered up.
What this gives is the ultimate flexibility and convenience to switch up your bassinet the way the situation calls for or as you desired.
Don't worry, the canopies are made with breathable mesh materials so ventilation inside the bassinet is not affected. Alongside the walls of the bassinet, these mesh materials are see-through so you can always keep an eye on baby inside.
Indoor and Outdoor Uses
Due to such total coverage, the Karley Bassinet can be used outdoors as well.
The double canopies will keep all unwanted bugs and insects away from your little one as you soak in the sunshine and fresh air together outdoors.
Indoors, it gives peace of mind that curious pets are kept away from jumping into the cot disturbing baby or worse, puts baby at risk of SIDS.
Now, this is something not every bassinet can achieve. The Karley therefore has a definite upper hand when it comes to design and we'd highly recommend it to any pet owners.
Thanks to the soft and safe polyester foam fabric that this bassinet employs, it is very easy to maintain its cleanliness after a day out.
Lightweight and Compact
There is a reason why the Karley is regarded by many to be one of the best portable bassinets.
Made with an aluminium frame, it weighs a mere 16 pounds only making it so easy to be carried practically anywhere. Also, it lies almost completely flat when folded, and folds down easily.
Yes, as pictured left, this infant bassinet can be folded up for easy portability.
The mechanism to do so is very straightforward too - just push the two sides together and it will automatically fold up compactly.
Very Affordable and Long Usage Span
The Karley bassinet is also regarded as one of the best budget bassinet. Depending on the colour you choose, it can go as low as under $50 and if that is not a bargain, we don't know what is.
Adding to its value is that it has a maximum weight capacity of 25 pounds. If you have read about bassinets, you will know that most will only accommodate babies up to 5 or 6 months old.
Of course it depends on your baby's growth, but the average age of a baby of 25 pounds is between 1-1.5 years of age, with some even pushing at 2 so that is at least double the usage span of the standard baby bassinet.
Now that is what we call the best value for money! And oh, it also comes with a storage basket underneath for you to store your baby essentials.
Multiple Colour Options
Speaking of which , the Karley comes in a variety of colour options which is another aspect we like about it as it provides much more choices compared to its peers.
Besides Blue & Grey which is what's presented above so far, it is also available in Aqua, Grey, Grey & Pink, Light Blue, Periwinkle, Pink and Rose.
Here are just some picture examples:
Easy to Assemble
Last but not least, the Karley is probably one of the easiest to assemble baby bassinet we have ever came across.
Right out of the box it snapped together in 30 seconds without any extra tools, screws etc. so we don't think there will be any complaints in the assembly department.
If you are not a fan of complex assembly procedures, this will fit just the bill.
Things to Note
As you can see, there are many things that we love about the Karley Bassinet.
However, there is one thing that you have to take note of for this top rated baby bassinet, and that is with relation to the mattress pad that comes with it.
It doesn't come with any sheet but that's not the problem - the problem is, there isn't many fitted sheets that will fit it. Most will just cause the mattress to buckle, thereby creating gaps on the side which can be a safety hazard.
We did found this sheet here that works quite perfectly with the mattress pad - they are tight fitting and don't make the pad curl up but the fact that not every mattress sheet fits can be quite the frustration for some.
Being one of the best rated bassinets in the market, the Dream On Me Karley Bassinet will surely not disappoint if you are on the hunt for covered bassinets for babies.
It is lightweight, it is compact and it is safe and comfortable. Most of all, it has a double canopy feature that no other bassinet has and it can be used both indoors and outdoors. Definitely recommend!