BABYBJORN Cradle Review: A Simple and Elegant Bassinet

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We like

Compliant with the highest safety standards and regulation in The United States and Europe

Spring suspension system for smooth and gentle rocking motion

Ease of Use

Highly lightweight and portable

Surrounded by lightweight, breathable mesh siding

No bulky or harmful bars

We don’t like

Higher price point than some competitors

The bassinet may be too low for some bedsides

How it works

The BabyBjorn Cradle is one of the highest quality, high-end baby bassinets on the market. Its ratings and standards in safety are unmatched. It’s one of the safest bassinets available. Babybjorn is known for producing high end, safe items for babies for quite some time and the BabyBjorn Cradle is no exception.

The cradle is designed with clean, simple lines and light, airy colors that make the bassinet stand out as a fashion statement as well as an extremely safe and comfortable sleeping space for babies up to 18 pounds. The bassinet is lined with a mesh fabric that allows for optimal airflow and circulation so that babies maintain a comfortable temperature. It also allows parents to see their baby through the sides of the bassinet so that they can make sure that their baby is sleeping safely and soundly in the beautifully designed cradle.

Assembly is a breeze. It takes only two screws and a few moments. And the entire model disassembles and virtually every piece of it including the mattress is machine washable. The materials used are a high-quality polyester that won’t irritate babies’ skin, as well as wood for the legs of the cradle. The BabyBjorn Cradle doesn’t use any harmful chemicals in its fabrics so that babies remain safe and healthy. The BabyBjorn Cradle is certified under the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, Class I, which has some of the most strict regulations for baby products. It means that harmful flame retardant chemicals were not used anywhere in the BabyBjorn unit.

The feet of the cradle have rubber ends so that your floors won’t be damaged when the cradle is moved from place to place. It is lightweight and compact as well so it can be moved all over the house, up and down the stairs and into the car.

Parents love the BabyBjorn Cradle because of its sleek, simple design and its unmatched standards in safety and comfort.

Safety

Safety

The BabyBjorn Cradle meets the safety standards of both Europe and The United States. This includes the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class I safety standard, which does not allow the usage of harmful flame retardant chemicals or other chemicals not suitable or safe for baby products. The chemicals that are forbidden by the standard are often linked to serious diseases including cancer even though they are widely used in many other items for babies and children.

The fabrics used in the cradle are also approved under the same class so they do not contain the harmful chemicals either. The materials used are meant to be safe for the delicate skin of babies and newborns and free of irritants. Additionally, the materials are safe for babies if they are to chew on them or put them in their mouths.

The base of the BabyBjorn Cradle has an MDF board that is compliant with the CARB Phase 2 standard. So the board emits the safest level of hazardous material of all MDF boards available on the market.

Both the fabric and the mattress are machine washable which is rare for similar bassinets so this allows parents to maintain the level of cleanliness that they desire. The mesh fabric on the sides is also highly breathable so babies will have proper aeration and harmful bacteria or germs will have a harder time getting trapped in the fabric.

The BabyBjorn Cradle ranks highly in eco-friendliness as well. It doesn’t use many of the harmful chemicals and materials that other companies use in their baby products so it’s a safe option for children as well as the environment.
Age Range

Age Range

The BabyBjorn Cradle is designed for newborns up to the age of 6 months. The maximum weight recommended for the BabyBjorn Cradle is 18 pounds. However, the length of usage depends on the development of the child. Parents should discontinue use of the cradle once children are able to sit and stand up on their own.
Materials

Materials

The BabyBjorn Cradle is made from very high-quality fabrics that are safe for babies’ skin. It’s made mostly of a breathable, irritant-free mesh fabric that makes up the sides of the bassinet. It’s the ideal material for air circulation and it allows parents to see their baby through the sides as well. The rest of the BabyBjorn Cradle is mostly made of wood. The wooden supports aren’t made of cheap plastics with unnecessary dyes. It’s made of high-quality wood that offers a sturdy base that won’t wobble and the metal feet offer a stable support system that does not allow the cradle to move around or shake.
Comfort

Comfort

The BabyBjorn Cradle is intended for newborns up to six months of age. It is a simple design that features a gentle rocking motion. Parents can rock the cradle manually or the let the natural movements of their child set the cradle in motion. It creates a soft, soothing and continuous rocking motion so that babies can sleep comfortably and peacefully. The BabyBjorn Cradle has a suspension system similar to that of a stroller design so shock is absorbed allowing for a smooth, continuous motion so it won’t get stuck and babies won’t be disturbed by jerky or abrupt movements.
Design

Design

The BabyBjorn Cradle is made for newborns up to six months of age. Usage should discontinue when your baby is either 18 pounds or is able to stand or sit without assistance.

It’s designed with breathable mesh sides for optimal airflow. It also allows for visibility so parents can see their baby through the sides of the bassinet as well. It also allows in just enough light to create a very soft and soothing glow so that babies will not be disturbed by direct light. The fabric is soft and delicate, suitable for the sensitive skin of a young baby. Both the mesh and the mattress are machine washable.

The base is made from wood with metal supports. At each end of the supports is rubber grips so that your floors will not become damaged.

The entire unit is 26 inches tall so it’s a good height for parents who are either sitting or lying in a low bed. You will be able to reach in easily and pick up your baby without standing up.

The BabyBjorn Cradle is extremely lightweight. It weighs only around 13 pounds so it can easily be picked up and moved around anywhere in the house so that your baby can always be by your side. It is very compact as well and the metal supports are designed so that the bassinet can be placed anywhere even in tight spaces.


The cradle has a similar suspension design to strollers so a lot of shock will be absorbed so it has a smooth and seamless rocking motion. Babies will feel soothed and comforted to sleep by the continuous and even rocking sensation. The suspension system also makes it so that the motions of your baby are enough to make it rock back and forth. And for parents who would rather rock the cradle manually, it only requires a very light push or tap.

The BabyBjorn Cradle has a very simple and modern design using natural light colors and soft wood tones. It can match nearly any home decor or personal taste. The entire bassinet is covered by cloth so there are no hard bars or wires that babies can injure themselves on. So overall the BabyBjorn Cradle is a beautifully designed, safe and high quality cradle that babies and parents will love.
Portability

Portability

The cradle is 26 inches high so it’s suitable for parents who are either sitting down in a chair or lying down in a lower bed. Because the cradle only weighs around 13 pounds it’s easy to pick it up and place it wherever you want. The bottom of the cradle is supported by two 23 inch metal feet that have rubber ends so that your floors will not get scuffed or damaged. They also are low to the ground and are thin enough so they can be tucked under the bed and the bassinet can be right up against the edge of it. The cradle is very compact and lightweight so it can be moved around or stored practically anywhere, even in in small or cramped spaces. The legs are also able to be removed using a screwdriver in case the cradle needs to be transported in the car or put up in storage.
Ease of Use

Ease of Use

Assembly takes only a few minutes and a few steps. Disassembly is just as simple. In order to take it apart and transport the bassinet, all you need to do is remove the two screws and remove the legs. It can then be placed in a car, storage or any other tight space.

The mattress pad is simply lifted out of the bassinet to remove it. The mesh walls also have zippers so taking it apart for a wash takes almost no effort.

The entire unit can be picked up and moved around since it only weighs about 13 pounds. The feet are flat so they can be slid underneath the bed or other pieces of furniture so that the bassinet can be as near to you as you’d like while you’re in bed. This allows parents to feel secure having their child nearby and also it saves space in the home.

The gentle rocking motion is due to a spring suspension system that is easily triggered. The weight and movements of your baby alone are enough to move the bassinet back and forth. However you can push it yourself as well which takes only a minimal amount of force.
Maintenance

Maintenance

The mattress only needs to be lifted out of the bassinet and it can be machine washed on a hot setting. The mesh unzips as well and can be machine washed on warm using a detergent that is free of bleach. It is recommended that each piece be drip dried or air dried to keep fabric looking and feeling new.
Price Range

Price Range

The BabyBjorn cradle is priced a little higher than other bassinets. However, BabyBjorn is known for its high end products. It’s a very high end and high quality product with the highest safety ratings and immense attention to detail. With this cradle you definitely get exactly what you pay for and more.

Conclusion

Parents will always look for the best and safest products available on the market for their children. The BabyBjorn Cradle offers just that in a sleek, stylish and high-end package. It is ranked among the safest bassinets available to parents right now. It meets a variety of safety regulations because it was made with the concerns of parents in mind as well as the welfare of the environment. BabyBjorn cradles are made with materials that are eco-safe.

The innovative design makes the cradle able to be moved easily to any part of the house, even in small places. Every care was taken to create a high quality and convenient item for parent and child. Its compact design allows it to be stored and transported with no trouble at all.

The materials are light and allow optimum airflow so that babies can breathe easily and maintain a comfortable temperature. It’s free of chemicals and harmful toxins and the fabric surrounds the entire bassinet so there are no bulky or dangerous bars that babies can injure themselves with.

The BabyBjorn is a perfect mixture of functionality and style. Its sleek design, using simple lines and neutral colors, will look charming in any home. The BabyBjorn Cradle is one of the highest quality, high end baby bassinets on the market. Its ratings and standards in safety are unparalleled. It’s among the safest bassinets available. Babybjorn is known for its high end items for babies and its high safety standards and the BabyBjorn Cradle holds true to that.
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