Dream On Me Karley Bassinet

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We like
  • Can fold up with ease and be transported anywhere
  • The canopy creates a cocoon for you baby and can be opened on either side
  • The bassinet comes with a one-inch mattress pad for extra comfort for your baby
  • There is a storage net underneath that can hold your baby’s most essential items
  • Made of lightweight aluminum that makes it easy to carry the bassinet from room to room
  • Can be used as your baby’s bed until they are ready to be put into their own crib
We don’t like
  • Some parents have found the mattress to be too hard
  • The canopy does not block out the sun’s rays
How it works

The Dream On Me Karley Bassinet has been praised by parents for its versatility and its ease of use. It has been said to be comfortable for your newborn and can easily be transported from room to room or house to house with its ability to be folded up easily and is lightweight enough to be carried anywhere. The bassinet is for newborns up to three-months-old or twenty-five pounds, whichever comes first, and can be repurposed for a child’s baby dolls or handed down to another baby. Some parents have used it for their baby for them to sleep in for the first few months before they transition to a crib. With a double canopy, your baby is completely covered if you are outside or they can remain completely covered at night especially if you have animals who wander around at night. With so much likeability and so many useful aspects to its design, the Dream On Me Karley Bassinet is a purchase that should be considered by the parent who is looking for a bassinet that will make their lives easier.

 

Design

Design

The design of the Dream On Me Karley Bassinet is where all the conveniences of the bassinet can be seen and experienced. The major design point is the double canopy. When your baby is in the bassinet, you can create a shell-like cocoon for them by zipping the canopy up in the middle. Once this is done, the entire bassinet is completely covered by a mesh screen that keeps out bugs or any other creature that may disrupt your baby while they are sleeping.

When the canopy is fully zipped up, either side of the canopy can be flipped up to allow more air to come into the bassinet. The canopy does not protect against the sun as the canopy is made entirely out of mesh so you would have to put a blanket or other lightweight covering over the part of the canopy that is still closed in order to block out the sun. Either side of the canopy can be opened to your liking.

Underneath the bassinet is a storage net where you can keep anything you may need for your baby like diapers, wipes, bottles, or lightweight toys, blankets, or clothing. Since the bassinet is so light and can be brought anywhere, having the storage net allows you to keep the essentials close as you are traveling from room to room.

The bassinet can be taken anywhere because it is made entirely out of polyester foam and the body is made of lightweight aluminum. The bassinet also comes with a one-inch thick mattress pad that adds to your baby’s comfort while they are laying down or sleeping in the bassinet.
The Canopy

The Canopy

The canopy of the Dream On Me Karley Bassinet is the most unique feature of this product. When fully open, the canopy separates in the middle and is pushed down to either side of the bassinet. In this position, your baby can be fully exposed and in full view while they are in the bassinet. Because the canopy has a thickness in its design, when the canopy is fully opened, your baby is still in a bit of a cocoon as there is a lip around the sides of the bassinet so that your baby is still protected while they sleep.

The canopy zips together in the middle. When you lift the side and close the zipper, your baby is completely covered. A lot of parents have found this to be useful if they bring the bassinet outdoors during a family party or barbeque or if they are sitting in the park or in the yard because the baby is completely covered and bugs cannot get into the bassinet and potentially disrupt your baby while they are sleeping. The canopy also keeps out any falling leaves or small debris that may come off of trees or be blowing in the breeze.

It should be noted that the canopy is completely mesh and cannot block out any of the sun’s rays. In the event that the bassinet happens to be in the sun due to the movement of the sun or any other reason, you will have to take a lightweight blanket or some kind of covering and cover the part of the canopy that is over your child’s face. It should also be noted that you must open the canopy over your child’s legs in order to allow optimal airflow to come through the bassinet so that your child can fully breathe and have a full circulation of air through the bassinet. Never keep the bassinet zipped closed and then cover it.

To open the canopy on either side, just pop up the canopy on the side where it is attached to the bassinet and that particular side of the canopy will open and can be folded up to the middle.
Storage

Storage

Underneath the bassinet is a storage net for your most essential items. The net cannot hold heavy items, but it can hold lightweight essentials that you may need while your child is using the bassinet. Since a lot of parents use the bassinet as their baby’s bed until they transition them fully into a crib, anything you may need around the clock for your baby can be kept in the storage area. Parents keep diapers and wipes and pacifiers in the netting so that when their baby needs a quick change in the middle of the night or while they are away from the nursery and changing table, they can reach underneath and grab what they need to change the diaper.

The storage area is also great for keeping some baby toys that your newborn may want to grab at or shake as they start to develop gripping skills and start to develop their sense of sight. Some parents also like to keep extra pacifiers in the storage area as well in case one gets lost or falls out of the bassinet. The storage area is also a great place to keep a light blanket in case the temperature gets a bit cold for your baby and you can quickly cover them or swaddle them with the blanket underneath the bassinet.
Folding the Bassinet

Folding the Bassinet

One of the most praised features of the Dream On Me Karley Bassinet is that it folds up with great ease. By simply using a bit of force, the entire bassinet will fold up to a tight position where it will have the ability to not only be stored in any kind of closet or behind furniture or even leaned up against a wall, but it can also be put in the trunk or back of a car to be able to be taken to another person’s house or wherever you are heading.

By pulling the bassinet open with a bit of force, the bassinet will open and lock into place and be sturdy and ready for your baby to lay back down inside of it. Many parents who move the bassinet around in their home from room to room have found that there is no need to ever fold up the bassinet because it easily fits through doorways and stairways. As always, never fold up or move the bassinet with your baby inside of it. Also, for optimal folding, remove any items from the storage net so that they don’t block the bassinet from folding up as tight as it can.
The Mattress

The Mattress

One of the most commented on aspects of the Dream On Me Karley Bassinet is that mattress and mattress pad. Some parents have found that the mattress itself is a firm board that covers up the bottom of the bassinet. The bassinet does come with a one-inch foam mattress cover that adds some softness to the bottom of the bassinet. The comments on the mattress cover are mixed as some parents have found that the cover does add the right amount of softness to the mattress while other parents have purchased a thicker mattress cover and added it to the bassinet to give their baby even more softness.

The other area of much concern was finding the proper sheets for the bassinet mattress. A majority of parents have found that it was very difficult to find a set of sheets that fit the mattress perfectly. Many parents fear that the airflow of the bassinet will be compromised if oversized sheets are placed in the bassinet. With that, parents have managed to find a certain brand of sheets that are available online that fit the mattress of the bassinet perfectly and give their baby ample room to breathe and sleep without the fear of the airflow of the bassinet being cut off.

The mattress can be removed for spot cleaning and for sheet changing so that the sheets can be properly placed on the mattress with ease.
Color Scheme

Color Scheme

The Dream On Me Karley Bassinet can be purchased in different colors. The bassinet can be purchased in the color combinations of aqua, blue and grey, grey, grey and pink, light blue, periwinkle, pink, and rose. When purchasing the bassinet you will be able to see the various color combinations and choose whichever one works best in your child’s nursery or whatever works best with the overall aesthetic of your home. All the color combinations of the bassinet have been designed to be as colorful, yet as universal as possible so that no matter what your color combination in your home, the bassinet will blend in nicely with your vision.
Price

Price

The Dream On Me Karley Bassinet is priced right on target for a product of this kind. The bassinet is designed for babies from newborn to three-months-old or up to twenty-five pounds whichever comes first. Some babies will grow out of the bassinet in a couple of months while other babies may stay in the bassinet up to three-months-old or until they are mobile enough that it is dangerous for them to be in the bassinet.

The price you pay is reasonable for the amount of time that you will have the bassinet. If the bassinet is an investment, it can be used for multiple children and may find its way into your nursery for however long you have children that are in the proper age group to use the bassinet. Anything less expensive may not have the same quality and versatility as the Dream On Me Karley Bassinet.
Conclusion

Conclusion

The Dream On Me Karley Bassinet is a great choice for the parent who is looking for an affordable and versatile bassinet. The bassinet is light enough to be carried anywhere around the house and even outdoors. Its portability has been the biggest praise for this item as it’s an all-in-one sleep and carry item. The bassinet can be your baby’s bed and at the same time, it can just be a place where they nap while you do what you need to do around the house. It is safe to take outside so that if you want to sit in the yard or join family friends for any outdoor activities your baby will be protected and can be fully seen through the mesh cover. If you leave essential items like diapers or bottles in the netting, you can carry the bassinet and all that you need for your baby anywhere you go in and around the house.

The bassinet folds up nicely so that it can be transported in the car to another person’s house or to the park, and your baby never has to know the difference as they will get the sleep they are used to in the bed they are used to sleeping in. The Dream On Me Karley Bassinet is a great product that should be worth considering when you are planning for the arrival of your newborn or the arrival of someone else’s child.
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