Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Bassinet

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We like

Soothing music and sounds

Vibration feature

Free floating for swaying motion

Added storage shelf

Affordable

We don’t like

Mattress pad is not secured

Not portable

How it works

When your little one needs to be rocked and soothed to sleep, but you have a million things to do the Soothing Motions Bassinet is there to make life easier. While the bassinet gently rocks, plays calm sounds and music, softly vibrates, projects soft light, and more all to soothe your baby to sleep. While your baby rests on the cozy mattress pad, the hanging mobile with pretty dangling stars will enchant them. You can also activate a mesmerizing light projection, or remove the projector for use without the bassinet. With a night light and a setting that plays a half an hour of gentle vibrations and calming music. Your little one is sure to have wonderful happy dreams all night long. The Soothing Motions Bassinet is not just for rocking your baby to sleep it is also a sensory development tool. Specifically; there are so many sights, sounds, and textures. Stimulating your little one’s sense the whole time when using the bassinet. This soothing and sweet bassinet is sure to make your life a little easier as a parent. As well as nap time a little more fun for your baby.

Design

Design

The Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Bassinet has a unique design intended to give your child a soothing and enjoyable experience every time they lay down in it. The bassinet features a kind of floating design that allows it to sway in every direction instead of the traditional front to back motion. It has a comfy, padded mattress pad that has a fun and stylish geometric pattern with lots of colors. The walls that surround your baby are made from a white, airy, see-through mesh material which is perfect for getting enough air to your baby to keep them cool and comfy. It has a mobile that dangles over your baby and features several mirrored stars, little petals, and the iconic Fisher-Price friendly lion in the middle. The bassinet also has a soothing center panel which allows you to choose from so many incredible settings for your baby. There is a soft dim light that provides a warm glow to the inside of the bassinet. There is music, nature sounds, and other sounds. The panel allows you to control what the volume is set at. There is a vibration setting that sends a gentle vibration through the bassinet. And there is also a projection at the top of the panel that projects an enchanting display of stars onto the ceiling for your little one.

Not only is the Soothing Motions Bassinet full of incredible features, but it also has the traditional Fisher-Price easy set up that makes it possible to put this bassinet together in under 10 minutes. And to make things better it even includes a storage rack underneath the bassinet for any extra supplies you might need, like diapers, wipes, etc. Overall the design of this bassinet is very unique and full of great features for your little one.
Materials

Materials

The Soothing Motions Bassinet features a few different materials, The frame is made from a plastic-wrapped aluminum which allows it the be lightweight, but still very sturdy. The storage shelf and the actual bassinet are made almost completely from a white mesh which adheres to the JPMA standard and is spot clean only. The edge of the bassinet is a padded fabric that covers the frame, this is spot clean onlyas well. The actual mattress pad is made from a padded material and covered in premium fabric which is removable and can be hand or machine washed for convenience. The mobile is made mostly from plastic and sturdily secured to the bassinet side.
Age Range

Age Range

The age range for this bassinet is newborn and up until your child is able to pull themselves up or weighs more than 25 lbs, whichever comes first. Because children grow and develop at different rates the manufacturer did not include a maximum age range. Parents who safely use this bassinet have used it from newborn until about 3-4 months which is fairly long for a bassinet. Using your best judgment and following safety guidelines will ensure you know when to stop using this bassinet.
Adult Supervision

Adult Supervision

When this bassinet is in use it is recommended that you supervise your child at all times. For their safety, you want to make sure that you can always see and hear them to lessen the risk of accidental injury. A baby monitor would also suffice to give adequate supervision as long as you could respond to an emergency right away.
Comfort

Comfort

When your baby is comfy and cozy that is when they get the best sleep. And a well-rested baby is happy and not fussy and agitated. The comfort that the Soothing Motions Bassinet provides is wonderful. The mattress pad provides comfy and padded support to make your little one cozy in the bassinet. The mesh walls allow for plenty of airflows so that your little one will stay cool and comfortable all night or during nap times to lessen wake-ups. And the night light ensures your little one will feel safe and comfortable no matter what. Overall the comfort of this bassinet is just what baby needs for a good rest.
Calming

Calming

The Soothing Motions Bassinet has so many features to calm and soothe your baby. There is the mobile that gently sways over your baby with cute and enchanting images of mirrored stars and a friendly lion. The free-floating sway of the actual bassinet allows for a gentle relaxing movement to soothe your baby. The dim glow from the nightlight provides security and comfort. The projection of stars is mesmerizing and beautiful for your little one. And all of the calming music and sounds are also very helpful to lull your baby to sleep. The light colors of the toys and bassinet also make for a calm environment that feels safe and welcoming. Overall the bassinet is incredibly calming and soothing for a baby having a hard time going or staying asleep.
Sensory Stimulation

Sensory Stimulation

Not only is the Soothing Motions Bassinet calming and comfortable, but outside of time to sleep it is incredibly stimulating for your child's senses. The bassinet features sights, sounds, and different textures to touch all which stimulate your little one’s senses. By using a bassinet that stimulates the senses you are encouraging your child to develop their ability to use and hone in on their senses. This is so important at an early age because as your child grows the more exposure they have had to stimulation the easier it will be for them to develop core skills like motor reflexes and the ability to distinguish cause and effect. The colors and music can help your child to distinguish sound sand sights more easily and the different textures are exciting and interesting. All of the stimulation also helps to encourage a child's general curiosity about the world and increases their interest in learning. So the soothing bassinet is not just for naps it is also for making your child the best they can be.
Versatility

Versatility

The Soothing Bassinet is also a fairly versatile option for parents. The bassinet creates a safe space for your baby not only to rest, but to enjoy a little tummy time, or to play for a short time. It also has an additional storage shelf beneath the bassinet which is so versatile for parents. You can use the shelf for diaper changes, clothing storage, toys, feeling supplies, really anything you could possibly need for your little one. All of the soothing features also make this bassinet versatile by allowing it to adjust t whatever your little ones need may be.
Portability

Portability

The Soothing Motions Bassinet is not intended to be a portable bassinet; however, it is fairly small and lightweight. The actual dimensions of this bassinet are 22.8 x 5.9 x 40 inches and it is 20 pounds. The bassinet is small enough and movable enough it would be reasonable to move it from the bedroom to another room and back during a day but it is not intended to be used for travel. You could take it apart and take it with you, but it does not come with a carrying bag and it is not intended to be compact when taken apart.
Maintenance

Maintenance

In order to maintain your Soothing Motions Bassinet all you really have to do is keep it clean. The material on the surface of the bassinet is spot clean only which is simple and easy to clean. The mattress pad can be removed from the bassinet and hand or machine washed for convenience. The actual frame of the bassinet can easily be cleaned with a wipe or wet cloth for quick and easy cleaning. Overall in order to maintain this bassinet, it is very easy and simple and doesn’t require anything special or crazy.
Safety

Safety

The Soothing Motions Bassinet is a safe option for your little one. It has materials that adhere to the JPMA guidelines. The frame is made from a non-toxic and sturdy material to provided stability for the bassinet. The bottom of the bassinet is reinforced to ensure your little one is safe and comfy. The mobile that hangs over your baby is also very sturdily attached the side of the bassinet so you don’t have to worry about it falling on your baby. When used correctly and adhering to the instructions and safety guidelines the bassinet is incredibly safe. Overall the high-quality materials and design allow the bassinet to be very sturdy, durable, and safe for use.
Price Range

Price Range

The Soothing Motions Bassinet is actually on the lower price range for bassinets which is hard to believe considering all of the amazing features this bassinet has. The affordable price is great because it allows this bassinet to be affordable for any family even those with a tight budget. This bassinet is a great investment for the price because of the comfort, calming, and sensory development it offers. Parents who love this bassinet love the fact that they can have so many features that feel luxurious and expensive for an affordable price. Overall the price is really reasonable for any family looking for a lot of value.

Conclusion

The Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Bassinet is amazing for the price. It has incredible features to offer your child a wide range of soothing options for your little one. It has gentle sounds and music including nature sounds and the ability to adjust the volume. There is a free floating design so that the bassinet can gently sway in more than on e direction. There are beautiful light features like the dim and warm night light to provide extra comfort. There is also a projection feature to enchant your little one with stars. The mobile with cute toys is mesmerizing to look at. All of these features are stimulating for your little one’s senses as well which is great for helping to develop their skills. The bassinet also has an extra storage shelf underneath to allow for whatever you want or need for your baby. Even though the bassinet is not intended to be portable it is still small enough to fit easily by a bedside or in a living space and is light enough it can be relocated without much hassle. It is also fairly easy to clean the surfaces and the mattress pad which makes inevitable messes easy and hassle-free. The bassinet is also very sturdy and safe for your baby with a strong frame and a reinforced bottom. The bottom line about the Soothing Motions Bassinet is that it is a great investment for a family looking for a lot of bang for their buck, quality, and utility. It is no wonder that this bassinet has received so many positive returns.
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