Best Tall Bassinets – My Top 5 Picks

If your bed is too tall for most bassinets or co-sleepers, you have two options.

The first one is to improvise with extenders, rails, and whatnots.

Chicco Close to You 3-in-1 Bedside Bassinet - Heather Grey

The second (and smarter option) is to take a bit of extra time and find a bassinet that will be a perfect fit height-wise.

“But I already tried…”

I hear you.

Finding a good tall bassinet that will tick all the safety and comfort boxes is a tall order (pun intended) for someone who doesn’t know the ins and outs of the market.

Luckily, you found your way to this guide.

If the problem above describes your situation, this guide will help you in two ways – give you answers and recommend specific products.

And being tall is not the only criteria I’m applying here. The bassinets we’ll talk about are some of the best on the market.

In a word – you should have an idea about which of these is suitable for you in a few short minutes.

Let’s get to it.

Best tall bassinet – my top 5 picks

ImageBest Bassinet StrollersFeaturesPrice
Best Overall
Chicco Close to You
Chicco Close to You
  • Height range adjustability
  • Multipurposes bassinet
  • Comprehensive soothing station
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Simmons Kids by the Bed City Sleeper Simmons Kids by the Bed City Sleeper
  • Five levels of height
  • Z-shaped body
  • Built to last
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Baby Delight Bassinet & Bedside Sleeper Baby Delight Bassinet & Bedside Sleeper
  • Height adjustment to six positions
  • Sliding (lowering) side panel
  • Light and portable
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RONBEI Bedside Sleeper RONBEI Bedside Sleeper
  • High-end materials
  • Nine-level height adjustment
  • Removable and washable sheets
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Milliard Bedside Bassinet and Side Sleeper Milliard Bedside Bassinet and Side Sleeper
  • Two modes
  • Safety-tested in US labs
  • Easy access storage pockets
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Chicco Close To You

Chicco Close to You 3-in-1 Bedside Bassinet - Heather Grey

If you’re looking for a tall, adjustable bassinet and a co-sleeper, there’s a good chance that your search ends right here.

Chicco Close To You is not only the top pick here but one of the highest-rated bassinets on this site.

Features that stand out:

  • A hefty height range adjustability – almost 10 inches
  • Multipurposes bassinet – doubles as a bedside sleeper and changing table
  • Comprehensive soothing station – vibration, music and a night light

First things first – the height

The height adjustment of this bassinet has a whopping 9.5-inch range.

It can go as low as 24 and as high as 33.5 inches.

Just as importantly, the adjustment mechanism is robust and reliable.

Chicco Close to You 3-in-1 Bedside Bassinet - Heather Grey

I’m stressing that because it’s not a given – there are bassinets out there with similar adjustment capacities that are not as well made as Chicco.

As a result of poor craftsmanship and low-quality materials, the mechanism that lifts and lowers the bassinet might become flimsy over time.

I’ve seen no such complaints with Chicco.

3-in-1

The 3-in-1 in the name means that you can use it as a bedside sleeper, a bassinet, or a changing table.

Again, multifunctionality is not news.

It is, however, an exception when it works equally well in all modes.

High-end build

This sturdy bassinet is well-constructed and sturdy, following the high standards of a reputable brand like Chicco.

I’ve always been a fan of their approach to product testing. Very few brands come close to Chicco when it comes to standards and attention to detail.

It’s no surprise that they’ve been dominating the bassinet market over the past six decades or so.

Finally, Chicco stands behind this bassinet with a solid 2-year warranty on all manufacturing defects.

Excellent sleeping surface

The mattress of the Chicco Close To You is quilted and reversible. The sleeping pad is just firm enough to feel safe but not uncomfortable.

Flip the pad over, and you get a nice, soft changing surface.

Comprehensive soothing center

This tall bassinet comes with soothing vibration (2 modes), six calming melodies, and night light.

A breeze to set up

The only thing that needs to be screwed in is the sound/vibration machine. Every other part just clicks into place.

Chicco Close to You 3-in-1 Bedside Bassinet - Heather Grey

Overall, this is a great product worth every cent of the premium price.

You can read more about it in my full review here.

Simmons Kids by the Bed City Sleeper

Simmons Kids By The Bed City Sleeper Bassinet - Adjustable Height Portable Crib with Wheels & Airflow Mesh, Grey Tweed

If you’re looking for something that will make less of a dent in your budget than the above-mentioned Chicco, this Simmons might fit the bill.

Features that stand out:

  • Five levels of height – pairs well with most beds
  • Z-shaped body for a seamless space-saving fit – the base rolls under the bed
  • Built to last  – heavy-duty materials

Works for beds up to 27-inches in height

It’s height-adjustable and will be a good fit for any bed in the 22-27 inches range.

The adjustment has five 1-inch increments, which gives you the flexibility to make it perfectly level with your bed.

On the other hand, if we’re talking about a bed higher than 27 inches, it’s not your best bet, and you might want to move on to the next entry on my list.

If your bed IS in the range above, let me go over a few prominent features of this bedside bassinet.

Simple, practical design

This simple, function-oriented bassinet meets or exceeds all the ASTM and CPSC standards and comes with a JPMA certificate.

Simmons Kids By The Bed City Sleeper Bassinet - Adjustable Height Portable Crib with Wheels & Airflow Mesh, Grey Tweed

To put it simply – all the basics of a good bassinet are there with no frills to add to the price.

If it sounds like it might work for your bed height, you can read its full review here.

Baby Delight Bassinet & Bedside Sleeper

Baby Delight Beside Me Dreamer Bassinet & Bedside Sleeper, Charcoal Tweed

This is one of the most popular bassinets/bedside sleepers on the market.

Features that stand out:

  • Height adjustment to six positions
  • Sliding (lowering) side panel for easy baby access
  • Secure, anchored connection to the adult bed

One of the many things Baby Delight got right with this model is the height – it’s tall enough to pair well with most beds on the higher side.

To be specific, it might be a good choice for you if your bed is 25-30 inches tall.

Just like the Simmons above, you adjust the height by raising it one-inch steps.

It is, however, 3 inches taller than Simmons, both at its lowest and highest point, respectively.

What’s so good about it

This tall bedside bassinet has much more going for it than the height.

Here’s an overview of its key features:

  • It’s light and portable – easy to move around the house or even take on a trip
  • It’s safe – features straps that securely attach it to the bed
  • Offers easy access – the side panels fully lower
  • The Z-shaped design allows the base to slide under the bed, making it a solid choice for smaller spaces

In terms of price, it’s somewhere between the top-rated Chicco and the runner-up from Simmons.

Baby Delight Beside Me Dreamer Bassinet & Bedside Sleeper, Charcoal Tweed

You can see my full review of the Baby Delight co-sleeper here.

RONBEI Bedside Sleeper

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As per the Ronbei specs, the maximum bed height it will pair with is 31 inches, making it the second tallest bassinet on this list.

Height aside, Ronbei features a more classic design than most bassinets on this list, but the craftsmanship is just as good, at least based on the data I’ve gathered for this guide.

Features that stand out:

  • High-end materials that exceed safety standards
  • Nine-level height adjustment
  • Side fabrics and the sheet are removable and washable

The good and the could-be-better

The frame is solid, and the materials of the fabric parts are high-end and feel soft to the touch.

It boasts a nice soothing station with a music box and hanging toys.

If it tilts

I’ve seen a few reviews from owners talking about it tilting to one side.

It’s not a red flag since it’s an exception (by design, Ronbei is very stable), and you can always replace it if you get a faulty unit.

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Simply put – it’s nothing to write home about but works well with taller beds, and that’s the extent of my interest today.

You can read my detailed Ronbein review here.

Milliard Bedside bassinet and side sleeper

Milliard Bedside Bassinet Side Sleeper/Portable Infant Crib

It’s always nice to see a US company with the integrity to design and make their bassinets in America.

I say “integrity” because I know that local manufacturing typically means lower margins.

Don’t get me wrong; there’s nothing shady about the manufacturing of the bassinets above; I just root for local companies.

That, however, is not why I’m including this Milliard as one of my top picks in the tall co-sleeper category.

Its place here is well-deserved because it’s a great fit with beds as high as 31 inches.

Features that stand out:

  • Can be used as a side-sleeper or standalone bassinet
  • Safety-tested in US labs – meets all regulations 
  • Flexible frame is stable enough for safety but yielding enough to sway the baby to sleep

Other features

You can use it in two modes – as a nice tall co-sleeper or a standalone bassinet. The package includes a mattress encasement (fully waterproof) and a washable sheet, which is a nice touch.

Milliard Bedside Bassinet Side Sleeper/Portable Infant Crib

I have to admit that I’m not a fan of the vertical bars with the handles. It might be practical, but it looks a bit too industrial for my taste. But that’s just me.

The owners don’t seem to mind since over 90% of them gave it either 4 or 5 stars.

On the ‘me-likey’ side, the sleeping area is as generous as they come at 35-inches – which pretty much eliminates any risk of your baby outgrowing it before they move on to a crib.

You can read a more in-depth review of this Milliard bedside bassinet here.

A few takeaways

It would be a shame to miss one minute of the view that beats all other – that of your baby being calmly asleep.

Apart from romantic reasons like the one above, choosing a bedside bassinet that fits the height of your bed perfectly will make your life much easier, especially in those hard postpartum days.

Simmons Kids By The Bed City Sleeper Bassinet - Adjustable Height Portable Crib with Wheels & Airflow Mesh, Grey Tweed

With all the mini-wonders on the market today, settling for anything less than ‘great’ is not good enough.

All the bassinets I talked about today are great.

More importantly, they’re tall.