The Mika Micky baby bassinet and bedside sleeper is one of the top bassinets out there today and for a few good reasons. This bassinet checks off most of the boxes in out checklist and that of most parents', so it’s a clear top contender.
This bedside bassinet not only let’s you share the room with your baby, it also gives parents the benefits of “bed-sharing” (i.e. sleeping very close to you baby) without actually sharing the sleeping surface.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Center for Disease control (CDC) both highlight the dangers of actually sharing the bed with you baby and still suggests that parents sleep in the same room as their baby for a minimum of 6 to 12 months. According to the AAP, sleeping in the same room as your baby can reduce the risk of SIDS by over 50%.
In addition to all the safety and functional features, this bassinet also beats all of its competitors in one key category; size. Most popular bedside bassinets today can be used up to about 3 months or 20 lbs, the Mika Micky bedside sleeper actually allows for babies up to 5 months or 33 lbs! This is one incredible spec we just can’t ignore.
L:36 x W:24.5 x H:(24.5 to 32.7) inches
Mesh side walls, fiber-fill mattress, metal frame
Max Allowed (age and weight)
5 months or 33 lbs
Pros & Cons
Who is it for?
Expecting parents or new parents looking for a bedside bassinet are normally part of one of the following 2 groups (or both):
- C-section moms (and/or partners) looking for the convenience of reaching the baby from bed and moving less during post delivery recovery.
- Parent’s looking for the benefits of bed-sharing without the risks of sharing the same sleeping space with baby.
The Mika Micky bedside sleeper satisfies both of these and more. Not only can you adjust this bassinet to any bed height, but you can also see and reach your baby from the comfort of still laying down in bed. Sometimes mom’s or dad’s touch can instantly calm a crying baby and will help put him right back to sleep. This bedside sleeper keeps baby close and within reach for any night time support he may require.
Why We Like It?
There are many reasons to love the Mika Micky bassinet but what really stands out are the specific feature that make new parent’s lives easier. When you’re a new parent you already have too many new things to stress you and keep you up at night. What you need are product to make your life easier and help you get a good night’s rest. The Mika does just that.
The best feature about this bassinet is how easily and quickly it attaches itself securely to the side of your bed. The half-lowering side wall makes access to your baby a breeze whether you want to give him a soothing touch or pick him p for a night feed.
The wheels make it super easy to move it around from room to room so you can have baby napping right next to you as you go about your day. The wheels also lock for safety.As a bonus, the height adjustable posts allow you to slightly tilt the bassinet in one direction to slightly raise his head and help prolong your baby’s sleep (tip: sometimes a slight angle helps babies fall asleep and stay asleep longer).
Additionally, the manufacturers of the Mika Micky suggest the following:
Only use Mika Micky Bassinet sheets with this product. No other add-ons or inserts are considered safe for sleep.
This model is recommended for babies from birth until they reach any of following milestones:
- outgrow the bassinet;
- reaches 33 lbs;
- roll over onto the side to wake themselves up;
- sit up by themselves.
Setup and Assembly - An Illustrated Guide
The Mika Micky assembly actually not difficult but we found the instruction booklet that came in the box to be touch confusing. So, we put together this illustrated, step-by-step assembly instruction to make your life a little easier:
Step 1 - Open the main frame: Pull the legs out until it reaches the locked vertical position
Step 2 - Insert the support frame: Attach the support frame to both legs
Step 3 - Screw down to tighten the frame: Using the provided (manual) screws tighten each of the two screws (one on each side) in the indicated position on both legs.
Step 4 - Install the cover: Pull out the cross beam on each side and slide the cover material all around the top section of the bassinet. Once in position, zip it closed along the back side and the front top corners to hold the cover in place.
Step 5 - Install the lower locking bar to the frame: Push the lower locking bar into the frame until it locks into position.
Step 6 - Insert the lower locking bar into the cover: Slide the cover over the lower locking bar and zip the lower section closed to hold it down.
Step 7 - Place the mattress in the crib: Place the mattress all the way down snuggly into the bassinet.
Step 8 - Hook the two loops o the bottom: Close the Velcro loops to the bar on the bottom frame
Step 9 - Lock the wheels once the bassinet is in the desired location: Installation complete!
Set up instructions for "Sleeper Mode" and how to attached to bed
Step 1 - Disconnect and lower both sides of the front bar
Step 2 - Tighten bassinet to adult bed by passing straps under the bed and attaching the buckle
Step 3 - Adjust the height to match your bed
Using this product day in and day out is a pleasure. During the night, it gives parents like you and I the piece of mind that baby is in arm's reach and is sleeping well in a safe environment. In the day time, you can roll it over to the living room or kitchen and have baby nap away as you do the other thousand tasks on your list.
Let’s break down some of the Mika Micky highlights in more detail.
Coming in at 36 x 24.5 inches this bassinet is not the most compact but it is significantly smaller than a full-size crib. The reason it is on the larger side of the bassinet category is because it is actually rated for much more weight than most other and can handle a much larger baby.
It still attached snugly to the side of your bed so it should fit most bedrooms without disturbing the flow of traffic.
As with most things that your baby will come in contact with, you will also need to clean the bassinet. Since baby will be spending a bunch of time in his beloved bedside sleeper, I can almost guarantee the materials will come in contact with one or more of the following: spit up, sweat, spilled milk/formula and maybe even a sprinkle of a #1 or a dreaded blowout …
Wiping it down is easy, the materials are soft to the touch and clean easily. If needed, you may even remove the cover altogether and throw it in the wash on a gentle cycle for a full clean.
Get an additional waterproof sheet from Mika Micky to help you rotate the sheets on laundry day.
This bassinet is one of our favorites due to its versatility and longevity. You will be able to use the Mika Micky for months more than most other bassinets that have a 20 lbs limits. Therefore, you will get the most out of co-sleeping with your baby and keeping him close by night after night.We strongly suggest this product to any family in which mom will undergo a C-section or if you just want to keep a close eye and hand on you baby for a while.
For some perspective, take a look at our review of the Baby Delight Beside Me Dreamer Bassinet & Bedside Sleeper. The Baby Delight is a very comparable bedside sleeper and bassinet with some Pros and Cons in comparisson to the Mika Micky.
For more information on bedside bassinets, check out our full buyer's guide for the best bedside bassinets here.