New parents know how important it is to have a safe sleeping surface for their newborns, while also keeping baby close at hand for feeding and comforting during naps and throughout the night. This is where a co-sleeper bassinet like the Milliard comes in really handy.
Milliard Bedside Bassinet Side Sleeper/Portable Infant Crib
- Two Modes (Standalone Bassinet & Side-Sleeper Bassinet)
- Easy Assembly
- Folds Compactly
- Large Sleeping Area
- Height Adjustable
Since the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends keeping the baby in the parents’ room for at least the first six months, it can be a challenge to figure out which bedside crib will work for your family. The Milliard Bedside Bassinet Side Sleeper is the best bassinet available for tired new parents who want the convenience of a cosleeper bassinet as well as the flexibility of a co-sleeper bassinet.
In this Milliard co-sleeper bassinet review, we will go over all of the most important features of this bedside bassinet and how it can meet your needs when your baby comes home.
Features of the Milliard Bedside Bassinet
- Generous sleeping area for baby’s comfort
- Adjustable height to work with multiple adult mattress heights
- Two-mode function: traditional bedside bassinet and co-sleeper bassinet
- Sturdy but flexible frame to allow parents to gently sway bassinet back and forth
- Ability to safely secure bassinet to adult bed when in side-sleeper bassinet mode
- Easy-to-clean waterproof mattress encasement
- Safe for babies up to 20 pounds
Milliard Bedside Bassinet specifications
|Dimensions||40 x 27 x 41 inches|
|Type||Bedside and Co-Sleeper|
|Weight limit||9.1kg (20lbs)|
|Age limit||5 months|
Why we like the Milliard Bedside Bassinet
The Milliard Bedside Bassinet has two modes of operation: standalone bassinet and bedside (co-sleeper) sleeper bassinet.
When used as a standard bedside bassinet, you can keep baby as close as you want while maintaining a separate sleep surface. Additionally, the frame has enough flexibility that you can gently “sway” the bassinet to soothe baby when needed. The design of the frame also allows you to slide the legs of the bassinet under your bed.
For parents who wish to take advantage of a sidecar-style co-sleeper bassinet, the Milliard Bedside Bassinet can be securely anchored to the adult bed and the side lowered. Baby still has their own sleep surface, but the ease of access makes it simple for you to bring baby close for breastfeeding and comforting, so everyone gets more sleep.
How does the Milliard compare to other cosleeper bassinets? Check out our full review and comparison here.
Milliard Side Sleeper Bedside Sleeper Bassinet Sheets
One aspect that is often overlooked by new parents is the need for additional bassinet sheets. During the first few months of life, your baby will spend a lot of time in the bassinet and believe me, there will be more than a few messes in there.
To avoid having no sheets, I strongly suggest getting a couple of extra sheets for the instances when you just don’t have time to do the laundry. The following bassinet sheets are the best recommended sheets for the Milliard bedside bassinet:
Safety certification of the Milliard Bedside Bassinet
This product meets and exceeds all US safety regulations for bedside bassinets, whether used as a standalone bassinet or a side-sleeper bassinet next to the parents’ bed, and was lab tested for safety in an independent US lab.
The bassinet attaches to your bed with no gap between the side of the bassinet and the adult mattress when the provided straps are properly tightened and the height of the bassinet adjusted to match the height of the adult mattress.
Setup and assembly of the Milliard Bedside Bassinet
- The Milliard Bedside Bassinet assembles easily with adjustable sliding brackets and lock buttons that keep the frame secure and the bassinet in place.
- When used in side-sleeper bassinet mode, the Milliard bassinet secures to the adult bedframe by means of included straps.
- No tools are needed for assembly.
Milliard Bassinet materials and build quality
The Milliard Bedside Bassinet features an aluminum frame and polyester fabric around the sleep surface. A mesh window on the zip-down side of the bassinet, used in side-sleeper bassinet mode, allows you to see your baby.
In addition, the mattress pad comes with a waterproof cover.
The bassinet can be adjusted to eight different heights to make it easy to tend to your baby. This feature also allows you to match the height of the bassinet to the height of the adult bed’s mattress when in side-sleeper bassinet mode, preventing dangerous gaps and the risk of suffocation.
Large sleeping area
The Milliard Bedside Bassinet features a 35-inch sleeping surface, making it ideal as your baby grows. This, combined with the sturdiness of the aluminum frame, makes the bassinet safe and usable for babies up to 20 pounds or five months of age, whichever comes first.
The sides of the bassinet are quite tall, allowing you to use this bassinet for months until baby can roll over and push up onto all fours.
The bassinet features several well-made pockets that line the outside of the bassinet, except for the mesh side, to store diapers, wipes, baby creams and ointments, thermometers, or any other necessities you want to keep easily at hand. There is even a pocket on the underside of the bassinet!
Compared to similar products, the Milliard Bedside Bassinet is both cost effective and a quality purchase for the price, especially given that you can use this product until your baby’s fifth month. Plus, Milliard Brands stands by their products with a 1-Year Warranty, plus a 30-day return window if you are not satisfied with your purchase.
The Milliard Bedside Bassinet Side Sleeper is a great product for parents who want the flexibility to keep their babies close but on their own safe sleep surface. With clear instructions, parents can quickly assemble in standalone bassinet mode or use the included straps to secure the bassinet to the adult bed for use as a side sleeper bassinet.
Lab tests prove the safety of this product goes above and beyond the standards for US bedside bassinet regulations, as it leaves no dangerous gap between the bassinet and the adult mattress when properly secured in co-sleeper bassinet mode.
The ability to adjust the height of this bassinet in either mode makes it easy for you to tend to your baby for feeding and comforting.
Finally, the affordable price makes the Milliard Bedside Bassinet a quality product that can meet both the budget and sleep needs of any family.
Paul is a passionate dad who founded Upside Dad to share his parenting journey with other new parents. He graduated from Concordia University and worked as a test engineer for over a decade. Paul loves dad jokes and craft beer.
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