Bassinets are kind of our thing. We have researched, tested and reviewed them for months because we know every parent need one and should enjoy using it. Most bassinets are pretty straight forward with a simple goal of providing your little one a safe and cozy place to sleep.
However, as new parents you will find yourself digging into the bassinet more times than you can imagine possible. This means that baby will be in there a lot, like really A LOT!
With this in mind, the biggest oversight most parents have about their bassinet is NOT having extra sheets. Yup, you will need extra sheets and most bassinets don’t come with extras and sometimes not even with one.
There is one thing I’m sure of, and its that your baby will make a mess in his bassinet, more than once. Whether it will be from a spill, spit up, leaky diaper or a dreaded blowout, you will surely experience having to do an emergency bassinet sheet change. So why not prepare for it and get yourself an extra one?
Bassinet Sleep Safety
Newborn sleep safety is of utmost importance to every parent. The sleep safety guidelines from all major world health agencies agree on a few important things:
- Put baby to sleep on his or her back
- Baby should be alone. No loose blankets, wedges, toys or anything else in the crib
- The sleeping area should be appropriate for safe sleep and approved by safety authorities. Cribs and bassinets fit the bill, most other things such as swings and car seats are not approved for unsupervised sleep.
Bassinets are amazing! Every bassinet we have reviewed at Upside dad is safety approved so you can be sure that each one of them is safe for your baby to sleep in.
What makes the best bassinet sheets?
When is comes to bassinet sheets and your baby’s sleep, safety should always come first. We always suggest going with sheets made by the manufacturer of the bassinet you have. There are however some third party manufacturers that make very good (and safe) sheets to use. You just need to make sure they are the exact right size for YOUR bassinet.
But there is more to it. Here are the factors we take into consideration when choosing the best bassinet sheet.
Soft to touch
Just like your sheets, you don’t want your baby to be rubbing his sweet newborn face on rough materials. Not only is it uncomfortable but baby skin can be extremely sensitive.
When choosing the best bassinet sheet make sure to check the materials and always go for soft, high quality cotton when available.
Most things that will get on your bassinet sheets will be in liquid form. If you want to change only the sheets, you may want to make sure they are waterproof. If not, you may find yourself changing the mattress cover and even having to wash the mattress depending on the size of the mess.
Don’t risk it, and get some waterproof sheets if they are available for your model of bassinet.
The elastics that wraps around the edge of the mattress is what keeps it taut and therefore safe for your baby to sleep on. If the elastics are not strong enough and not properly located on the sheets, they may become loose or come off the mattress and that is what can be dangerous.
We always check that the elastics are doing their job well before settling on the winner.
Your bassinet sheets should be made for your bassinet, period. Do not buy a generic sheet or one that was made for another model bassinet.
In the bassinet world, each manufacturer designs bassinets slightly differently so there is no standard bassinet sizing (unlike full-size cribs which are almost always the same size). If you are looking for sheets, you must ensure they ere made for your bassinet and your mattress size.
Oval Bassinet Sheets
Most adult and kid beds are rectangular but the large majority of bassinets are oval. This means the bassinet sheets have to be able to fit an oval bassinet mattress. Since oval bassinets are so common, most manufacturers make sheets that are compatible with oval bassinets.
A square bassinet sheet should not be used in an oval bassinet. Oval bassinet sheets are made in a way that they don’t bunch up. when installed and that’s very important for sleep safety.
Our favorite bassinet sheet for oval bassinets is the Ely’s & Co oval bassinet sheet which is made extremely flexible to fit different shapes and sizes of bassinet mattresses.
Take a look at our comprehensive list below to find some of the best oval bassinet sheets for almost any bassinet in the market today.
Third Party vs OEM Bassinet Sheets
When it comes to bassinet sheets, you have two choices: OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) or Third Party Manufacturers. OEM’s are always the safest bet because they were made exactly for your bassinet, but that doesn’t mean that third party sheets are not safe. In fact, as long as you have the right size sheets and they fit snugly on your bassinet mattress, there will be no issues using them.
If you can’t find the exact make and model sheets for your bassinet, you have no choice but to go with another brand. That’s why we selected some of the best bassinet sheets below to cover all possible bassinet shapes and sizes.
Check out our selections of Third Party and OEM bassinet sheets below:
Third Party Bassinet Sheets:
Joey & Joan Bassinet Fitted Sheet Compatible
- Crafted from 100% Jersey Cotton in SERENITY INSPIRING designs, these are the Premium Boutique bassinet sheets to get if you value baby sheets that retain their SOFTNESS, STRETCH & ADORABLE PATTERN thru every WASH.
- Every Joey & Joan baby bassinet bed side sleeper sheet fits SPECIFIC MODELS, so they easily slip onto your baby mattress, with ZERO WORRY THEY’LL ACCIDENTALLY SLIP OFF over baby’s head. This 19 x 32 inch bassinet sheet is compatible with Mika Micky bedside sleeper
- At Joey & Joan we use only the smoothest, silkiest threads to create our BREATHABLE, SWEAT-FREINDLY bassinet fitted sheet, so your baby can have a restful sleep
- We follow the STRICTEST Safety Standards, ensuring every bassinet sheet fitted for bedside crib is CERTIFIED “TESTED FOR HARMFUL SUBSTANCE” by GLOBAL OEKO-TEX, before placing it into BEAUTIFUL PACKAGING that creates a MEMORABLE UNBOXING EXPERIENCE. 100% Zero Allergen. 100% Zero Polyester
- We pay close attention to the elastic in this fitted sheet for bedside sleeper, encasing every inch in our RELAX-FIT Fabric, so it stay as flat and well-fitting as the day you purchased. In fact we pour so much LOVE into crafting every sheet that PROMISE THEY’LL NEVER PILL, unravel, roughen, crease, scrunch, warp, SHRINK, STAIN, DEVELOP HOLES or LOSE THEIR STRETCH or we’ll HAPPILY REPLACE THEM for LIFE
TILLYOU Jersey Knit Soft Bassinet Sheets Set
- Warmly Welcomed Candy Colors, Perfect For Baby Use
- FLEXIBLE FIT: Measuring 32″ X 16″x 3” Our bassinet sheets fit almost all standard oval, round, rectangle, hourglass shaped bassinet mattress including Halo, Baby Bjorn, Chicco, Fisher Price, Ingenuity, Evenflo, Graco, UppaBaby, Delta & Nuna Sena. Each sheet comes with an elastic band encased at the bottom for safety.
- ULTRA SOFT & MOISTURE WICKING: Made of 100% high quality jersey knit fabric. TILLYOU bassinet sheets offer a breathable, sweat-absorbent tee shirt like feel for exceptional comfort, providing your little ones a safe and comfy sleeping environment.
- WE ARE TILLYOU: Since 1997, TILLYOU has been dedicated to designing and manufacturing high quality baby bedding products. With generations of sourcing and designing experience, we create only baby safe products which also pass CPSIA test requirements and meet CPSC standards. All our concern is to bring your baby a warm and cozy nursery room to slumber and dream.
- EASY CARE: Machine washable on gentle cycle. Tumble dry on low heat or line dry.
- TOP RATED CUSTOMER SERVICE- We offer 30-DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE and 1-YEAR QUALITY WARRANTY to make your shopping assured. Questions reaching to us will be answered under 24 hrs
Ely’s & Co Waterproof Bassinet Sheet
- Fits all standard bassinet rectangle, oval mattresses and Mini Co-Sleepers including, Dream On Me Karley Bassinet, Delta Children Deluxe Gliding Bassinet, Dream On Me Meghan Portable Bassinet, Majesty Rocking Baby Bassinet, Big Oshi Emma Newborn Baby Bassinet , Fisher-Price Stow ‘n Go Bassinet, HALO Bassinet Swivel Sleeper Luxe Plus Series Bassinet, Dream On Me Mackenzie Bassinet, SwaddleMe by Your Side Sleeper, Deluxe, Dream on Me Lacy Portable 2-in-1 Bassinet.
- Measures 32″ x 16.”
COSMOPLUS Bassinet Sheet Set
- UNIVERSAL FLEXIBLE FIT: Fits multiple size bassinet mattresses and co-sleepers,Dimensions: 32 x 16 x 3,made of high quality knit microfiber with four way stretch to make it easier when dressing your bassinet mattress and to stay in place throughout the night
- ULTRA SOFT AND BREATHABLE:With the premium quality microfiber knit fabric,Soft and breathable against young and delicate skin, our 2 pack bassinet sheets set are perfect for making your baby’s first bassinet a comfortable place to sleep and dream.
- INSTALL IN SECONDS:Thanks to the elastic bottom ,those convertible bassinet sheet set can be applied within seconds and guarantees to stay in place no matter what
- EASY CARE:Machine washable on gentle cycle. Tumble dry on low heat or line dry. Avoid directly heat
- ZERO RISK TO TRY: We are so confident on the quality of our product that we extend the free return time to 90 days. If you are not absolutely satisfied with our product for any reason in the 90 days, we will refund 100% your money. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.
Check out our full guide for the best bedside bassinets here for more information.
OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) Bassinet Sheets:
Uppababy Bassinet Sheets
This mattress cover is made by Uppababy and are perfect for the Vista or Cruze bassinets. Uppababy doesn’t make the actual sheets and suggests using just the cover but there are third party sheets available that fit this mattress perfectly.
- Size: 27″ L X 12.5 ” W.
- NOT waterproof
- Eco-inspired blend of all-natural soybean and cotton is wholesome, and hygienic for your baby’s skin
- Fits all UPPAbaby bassinet mattresses
SNOO Smart Sleeper Sheets
- Perfect Fit – Our bassinet mattress sheets are designed to perfectly fit the SNOO Smart Sleeper. The…
- Premium Quality – Sourced from the softest, premium 100% organic cotton, our bassinet bedding is the…
- Unmatched Comfort – We understand how important a comfortable night’s sleep is for your baby (and…
- Designed to perfectly fit the SNOO Smart Sleeper
- Made with 100% Organic Cotton for a happy baby and happy planet
- It’s always nice to have a spare sheet when laundry day comes around!
Delta Children Sweet Beginnings Bassinet Sheets
- 2 Fitted Crib Sheets
- Made from 100% Jersey Knit Cotton – Soft to the touch construction provides a cozy sleep environment
- Sheet dimensions: 52”L × 28”W ×9”H
- Elastic edges all around keep the sheet securely in place
- Machine wash warm, tumble dry low
- Available in a number of solid colors that are easy to coordinate: Heather Grey, White, Ivory, Baby Blue or Pink
Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Bassinet Fitted Sheet
- 100% Cotton Muslin
- Hourglass shape to fit the Bassinet Swivel Sleeper mattress
- 100 percent pre-shrunk muslin cotton
- Safer envelope design won’t come loose during use
- Machine washable
Baby Delight Beside Me Dreamer Bassinet & Bedside Sleeper Waterproof Fitted Sheet
- waterproof polyester
- Fitted, Waterproof Sheet
- 100% Polyester
- Use only with Beside Me Dreamer Bassinet and Bedside Sleeper
Mika Micky Waterproof Fitted Sheet for Bedside Sleeper
- fitted sheet for Mika Micky Bedside Sleeper
- 100% cotton surface with waterproof layer
- Easy to attach and detach for daily use and change
Ingenuity Dream & Grow Bedside Bassinet Sheet
- Fitted sheets made just for your Dream & Grow Bedside Bassinet
- Comes with 2 machine-washable sheets for quick cleanup
- Ultra soft fabric keeps baby comfortable
- Neutral color coordinates with your decor
MiClassic Waterproof Deluxe Soft Crib Sheet
- 20.5″ X 35.5″
- Waterproof liner
- Easy for washing and frequent change
- Special embossing process for more comfort
Fisher-Price Bassinet Sheet
- Replacement bassinet sheet
- Fits any Fisher-Price Stow ‘n Go or Soothing Motions Bassinets (Bassinet sold separately.)
- Cozy, soft, and machine washable
- Quick & easy to change, no tools required!
- Keeps your baby comfy all naptime or nighttime long
Fisher Price On-The-Go Baby Dome Replacement Pad
- Replacement Pad / Cushion
- For Fisher-Price On-the-Go Baby Dome – Blue/White (Model DRF35)
- Genuine Fisher Price replacement part.
- DOES NOT COME IN RETAIL PACKAGING. COMES AS LOOSE PART AS FROM MANUFACTURER.
ComfyBumpy Extra Bamboo Sheet Bassinet
- Washable fitted sheet
- Cotton blend
- Made specifically for the ComfyBumpy Travel bassinet
Delta Children Fitted Crib Sheet Set
- WHAT’S INCLUDED: 2 Fitted Crib Sheets
- SUPER-SOFT SHEETS: This 2-Pack of Fitted Crib Sheets is made from 100% Jersey Knit Cotton | Soft to the touch construction provides a cozy sleep environment
- SECURE FIT: Sheets fit most standard crib mattress | Sheet dimensions: 52”L × 28”W ×9”H | Elastic edges all around keep the sheet securely in place
- EASY TO CLEAN: Machine wash warm, tumble dry low
- COORDINATES WITH EXISTING DÉCOR: Available in a number of solid colors that are easy to coordinate: Heather Grey, White, Ivory, Baby Blue or Pink | Great for a girl nursery or boy nursery
- Envelope Sheet
- 100% Polyester
- 2 sheet pack