bas·​si·​net | \ ˌba-sə-ˈnet How to pronounce bassinet (audio) , ˈba-sə-ˌnet\

Definition of bassinet

: a baby's basketlike bed (as of wickerwork or plastic) often with a hood over one end

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Which makes having a hanging bassinet make even more sense, honestly. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Hanging Cribs Are the Newest Trend For Your Nursery," 26 Feb. 2019 For this reason, the hospital attaches the semi-circle bassinet onto any patient's bed that will be in the hospital for more than 24 hours. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "This Maternity Bed Totally Changes a New Mom's Hospital Stay," 28 Dec. 2015 Of course, some are worried about the risks that could be associated with the clip-on bassinet. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "This Maternity Bed Totally Changes a New Mom's Hospital Stay," 28 Dec. 2015 The couple’s two-year-old daughter, Luna, is rambling around nearby; their recent arrival, Miles, is cooing in a bassinet. Gillian Laab, Vogue, "Chrissy Teigen on Kanye, Getting Blocked by Trump, and Actually Caring About Her Comments," 16 Oct. 2018 The crib is topped with a crown, and a matching bassinet features the same color scheme, with a giant sparkly bow in the front. Temi Adebowale, House Beautiful, "You Need to See The Insane Crib Cardi B Got for Her Baby's Nursery," 18 July 2018 The nurses placed the boys in separate bassinets and allowed us to have some time with them before they would be taken away., "Fathers suffer from pregnancy loss and stillbirths, too," 5 June 2018 Karp’s electronic bassinet encourages lack of intimate contact., "The problem with Harvey Karp's $1,160 bassinet," 26 Apr. 2018 After 36 hours in labor, she was given one hour to say goodbye to her dead baby, clothed in a white dress and lying in a bassinet. Isaac Stanley-becker, Washington Post, "How an Irish-American woman’s legal case helped spur Ireland’s abortion referendum," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of bassinet

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bassinet

probably modification of French barcelonnette, diminutive of berceau cradle

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English Language Learners Definition of bassinet

: a small bed for a baby that looks like a basket and that usually has a hood or cover over one end

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