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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Recent Examples on the Web Companies like Polaroid and Hive have even hired sought-after consumer design firms like Ammunition and Fuseproject, whose other products include Beats by Dre headphones and the Snoo robotic bassinet, to design their cameras. Wired, "In Praise of Ugly and Conspicuous Security Cameras," 22 Oct. 2019 The photo shows their bundle of joy asleep in her bassinet with Dad laying in a bed close by. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Yung Miami Gives Birth To Daughter Summer, Who Is Already The Cutest Diva," 18 Oct. 2019 There can also be restrictions on where the bassinets may be used (not in business class, for example). NBC News, "How to fly with babies and kids ... without losing it," 19 Sep. 2019 Another stroller manufacturer, UPPAbaby, (frequently seen pushed by celebs on the pages of Us Weekly) lines their bassinet stroller attachments with fabric made from organic soybean and cotton fiber. Chanie Kirschner, Woman's Day, "Do Eco-Friendly Baby Strollers Exist?," 13 Oct. 2010 Do not add any blankets or pillows to sleep environment. · Room-sharing is safer than having baby sleep in bed with you. Place crib, bassinet, or pack-n-play in room for close contact and easy feeding., "Safe Kids Carroll County: A primer for grandparents on ever-changing child safety recommendations," 6 Sep. 2019 Buy Now: The Lotus Travel Crib, $199, (or $299 with bassinet) at Guava Family All products featured in this story are independently selected by our editors. Louis Cheslaw, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Lightweight Travel Crib," 9 Aug. 2019 An oldie but a goodie, and somewhat related to our ongoing look into the Snoo bassinet. Kelsey Keith, Curbed, "My all-time favorite sofas," 2 Aug. 2019 The quest for digital snooze optimization now begins in infancy, with products like the Snoo Smart Baby Sleeper, a robotic bassinet that rocks and shushes your baby to sleep. Arielle Pardes, WIRED, "To Compete With Startups, Old-School Mattress Makers Plug Into Data," 29 July 2019

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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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The first known use of bassinet was in 1836

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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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