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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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 State regulators cited Little Big Blessings in April 2018 for unsafe sleep practices after inspectors saw a 3-month-old baby propped on a pillow inside a bassinet., "Eugene day care operator accused of manslaughter in 2018 baby death," 23 July 2019 This sleek bassinet by Happiest Baby may just be new parents’ salvation. Tara Paniogue,, "Stylish life hacks for new parents," 11 July 2019 There are so many choices to make: color schemes, rocking chairs, changing tables, and of course, the perfect bassinet. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Hanging Cribs Are the Newest Trend For Your Nursery," 26 Feb. 2019 Many fans asked the Fixer Upper host for the bassinet, and Chip responded to one with the sweetest gesture. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Chip and Joanna Gaines Did the Sweetest Thing for an Expecting Mom," 24 Feb. 2019 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

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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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one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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