Planning for twins? It can feel overwhelming at times. Double to stress. So many questions and so many things to consider... So many choices!
From pack ‘n plays, cribs, bassinets, to Moses baskets or even a co-sleeper attached to your bed - you may be thinking “which is the best choice for my newborn twins to sleep?”. Providing a safe, convenient and comfortable space for newborns to sleep in the first few months is essential.
Twin bassinets are a cozy and convenient choice. There are several options to choose from and many things to consider before deciding which bassinet is best for your growing family.
Here are the Top Bassinet Sellers for Twins.
Halo is a distinguished brand that has tons of buzz. The Premiere Series of Twin Sleeper Double bassinet was especially designed as the perfect sleep solution for your family.
The beautiful space saving bassinet is made of mesh sides that provides your twins the togetherness they crave while giving them separate sleeping areas. The sleep area is spacious at approximately 35 x 35 inches on two waterproof mattress pads with two fitted sheets. The Halo is the only manufacturer that provides a smooth 360 degrees of rotation bassinet with adjustable height options to provide a special closeness for you and your babies.
The mesh side walls also provides the convenience of easy viewing and the ability to lower with minimum pressure making it easier for soothing and feedings throughout the night. The Twin Sleeper Double bassinet also features a nightlight and music module with three lullabies, three nature sounds and two levels of vibration along with two storage pockets for baby essentials. The manufacturer recommends use of this bassinet up to five months of age or weight capacity of 20 pounds each.
Some have reviewed the Halo Bassinest Twin Double Bassinet and have said it is a Must-have. But others have mentioned that they were unhappy with the music/vibrating module having battery life issues. It has also been stated that the bassinet is a bit heavy, weighing a total of 55 pounds fully assembled.
Nonetheless, the Halo Bassinest Twin Sleeper Double Bassinet is a winner for its mesh sides, 360 degree rotation, height changeability and its many other features for your twins. It may be on the pricier end of twin bassinets on the market but a wonderful option to consider for your babies.
The Graco bassinet is a great value for the price. It is easy to assemble and portable. The Graco Pack n’ Play Playard weighs 29 lbs. It has a maximum length of 35 inches and measures 46 x 35 x 34 inches. The bassinet is designed for babies that weigh less than 15 lbs. Appropriate for the first 3-6 months your newborns’ lives. The playard is made with mesh with airy sides for ventilation.
In the bassinet, the babies sleep side by side on one quilted mattress with two separate canopies for each sleeping area. The fact that the bassinets are not individual is an important aspect of this product. The bassinet is easy to clean the playard is made simple by use a damp cloth or sponge with household soap or detergent and wipe clean the vinyl, plastic and metal parts.
If you are looking for portability, 29 lbs might be a bit heavy for continuous movement, although it does have a set of wheels. The bassinet also comes with a carrying bag for easy transport. It also becomes a toddler playard once the twins outgrow the bassinets.
Since the bassinets are not stand alone, the middle support might droop which may be a concern to parents. Some prefer if the canopies were not connected but this double bassinet is a great choice for the price.
The Baby Trend Twin Nursery Center was designed to let twins can sleep side-by-side in a full sized mattress. Each bassinet has its own canopy and transforms into a stand alone rocker. The pieces are lightweight and include a carry handle for easy transport which is movable. It has plush fabric with mesh sides for ventilation. Baby Trend Twin Nursery Center weighs about 41 lbs. The product measures 49.2 x 46 x 30.3 inches.
One of the best features of this twin nursery center is that the bassinets are each removable, not dependent on one another. The Nursery Center comes with a volume controlled sound machine that features songs, calming nature sounds and vibration. Circle Tech also included a small light feature that is useful for checking on the twins without turning on large room lights. The nursery center also has a storage area for diapers and wipes and a flip away changing table. The bassinet has a one-hand locking mechanism as well as large wheels with brakes for moving. Included a travel/storage tote bag too.
Some disadvantages are that the changing table cannot be used if the left bassinet is in the nursery center and the bassinet is only “hand-washable”. At 41 lbs., it is portable but may be too heavy to be moving around often. Some parents mentioned that their twins outgrew the bassinet quickly.
The bassinet by Circle Tech is a more expensive option but the perks may be worth the price for you.
The JOOVY Room2 Twin Nursery Center has unique design. The two bassinets are separated with a divider that zips into place for two separate sleeping areas and can be used if one baby is on the top changing table while the other baby can be in the bottom of the system. The water resistant surface of the twin nursery center is removable and the cover is machine washable which is an important thing to consider.
The changing table holds up to 25 lbs. The changing table also folds down and out of the way when desired. The accessory weighs 9.5 lbs. which does not include the playard and measures 16 x 5 x 40 inches. It holds a combined weight of 30 lbs and has a removable center that attaches to the playard with plastic clips.
Many parents have raved about the Joovy Room2 for its comfort and thick durable padding. Also, the large size is often a plus.
The most important thing about this system is that the system comes as an accessory to the Joovy Room 2 Playard, sold separately. The bassinet slips into the Joovey Room 2 Playard and transforms into a sleeping area or changing table.
A great bassinet option for your twins. The Joovy Room2 also doubles as a playard if you have the space.
We strongly recommend you consider the Halo Bassinest Twin Sleeper Double Bassinet for your twins. It is an amazing bassinet that is sure to be a hit for your twins. Many parents who own this bassinet state it is a life saver. This must-have bassinet can swivel easily to attend to each baby individually. The night light and storage pockets also come in handy.
We understand if you choose one of the other options if you are looking for a more budget friendly option. They are all wonderful twin bassinet options on today’s market. Happy Twin Shopping!