Are you preparing to have twins? The thought can feel overwhelming at times. Double the stress. So many questions and so many things to consider... So many choices!
From pack ‘n play, cribs, bassinets, to Moses baskets or even a co-sleeper bassinet 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 newborn twins 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 Bassinets for Twins.
Simmons Kids By the Bed Twin City Sleeper Bassinet by Delta Children
In March of 2020, the Delta Children company introduced a new twin sleeper bassinet to the market. The already popular, Simmons Kids By the Bed Twin City Sleeper is sleek and modern, weighing twenty-six pounds. Choose this twin bedside sleeper and you and your little ones will be catching z’s together.
The JPMA certified bassinet has a unique z-shape frame with wheels which are sturdy and safe. The twin bassinet has a slim base that can be free standing or tucked closely next to your bed. It also has five adjustable height level options so you can be eye level to your babies if you choose.
The City Sleeper bassinet’s sides and walls are made of gray polyester and mesh for maximum ventilation and air-flow. The twins can sleep close together and have their separate sleeping area. The approximate inside length is thirteen inches.
The twin sleeper comes with two custom one-inch mattress pads and matching bassinet sheets. It holds up to 15 pounds per infant, or up to five months of age. The removable bed sheets are machine washable for convenience. Delta creators also included large storage pockets for baby essentials. The bassinet total dimensions are 30"L x 30"W x 32.5"H-38.25"H.
Many new parents enjoy the City sleeper bassinet for its high quality and super easy assembly. You won’t be disappointed with Simmons Kids By the Bed twin side sleeper. It is a winner.
Graco Pack 'n Play Playard with Twins Bassinet
One of the most famous companies in the baby industry is Graco. They are notorious for making bassinets affordable to all. The Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with twin bassinet is no exception. This bassinet is an excellent value for the price. It is easy to assemble and portable. We think this bassinet is a superior choice because of its functionality relative to its value. Read on to see whether it offers the features you are looking for.
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., and appropriate for the first 3-6 months your newborns’ lives. The playard is made with mesh 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 bassinet is easy to clean by using a damp cloth or sponge with household soap or detergent, and wiping clean the vinyl, plastic and metal parts.
If you are looking for portability, the bassinet weighs 29 lbs., and might be a bit heavy for continuous movement, although it does have a set of wheels for mobility. The bassinet also comes with a carrying bag for easy transport. An added functionality of this bassinet is that it also becomes a toddler playard once the twins outgrow the bassinets, which will happen sooner than you think!
Since the bassinets are not stand alone, one customer review stated an issue where the middle support might droop if the babies are both lying in the center. This may be of concern to parents as some twins may wake up when this happens. Some parents have also mentioned that they would prefer if the canopies were not connected. But overall, most still thought that this double bassinet is an attractive choice for the price.
The Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with twin bassinet is our favorite affordable bassinet option for newborn twins. It stands out for its great convenience and superior value.
Baby Trend Twin Nursery Center by Circle Tech
The Baby Trend Twin Nursery Center design lets twins sleep spaciously side-by-side in a full-sized mattress. Each bassinet has its own canopy that can be transformed into a standalone rocker. The pieces are lightweight and include a carry handle for easy transport, which is movable as well. It contains plush fabric with mesh sides for ventilation.
The 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. As a bonus, it comes with a travel/storage tote bag too!
Customer reviews for the Twin Nursery Center have been very positive overall. Parents enjoy that the bassinets are each completely separate, and not just separated by a divider (as with some other bassinets). This may be of great benefit to you if your twins are easily awakened by the movement of the other baby or the sway of the bassinet.Customers were also largely impressed with the ease of assembly and use. Assembly is done by clicking pieces into place, and once assembled it is very simple to clip and lock the bassinets into place. The entire nursery center has one set of wheels to help make it a great travel bassinet. This ease of use can help parents with the peace of mind that all pieces are locked into place and their twins can get a safe, happy rest.
Some disadvantages are that the changing table cannot be used if the left bassinet is in the nursery center. The bassinet is also only “hand-washable”, which can provide some complications when cleaning. Also, at 41 lbs., it is portable but may be too heavy to be moving around often. Some parents also 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.
Baby Trend Go Lite Twins Nursery Center
According to recent sales data, another Baby Trend twin bassinet is also quite popular with new parents. The Baby Trend Go Lite Twins Nursery Center might be the perfect twin bassinet you are looking for and providing functionality and versatility to your home.
This model weighs in at 38.2 pounds and measures 46 x 30.3 x 49.2 inches. This model is similar to the Baby Trend Nursery Center but almost three pounds lighter in weight. It can suit all your babies’ needs and more. As a bonus, it is easy to assemble.
The Nursery Center features two rock-a-bye baby bassinets which sit side by side and include two toys for your twins to play with. The cozy bassinets also have individual canopies, and there is a handle to make portability simple. The lush fabrics can be easily cleaned with warm water and mild household soup.
The bassinet contains mesh sides which create the ideal ventilation for your babies, and makes it easy for you to keep an eye on them while you are in bed.
The suggested guideline use of the bassinet is from birth to three months. The weight range is anywhere up to twelve pounds, or until a height of twenty-two inches – whichever comes first.
Baby Trend designed a fully functional and removable bassinet. It also has a flip away changing table and family organizer. The flip-away changing table is convenient for diaper changing up until your babies are four months old. The playard is made of solid aluminum and has a one-hand locking mechanism.
The bassinet base includes large wheels with secured brakes which makes mobility and stability very simple. It can also convert into a stand-alone rocker. The company suggests the use of the playard from birth to thirty months of age or thirty-five inches in height – whichever comes first.
Additional bonus features included are the electronic music center which has volume control, vibration, and a nightlight. The music center has two styles of music and nature sounds that are helpful when trying to soothe your twin babies, not to mention trying to find something that doesn’t annoy you!
This model also comes with a travel storage tote bag. This makes it convenient when you need to pack up the bassinet and move locations, something you will likely want to do a lot as a new parent.
We think the nursery center is the perfect collaboration of bassinet, changing table, and playard all in one. It provides you with many options, whether your baby needs a great sleep, a safe place to lie down, or just wants to play.
Halo Bassinest Twin Sleeper Double Bassinet – Premiere Series
Halo is a distinguished brand that has generated a lot of buzz in the bassinet world. The Premiere Series of Twin Sleeper Double bassinet was specially designed as the perfect sleep solution for your family and for your twins.
This beautiful space saving bassinet has mesh sides that provide your twins the togetherness they crave while giving them separate sleeping areas as well. The sleeping 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 with adjustable height options to offer a special closeness for you and your twins.
The mesh side walls also provide the convenience of easy viewing and the ability to lower the bassinet with minimum pressure, thereby making it easier for soothings and feedings throughout the night.
The Twin Sleeper Double bassinet also features a nightlight, a music module with three lullabies, three nature sounds and two levels of vibration along, and even two storage pockets for baby essentials. The manufacturer recommends the use of this bassinet up to five months of age or 20 pounds per baby.
Customer reviews for the Halo Bassinest Twin Double Bassinet have been very positive overall, with some saying that it is a must-have. Parents love the ease of keeping their newborn twins within arm’s reach, while also having the flexibility to maneuver them, whether to bring them closer, readjust them, or to get up out of bed themselves. They also praise the bassinet for its handful of extra features (vibration, night light, side pockets, etc.) that help the bassinet function to the needs of your individual baby.
Despite mainly positive reviews, some customers have not been quite as happy. Some have mentioned that they were unhappy with the music/vibrating module having a low battery life, and also the vibration not being heavy enough. It has also been stated that the bassinet is a bit heavy, weighing a total of 55 pounds when fully assembled. This can make the bassinet difficult to carry and transport around your house, or even outside.
Nonetheless, the Halo Bassinest Twin Sleeper Double Bassinet is an excellent option for its mesh sides, 360-degree rotation, height changeability and its many other features for your twins. It may be on the high end of the price range of twin bassinets on the market, but it can be an excellent option to consider for your babies if you are willing to make the investment.
JOOVY Room2 Twin Nursery Center
The JOOVY Room2 Twin Nursery Center has a unique design that has been well-reviewed by many parents. 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 is lying down in the bottom of the nursery center. The water-resistant surface of the twin nursery center is removable, and the cover is machine washable, which is an important thing to consider for extra convenience.
The changing table holds up to 25 pounds, and it also folds down and out of the way when desired. The accessory weighs 9.5 pounds in total, which does not include the playard, and measures 16 x 5 x 40 inches. It holds a combined weight of 30 pounds and has a removable center-piece 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 if your baby prefers extra room to sleep or move around. People like the fact that this nursery center can be heavily modified to suit an individual baby’s needs. With the divider, removable changing table, and two sleeping areas, parents can find an ideal sleeping situation for both babies and for themselves.
Some parents may also enjoy the fact that this system comes as an accessory to Joovy Room 2 Playard, which is sold separately. The bassinet slips into the Joovy Room 2 Playard and transforms into a sleeping area or changing table.This can be great for parents with limited space, so they can give their twins a place to sleep and to play as well.
Although reviews have been generally positive, negative reviews have focused on the fact that the bassinet may not be conducive to both your babies’ sleep schedules. Some parents have expressed concern that if one baby moves or rolls over, it may cause the entire bassinet to sway.
This can be disruptive and can even wake the other infant. This will depend on your twins and their individual sleep schedules.
Overall, this is an excellent bassinet option for your twins. The Joovy Room2 also doubles as a playard if you have space.
We strongly recommend you consider the Simmons Kids By the Bed Twin City Sleeper Bassinet by Delta Children for your twins. It is a fantastic bassinet that is sure to be a hit for your two babies. Many parents who own this bassinet rave about its excellent quality. This bassinet is height adjustable and has wheels. The sleek and modern design and easily assembly is a plus.
There are so many options to consider when you are looking for a bassinet for your two babies. We think the best value is in the more budget-friendly options. But every twin bassinet mentioned above is a fantastic option.
You should try to narrow down what is most important to you - whether it is functionality, mobility, price, affordability, or maybe longevity of the bassinet.
Planning for twins can be a very difficult and stressful process, so it is important to consider your needs as well as your babies’ as best you can. There are many options out there, and hopefully this guide has helped to simplify your decision for you. Happy twin shopping!