Modern Bassinet


If you’re a fan of modern and contemporary designs, a modern bassinet will suit your nursery far better than those with traditional and classical designs. Constructed in durable materials such as wood and metal, a modern baby cradle will not only last until your child is ready for a toddler bed. They are also fashionable and sophisticated and won’t break your interior aesthetics. With these choices from our designers, you can get out of the old style and usher in the new.

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Our Picks

Chic Baby Bassinet

Chic Baby Bassinet

Attractive in its form and details, this modern bassinet will surely make your nursery charming yet sophisticated. Crafted from New Zealand pine, this piece features slatted front and back panels. It sits atop two X-style legs connected by a stretcher.

Designer Advice:

Available in espresso, gray, and white. The bassinet’s versatility can work in a variety of interior styles such as a modern farmhouse, midcentury modern, or contemporary space. We recommend pairing this with a rocker in the same slatted style. Or create contrast by opting for an upholstered midcentury chair and a furry area rug to bring softness to the room.

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Round Padded Bassinet

Round Padded Bassinet

You’ve probably never seen a stylish bassinet as chic as this one. Framed in solid and natural wood, its entire body is upholstered in soft micro suede fabric. Its plush, tufted details lend an impression of a shell while its sleek gold legs add a touch of glam.

Designer Advice:

Amp up the fashionable vibe that this piece brings to the nursery by styling the room with a furry, cloud-shaped area rug. On the walls, hang some delicate yet unique artwork such as animals or landscapes taken in a sophisticated fashion. Complete the look with a Hollywood-glam or modern Italian dresser and a constellation-type glass chandelier.

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Rocker and Cradle Unit

Rocker and Cradle Unit

Second Story Home

A modern baby cradle and rocking chair in one. With this piece, you can lull your young one to sleep while you read a book or while feeding them milk. Framed in solid pine and manufactured wood, both rocker and crib are upholstered in fabric.

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Sculptural Bassinet

Sculptural Bassinet

A stunning modern cradle that will elevate the look of the nursery. Inspired by the lines of woven rattan, this piece is crafted from electroplated tubular metal. Curved overlapping rails lend a sinuous, graceful appeal from the top down to its legs. 

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Portable Bassinet

Portable Bassinet

With its crisp lines and clean forms, this modern bassinet for a baby is a compact piece that’s also portable. Available in eight finishes, it is equipped with roller wheels. Foldable and easy to store or bring around to wherever you need it.

Designer Advice:

Perfect for small spaces and those who appreciate eco-friendly materials. Its lightweight qualities and durability will last for a long time. With its versatile look, you can use this to furnish almost all nursery interior styles. It also provides two-level options for the mattress. Due to its compact footprint, we recommend sourcing mini-crib sheets that will match the dimensions of this item.

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Quilted Rocker Bassinet

Quilted Rocker Bassinet

Isabelle & Max™

Playful in its form and with dainty patterns to boot, this cute baby bassinet will rock your child to sleep. Framed in aluminum, it is covered in removable quilted fabric with circular prints. Designed with a mesh panel for breathability. 

Designer Advice:

Available in gray and sand, this crib is perfect for nurseries with child-like designs. We recommend styling it with an area rug that matches the dynamism of the quilted fabric. You can opt for one with circular patterns or with geometric components to create contrast. Best paired with a white dresser and a fully-cushioned contemporary or midcentury modern glider.

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Modern Bassinet

Buying Guide

A modern baby bassinet doubles as a bed and as a way to move your infant from one place to another when he or she is not in a crib. While a number of styles are available, the safety of your baby should override the look and color of the bassinet.

Safety experts suggest that when buying a bassinet or a cradle, which is a bed that rocks a baby, you should try to purchase a product that bears a certification sticker from the Juvenile Products Manufacturer’s Association or the American Society for Testing and Materials. Federal safety guidelines for baby bassinets went into effect in April 2014.

Know the manufacturer’s size and weight limitations for the infant. A product with sides made of wood slats or a mesh-like pattern aids good air circulation. Also, always follow these rules:

  • Always put your infant to sleep on his or her back.
  • For warmth, let your child sleep in a footed sleeper or a wearable blanket.
  • Avoid bassinets that have fabric over the sides because they pose a strangulation hazard.
  • Do not add blankets, pillows or stuffed animals to bassinets. They come with a thin mattress or pad. It’s firm so babies cannot bury their faces in them.

By the time they are about four months old, most babies have outgrown a bassinet. (They outgrow cradles sooner.) The most accurate guideline for when your baby should stop being placed in a bassinet is his or her development. When your babe can roll over, push up on his or her hands or sit up unaided, put the modern baby bassinet away.

A modern baby bassinet in a white, strong and mesh-like material sits on legs of wood that are stabilized by extended metal feet. Another product is oval-shaped and charcoal-colored. White staves accent it and it sits on white, rocker-like legs. This plain bassinet that boasts neutral colors pairs well with modern decor.

A one-piece, concave-shaped bassinet in a black mesh pattern has a truncated, hooded top. It sits on four thin metal legs with stretchers. This bassinet presents a simple, clean and elegant look.

When considering a bassinet, think about how much you will move it. If you will be taking it from room-to-room a lot or outside the home often, then get one that’s lightweight.

Getting one on wheels helps portability. One white piece on wheels is circular with a low profile. Its vertical white slats promote good airflow. Another available item is a mahogany-colored cradle with a curved base for it to rest on the floor. Two handholds are cut into the frame so it can be gripped securely.

Maybe you want to keep an eye on your baby as you do chores around the house. Perhaps you have homebound relatives and friends who you want to see your precious little bundle. Whatever the reason, a modern baby bassinet helps get the job done.

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A charming baby bassinet that will prove extremely suitable for those smaller interiors, while being packed with functionality as well. It sports the wooden structure and adds a slightly vintage feel to the decor.

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This baby cradle is surely like no other, designed by an occupational therapist and offering the sleek curved base with handles to carry it from room to room and unlike most it was designed for natural front-to-back rocking.

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Clean, natural lines characterize this bassinette modeled on Swedish designs. The basket appears to be a length of thin wood bowed around an oval base forming a natural place to place a baby. The ensemble is supported with white legs.

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A cosy modern carrycot of wooden materials in light browns. Each of its 2 trapezium-shaped supports is built of 2 slanted angular legs joined by a curved stretcher-rocker at the bottom. Shorter sides have full panels, longer ones are upright slatted.

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Enchanting with its smooth, lightweight appeal this modern nursery crib constitutes a perfect proposition for all, who cherish simplistic, Scandinavian-inspired design. White bassinet corresponds smoothly to natural wooden legs.

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