Best Bassinet Stroller Reviews
- 1 What is a Bassinet?
- 2 Do You Need a Bassinet Stroller?
- 3 What Should You Look For?
- 4 Top Rated Bassinet Stroller Reviews
- 5 Which Bassinet Stroller Should You Choose?
When it comes to strollers, there are so many options to choose from. There are lightweight strollers for portability, off-road all terrain strollers for adventuring with your little one and jogging strollers for the fitness enthusiast parents to name a few. However, if you just became a parent, you will need a product that’s suitable for your newborn to ride in and that’s where strollers with bassinet option come in.
|Name||Image||Stroller Weight (lbs)||Seat Weight Capacity (lbs)||Bassinet Weight (lbs)||Bassinet Weight Capacity* (lbs)||Editor's Rating|
|Baby Jogger City Select Stroller||28||45+45||5||25||5.0|
|UPPAbaby Vista Stroller||27.5||50||8.4||20||4.9|
|Quinny Buzz 3 Stroller||26.2||50||16||20||4.7|
|Inglesina Quad Stroller||26.4||55||12||N/A||4.3|
|Chicco Urban Stroller||26||50||N/A||N/A||4.6|
|Britax B-Ready Stroller||26||55||12||20||4.7|
*All of these strollers have bassinets that can accommodate newborns from birth up till 6 months old.
What is a Bassinet?
A bassinet is a bed for your little one to sleep in from birth, for a period of up to four months or so. The weight capacity of the bed varies from product to product but you can expect a bassinet for your stroller to be capable of carrying roughly 20-25 lbs or so in baby weight. As published by the British Medical Journal, the safest position for newborns to sleep in is a fully-flat position. This is exactly what a bassinet offers as most regular stroller seats do not allow for a fully-flat recline. There are some strollers however that are newborn suitable, which you can learn more here. Additionally, bassinets come equipped with their own canopies and boot covers to keep your precious baby warm and protected from the weather.
Do You Need a Bassinet Stroller?
Strollers in general are not equipped with a seat that can keep your newborn comfortable and safe for long strolls. Babies don’t have enough strength in their neck muscles to keep it straight and that puts them at a risk, especially when they are asleep. An upright or even a slanted recline leaves a chance for the baby’s head to drop forward and close his/her mouth tightly, especially when sleeping. This may in turn block the air passage completely or partially, thus choking the infant silently in the process.
There have been reports of suffocation due to this and experts advise the use of a car seat or a bassinet until he/she is old enough to ride the regular seat. So, if you have a newborn, you will need an infant car seat while driving around with your baby and a bassinet or a newborn ready stroller for providing that fully flat sleeping position while he/she is in the stroller.
What Should You Look For?
When it comes to finding the best bassinet stroller for your family, your decision should primarily depend on three things; compatibility, comfort of your child and safety.
The stroller that you are about to buy, should be compatible with the bassinet that you like or own. It is necessary for you to check if the stroller and the bassinet are both up to the standard of your expectations and needs, before making the purchase.
A bassinet that has a fully extendable sun canopy (with ventilation) and a boot cover to keep your child warm is ideal, but the stroller that’s carrying the bassinet should also be equipped with adequate suspension to keep your baby comfortable and safe while strolling over road bumps, cracks and occasional potholes.
In terms of safety, it should also provide a flat pram-like arrangement to ensure proper breathing even while your baby is fast asleep.
We have selected a few of the best strollers with bassinets based on our research. Keep your budget and priorities in mind while going through these and we are sure that you will find the best bassinet stroller for your baby.
Top Rated Bassinet Stroller Reviews
The Baby jogger City Select stroller can be described as one of the most adaptive double strollers with bassinet option out there in the market. Initially, it’s a single stroller, but the City Select can accept a second seat if you need to expand it in the future. In fact, it can even accept a Glider Board at the back to accommodate a third, older child, should the need arise. Fortunately for new parents, it can convert into a nice little pram as well when you transform the stroller seats with the Baby Jogger City Select Bassinet kit.
The kit makes use of the canopy and the seat itself to convert the stroller into a pram, complete with cushioned handle for easy carrying and a foot apron.
- Easy to fold by simply lifting the sides and even has a latch to lock the stroller in the folded position.
- It becomes a double stroller with bassinet and seat or a twin bassinet stroller, depending on the various different configurations it can accommodate.
- The City Select offers a great deal of sitting arrangements, both as a single stroller and a double stroller because children can face the parent (backward), each other or the forward.
- The 8-inch front-wheels add maneuverability while the 12” rear tires give it the suspension it needs to keep your baby from feeling the road bumps.
- Adjustable handle bar to suit parents of both tall and average height.
- Transforming the stroller seat into a bassinet isn’t very complicated with the kit.
- Post transformation, the bassinet is spacious, providing your little one with ample room for stretching.
- You must buy another stroller seat, in addition to a second Baby Jogger City Select Bassinet kit, if you plan to use the City Select as a twin bassinet stroller. The costs for these add-ons can add up pretty quickly.
- It is fairly heavy, even with a single bassinet and the fold isn’t the most compact one we have seen.
For a more detailed review of the Baby Jogger City Select stroller, read my review here.
This is an affordable bassinet stroller that includes the Dreami bassinet and even a diaper bag within the package. The Dreami is one of the most complete bassinets in our list, complete with wind proofing, rain cover, mosquito net and a nice little blanket to keep your baby warm. Since these two are made for each other, there are multiple advantages to using them. Firstly, the Dreami attaches and detaches from the Buzz 3 stroller like it should and without a problem. Secondly, the easy process allows for you to quickly interchange the bassinet and the regular seat, should your older son need to share it. The Buzz 3 itself can carry up to 50 lbs on its regular seat and sports a robust metal alloy frame that’s built to last.
- The Quinny Buzz 3 stroller and the Dreami bassinet are perfectly compatible and complement each other well.
- Automatic easy folding, even with the bassinet attached.
- Lockable front swivel wheel for handling both tight maneuvers and grassy playgrounds.
- Includes bassinet, bassinet accessories, and a diaper bag; making this the ultimate value for money package.
- Height adjustable handlebar for tall parents (like me).
- The regular seat can be positioned to face both ways.
- The bassinet features a fully extendable sun canopy for complete sun protection.
- Includes the adapter that can be used to attach infant car seats like the Max-Cosi.
- There is even a 3-point harness for keeping your baby in place on the Dreami bassinet.
- This is a heavy stroller and once you attach the bassinet, this isn’t something that you would be loading in and out of your car trunk very easily, or alone.
The Inglesina Quad stroller can become the complete package for your newborn baby if you pair it with the Inglesina bassinet that you can buy both separately or as a combo. The all-terrain 4-wheel stroller with ample suspension can easily carry up to 55 lbs over rough off-road terrain and pavements alike. Replace the seat with the spacious, windproof carrycot/bassinet and it becomes the perfect little all-terrain pram for your newborn baby.
- The all-terrain wheels and a proper suspension system makes the Quad capable enough to handle any road bump, gravel or even off-road uneven ground without jeopardizing the comfort of your baby.
- You can fold or unfold the stroller with one hand.
- Built with high quality materials, the frame of the stroller is a sturdy one.
- The height of the cushioned handlebar is adjustable according to your convenience.
- The Quad is a premium stroller and it certainly looks the part too.
- The Inglesina carrycot is a big, spacious one that your baby will love.
- The washable carrycot features a breathable mattress and net insert.
- Fully extendable canopy on the bassinet for complete sun protection.
- The bassinet is a big one and while that’s a good thing as it will accommodate your baby for a longer period of time, it is also quite heavy and thus, not the most convenient if you find yourself to be always “on the go.”
- The flat-free wheels are good, but cannot provide a ride as comfortable as air-filled tires can.
- The storage basket is decent, though not as big as we have seen on some of the other models.
For a more detailed review of the Inglesina Quad stroller, read my review here.
The Urban is the best Chicco bassinet stroller in the company’s arsenal because of the ease with which the stroller seat itself can be modified to become an infant career, thus eliminating the need to buy a separate bassinet. The unique thing about the stroller is its ability to accommodate the bassinet seat in both parent-facing position, as well as front-facing position. As its name suggests, the Chicco Urban with its swivel front wheels is meant for the city mom, who needs to maneuver her stroller through crowded aisles and tight corners on a regular basis.
- A reversible stroller in the true sense of it, it offers both front and parent-facing adjustments for the regular seat, the modified infant carrier seat and even the optional infant car seat.
- It provides shock-proofing through an all-wheel suspension system and not just the front swivel wheels.
- Compact fold and relatively lightweight at about 23 lbs.
- The canopies on both the regular seat and the bassinet are fully extendable and expandable.
- Rear foot brakes can be activated by just a single trigger, instead of having to do it twice. It’s a clever little idea and you will grow to appreciate it.
- The bassinet feature is comfortable with infant head inserts and includes a boot cover.
- If you need to pack the stroller in for a trip, you can remove the wheels without any fuss.
- There have been reports of the swivel front wheel locking automatically on some faulty units. (Note: This should have been resolved by now, but if you ever receive a faulty unit, you’re always covered by warranty).
- It might be easier for some parents to have a bassinet that is separate from the stroller such that they can easily plug in and out the bassinet based on their needs. An example of this is the Quinny Buzz 3.
Which Bassinet Stroller Should You Choose?
If you do not need a double stroller with bassinet, we would recommend going for the Quinny Buzz 3 with bassinet, simply because of the fantastic price-to-performance ratio that it offers. The Baby Jogger City Select stroller on the other hand is the best choice for you if you are looking for a double stroller with bassinet option. Considering the number of ways in which you can use the stroller, it certainly comes highly recommended from us. I particularly like the City Select as I find it to be extremely versatile. Ultimately, it will all come down to your own personal preference. You probably won’t go wrong with any one of these though.
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