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Why Rocking Bassinets Soothe Babies

by ANB Baby Sales 16 Mar 2022


Raising a baby is a joyful and heartfelt journey, but it is also, at times, exhausting. Sleep-deprived parents need a way to effectively soothe their baby to sleep so they can relax. One of the best ways to lull babies to sleep is to rock them gently.

That’s where a rocking bassinet comes in. A baby bassinet rocker mimics the same rocking sensation that the baby felt inside their mother’s womb. A neurological response to this calming feeling makes the baby fall asleep.

Inside the mother’s womb, the baby doesn’t “sleep” because of the rocking; instead, it induces calm. But once the baby is born, the baby learns to sleep because of this soothing motion. So, every time you rock your baby, they will expect to fall asleep.

How Rocking Bassinets Work

Initially, parents rocked their babies themselves. But this can be a very tiring and repetitive task if you have to do it for long periods of time. Thanks to modern-day technology, new parents can now use rocking bassinets to do the heavy lifting, automatically rocking the baby in a smooth and gentle motion, helping them to fall asleep. Rocking Bassinets are available in a wide range of options, some of which we explore in further detail below.

Self-Rocking Bassinet

Many new parents will confess that self-rocking bassinets are the best invention ever created. They create a rocking motion on demand in reaction to the baby’s movement. If the baby moves or wakes up, the bassinet will rock the baby back to sleep. You don’t have to put any effort from your end, so once you’re all set up, it’s a great way to take a break yourself, as being a new parent can be tough. The 4Moms MamaRoo Sleep Bassinet is a great option for a self-rocking bassinet.

Rocking Chair with Bassinet

If you want to relax alongside your baby, a rocking chair with a bassinet might be a good option for you. A wooden rocking bassinet alongside a rocking chair keeps the parent hands-free as the baby falls asleep. It is the ultimate creation that gives both parents and babies a relaxing experience, instilling a real sense of peace and tranquillity

Automatic Rocking Bassinet

An automatic rocking bassinet can be plugged into a power outlet. The electric rocking bassinet rocks your baby all night long and is entirely safe to use. The auto rocking bassinet ensures the optimal comfort of your baby. You can adjust the speed of the rocking motion to ensure your baby feels relaxed throughout the night, meaning there’s no need for you to sit there getting a dead arm while rocking manually.

Portable Rocking Bassinet

If you travel a lot, you can get a portable rocking bassinet for your baby, so you can soothe your baby to sleep quickly, no matter where you are. You’ll find many self-rocking and automatic rocking bassinets that are also portable.

Regardless of which type you choose, ultimately, the best rocking bassinet is the one that soothes your child and keeps them comfortable and relaxed. If you look at the broader picture, rocking bassinets are not only relaxing for the baby, but they also give a much-needed break to the parents so they can enjoy some me-time from time to time.

If you would rather rock your baby to sleep manually, maintaining that skin-on-skin connection, check out our range of Rockers.


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