BassiNest® Twin Sleeper FAQ
The BassiNest Twin Sleeper supports nursing moms in two important ways:
- Its 360° rotation and retractable walls make it easy for mom to reach in and lift babies while she’s still in bed (vs. stationary and attached bassinets, which often necessitate mom getting out of bed to lift baby). After nursing, the 360° rotation feature also allows mom to return babies to their separate sleep areas without requiring her to get out of bed.
- The BassiNest Twin Sleeper also comes with a unique Back to Bed reminder button, which allows mom to set a gentle alert to return babies to the BassiNest, should she doze off while feeding.
Many twins are delivered via cesarean section. Recovery from this surgery can make any movement painful and difficult for mom including lifting her babies, or having to get in and out of bed to take care of them. Unlike stationary and attached bassinets, the BassiNest twin sleeper’s 360° rotation feature allows mom to easily tend to her babies’ needs without having to get out of bed.
With the BassiNest Twin Sleeper, mom can safely sleep close to her twins – closer than with any other bassinet or co-sleeper. This close proximity allows her to more easily reach in and soothe her baby, the retractable wall makes it easier to pick up her baby, and the mesh sides mean that she can better see her baby. These features create a more intimate sleeping relationship between mom and her twins while ensuring that the babies are still sleeping safe and sound in their own, separate sleep areas.
The BassiNest Twin Sleeper’s patented, retractable sidewalls lower easily with downward pressure when mom reaches in to lift or soothe her baby. Its auto-return safety feature automatically returns the sidewall to its original, upright position when the pressure is removed. If desired, the side walls can be locked in the upright position.
Yes, the BassiNest Twin Sleeper can be positioned and used on either side of an adult bed.
The BassiNest Twin Sleeper’s low-profile, four-point base is designed to accommodate most bed heights. The HALO Bassinest twin sleeper is height adjustable from 24” – 34” inches. If you have a platform bed, you may want to measure the height of your bed and verify that you are pleased with the height of the BassiNest in relation to your bed.
Yes, the BassiNest Twin Sleeper can be used on bare or carpeted floors. If using with an area rug, please ensure that all four legs are placed either on or off the rug for maximum stability.
The BassiNest Twin Sleeper is the perfect solution for families expecting twins as it makes caring for both babies easier while keeping each baby safe in his or her own separate sleep area. It features mesh walls for increased breathability and a mesh divider between the twins allowing them the visibility and togetherness they crave. It is ideal for all new moms, especially moms who’ve had c-sections, as they can tend to both babies without getting out of bed. The 360° rotation gives mom equal access to both newborns.
Yes, the soothing center on the BassiNest Twin Sleeper has the same soothing features as the swivel sleeper. The vibration feature will work on both mattresses in the twin sleeper.
Yes, you can. However, in order to utilize the full function of the twin sleeper, you will want to make sure that bedroom furniture does not impede the rotation of the bassiNest.
The only accessories that are designed to fit the BassiNest Twin Sleeper are the 100% cotton twin sleeper sheets, the twin sleeper mattress pads, and the BassiNest musical mobile. The other BassiNest accessories are not compatible with the twin sleeper. The BassiNest Twin Sleeper has two uniquely shaped mattresses and comes with sheets that match the print of the BassiNest, two mattress pads and an extra set of white, 100% cotton sheets.
No. Inclining a baby is not recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics as babies can slide towards the foot of the inclined sleep surface.
No, the BassiNest Twin Sleeper bed should NEVER be used without the base. Only remove the bed from the base when storing or moving the unit when not in use.
For safety, the lock feature will only lock the wall in the upright position if desired. It does not lock in the “down” position.
The BassiNest can be moved to another room. The BassiNest bed disconnects easily from the base, so the sleeper can be moved in two pieces.
The unique shape of the BassiNest mattress is designed to fit perfectly in the BassiNest Twin Sleeper. It is not recommended to use any mattress other than the one provided, as doing so could create a poor fit and result in an unsafe sleep environment for the baby.
The Bassinest twin sleeper is the only BassiNest that rotates 360°, allowing mom to bring her babies as close to her as she wants, without the risks of bed-sharing.
Fully assembled, the BassiNest Twin Sleeper’s dimensions are:
Legs: 21.5” each (45.5” total)
Overall height: 37” (at its lowest position)
Bed: 35 x 35”
Sidewalls: Front height (upright): 10.5” | Front height (retracted): 5.5″ | Mesh wall height: 10”
Weight: 55 lbs.
The space-saving BassiNest Twin Sleeper requires approximately 32” (81 cm) from the edge of the bed and/or perpendicular wall. Its low-profile legs can fit under nightstands and beds with 3” (7 cm) clearance. We recommend that you place one of the base legs under the bed and the other two legs parallel to the bed to minimize the space the base will occupy.
Yes, three AA batteries are required for operation of the soothing center; batteries are not included.
The sleep area of the BassiNest Twin Sleeper is made from 100% polyester fabric. The fitted sheets are made of soft polyester knit. The base is made from steel, aluminum and high-impact plastic
All the plastic and paints used on BassiNest are lead, phthalate and BPA-free.
Yes, the mattresses are waterproof. The mattresses should be cleaned regularly by using a mild cleaning solution and a damp cloth. Do not use bleach. Do not machine wash mattresses. Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaners. Rinse clean with water to remove residue. Allow to dry completely before replacing sleep pad and/or use.
If you find there is residue left on the fabric after you’ve removed all stickers, we recommend that you use a piece of packing tape and rub it (sticky side down) over the area of the fabric with excess residue. This should remove any excess adhesive.
A small amount of lubricant is used during assembly. There may be a slight residue remaining on the BassiNest base tower. Please try using a cloth and a cleaner like Windex to wipe any remaining lubricant on the tower. (Please do not use any wipe or cleaner containing Aloe or moisturizer.) It might take a second round of wiping after reducing the height and putting it back up again, but this should resolve the issue.