halo bassinest newborn insert review

Halo Bassinest Newborn Insert Review

Is its 3 a.m? Are you tired? Are you wondering whether $50 is really worth the price on this newborn insert? This Halo Bassinest Newborn Insert Review will address all your concerns so you stop being on the fence.

For newborns the halo bassinest is fairly large and open which is the opposite of the snug environment in the womb. This give them enough room to kick their swaddles off  and rolling to their side causing them to wake up easily almost every 30 minutes or so.

This newborn insert will solve all these problems and allow your baby sleep for good stretches through the night between their feeds. Let us look at the features and how it is going to work magic for your baby’s sleep.

Halo Bassinest Newborn Insert Review


This product’s 3D design provides a tight secure environment inside the bassinest. which them makes them cozy and snug. They wont wriggle to the side or end up curled up to the bottom of the bassinest.

It is made of 100% cotton with a sleeping surface that is firm and flat that rests on top of the Bassinest’s mattress. More importantly, the surface does not sag to form the design of a hammock aligning the design with the AAP guidelines for safe sleep for newborns.

It has mesh sides which allow sufficient airflow allowing your newborn to thoroughly enjoy their sleep. And a peek a boo window to keep an eye on baby while they sleep.

The Halo Bassinest Newborn Insert puts an end to your days of worrying about baby sliding to the side, baby waking up due to startle reflex or general discomfort while asleep. 

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The insert is made of 100% cotton material with  mesh sides which ensures optimal airflow regardless of the position your baby sleeps in.

Easy to use & clean

It is so easy to use the Newborn Bassinest Insert. It comes with sturdy hooks and your only task will be to securely attach them to the Halo Bassinest which is easy to do.

The newborn insert is also easy to clean which gives us one less thing to worry about. Only need to put it in the machine and air dry it and you will have it back in your baby’s Halo Bassinest in no time.


The bassinest is sold separately, costing about $59 which is pricey given you already spent significantly on the Halo bassinest itself. The price is well worth the quality sleep for your baby.


  • Provides a more snug environment for the baby
  • Easy to fix and to take off
  • Machine washable- easy to clean
  • Has a mesh breathable fabric ensuring optimal airflow


  • Baby could outgrow the bassinest insert fairly quickly
  • A little pricey 

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Alternative Halo bassinet newborn insert 

MySnuggly Newborn Bassinet Insert for Halo Bassinets as an alternative to the halo Bassinest insert. It has a breathable mesh material, padding and come with hooks and was made specifically for the Halo bassinest.

However, the MySnuggly Insert has tighter mesh surroundings and a baby window for the parents to watch the baby, which can explain why some parents may prefer this insert.

FAQs on the Halo Bassinest Newborn Insert Review

Do You Need the Newborn Insert for Halo Bassinest?

The halo bassinest newborn insert is a must have because it helps in creating a snug and cozy environment for your baby. This is because the open space of the halo bassinest makes baby roll over and wake up easily. 

The insert will be of benefit to your sanity and baby’s comfortable sleep especially during the first few months when they are adjusting to being outside the womb. 

The Halo Newborn Bassinest Insert has a unique 3D surface area which gives  your baby a secure and comfortable sleeping space similar to the womb-like feeling. More importantly, the insert will enable your baby to sleep on the back comfortably which is recommended for newborns.

Is the Halo bassinest newborn insert safe?

The Halo Bassinest Newborn Insert is safe for your baby, and it meets the safe sleep guidelines. However,its safe use is only guaranteed when used inside the Halo Bassinest. This means that there can be a safety risk if you use it with other non-recommended Bassinest. 

It firmly attaches to the halo bassinest with sturdy hooks and so far, there have been no reported safety issues on the product. 

Does the Halo newborn insert work?

The halo bassinest insert does work especially for a baby who has been struggling to sleep in the halo bassinest because of the large open space. The insert will provide a snug and cozy environment allowing them longer quality sleep.

Babies will also be less likely woken up by startle reflex when sleeping in the newborn insert.In addition, babies won’t toss and turn only to find themselves on the other end of the bassinest. For babies who do not like swaddling the bassinest insert will also be of benefit.

How long can you use the halo newborn insert?

Well, for such a beneficial product, we would like to hear that we can use the Halo Newborn Insert for as long as we like. However, we have to follow safe sleep and the manufacturer’s guidelines.

The manufacturers recommend using this insert for babies upto 15lbs immediately the baby exceeds this weight or shows signs of rolling over, parents should discontinue use. Why, you may ask?

First, a baby above 15 lbs may be too heavy for the insert’s sleeping surface, causing it to become loose and lose its purpose of providing a secure sleeping area for baby. Second, the use of the insert when baby is rolling over puts them at a risk of falling over. The safety walls are not high enough to protect the child, posing a fall hazard. 


After reading this Halo bassinest newborn insert review you will definitely hit the add to cart button. For a baby who has struggled sleeping in the halo bassinest then this insert is the solution that will provide your with a snug and secure sleeping area as they transition from the womb. 

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