Hanging Cradles and Bassinets

Swing On! 10 Hanging Cradles to Rock Your Little One to Sleep

Swing On! 10 Hanging Cradles to Rock Your Little One to Sleep

Is there anything as calming as a swing through the air? We tend to think not. That's why the idea of a hanging cradle or bassinet sounds so inviting. According to moms who've used them, the cradles' natural swinging motion helps transition newborns from the womb to their nurseries more easily than a traditional crib. A baby's natural motion — those wiggles and jerks that babies can't control — power the cradles to help lull them to sleep.

After seeing this home-sewn version on LightBlueGrey a while ago, I became intrigued by the beauty and functionality of the hanging cradle. Little did I know that there are so many options available. Click through to see 10 of my favorite, and tell me if you'd ever try one!

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