Hushamok Bouncer
November 21, 2007

You do the math: the average baby measures nineteen to twenty-one inches, and a crib extends fifty-four inches. That’s a whole lot of room for a little bitty person. Rather than having your little one get lost in a humongous crib, we recommend a bassinet for the first few months. The best of them won’t take up much space and won’t wreck the look of your home. — Nicole Feliciano
Hushamok bassinetHushamok – $429 We acknowledge that the Hushamok is a crazy-looking contraption. But when you think about it, variations on the hammock have lulled babies to sleep for nearly a thousand years. Dreamed up by a New Zealand couple, this design provides rhythmic motion (if you’re anything like us, you never slowed down during your pregnancy — it’s little wonder newborns shriek with horror when placed in a static crib). The Hushamok’s cozy, preshrunk cotton bassinets come in five colors (we like granny-apple green) and hook onto an aluminum frame (eleven pounds). When collapsed for storage, the Hushamok can fit easily under a bed or in a closet. Buy it from Genius Jones.