A bassinet is a small basket used as a bed for a baby. A bassinet is portable, making it easy to carry the baby around.

The et ending in bassinet is a clue that this is something small, specifically a small basket used for carrying a baby. The baby also can sleep in the bassinet. Like baby clothes, the bassinet will be quickly outgrown, but it's very helpful for awhile. A bassinet is a common present for a mother to receive at a baby shower. Awwww.

Definitions of bassinet

n a basket (usually hooded) used as a baby's bed

Type of:
baby bed, baby's bed
a small bed for babies; enclosed by sides to prevent the baby from falling

n a perambulator that resembles a bassinet

Type of:
baby buggy, baby carriage, carriage, go-cart, perambulator, pram, pushchair, pusher, stroller
a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around

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