A bassinet, a baby cot, usually has a hood and wheels. Some sit on stands, some on the floor. Most babies outgrow bassinets within 3 months. Graco's "Pack 'N Play" sleeping and play compartment folds for travel or storage.
A bassinet, small and portable, suits newborns up to 3 months, offering a cozy space for early adjustment. In contrast, a crib, larger and stationary, remains in the baby's room until the child is around 2-3 years old.
A playpen offers a simple, secure play and sleep area for your child, while a playard has added features like a removable bassinet, changing station, toys, and lights. A bassinet is solely for sleeping and is usually half the cost of a playard.