It's the centerpiece of the nursery and possibly the most expensive purchase new parents make. How to decide on a crib? Take a look at our top picks. By Danielle Friedland

Best Bassinet

Name: Cariboo Gentle Motions Bassinet
Price: $425
Why It's Great: The Cariboo Gentle Motions Bassinet combines two of the things babies like best – small, confined spaces and rocking motions. The straps can be adjusted so baby can sleep with her head slightly elevated, which helps with reflux, colic and congestion.

We also like: If you're into ultra-modern, check out Monte Design's ninna-nanna rocking bassinet ($395). The Lullaby Moses basket ($200) paired with the rocker stand ($80) gives you an ultra-portable option.