(also called a bassinet, crib and stock) is a small bed, often on rockers
, in which babies and small children sleep.
Cradle may also refer to:
- Cradle (2000s band)
- Cradle (band), a band that Suzi Quatro played in, in the early 1970s before she became a huge star
- Cradle (novel), a novel by Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee.
- Cradle (song), a single released by British girl group Atomic Kitten
- A piece of hardware on which a wireless phone, personal digital assistant or digital audio player sits on for charging and/or synchronising with a PC
- The Cradle, a 2007 horror film starring Lukas Haas and Emily Hampshire.
- Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site near Johannesburg in South Africa, where many early hominid remains were discovered
- Cradle of Civilization, any of the various regions regarded as the earliest centers of civilization
- Cat's Cradle, a novel by Kurt Vonnegut
- Cat's cradle (string game), a children's game with string
- Cradle (circus act), an aerial circus act
- Cradle (wrestling), a very basic move in amateur wrestling
- Cradle of Filth, a British heavy metal band
- Ship's Cradle, supports a ship that is dry docked
- Cradle (grain), in agriculture is a device based upon a scythe to cleanly reap and harvest grain
- A dismount from a cheerleading stunt
- Cradle snatching (idiom) - the act of entering into a romantic or sexual relationship with a much younger partner; hence "cradle snatcher", the older person. (Idiom current in Britain and Australia.). Also - craddle robber in the US, Canada and the Caribbean.