6 Best Bedside Cribs in 2021

Best Bedside Cribs
Best Bedside Cribs

For this post, I have put together a collection of the best bedside cribs. For all my recommended newborn product guides, with top picks, see my newborn checklist.

Tutti Bambini CoZee® Bedside Crib

MY TOP PICK:
My top pick is the Tutti Bambini CoZee® Bedside Crib as it has an innovative 30 second open and fold mechanism which also allows you to use the crib on the move. It also has a co-sleeping function so you and your baby can get the best nights sleep right next to each other.


The safest place for your new baby to sleep in the first six months, is on their own sleep surface, in the same room as you.

Having a bedside crib means your baby can sleep right next to you at night, but still in the safety of their own crib.

Bedside cribs usually have a dropside function which enables you to lean over and easily pick your baby up when feeding at night. You can also easily comfort your baby if you need to and get a good view of them while they sleep.

We’ve put together our top picks of the best bedside cribs, all of which have excellent customer reviews with a majority of 4-5 star ratings.

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Mums-to-be or new parents will also find our guide to the Top 100 Baby Products super useful.

So here is my list of the the best bedside cribs.

Best Bedside Cribs

Chicco Next2me Magic Bedside Crib

  • With a simple one hand opening panel, for ease of use during night.
  • With 11 height levels and a lockable rocking function.
  • There is also a 4 tilt option to help reduce reflux.
  • With wheels so you can move from room to room.
  • As baby grows can be used as a standalone crib.
  • Mattress size L83cm x W50.5cm.
  • Suitable from birth to 6 months/9kg.
  • Parents rate this bedside crib – 76% of 6 buyers gave it 4-5 stars. on Amazon.

Maxi-Cosi Iora Co-Sleeper

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Maxi-Cosi Iora Co-Sleeper
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  • Foldable crib which is easy to fold, carry and take-along in its own travel bag. Ideal if you are looking for a more portable option.
  • With 5 adjustable height positions.
  • With easy slide function so it can fit snugly against most beds when used with the straps.
  • The large storage basket at the bottom is handy for parents who need to maximise space. Ideal for storing blankets and baby essentials.
  • Available in colours; Essential Graphite/ Essential Grey/ Essential Blue.
  • Mattress size L80cm x W58.5cm.
  • Suitable from birth to 6 months/9kg.
  • Parents love this bedside crib – 93% of 211 buyers gave it 4-5 stars..

Tutti Bambini CoZee® Bedside Crib

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Tutti Bambini CoZee® Bedside Crib
514 Reviews
  • This crib has an innovative 30 second open and fold mechanism which allows you to use the crib on the move. Ideal for parents who want to also use as a travel cot.
  • This is a side sleeping or standalone crib with breathable mesh window for full visibility of baby.
  • With 6 step height adjuster.
  • With storage shelf under crib.
  • With luxury foam mattress and bed inlay that is removable and washable at 30 °C.
  • Mattress Size L80.5 x W51cm.
  • Suitable from birth – 6 months.
  • Parents love this bedside crib – 97% of 467 buyers gave it 4-5 stars..

Snüz SnuzPod 4 Bedside Crib

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Snüz SnuzPod 4 Bedside Crib
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  • This crib features a new breathable system that aids the flow of air around the crib and your baby.
  • With vented sides, breathable mesh liner and mattress and a ventilated base.
  • Made from sustainably sourced beech solid wood.
  • With a gentle reflux incline option and (manual) rocking stand.
  • The lightweight lift-off bassinet is ideal for use around the home.
  • Mattress size L75cm x W40cm.
  • Suitable from birth to 6 months/9kg.
  • Parents love this bedside crib – 89% of 85 buyers gave it 4-5 stars..

Shnuggle Air Bedside Crib

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Shnuggle Air Bedside Crib
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  • This bedside crib can also be used as a standalone cot which transforms after 6 months into a full-sized cot (if you buy the conversion kit to go with it) which will last your child up to 2 years of age.
  • With a hypo-allergenic airflow mattress.
  • With zip down side for easy access during the night.
  • You can adjust the legs to provide a gentle incline option, helping to ease colic and reflux.
  • Mattress size L83cm x W50cm.
  • Available in Dove Grey/ Light Grey/ Bright Grey.
  • Suitable from birth to 6 months/9kg (or up to 2 years with conversion kit).
  • Parents love this bedside crib – 80% of 58 buyers gave it 4-5 stars..

Clair de Lune Grey Bedside Crib

  • This bedside crib looks more like a traditional Moses basket, but with a modern twist.
  • It can be used as a bedside crib or a stand-alone crib, away from your bed, and you can also easily remove the basket to use around the house.
  • With a fully adjustable stand with 10 height settings to complement most bed heights and secure straps to hold the basket in place.
  • It has wicker side-walls that ensure your baby remains in the safe-sleep zone but the mesh side panels can be put down temporarily.
  • Suitable from birth to a maximum weight of 9kg.
  • Parents love this award winning bedside crib – 100% of 8 buyers gave it 4-5 stars. on Amazon.

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What To Consider When Buying A Bedside Crib

How Long Will My Baby Use A Bedside Crib?

You will only need to use a bedside crib for the first six months of your baby’s life.

Type Of Bed You Have

If you have a divan bed, you won’t be able to use a bedside crib with legs that tuck under your bed, so you may have to opt for a model which has legs which are foldable.

You also need to consider the height of your bed and whether the bedside crib will sit alongside your bed at the right height. Most bedside cribs have adjustable heights so this shouldn’t be too much of a problem in most cases.

Always check there is room for the crib alongside your bed too.

What Type Of Crib Mattress?

It is always important to have a flat and firm mattress for your newborn baby. This is for a matter of safety. Most bedside cribs come with a suitable mattress already, but if you are getting a second hand crib, always purchase a new mattress to go with it.

Is It Portable?

Will you be moving the crib from room to room or do you travel a lot and will you want something you can take with you? There are some bedside cribs which are easy to transport and others which stay in one place, so make sure you check first.

Are Bedside Cribs Safe?

Make sure you are buying a bedside crib which complies with UK safety requirements. Always check manufacturers guidelines.

When using a bedside crib you need to make sure there is no gap between adult’s and baby’s mattresses. Baby’s mattress should be breathable, firm and flat and sit snugly in the crib.

Since the Back To Sleep campaign was launched in the UK 30 years ago, SIDS [Sudden Infant Death Syndrome] has fallen by 80%. It is recommended you always put your baby to sleep on their back.

It’s always important to use a new mattress for your baby. Most bedside cribs come with a mattress as standard, but if you are using a second hand crib, you should buy a mattress to go in it which is the correct size for the crib.

Always put your baby in the feet-to-foot position, which will reduce the risk of them wriggling down under their blanket.


I hope this list of the best bedside cribs was helpful.

If you think I left any out that should be included or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.

Nicola

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