For anxious new parents, you might decide you don’t want your baby a room away from you. Maybe you don’t want to rely on the baby monitor and your ability to wake up if your little babe starts crying in the middle of the night. Co-sleeping can mean sleeping in the exact same bed as your child or having them in their own bed as a sort of sidecar to your bed. Either way, they’re within arm’s reach. A study from 2016 showed that infants who co-slept fell asleep faster and slept for longer than other babies.
If you’ve decided to give co-sleeping a try, we found the best co-sleepers for you. We have two options that go directly into the bed with you, but they have little barriers to keep your child safely inside their bassinet. One option is a sidecar bassinet, you attach the bassinet to the side of your bed. Your baby has their own sleeping space with their own music box and toys, but you can roll over and scoop them up at any time. You can also zip up the side of the co-sleeper to make it a full standing bassinet.
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1. Baby Bassinets – Adjustable and Easy to Assemble
This Consumer Product Safety Regulations certified co-sleeper is made out of an aluminum frame. It also comes with a washable mattress. With nine different height settings, you can get this bassinet to work with whatever height your bed is. It even has a zip-up side, so you can turn this co-sleeper into a stand-alone bassinet. In addition to the frame and mattress, it also comes with a music box and two detachable toys. It’s designed for newborn babies and can be used until they’re six months old.
2. SwaddleMe By Your Side Sleeper
If you want to co-sleep with your baby but are worried about rolling over them, this sleeper will put you at ease. With a durable metal frame and mesh sides, the sleeper is roll-over-proof. It comes with a mattress pad and fitted sheet. The frame is collapsible, which means that you can bring it on the road. Your newborn can use this sleeper until they learn how to roll over or push up, and then you’ll have to find a new option.
3. Baby Lounger and Baby Nest
This co-sleeper is designed to mimic mom’s womb, so babies love snuggling up in it. Made out of soft, non-toxic and hypoallergenic cotton, the co-sleeper has soft detachable walls to keep the baby inside. The lounger can be disassembled, thanks to the hidden zipper on the bottom of the co-sleeper, and machine washed. It also can be used for tummy time, as it helps the baby develop muscles in their necks.