Which? looks at the NCT Bednest bedside cribFind out if this baby crib is worth the money

10 July 2013

NCT Bednest bedside crib

Bednest says it's 'confident of the design and safety of the Bednest'

The NCT Bednest is a bedside crib that attaches to your bed and aims to allow you to reach and lift your baby easier at night. But how useful or easy is it to use?

The Bednest bedside crib has two mesh sides that can be raised or folded down, allowing you to attach your baby's crib to your bed - ideal if you want to keep your baby close at night without having them in the same bed. 

It's £299 for the crib, stand and mattress. Alternatively, you can rent it for six months for £109.

We asked one of our researchers - a new mum - to try out the NCT Bednest to see if it's as useful as it says it is. Take a look at our hands-on review of the NCT Bednest baby crib to find out.

NCT Bednest bedside crib and co-sleeping

Current advice is that your baby should sleep in the same room as you for the first six months in a crib, Moses basket or cot. This also makes feeding your baby at night easier and helps you get more rest.

Sleeping with your baby in the same bed has risks attached, especially if you or your partner smoke or take medication to help you sleep. The Bednest aims to allow you to enjoy the benefits co-sleeping but in a safe way, as your baby is separate from your bed and enclosed in a secure crib.

Baby crib, Moses basket, cot bed or cot

There are other sleeping options for your baby - the ones you choose come down to what would suit you best.

Moses baskets and cribs are a small, flexible and relatively cheap option for when your baby is first born but only last for the first few months or so.

You can choose either a cot or cot bed for when your baby is bigger - cot beds are more expensive and bulkier but will last your child longer as they can be converted into a junior bed. Take a look at our guide to choosing a cot or cot bed to help you decide what's best for you and your baby.

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