Are next to me cribs safe for newborns?
Next-to-me cribs are safe sleeping options for your baby, as long as you buy one that’s appropriate for your bed. Your baby is most at risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) at night when they’re asleep.
What is a sidecar cot?
Other parents place their baby to sleep in a three-sided cot which is joined to the parents’ bed. This provides easy access to, and contact with, the baby, as well as a separate sleep surface. These are often known as side-car cribs or bed-side cots, and are sometimes known as ‘co-sleepers’ (especially in the US).
How long do bedside cribs last?
The good thing about a bedside sleeper crib is that it’s safe for a baby to sleep in from a newborn and can be used until they are about 3 years old, when most children will transition to a bed.