Best bedside cribs 2022 - for safe sleeping from birth

We've rounded up the best bedside cribs and co-sleepers to help you get a great night's sleep

A selection of bedside cribs featured in this guide to buying the best bedside crib

A bedside crib is a must-have product for those first few tiring months of caring for a newborn. Here's our pick of the best bedside cribs to help your baby - and you - sleep safely and soundly.

A bedside crib is a safe way of sleeping close to your little one and can be used either as a standalone crib or attached to the parent's bed with straps. We've selected eight of the best bedside cribs, each with its own standout features, and asked a panel of new parents to put them to the test. We chose bedside cribs in a range of price points, from the most affordable to those with all the bells and whistles to enable a great night’s sleep. 

Our panel of parents tried out the best bedside cribs with their babies, all aged between just a couple of weeks and five months old. They rated the cribs on everything from design appeal and functionality to comfort and value for money. If you're getting the nursery ready for a new arrival, you might also like to take a look at our best Moses baskets (opens in new tab) buying guide. And our guide to the best baby sleep aids (opens in new tab) will help you pick the perfect bedtime companion for your baby.

You can also read about how we test and review products to learn more about how we selected the best bedside cribs for inclusion in this guide.

The best bedside crib - our top picks

The Silver Cross Voyager (opens in new tab)gets our vote as the best bedside crib overall. It offers excellent portability, an incline option, and a handy storage shelf. It also has wheels to help rock your baby to sleep.

Our parents crowned the HALO BassiNest (opens in new tab) the best premium bedside crib. It can spin 360 degrees to make life easier for tired parents, and it has sound, light, and vibration functionality to help soothe your baby to sleep. For those on a budget, our testers loved the Ickle Bubba Bubba&Me (opens in new tab), which has beautiful aesthetics and handy extra features but without costing the earth.

The best bedside cribs 2022 - tried and tested

Silver Cross Voyager Co-Sleeper

Credit: Silver Cross

1. Silver Cross Voyager Co-Sleeper

Practical, stylish and portable, this co-sleeper is packed with additional features, making it the best bedside crib overall

Specifications

Weighs: 11kg
Suitability: From birth
RRP: £199

Reasons to buy

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Portable
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Incline for reflux
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Wheels for rocking

Reasons to avoid

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Only one colourway
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Fiddly zip
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Travel bag only has a short strap

Tried and tested by: Jo Adnitt, who is mum to Elara, 14 weeks

Established in 1877 in Yorkshire, the Silver Cross brand has been around for aeons, and it definitely knows how to produce a winning product. The Voyager Co-Sleeper is designed to make life significantly easier for parents. Not only is it incredible portable, coming with its very own travel bag, but it also offers seven adjustable height positions, an incline setting for babies prone to reflux, and a useful storage shelf too. 

Voting for it as the best bedside crib overall, our tester says she was blown away by how practical and feature-packed this bedside crib is, all at an affordable price. The Voyager was tested by Jo Adnitt and baby Elara, 14 weeks, who were both big fans of the co-sleeper. Jo raved about the product’s ease of use, high-quality composition and value for money. 

'Its simple folding mechanism makes it genuinely portable for travel,' she explained. 'The frame, set on four solid wheels, allows for smooth rocking and simple manoeuvring between rooms, and the durable fabrics and luxurious deep foam mattress make for a comfortable but supportive sleep. This bedside crib offers excellent value for money for such a quality product, and I’d recommend it to anyone who prioritises stylish quality products that are practical and genuinely work.'

Our tester also loves how portable this bedside crib is, making it brilliant for travel use. 'Many co-sleepers claim to double as travel cots but most are so fiddly that parents just wouldn't bother,' added Jo. 'As a travel cot though, the Voyager is genuinely simple to construct and deconstruct - folding easily in on itself - and it fits neatly in the included waterproof black travel bag with short handles.'


HALO BassiNest® Swivel Sleeper Premiere

Credit: HALO

2. HALO BassiNest Swivel Sleeper Premiere

With sound and light features, vibrations and a 360-degree swivel, this is our pick of the best premium bedside crib

Specifications

Weighs: 14.8kg
Suitability: From birth
RRP: £249

Reasons to buy

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360 degree spin
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Soothing light and sound features
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Sides are easy to lower

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive
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Heavy to lift 
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Only one colourway

Tried and tested by: Leya Goldsmith, who is mum to Eden, six weeks

The BassiNest, from the American safe sleep brand HALO, is a unique kind of bedside crib with additional features that truly do make life easier for exhausted new parents. It swivels 360-degrees, which is a godsend. This not only allows the baby to sleep even closer to you, while still absolutely safe but is also a much-needed feature for recovering mums. This makes it stand out as a winner among the best bedside cribs.

The BassiNest’s bedside wall is also super-easy to lower, making bleary-eyed 3 am feeds much easier without too much manoeuvring. There’s also a soothing centre, which includes sounds, night light and two levels of vibrations. This is especially helpful when trying to soothe your baby back to sleep. 

Our tester Leya Goldsmith, who is mum to Eden, six weeks, was a huge fan of the HALO BassiNest. She commented: 'I’ve used a Moses basket and a bedside crib for my two other children but this bassinet has definitely been the best!'

Leya feels the bedside crib is designed with exactly what parents need for those exhausting first few months of parenthood. In particular, she found the swivelling feature incredibly helpful when recovering from birth. 'The overall design and features are great and I feel they have clearly been thought about for both parents and baby,' Leya added. 'One side can be let down which makes it easier to pick the baby up or put them back down again without having to get out of bed - ideal for mums who have had a Caesarean or need bed rest.

Due to the unique features, the innovative design and the high level of quality, this bedside crib stands out above its competitors.


Ickle Bubba Bubba&Me Bedside Crib

Credit: Ickle Bubba

3. Ickle Bubba Bubba&Me Bedside Crib