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Troll bedside crib - anyone got one?!

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DC2 is due in May, a friend recommended her Brio bedside cot but it seems too big for our bedroom. Has anyone got the Troll bedside crib?
And more importantly, do you want to sell it? grin

Thirstysomething Sat 20-Jul-13 08:12:25

Oh so tired... And been researching this since dawn, argh.
Can't really afford more than £100, need a small bedside crib (no room for cot), we have a bed in a frame, not a divan, so somehow need the crib mattress to reach our mattress without a scary gap.
Please please can anyone help?!
I am looking at buying a cheap one like this: http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/viewitem?itemId=321143895320, ( I can't find the homcom one)
Or renting the bednest from nct, or at the moment just saying the hell with it and buying the babybay.
Any recommendations? Thank you thank you

Becxdobbi Fri 15-Mar-13 19:27:15

Can't say I have tried the Troll but on the bedside cribs I heard a rumour Little Green Sheep are launching one soon thats under 200 quid ...only mention it because we had our natural mattress from there and can vouch for their stuff everything I've had is great! Others when I was doing my searching were bednest and baby bay but didn't fancy paying nearly 300!

Nettle11 Wed 13-Mar-13 07:17:57

I also forgot to add that you do not need screwdrivers to put it together. It also folds down very easily, we use it as her travel cot as well!

Nettle11 Tue 12-Mar-13 23:31:59

Hi all. Just to say I have hired a bedside cot from NCT. The make is Bed Nest and I would highly recommend it. It attaches to the bed, so is secure and has a drop side. The cost of six months hire is £125 which includes a new mattress and new cot sides (they are material) and delivery. I wouldn't be without it, my baby will not settle in her Moses basket and wanted to sleep with us but we weren't getting any sleep ourselves due to lack of space in the bed!

catherinemm Mon 24-Dec-12 08:03:39

Just wondered how long people used the homcom crib for. I bought one and used all summer until DS 6 months. He's now 11 months and in our bed constantly. I lent cot to my sister but seriously considering getting it back!

AnnIonicIsoTronic Mon 08-Oct-12 10:37:18

The troll doesn't attach to the bed - which initially worried me - until I twigged that you just slide the side up once the baby's gone to sleep.

It's been a fantastic crib for us.

MushroomMagee Wed 30-May-12 21:38:48

Does the homcom one have to attach to the bed? It says on the website it has an attachment but I'm just wondering if its necessary. I guess not if it has lockable castors. I need to move it to get to the wardrobe behind it (can you tell why we're going for a crib not a cot?!)
The mattresses just being velcro'd together bothers me as does not being able to get sheets that fit... How much of a problem is that? Other than that I really like it!

FamilarSting Sat 28-Apr-12 13:02:03

It would be fairly easy to fix the fourth side to the crib, as said above it's just unscrewing and screwing the other side on with the allen key, but, personally, if you want to have the side on and off several times a day, I would find this a huge chore, it's not just a simple 'slide up and down while still attached' thing like it appears to be on some of the other more expensive bedside cribs I've seen, It'd be basically like disembling and assembling part of the crib every day.

EmmaLM1 Thu 19-Apr-12 12:04:55

The homcom cot is really easy to put together as it comes with an allen key to fit virtually all bit - I think there was only one screw.

You just need to remove the extended sleeping area, and then use the same fixtures to fit the side of the crib on - again with a allan key - simple

Brod Sun 15-Apr-12 23:17:25

Hi FamiliarSting,
Thanks for all the info. I was just wondering how easy it is to convert from a three sided crib to four sided i.e is there screwdrivers and all involved? As I wanted it as a co-sleeper at night and regular crib during the day. Any info would be great thanks. P.S. I did email homcom asking them this but their reply was very vague and confusing. thanks

suzfish Wed 11-Apr-12 16:09:51

Hi just wondered how those who have the homcom crib are getting on with it? My 3 month old has outgrown his basket although we never managed to get him in it, I thought we might have more luck with a bedside crib but don't want to spend to much incase he refuses to sleep in it! Also where did you get the custom mattress from and sorry to sound stupid what did you ask for and was it any good? Ta x

Thanks FamilarSting that's really helpful smile

FamilarSting Mon 26-Mar-12 15:51:36

I also went for the homcom crib in the end, I thought nothing of it when I read it here as I've never heard of that company, but after hours of searching for something suitable I came across it.

I agree with everything that Emma said. I felt like I was taking a risk as it seemed too good to be true, but it arrived today and I've just assembled it (on my own - really is easy) and I am pretty impressed.

On its highest setting and with the casters on it is the perfect height to lie flush with our divan bed, we have a mattress topper on top of our matress so I was worried it might not be high enough, but it is, yay. We have just enough space at the side of the bed for it to fit which makes me confident that it can't move anywhere.

I'm also considering getting a custom made mattress, the one it comes with is pretty thick but I’m wondering if it should be firmer. It’ll also no doubt be a struggle to find fitted sheets with the extended lying area as it’s not a standard size (and comes in two parts to use when you have the extra lying area, which velcro together not-so-snuggly ), but regular flat sheets should do.

I was a bit put off by the poor description on the website; it seems like it’s written by someone with poor English, and the details were confusing, I also thought it odd that they didn’t give the dimensions, but I emailed them and got a pretty quick reply.
These are the details that they emailed – I’ve haven’t double checked that they are accurate but the crib fits in the space that I measured after receiving the dimensions so I expect they are close.

“1.Height with canopy: about 160 cm
2.Height without sky: about 94 cm
3.Bed: 94 x 44 x 94 cm
4.Mattress when used as a cot bed: 90 x 40 cm
5.Mattress when used as a bed: 90 x 55 cm
6.Mattress base height adjustable 22-52 cm
7.Duvet cover 74 x 95 cm
8.Pillow case 25x 40 cm”

I found even the way that this email was written was confusing but I figured it out.

I also think it’s confusing the way they refer to it as a ‘bed’ or even a ‘cot’ IMO it is definitely a ‘crib’ and if only it had been marketed as a ‘bedside crib’ or ‘co-sleeper crib’ it would no doubt have been a lot easier to find.

I don’t intend to use the canopy so haven’t put that up and can’t comment on that. It also came with a small duvet and bumpers, which were pictured but I wasn’t sure they came with it. I’ve never used bumpers so I’m not sure how thick they’re supposed to be, but these seem pretty thin. I don’t intend to use bumpers anyway so I’m not bothered by this.

So in all I’m pretty chuffed, I think it was a brilliant bargain and I’m glad I went for this instead of splashing out on the Troll which may or may not have been suitable for our bed.

Fab1207 Sat 24-Mar-12 10:11:40

Thank you Emma smile That really does help!

VeronicaSpeedwell Fri 23-Mar-12 13:15:53

This is interesting, we're just trying to decide whether to use an Arm's Reach Co-Sleeper bedside cot that we picked up second hand. We've also got a moses basket, and my mind is boggled by all the options. We'd need to buy a custom fit mattress to use the bedside cot and I'm conscious that if we also have a cot for naps and so on as the months go on we'll have to buy yet another mattress for that. This thread has put me back in favour of at least trying the co-sleeper -- I think we'll going to try setting it up this weekend to see how it fits.

puzzletree Fri 23-Mar-12 13:06:02

Ooh thanks Emma, now to convince DP... smile

Emma that sounds great! Any chance you could give us the dimensions?

catherinemm Fri 23-Mar-12 12:55:51

That's really useful, thanks. Don't suppose you could tell me where your getting the custom made mattress from?

Thanks

Catherine

EmmaLM1 Fri 23-Mar-12 09:44:03

I have only just assembled the Homcom bedside crib - baby due in April - and am very pleased with it. I was slightly anxious due to the low price (£45 on sale) but the quality is surprisingly very good. The instructions are easy to follow, and it is sturdy and attractive.
It comes with a foam mattress, which I am considering replacing, but have found a company that will make a custom one for £30.
It is very adjustable, and is exactly the height of our divan bed.
It does not attach to the bed, but with the casters locked, on carpet, there is no way it is going to move.
It has been much admired in our room, so all in all, am delighted. i wanted something in white, and there is attention to detail as even the casters are white.
I was reluctant to spend a vast amount of money on something that will be used for a matter of months only, but have still found it to be of better quality than the far more expensive baby beds that I had with my older kids.
It was delivered within 3 days, and we were advised by email when it would arrive.
Hope this helps

catherinemm Thu 22-Mar-12 20:06:09

I would also like to know what you thought of the homcom crib as it looks too cheap to be any good!

Also, in terms of the troll, does anyone know how long it would last for - 6 or 9 months?

Fab1207 Thu 22-Mar-12 15:46:01

Hello everyone smile Hubby and I are still at the research stage and everything is frightfully expensive or very flimsy-looking. EmmaLM1, I have the same question as puzzletree please. What do you think of the crib you bought from homcom as that looks like a rather good one?

FamilarSting Thu 15-Mar-12 18:07:01

I sent a message to an online retailer of the troll to ask if it was suitable for divan beds, and I was told that it was, but I wasn't convinced.
I found a little more info on this website www.nctshop.co.uk/professional/Troll-Bedside-Crib/productinfo/4346/

which states:

Please Note: The Troll Bedside Crib does not attach to the side of the bed and does not come with anything which enables it to attach. Please ensure if positioning the crib next to your bed with the side lowered that there is no gap or no possibility of a gap forming between the bed and the cot.

Which to me suggests that it's not going to be a smooth edge from crib to bed. I guess you could stuff any gap with blankets or something, but I'm not convinced. A shame cos it looks really nice.

We have a superking divan too, why does our big, beautiful bed have to suddenly cause problems :/
Oh well, we'll find something.

puzzletree Sun 04-Mar-12 21:37:59

Hi EmmaLM1 have you received your crib, and if so, are you happy with it? I'm researching options right now, and that crib looks to be a really good deal.

EmmaLM1 Wed 29-Feb-12 11:13:56

Hi, I was also thinking of the troll bedside crib, but have just bought a similar one for £45.99 from homcom online in the sale (with free delivery) which comes with mattress and all bedding. The same model is on amazon listed as a baby crib.

PoppyAmex Portugal Sat 11-Feb-12 11:23:28

Bumping this; like FamiliarSting I'm also wondering if they're suitable for divan beds? Can't seem to find a bedside cot/crib that will fit my superking divan and it's driving me bonkers.

Any suggestions?

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