I'm looking for advice/experiences from anyone that's used these co-sleeper cots. I'm leaning towards the Snuzpod and the re-sale value seems good. Our mattress sits within a frame about 4cm wide. Will there be a big gap when I try to put one of these cots next to the bed? I've read that the Snuzpod mattress also sits within a wooden frame?
Arms Reach - it looks like there is a barrier between the beds even when the side is down, is that correct?
I felt the Chicco mattress in a store and it felt too hard to me but it does look easier to get this cot up against my mattress due to the folding legs.
I had an arms reach twin sized co sleeper for DS. Sold it for a profit and three years on have just bought another one for our very imminent arrival. I haven't had any other co sleepers so I can't comment, I was very happy with Arms Reach though which is why I bought it again.
I can see you asked a specific question about a barrier? I think I know what you are getting at and I would say it all depends on the height of your bed. I have a tall bed so have bought extension legs and have the height of the bassinet at a level where there is no barrier. In fact the mattress is probably a couple of inches higher than the cot so the mattress has formed a very slight barrier, but I quite like that as it feel safer.
If you're interested a can take a photo as its all set up and good to go.
I hadn't thought about filling the gap. I guess once it gets to a point where the baby is able to potentially roll onto my bed, I need to be keeping the side up anyway.
Aworldofmyown, how do you keep the side securely in place over your mattress? Nowthereistwo I haven't heard about a John Lewis one, I shall have a look. Whoknewitcouldbeso, if you could send a photo that would be really helpful to see, thank you!
I got a 2nd hand NCT Bednest off eBay for 90 I think, and bought a new mattress from NCT. The cot fitted snugly against the bed frame and although there was a 2" gap to my mattress I plugged it with a rolled up hand towel. I usually had the side folded down and went to sleep touching her. The cot frame adjusts easily to different heights and easily adjusts to slant the angle of the bed. I guess all Co sleeper cots do this..
I went for Bednest because at the time it had the highest resale value, and I liked the clean wooden frame. (There was an awful story lst year about Bednest where a poor little baby died but it was subsequently found that the poor parents accidentally used it incorrectly and an inquiry found that if used as instructed there should be no greater risk than any other model, iirc)