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The results are in - this is the UK's best newborn bed. Do you agree?

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HannahGMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 17-Jan-18 11:39:50

After weeks of trawling talkboards, talking to parents and researching bestsellers, we put the best of the best newborn beds on the market through some real-life, extreme testing to find the best sleeping options for your newborns.

Each of the newborn beds was put through its paces for a whole week, and tested on the following criteria – safety and stability, ease of assembly, day-to-day usefulness, cleanliness, aesthetics and value for money. Any accompanying fabrics such as sheets or bedding were always washed in the same way on the same wash cycle, too, so we know just how easily each is to clean.

The results are in and the Sleepyhead was our overall winner. Take a look at our full list of Mumsnet Best Newborn Beds to find out what we thought to the rest of the beds we tested, whether you're on a budget or looking to splash out.

Do you agree? Share your feedback below

justtheonethen Wed 17-Jan-18 11:45:57

I am a bit surprised that your number one choice is something that doesn't fit with the Lullaby Trust's safer sleeping guidelines.

Almostthere15 Fri 09-Feb-18 18:29:38

Isn't this a sleep positioner and therefore doesn't fit with safe sleeping guidelines. If so seems an odd choice?

readysteadyteddy Fri 09-Feb-18 18:42:41

Isn't it one of these? I can't see the difference

www.babybargains.com/dockatot-review-not-recommended/

Almostthere15 Mon 12-Feb-18 17:42:59

@HannahGMumsnet can you answer the above, I can see now after some research it's not "technically" a sleep positioner but it doesn't adhere to safe sleeping guidelines. I think it's quite irresponsible for a parenting website to recommend something that doesn't fit with safe sleeping - why did you?

HannahGMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 13-Feb-18 09:21:30

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HannahGMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 13-Feb-18 09:22:32

Hi everyone!

Thanks so much for voicing your opinions on our Best Newborn Beds 2018 - we're listening to all you're saying about the Sleepyhead and our Reviews Team are gonna have a sit down together today to chat about next steps.

Do keep checking back on this thread and we'll keep you posted!

[Above post withdrawn, incorrect product name due to early morning brain scramble!]

HannahGMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 13-Feb-18 16:35:21

Hi again everyone - you spoke and we listened!

We agree that although the Sleepyhead is a very popular choice for a lot of parents, the Lullaby Trust recommends a firm and flat mattress for your newborn - which unfortunately the Sleepyhead isn't.

We have therefore done a bit of a switch-around, and have awarded the SnüzPod2 3-in-1 the honour of our Best Newborn Bed 2018.

The Sleepyhead is still up there in our top 5, as we can't ignore that it did such a great job throughout our rigorous testing process.

Thanks for your feedback, and please do let us know what you think to our other choices too!

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