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Using a bednest with a bed that has a ledge?

(9 Posts)
Saffra Wed 06-Apr-11 17:43:44

I have an Ikea bed (the Malm) with a 65mm ledge, and I'm wondering if it's possible to use the Bednest with it?

Like the idea of co-sleeping in a safe way and don't want to buy a new bed.


wehappyfew Sat 09-Apr-11 19:38:42

I have exactly the same problem. I called bednest to ensure I could return and then just went for it. It seems to work really well. Havent tested with baby yet as he is still inside my belly! There is a fold down side on the bednest that works as a bridge between the beds. I have a thick mattress topper that I have slid over a cm or so to make the fit even snugger. If I were you I would buy it and try. You can always return it?

IhateSunday Sat 09-Apr-11 20:43:29

when you have bought it, can you let me know lol.. I have the MALM bed too and would love a bednest....

BackwardsInHighHeels Sun 10-Apr-11 18:12:05

I've got exactly the same query. Would love to know how you get on with it.

MarasmeAbsolu Thu 23-Aug-12 13:19:56

any update? very interested to hear about this!

hhhhhhh Thu 23-Aug-12 13:25:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Onsera3 Thu 25-Oct-12 07:07:34

I phoned Bednest and sent them measurements and photos of the Malm and they said it should work. I ordered it and received but wasn't happy at all when I tried it out.

There was a gap so what's the point? I felt it would be quite unsafe with the side down. The gap was big enough for a limb to get wedged in and anything like a bolster could be a suffocation risk. The side has some ridging boning in it too which I thought might make baby's transfer along bridge uncomfortable.

They were good about me returning it.

The Babybay should work if you buy the extension kit. It's bigger too.

I went with the Fabimax which I ordered from Amazon France. You can search for it under 'lit cododo'. It came with extension kit so joins up to my mattress perfectly.

The only thing is when you have the extension kits on either Babybay or Fabimax you can't have the side on. That would mean you shouldn't leave baby in there unsupervised if you thought they might be able to get out on to your bed.

BonaDea Thu 25-Oct-12 09:44:31

I've also heard quite a few people stuffing the gap with rolled up towels or a folded blanket then folding the soft side of the bednest down over that. I think you probably need to suck it and see - order it, see what you think and just make sure in advance that you can return it if it doesn't work.

SpringFlowers Fri 26-Oct-12 04:47:19

This is fab thank you. Is this the one you have? in the image I couldn't see if it was height adjustable but maybe it doesn't need to be?

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