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Maxi-Cosi Iora Air Co-Sleeper review: 'Our baby settled in it from day one!'

We put the Maxi-Cosi Iora Air Co-sleeper - a new, more breathable version of the classic Iora bedside crib - to the test with the help of parent-tester Lauren and her newborn baby.

By Jenny Wonnacott | Last updated Mar 27, 2024

Our rating:
What we like
  • Easy to assemble - tester said it took around 5-10 minutes

  • Not too big, ideal for smaller bedrooms

  • Easy to adjust up to correct bed level using two levers

  • Comes with a travel bag

What we don't like
  • Basket underneath is quite small and can be awkward to access

  • Only lasts for six months maximum

Key specs

Price on writing: £184 | Dimensions: 97 x 97 x 52.3 cm | What’s included: Mattress, travel bag, instructions

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How we tested the Iora Air Co-sleeper

The Maxi-Cosi Iora Air is the latest version of the classic Iora bedside crib, offering extra breathability with its mesh sides without compromising on the overall look and sturdy, safe design.

Our parent-tester Lauren tried the crib out over a period of several weeks both before her baby's arrival - assessing it for ease of construction and space-saving features - and once her baby girl was born.

What's included in the box?

The Iora arrived well-packaged with a travel bag and instructions. While it did require some assembly, Lauren said, 'It was very easy to understand the instructions and it only took around 5 to 10 minutes to put up.'

I am very pleased with the Iora Air. Our daughter has slept so well in it from day one. It's easy to adjust to the height which works for us and it has plenty of settings to change if needed or as she gets older.

Parent-tester Lauren

Maxi-Cosi Iora Air


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How big is the Iora Air Co-sleeper crib?

At its full height, the Iora Air Co-sleeper measures 857 mm, at its lowest it is 747 mm. It requires floorspace of 970 mm x 523 mm.

It's a perfect size for a smaller space. It looks very neat and fits really well in a small room.

-parent-tester Lauren

How safe is the Iora Air Co-sleeper crib?

With a sturdy-feeling design and fully breathable sides, the Iora has been designed with safety in mind. Lauren said that it felt very safe to use and that she was "fully at ease with the safety" of it.

What are the different features of the Iora Air Co-sleeper crib?

The Iora Air has several different features including five different height adjustment settings, a slide function to move the bassinet closer to the parent bed and straps to secure to the parent's bed too. It also features invisible wheels for ease of positioning and a rocking function which you activate by turning the bar attaching the legs the other way round.

You can also adjust the height to raise one end higher than the other if your baby suffers from reflux or congestion.

It's very easy to pull the cot up to the correct bed level with two levers. It also collapses very easily and fits into a travel bag.

-parent-tester Lauren

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How does the Iora Air compare to other cribs?

"We found the Iora much easier to adjust," said Lauren, "and much easier to get the baby in and out, especially just after having surgery."

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We have a Maxi-Cosi Iora Air and it’s great. It was recommended to us by three different friends who had used it with their babies including one who had the Chicco with their first and much preferred this for their second. [Our] 6-week-old baby seems happy in it and very easy to set up, etc.


Maxi-Cosi Iora Air Co-sleeper


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How long can you use the Iora Air Co-sleeper?

The intended age range for the Iora Air is 0 - 6 months, with a weight range of up to 9kg. Lauren said she had been using the Iora Air from day one with her baby.

How easy is the Iora Air to clean?

The Iora Air's fabric sides are made from 100% recycled bottles which can be removed for machine washing. "The fabric is glossy and looks really easy to keep clean," said Lauren.

Overall verdict

"I am very pleased with the Iora Air," said Lauren. "I think it represents very good value for money and I would definitely recommend it to other parents. The only dislike I have is that the storage basket under the crib is not very big and isn't very easy to access."

We asked Lauren to rate the Iora Air out of five for the following seven features:

Value for money:

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About the author

Jenny Wonnacott is a Content Editor for Mumsnet, specialising in writing, editing and optimising pregnancy and baby care content. As a parent of three primary school-aged children, Jenny is passionate about making Mumsetters' lives easier through rigorous research of all items recommended in reviews, features buyers' guides.

She regularly reviews a wide range of parent-orientated products for Mumsnet, from popular board games to the best pregnancy pillows and top-rated breast pumps.

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