Women placing baby into a bedside crib.

Which bedside crib is right for you?

Team M&F



3 min

Welcoming a new addition to the family is a joyous occasion, but it can also come with its fair share of challenges, especially when it comes to ensuring your little one’s safety and comfort during those precious early months. One solution that has gained popularity among parents seeking convenience and peace of mind is the baby bedside crib. The bedside crib offers a sturdy and stylish alternative to a Moses basket if that’s not you’re thing! In this guide, we'll delve into everything you need to know about bedside cribs, from their benefits to safety considerations and the options we can offer you here at Mabel & Fox.

What is a Baby Bedside Crib?

A baby bedside crib, also known as a bedside sleeper or co-sleeper, is a specially designed crib that attaches securely to the side of an adult bed. This allows parents to keep their baby close by during the night, facilitating easy feeding, comforting, and monitoring, while still providing a separate sleeping space for the infant.

What are the benefits?

Promotes Bonding: Having your baby within arm's reach promotes bonding between parent and child, facilitating easy interaction and responsiveness to your baby's needs during the night.

Enhanced Safety: Bedside cribs provide a safe separate sleeping environment for babies, reducing the risk of accidents such as suffocation. They also eliminate the need for parents to bed-share, which carries its own set of safety concerns.

Convenience: Nighttime feeds become much easier when your baby is right next to you. You can attend to their needs quickly without having to get out of bed, which can be a lifesaver for exhausted parents.

Breastfeeding: For breastfeeding mothers, having the baby nearby makes nighttime nursing sessions more convenient and less disruptive to sleep patterns.

Safety First

While bedside cribs offer numerous benefits, safety should always be a top priority. Here at Mabel & Fox we are confident in the brands we stock and these were important safety considerations we kept in mind:

Sturdy Attachment: Ensure that the bedside crib attaches securely to the adult bed with no gaps or spaces where the baby could become trapped. All of the bedside cribs we stock here at Mabel & Fox are dual mode and can also be used as a stand alone crib and not attached to the bed.

Firm Mattress: Use a firm mattress in the bedside crib to reduce the risk of suffocation and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). All of the products we stock and recommend come with a mattress included.


Breathable Materials: Opt for cribs with breathable mesh sides to ensure proper airflow and ventilation.

Weight Limit: Be mindful of the weight limit specified by the manufacturer and avoid placing items in the crib that could pose a suffocation hazard.

Positioning: Always place the baby on their back to sleep, and avoid using loose bedding, pillows, or stuffed animals in the crib.

*All features of the brands we stock can be found in the item listings.

But which to choose?

Snuzpod 4:


An absolute industry favourite, and we can see why! These unique bedside cribs feature a half-height zip-down wall and dual-view mesh windows so you can feel closer to your little one. The versatile design allows the bassinet to sit on a rocking stand, while also being lightweight so you can use anywhere around the home.

Snuzpod Studio:


This brand new 2024 launch from Snuz is made for the modern parent. The perfect choice for those who want a bold, versatile crib that's built to keep up with your life and style. Designed in a beautiful colour range, the lightweight crib guarantees safety and comfort for a restful night's sleep for you and your little one. Unlike the original Snuzpod the Studio is also on wheels so can be easily moved around the house for naps during the day time. This product is also slightly more budget friendly if you’re looking after the pennies.

Shnuggle Airlite Crib


We know Shnuggle best for creating high quality bath products but they’ve just released this beautiful new bedside crib. It’s dual mesh sides with a larger outer mesh offers maximum airflow and the supportive, breathable mattress helps regulate baby's temperature. The ‘whisper quiet’ drop-down side is quick and easy to use without disturbing baby and the rigid low-level option has been designed for safe bedside sleeping. An incline option helps ease colic and reflux and the storage hammock holds all those feeding and changing essentials.

All of these bedside cribs can be expected to be used from birth until your baby is around 6 months old. We feel that a bedside crib is essential when investing in pieces for your new arrival. New to Mabel & Fox? Be sure to sign up to our newsletter to received 10% off your first order with us (including these products!)

Check out the links to read more about what each of these bedside cribs have to offer and which one is right for you and your family. Still undecided? Our dedicated and knowledgeable customer service team are on hand to help you with whatever you need. Jump on the chat in the bottom right corner of the screen or email us on info@mabelandfox.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can.