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Chicco Next 2 Me Crib Review

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Quick overview

The Chicco Next 2 Me Crib is a side-sleeping crib, suitable for babies from 0 to 6 months, weighing up to 9 kg. It has a special strap to keep it securely attached to your bed, and its height ranges from 35 to 52cm, so you can easily adjust it to the height of most beds.

It comes in several different colours – silver, silver with white circles, dove grey, princess pink and sky blue. A mattress and travel/storage bag are included in the price.

Pros and Cons

  • Easy to assemble and use
  • Comes with a mattress and travel/storage bag
  • Removable and washable lining
  • It can only be used for the first six months
  • Mattress is hard
  • It doesn’t rock

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Chicco Next 2 Me Crib First Impressions

When you first see this crib, you’ll notice how comfortable it looks. Its rounded cocooning shape and padded sides will make your baby feel safe, while a mesh window is there for additional air circulation.

Why buy the Chicco Next 2 Me Crib

To reduce the risk of SIDS, your newborn baby should sleep with you in the same room, but not in the same bed. Co-sleeping has some other benefits, too. It strengthens the bond between parents and the baby, and it also makes breastfeeding much easier, as there’ll be no need for mothers to get out of bed.

Two wheels fitted with brakes make the crib easy to manoeuvre, so you can move it from room to room and use as a regular crib.

The crib is lightweight (only 9 kg), and you can quickly disassemble it, so it’s suitable for travels, too. And since it can be adjusted to several different heights, you won’t have to worry whether it will fit the bed you’ll use wherever you stay.

Mum with baby in Chicco Next 2 me crib One side open of the Chicco Next 2 me crib

What people like about about it

Some parents find it extremely helpful that it can be inclined to help with baby’s congestion and reflux. Its user-friendly adjustments make it simple to assemble and use, which is great for parents who want to detach it from the bed and use it for daytime naps too.

What to watch out for

Some people think that the mattress is too hard because of its hardboard base, but you should never take that base out. Another thing you should never do is to put some soft blankets as toppers because this might increase the risk of SIDS.

Chicco next 2 me crib in bagChicco next 2 me crib in white side view

What Comes in the Box?

The Chicco Next 2 Me Crib comes with a travel/storage bag and a matching mattress.

Maintenance of the Chicco Next 2 Me Crib

The Chicco Next 2 Me Crib comes with a free two-year guarantee. It has a removable and washable lining, which will undoubtedly make your life easier. One mattress comes with the crib, but you should buy additional fitted sheets.

They are made of 100% natural cotton and machine washable. You can buy spare parts on chiccospares.co.uk, but they ship to the UK and Southern Ireland only.

Chicco next 2 me crib complete setup

Final verdict

Even though it can only be used for the first six months (or until your baby is 9 kg), it’s worth every penny.

The Chicco Next 2 Me Crib is a perfect solution for all those parents who want their newborn baby to sleep near them but are too scared to share their bed.

It can also be used as a stand-alone crib in any other room, just hook back the foldable drawer side to the upper structure. And if you need to travel, simply pack the crib in the travel bag that comes with it. Try it, and you’ll see why this is one of the most popular bedside cribs on the market.

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Ian

Ian is 34 and lives in South Wales. He is becoming a father for the first time in March 2018, which scares and excites him in equal measures! Ian is a clean freak, and all of his friends and family are looking forward to seeing how deals with smelly nappies.

Favourite baby product: Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Perfect Prep Machine (I haven’t used it yet, but it reminds me of my Nespresso machine, and shows how my life is going to change. I’m sure I’ll be needing both machines when our baby is born!)
Most likely to be found: : in restaurants or the cinema (while we can!)
Guilty pleasure: crisps

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