If you're a parent who wants to keep your infant within arm's reach during slumber, co-sleeping may be an option worth considering. Having your baby near while you sleep is beneficial for both you and your little one. It can make those late-night feedings easier, you can keep a closer eye on your wee one, baby may sleep more peacefully, and it can create a stronger bond between parent and child. While co-sleeping can be beneficial, experts advise keeping the baby out of your bed and using a co-sleeper instead. We’ve chosen the five best co-sleepers because their compact size allows them to be used right in your own bed, they can be folded up so you can take them with you wherever you go, and these co-sleepers also come equipped with added features to add to babies overall comfort such as night lights and extra padding.
Lulyboo Baby Lounge Lights and Music
Baby Delight Snuggle Nest Harmony Sleeper/Baby Bed
Baby Delight Snuggle Nest Comfort
Summer Infant By Your Side Sleeper
The First Years Close and Secure Sleeper
The Lulyboo Baby Lounge Lights and Music is an excellent option for parents who on-the-go often. While excellent to use as a co-sleeper in your bed, it’s also great to use on any firm, supported surface. The breathable mesh sides are sturdy to keep baby protected should you roll over while you’re sleeping, but they also allow for proper air circulation.
This co-sleeper also features a handy nightlight, an activity bar to keep baby engaged when awake, and it plays soothing music as well. To make this lounger/co-sleeper even more convenient, it can be used as a changing station as well as a space to keep baby safely in one place. Another reason why you’ll really love this pick is because it easily folds up and can be carried as a backpack.
The Baby Delight Snuggle Nest Surround is similar to the standard Baby Delight Snuggle Nest, but instead of having an open bottom, it’s enclosed all the way around, offering baby more comfort and added security during sleep. This co-sleeper features two sturdy, well-vented walls which will keep your baby cool while sleeping and will prevent adult bedding from making its way into the co-sleeper.
The integrated night light makes it easy to check on baby and makes nighttime feedings more convenient. The Incline Wedge is a great option for babies who prefer to sleep on an incline or who suffer from congestion or reflux. A nice extra is this sleeper plays soothing music and sounds that mimic the womb to lull your little one to rest. It comes complete with a waterproof foam mattress, fitted sheet, and quickly folds down into a small case for super convenient transportation.
The Baby Delight Snuggle Nest co-sleeper features is similar to the Baby Delight Snuggle Nest thanks to sturdy, vented walls which will keep your baby safe and secure while ensuring air is properly circulating. However, unlike the Snuggle Nest Surround Co-Sleeper, this pick isn't enclosed as the bottom portion is open. In addition to offering a soft, comfortable space for your baby to sleep, this co-sleeper also plays music and sounds of the womb which will gently carry your little one off to sleep.
The sleeper also provides a nightlight which makes it easy to check on your little one without disturbing their slumber. One especially innovative feature is a small wedge which can be inserted to create a gentle slope for your baby to sleep on, which is excellent for youngsters with acid reflux or congestion. This co-sleeper can be folded in half and is secured closed with Velcro straps, which makes it super easy to travel with. Lastly, it comes complete with a mattress cover/sheet so it’s ready to go right out the box.
The Summer Infant By Your Side Sleeper is a comfortable space for your baby to enjoy a safe and restful slumber, while offering you peace-of-mind. This co-sleeper has a metal framework which provides maximum protection should you roll over during your sleep. The mesh sides on this sleeper ensure proper air circulation and allow you to keep a watchful eye on your little one while you are lying down. It comes with a firm pad that is removable and washable. When you’re on-the-go, you’ll love that it folds down into a compact package which makes this sleeper super easy to carry with you.
The First Years Close and Secure Sleeper constructed to be compact and snug (similar to moms womb) providing baby with a comfortable place to sleep their first few months of life. The sleepers Airflow design enables air to properly circulate around your little one, ensuring their comfort all night long. A removable night light makes nighttime feedings easy or to check on your little one without interrupting the sleep of either baby or your partner. This co-sleeper also comes with a mattress cover which is removable and machine washable in the event of any baby-related messes. If you’re traveling, just fold the sleeper in half and take with you thanks to a conveniently built-in carrying handle.