Newborn Sleeping Solutions- Chicco Next2Me Dream Review

Chicco- A brand I have always associated with babies and it’s one that when I hear the name I definitely put my trust into the products. When we were gifted the Chicco Next2Me Dream it didn’t fall short of my expectations.

I had been lusting after the Chicco Next2Me Dream since before I found out I was pregnant. I loved the design and ease that it gave you as a new mum.  When I had Erin 6 years ago I had two Moses baskets- one downstairs and one for nighttime sleeping upstairs.

The one that I put Erin down to sleep at night was not the right solution for me. She would fling out her arms and bash them against the side of the cot, waking herself up every time. From 5 weeks Erin went into her own cot. I wasn’t happy about having her in her own room and me missing out on her tiny baby age. Looking back I wish I had a solution like the Next2Me.

What Is the Chicco Next2Me Dream and why is it different-

The Chicco Next2Me Dream is a bedside sleeping crib, which attaches to your bed, which enables you to feed and tend to your baby with a one handed drop side. The crib lets you co-sleep without actually sharing a bed. What makes this crib different is the ability to use the crib as a standalone crib, bedside crib and is actually foldable into a bag to make it the perfect travel companion. The Next2Me dream rocks, has wheels for movability, includes a travel bag and has moveable sides to adjust to your bed height and is perfect for Reflux and Colic babies as the sides can rise independently to raise baby safely.

My Thoughts on the Next2Me Dream-

First impressions of the crib were really positive, it came out of the box and was so simple to put up. Matt put up the crib within 10 minutes without reading the instructions! (I made him check the instructions to ensure it was up properly!). I liked the design of the crib as it is grey and inoffensive- which is ideal when it goes into a bedroom.

The features of the crib were a real selling point. The fact it could raise heights for reflux and be folded to a travel crib were two of the best benefits.  The crib also has breathable sides and a mattress that is soft and durable- which is important to me as I want the baby to be safe and comfortable.

Key Features & Benefits of the Next2Me Dream-

  • The crib comes with a Mattress and has a removable and washable lining

  • The Next2Me has the ability to be strapped to your bed for ultimate safety and can be used on most bed types.

  • The Crib allows baby to sleep in your room until 6 months of age.

  • One handed drop side on the crib to enable you to see your baby with ease.

  • Adjustable –the crib can be adjusted up to 11 different heights and can be inclined one-sided to help with baby’s colic, reflux and colds.

  • Rocking Mode- You can either have fixed or rocking mode to send your baby off to the land of Nod.

  • Wheels and breaks fitted to enable you to move it around with ease.

  • Soft padded sides for extra comfort

  • Breathable sides for safety at night

  • Ability to be used a travel cot in the storage bag included

  • Simple to assemble and use

  • Assembled Dimensions: W93xD69xH66/81cm

  • Weight: 10.5kg

  • Free 2 year guarantee

The Chicco Next2Me will prove invaluable when the baby is born as I am able to stay in bed and feed the baby with ease as well as knowing we are both safe.

You can use an Angelcare monitor under the mattress as well which makes me really pleased. I like to have the extra security of a sensor pad under the mattress.

Another benefit of the Next2Me crib is that you can use other products that you would normally use in a cot. This is due to its size is bigger than many cribs on the market, such as inserts and Nests like the Purflo Nest.

Overall Opinion-

I would definitely recommend the Chicco Next2Me Dream to other expectant mums. It is a great addition to your furnishings as it is stylish and modern. It has several great features which make the crib stand out from others I have seen on the market. The price point isn’t overly expensive for the amount of use you would get out of it and the features it brings.

I have shown the features of this fab product on YouTube! Check it out here.

You can buy the Chicco Next2Me dream from many retailers such as John Lewis, Mothercare and Argos.