Chicco Next2Me Cribs: A Comparison

The Next2Me, the Next2Me Air, Dream, Magic and Forever: You've seen them, you like them, you want one, but which one one is right for you?

Chicco Next2Me Cribs:
A Comparison


The Next2Me, the Next2Me Air, Dream, Magic and Forever: You've seen them, you like them, you want one; but which one is right for you?

The Next2Me, the Next2Me Air, Dream, Magic and Forever: You've seen them, you like them, you want one, but which one one is right for you?

Chicco Next2Me Cribs:
A Comparison

Chicco Next2Me Cribs:
A Comparison

The Next2Me, the Next2Me Air, Dream, Magic and Forever: You've seen them, you like them, you want one; but which one is right for you?

The Chicco Next2Me cribs are innovatively designed to facilitate safe co-sleeping with your baby, allowing you to keep your little one close all night long.

 

It is advised that you keep baby in your room until they reach 6 months old to prevent SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) and some parents choose to co-sleep to keep an even closer watch over their precious little one. However, co-sleeping in itself can cause SIDS if practised incorrectly. The Chicco Next2Me cribs completely negate this issue, offering baby a safe space to sleep independently, right next to Mum and Dad.

 

Having your baby so accessible during the wee hours can make such a difference to exhausted new parents, enabling you to feed and soothe them with no hassle at all. Plus, with the one-handed opening on the Next2Me Magic, the Next2Me Dream and the Next2Me Forever you needn't even get out of bed! The Chicco Next2Me cribs have all been furnished with a whole host of thoughtful features to ensure that your entire family can sleep like a baby.

 

Versatile, they can be used as a bedside crib, a travel crib (except the Next2Me Forever) or a standalone crib and measuring 50% larger than a traditional Moses basket, the Chicco Next2Me cribs offer longevity, lasting your baby up until 6 months or until they can sit up unaided.

But, with 5 different types of Next2Me cribs to choose from, which is the one for you?

Keep reading to see our handy comparison chart and learn all about the different Next2Me cribs so you can make an informed decision as to which Next2Me is right for you.

But firstly, what is co-sleeping?


Co-sleeping is essentially what it says on the tin; sleeping with your baby. This promotes baby-parent bonding, helps regulate baby's temperature and heart rate, allows everyone to get more sleep and, in turn, allows for easier responsive parenting, to name a few benefits.

 

While the image of slumbering peacefully in bed next to your scrumptious newborn is the vision for most expectant parents, unfortunately the risks associated with having baby in bed can cause many parents to pass up co-sleeping.

 

Now, co-sleeping can be practiced safely as long as you follow La Leche League's 'safe sleep seven':

      • No smoking
      • No alcohol
      • Nursing mother
      • Full-term baby
      • Baby on back
      • No sweat/No swaddle
      • Safe surface

However, if you don't meet all of these conditions, co-sleeping can pose a risk to your baby and thus, many anxious parents opt-out of this sleeping arrangement.

 

Except they don't have to!

 

With the Chicco Next2Me cribs, all the risks of co-sleeping are eliminated because baby is not sharing your bed. As they have their own safe sleeping space, you can stay close all night long and embrace all of the benefits of co-sleeping with none of the risks.

Except they don't have to!

 

With the Chicco Next2Me cribs, all the risks of co-sleeping are eliminated because baby is not sharing your bed. As they have their own safe sleeping space, you can stay close all night long and embrace all of the benefits of co-sleeping with none of the risks!

Why are there so many different types of Next2Me?

The Chicco Next2Me cribs are always being updated to improve their functionality in different focus areas to ensure that they can continually cater to parents and caregivers worldwide.

 

That being said, while the Chicco Next2Me cribs are always being reimagined, this in no way means the previous models are to be disregarded. Each model has been carefully crafted to last you for the long haul.

 

Each edition of the Chicco Next2Me bedside crib is made with thoughtful design features and quality materials- so whether you buy the original model or the latest release, you will have a product that will provide you with convenience, and baby with comfort until the day they grow out of it.

 

Which is the best Next2Me crib?



With such an overlap in their features, it's very difficult to deduce which model suits your situation best. So, what are you after?

Do you want a crib which you can use as a bedside co-sleeper and a travel cot?

Any of the Next2Me cribs (apart from the Next2Me Forever) boast this dual functionality. You could even narrow down your scope to the lightest and therefore most portable model, which would be the original Next2Me. Remember what we said about the older model still delivering? No need to scour the internet for a travel crib which you'll only have to store 99% of the time- your versatile Next2Me can be collapsed down and popped in it's handy travel bag for your next visit to Grandma.

Do you want a crib that you can raise and lower the partition at will once it's attached to your bed?

The Magic, Dream and Forever are the ones to look at. The Chicco Next2Me Air and the Original Next2Me don't allow a quick easy movement from side-sleeping mode to standalone mode, so if you wanted to raise the partition in the middle of the night, you'd have to get up and reconfigure the crib. However, the Chicco Next2Me Magic, Dream and Forever cribs offer a one-handed opening which allows you to raise and lower the partition between you and baby at will- and you don't even have to get out of bed.

Are you looking for a crib you can move easily from room to room?

You'll want one of the 4 wheeled models for effortless manoeuvrability; Magic, Dream or Forever (see Next2Me comparison chart below). These versatile cribs allow you to always keep baby close, be it when co-sleeping, or you can easily wheel the crib around your home to use as a standalone crib for naptimes and back again.

Is a lightweight bedside crib important to you?

The original Next2Me and the Next2Me Air are the lightest models, making them a breeze to transport and therefore perfect to use as a travel cot.

Does a crib with a rocking function appeal to you?

The Next2Me Magic and Next2Me Dream both offer rocking functions, saving your back and your sanity. All you have to do is lay back and let your crib do the hard work for you. No more frustrated swaying back and forth with baby in the twilight hours whilst plotting your serenely unconscious partner's demise.

Are you worried about breathability?

The Next2Me Air is designed with 4 wide meshed sides for optimal airflow, keeping baby's sleep space well ventilated and cool in the hot summer months.

Are you after a bedside co-sleeper which will last you for a long time?

The Next2Me Forever has got you covered for 4 whole years.

 

 

Still not sure which one's right for you? Check out our handy comparison chart:



So, you've had a glance at the stats, but want to get into the nitty-gritty. Read on to learn more about everything each model has to offer.

Chicco Next2Me

The original Chicco Next2Me bedside crib.

Features:

  • Suitable from birth - 6 months
  • Mesh window for optimal air circulation
  • Tilted option for babies with reflux
  • Safety straps included
  • 6 position adjustable height & foldable feet makes it easy to attach to any bed
  • Included travel bag allows you to transport the crib
  • Removable and washable lining
  • Can be used as a standalone crib up to 9kg

 

Specifications

  • Next2Me crib size: H66/81 x W94 x D69 cm
  • Next2Me mattress size: 83 x 50 x 5.5 cm
  • Next2Me Safety Certification: EN6890: 2017 & EN 1130:2019

The original Next2Me crib was released in 2014 and was the first co-sleeping crib released in the United Kingdom. It has since paved the way for a revolution in safe co-sleeping, with many brands following suit in developing bedside co-sleeping cribs, but the Next2Me was the OG.

Lightweight, coming in at a measly 9kg, the Next2Me offers you versatility. You can wheel it from room to room, or you can pack it up to use as a travel crib using the handy travel bag included. With a mesh panel for optimal airflow, baby's sleep space is kept well ventilated so baby is cool and comfortable at all times. What's more, the Next2Me boasts 6 height positions, enabling it to adapt to your bed height, and with foldable legs, you can ensure a snug fit to the base of your bed- even if it's a divan.

For babies with reflux or congestion, Chicco have intuitively designed the Next2Me to offer a tilted position. You simply extend one leg and lock it, allowing baby to sleep at a slightly elevated angle to relieve their symptoms. Long gone are the days of piling books under one side of the crib!

Chicco Next2Me Magic

Features:

  • Suitable from birth- 6 months (approximately)
  • 11 different height adjustment settings
  • One-handing sliding panel for easy access to baby
  • Gentle rocking mode to encourage peaceful sleeping
  • Can be used as a standalone crib
  • Safety straps included
  • Padded sides and supportive mattress
  • Tilt-function to ease reflux or congestion
  • 4 wheels on base
  • Carry bag for easy transportation
  • Mesh windows
  • Removable and washable covers
  • Can be used as travel crib with included travel bag

Specifications

  • Next2Me Magic crib size: H67/83 x W103 x D73 cm
  • Next2Me Magic mattress size: 83 x 50.5 x 5.5 cm
  • Next2Me Magic Safety Certification: EN 16890: 2017 & EN 1130: 2022

 

The Next2Me Magic is equally as versatile as the original Next2Me. This crib comes with a travel bag included and can be easily dismantled to take with you on your travels. This crib features 4 wheels on the base for easier transportation and also boasts a 4 level tilt-function to ease symptoms of reflux or congestion in your little one.

The Next2Me Magic bedside crib features a new drop-side design, enabling you to raise and lower the partition at will even while the crib is attached to the bed. With a one-handed opening, all you have to do is give the top panel a squeeze to release the side and it slides down effortlessly, allowing you to access baby quickly and easily during the night.

With two mesh sides for optimal airflow, the crib is kept well aerated ensuring your baby's comfort. This also enables you to keep an eye on your snoozing little one, even when the side is up.

The Magic also boasts an exciting new rocking mode, and any parent who has had to stand at their bedside wrought with fatigue, manually rocking their baby back to sleep whilst they slowly descend into madness will appreciate the genius behind this innovation. This functionality cannot be used in side-sleeper mode, but when the crib is configured in standalone mode next to the bed, you can gently rock baby back to sleep without even needing to open your eyes.

With 11 height levels and retractable feet, the Next2Me Magic will fit any bed, so you need not worry if you have a fancy bed with drawers or a divan base, the Chicco Next2me Magic will be able to adapt to your sleeping situation.

Chicco Next2Me Dream

Features:

  • Suitable from birth - 6 months (approximately)
  • Can be used as a standalone crib
  • Safety straps included
  • 11 different height levels
  • Tilt function with 4 levels
  • One-handed side panel
  • Soothing rocking mode
  • Mesh sides for good airflow
  • 4 wheels for easy transportation
  • Can be used as travel crib with travel bag included
  • Removable and washable fabrics

Specifications

  • Next2Me Dream crib size: H67/83 x W103 x D73 cm
  • Next2Me Dream mattress size: 83 x 50.5 x 5.5 cm
  • Next2Me Dream Safety Certification: EN 16890: 2017 & EN 1130: 2022

The Chicco Next2Me Dream boasts 11 different height levels and foldable feet to enable it to adapt to any bed type. You can tuck the fully extended feet under a normal bed, or fold the feet as far as needed with divan and drawer-based beds.

The Dream also features a partition which can be adjusted at will, like that of the Next2Me Magic. This drop side also sports a one-handed opening system, making getting to baby bleary-eyed in the middle of the night a breeze.

This model also features 4 wheels, so wheeling it from room to room is no problem at all if you want to keep little one close as they nap. Arguably, this is the most transportable Next2Me crib as it is the lightest one with 4 wheels, so that's something to bear in mind if you're after something especially mobile.

The Chicco Next2Me Dream also features a rocking mechanism, although it's a little less sophisticated than that of the Magic but still as useful. Where the Next2Me Magic has a lever which you pull to enable the bassinet itself to swing out from the frame of the crib, the Next2Me Dream has two curved fittings along the base of its feet which you pull down and affix them into position to transform the crib into a rocker. These fittings hold the feet off the ground, allowing the crib to sway back and forth.

Like the Next2Me Magic, the Next2Me Dream also has two mesh sides for optimal airflow to ensure baby has a cool and well ventilated sleep space.

 

Chicco Next2Me Air

Features:

  • Suitable from birth - 6 months
  • Wide netted sides for optimal airflow
  • Tilt mode to help with congestion and reflux
  • 6 adjustable height levels
  • Soft mattress included with removable and washable lining
  • Padded sides for extra comfort
  • 2 wheels with brakes
  • Can be used as a Travel crib with included travel bag

Specifications

  • Next2Me Air crib size: H66/81 x 94 x 69 cm
  • Next2Me Air mattress size: 83 x 50 x 5.5 cm
  • Next2Me Air Safety Certification: EN 16890: 2017 & EN 1130: 2020

The Next2Me Air is all about breathability, with all 4 sides of the crib designed with wide netted material to ensure optimal ventilation to keep baby comfortable all night long. Another bonus of having all mesh sides is that you can see baby from every angle, so no matter where you are you can always keep an eye on your little one.

This crib is very lightweight, clocking a mere 9kg on the scale. That's lighter than a lot of pushchairs on the market! Ideal for Mums recovering from giving birth who were hoping to move this crib between rooms every day. The crib also has two wheels to make moving it that little bit easier. It's meagre weight and easy mobility also render it a very practical travel crib. Some built-for-purpose travel cribs can weigh up to 11kg and you'll only end up storing a travel crib for more time than you'll ever use it. With the Chicco Next2Me Air, you've got a versatile product that you'll use everyday for bedtime, naps and travel, giving you real value for money. What's more, babies settle more easily in familiar environments. So, when travelling with your little one's familiar sleep space, they'll adapt to new surroundings more readily because they're in an environment that makes them feel safe and secure.

The Air also offers adaptable feet to enable it to fit all bed types, and can be tilted for babies struggling with reflux or congestion. With 6 adjustable height positions, you're sure to find a snug, custom fit to your bed.

Chicco Next2Me Forever

Features:

  • Suitable from birth to 4 years old
  • 3 in1: Transforms from side-sleeper to standalone crib to toddler bed
  • Can be used as Montessori toddler floor bed
  • Sliding side panel with convenient handle
  • Safety system automatically closes drop side when safety straps are unclipped
  • Mesh sides for optimal air circulation
  • Folding feet to fit any type of bed
  • Multiple different height positions
  • Tilt function for easing reflux

Specifications

  • Next2Me Forever crib size: H91.1/108.2cm x W 121cm x D 73.8 cm
    Toddler bed mode: H62.4 x W121 x D61.8 cm
  • Next2Me Forever mattress size: 110 x 58 x 8 cm
  • Next2Me Forever Safety Certification: EN716 Part 1&2, EN 16890 : 2017, type examination based on EN1130: 2019

 

The Next2Me Forever is the only Next2Me crib which is suitable from birth all the way up to 4 years old. It boasts 3in1 capabilities; offering a bedside co-sleeper mode, a standalone crib mode and then can be transformed into a toddler bed when your little one is not-so-little anymore!

This crib is the only Next2Me which offers a patented failsafe preventative measure to ensure your baby's security. The one-handed opening is automatically raised when the safety straps attaching it to the bed are unclipped, ensuring baby is not put in any danger while you reconfigure the cot. So you would never be able to detach the crib from your bed and move away from the bed while the partition is down, putting baby at risk of falling out because the Next2Me Forever simply won't allow it.

The opening can be altered at will, even when attached to the bed, so you can raise or lower the wall separating you from baby in one swift movement. The feet on the crib can be folded like the other Next2Me cribs to ensure a snug fit to any bed base, so it doesn't matter if you have a divan, ottoman or drawer based bed. The Forever also boasts 4 tilt positions for babies struggling with reflux, ensuring baby is comfortable so everyone can get a good night's sleep.

The Next2Me Forever also boasts 4 mesh sides for optimal air circulation and to allow curious little ones to see their surroundings.

For Montessori parents, the Next2Me Forever bedside crib can be transformed into a toddler floor bed when you feel your little one is ready to take ownership over their sleep routine. Simply detach the bassinet from the frame, pop it on the floor in your little one's room and you're good to go. No need to worry about having to buy a new bed, your Next2Me Forever is the gift that keeps on giving!

 

So, it's clear that the Next2Me Cribs have all been carefully designed with your sleep and sanity in mind, and this is why they continue to be a parent favourite time and time again. Babies are comforted by being close to Mum and Dad when they're very small and Chicco have ensured that this can be achieved safely, whilst also providing you with numerous convenient features to make your busy life that bit easier.

We regularly have incredible deals on our range of Chicco Next2Me Bedside Cribs, so check out our Chicco collection pages or subscribe to our newsletter using the form at the bottom of this page for updates on all of our latest offers.

Only you can decide which specific crib is perfect for you, but any Next2Me Crib will guarantee you comfort, functionality and zero hassle in those first few months, allowing you to enjoy the beginning of being next to your little one, forever.

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