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Attached bed for newborn (roll away cot), recommendations?

Hi there,

Our second child is due in August and we are keen to buy a new cot for this one, the kind that attaches to the parents bed for easy access, night feeds etc. I have seen one on Ricardo that seems to keep reappearing (Polly 2n1) or something like that and sometimes the name varies a bit but it always looks the same, light wood, yellow blanket with single golden teddybear and a cream and yellow tent like structure. The price is really reasonable (about 80) plus 20 shipping charge (from Germany). I just can't seem to find any reviews etc. on the internet. Has anyone heard about this one or can anyone recommend another rollaway cot/attached bed for a baby? I would like it if the cot was big enough to be used up to a year rather than just to 6 mths like some cots.

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Re: Attached bed for newborn (roll away cot), recommendations?

We used an Ikea Gulliver cot and went for a thicker mattress that made it exactly the same height as our bed. By drilling 4 holes you can adjust it to all any height you want. With one side off and 2x g-clamps we had a huge co-sleeping bed that could be used until age 2+. I saw it on Ikeahacker.com You could add wheels to roll it away, but we just slid it on furniture floor protection pads.

I almost bought a babybay until I saw how small they were - there was only 10cms of growing room.
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Re: Attached bed for newborn (roll away cot), recommendations?

We didn't have a cosleeper, either, in fact I do not know anyone in Europe who had it, it wasn't so easily found.

But we also used a large IKEA bed, with long, attachable IKEA side bars, so the little one wouldn't roll over. When she got more mobile, we relocated temporarily on a huge mattrace on the floor. So, we had a bunch of places to sleep on, depending on our sleep/feed pattern, work, shifts, etc.
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Hi there,

Our second child is due in August and we are keen to buy a new cot for this one, the kind that attaches to the parents bed for easy access, night feeds etc. I have seen one on Ricardo that seems to keep reappearing (Polly 2n1) or something like that and sometimes the name varies a bit but it always looks the same, light wood, yellow blanket with single golden teddybear and a cream and yellow tent like structure. The price is really reasonable (about 80) plus 20 shipping charge (from Germany). I just can't seem to find any reviews etc. on the internet. Has anyone heard about this one or can anyone recommend another rollaway cot/attached bed for a baby? I would like it if the cot was big enough to be used up to a year rather than just to 6 mths like some cots.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Attached bed for newborn (roll away cot), recommendations?

I've used for both of my children the "arms reach" cot - it is very large, my first son slept in it up until his second birthday! We now moved it back into our room and my second son is sleeping in it.
http://www.armsreach.com/
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We used an Ikea Gulliver cot and went for a thicker mattress that made it exactly the same height as our bed. By drilling 4 holes you can adjust it to all any height you want. With one side off and 2x g-clamps we had a huge co-sleeping bed that could be used until age 2+. I saw it on Ikeahacker.com You could add wheels to roll it away, but we just slid it on furniture floor protection pads.

I almost bought a babybay until I saw how small they were - there was only 10cms of growing room.
This is exactly what we did as well. Much cheaper and more versatile than any of the expensive speciality co-sleeper beds.
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Re: Attached bed for newborn (roll away cot), recommendations?

Hi everyone,

I'm also looking for one of these. The Ikea thing sounds terrific, but I already have a normal cot. I just want a small one for the first few months when the baby sleeps in our room.
Is there maybe anywhere one can rent these?
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