Confessions of a Co-sleeper: How to sidecar your crib

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  • Hi P. I teach an online course to health professionals and would like permission to use your photo of the sidecar crib – the top photo in this post. Well done!

    I’m going to give birth in April, and am new to all of this, but was considering the same setup you wrote about here with the Sniglar crib. Is it safe to let the baby sleep in the sidecarred crib during the day, when I’m not in bed? Or do I need to get something else for her to sleep in as well?

  • Since our son grew out of the Arm’s reach mini cosleeper we have been bedsharing, and our mattress has been on the floor since he learned to crawl. We love sleeping together as a family. Unfortunately, little man can be a bed hog which kicks Daddy to the couch often.
    Our son has started to understand the boundaries of the bed, so we were comfortable raising the mattress up a little onto the boxspring. I like that the bed is still lower to the ground (and kind of looks like a cool platform bed with the skirt on). Also, no bungee cords that don’t seem safe, needing extra crib mattresses to raise it up higher, and pool noodles in the back is a “why didn’t I think of that before” solution. All in all this is an inexpensive, safe, and smart way to side car a crib. I am so glad I found it.

    Hi P. I teach an online course to health professionals and would like permission to use your photo of the sidecar crib – the top photo in this post. Well done!

    Amber on April 5, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Since our son grew out of the Arm’s reach mini cosleeper we have been bedsharing, and our mattress has been on the floor since he learned to crawl. We love sleeping together as a family. Unfortunately, little man can be a bed hog which kicks Daddy to the couch often.
    Our son has started to understand the boundaries of the bed, so we were comfortable raising the mattress up a little onto the boxspring. I like that the bed is still lower to the ground (and kind of looks like a cool platform bed with the skirt on). Also, no bungee cords that don’t seem safe, needing extra crib mattresses to raise it up higher, and pool noodles in the back is a “why didn’t I think of that before” solution. All in all this is an inexpensive, safe, and smart way to side car a crib. I am so glad I found it.

  • Within many UK hospitals standard practice is for infants to room-in with their mothers. In most cases, infants are placed to sleep in standard cots (four-sided, standalone, bassinettes). Some hospitals now provide mothers with a side-car crib (a three-sided bassinette that securely attaches onto the side of the mothers’ bed) for infants to sleep in while on the postnatal ward. This allows mother-infant dyads easier access to each other, whilst still providing separate surfaces for sleep. In recent years researchers have evaluated the benefits of using side car cribs on postnatal wards, however similar research is yet to be done to investigate the use of similar cribs in the home environment.

How to side car your crib to your bed for safe cosleeping.


lol it's ok, i understand. To sidecar a crib is when you remove one side of the crib and push it up against your bed to pretty much make a big co-sleeper.