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Chicco Next 2 Me Dream Review

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Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2018 Gold Best Cot, Crib or Moses Basket
Mother & Baby 2018 Gold Award Winner

At a glance:

The new Chicco Next2me Dream has everything that the original model has, plus additional features which make it stand out from the crowd. The 11 adjustable heights mean that it can fit onto any bed, and the Next2me Dream can also be used stand-alone and as a travel cot, with carry bag included.

What they say:

"The Chicco Next 2 me Dream is the newest side-sleeping crib from the Chicco family. It is designed to allow you to sleep next to your baby without sharing the same bed, as recommended by the baby experts. The Chicco Next 2 Me Dream is a 3 in 1 solution as it can be used as a side-sleeping crib, a stand-alone crib or a travel crib, thanks to the travel bag included. It features all the benefits of our classic Chicco Next2me, with three additional features: one-hand side panel to easily change configuration, double mode: fixed or rocking and 11 adjustable height levels."

Tested by mum Sarah McKay for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

Yes, the Chicco Next2me Dream is beautifully made and very easy to put up. It comes with a transportable carry bag and folds down into pieces easily. The mesh sides ensure breathability for baby and mean they can see out too. You can use the crib stood-still or rock it from side to side to help baby drift off to sleep.

How did this product make your life easier?

I love it! Life is so much easier, especially in the night, as there is no struggling to get up prize baby from the cot or breastfeeding. You just reach in and take them out gently and easily. This means the whole process is quicker and I can get more sleep.

Would you choose this product to win?

Yes. This product is beyond excellent - the care and attention to detail is magnificent. It isn't overly priced and is one of the best cribs I have come across. The mattress is beautifully fitted, I love the mesh sides and the rocking option is brilliant. It doesn’t take up much room and is lightweight too.

What changes would you make to this product?

The only thing I would adapt is the button mechanism for taking the side down on the crib. I personally found it quite tough to use. Apart from that, I would not change a thing! Amazing product.

Tested by mum Katie Gresty for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

Yes, the features I really liked were: the ability to change the height so that the crib could fit perfectly onto our bed, the super soft sides which meant that my three-month-old didn't wake herself up when she hit the sides in the night and the fact that it was so easily folded up to take away on holiday.

How did this product make your life easier?

I really loved this crib as it made such a difference to breastfeeding during the night, as I was able to feed side by side, without actually having to get out of bed. Everything was easier and we both went back to sleep a lot quicker – life saver!

Would you choose this product to win?

I would buy this over other cribs as it is so well-designed for night feeds. Being able to stay in bed to breastfeed, without getting up constantly, reduces stress and time awake, which makes everything more manageable.

What changes would you make to this product?

The only thing I would change is the price as I do think it is expensive. But after using it, I would probably still buy it because I know how convenient it is!

Tested by mum Becky Wood for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

I would highly recommend this product, the design is brilliant, it is put together easily and folds away quickly into a carry bag. The crib is both lightweight and very portable. I think baby is very comfortable inside and I love that I can rock him to sleep.

How did this product make your life easier?

I am overwhelmed by this product as it has made night times so much easier for us all. I no longer have to pick him up from his Moses basket, I can simply breastfeed side to side. This means that neither of us are disturbed too much in bed and baby settles much quicker as well. I love how easy it is to adjust to the height of our bed and the strap ensures that it doesn’t move away in the night.

Would you choose this product to win?

The Chicco Next2me Dream is in a league of its own, it is built with comfort and durability, whilst remaining stylish and easy to use. The drop-down side is fantastic when we are in bed and then the rocking feet can be enabled to soothe him to sleep.

What changes would you make to this product?

The carry bag is perhaps not as good quality as the rest of the product, meaning it won’t last too long. But I would not change anything about the crib itself, it’s fabulous!

Tested by mum Kate Douglas-Dala for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

Yes, it is very easy to set up, I did it in a matter of minutes without the instruction manual as it was very intuitive. I love the elegance of the design and the colour goes with everything.  When not in use, it is practically folded down and stored, and the adjustable height on the legs makes it easy to attach to all kinds of beds.

How did this product make your life easier?

It made the early days and nights with a newborn so much easier, as you don't have to get out of bed every time you want to soothe your baby in the night, simply reach out and hold their hand. You can also lift them out, to feed them in bed very easily. If we had known about this crib from the beginning, it would have saved us so much hassle and ensured we had more sleep.

Would you choose this product to win?

I would vote for this product to win, due to its versatility above all else. It can be used as a stand-alone cot, unlike the original model, and can also be used as a travel cot for that 'home away from home' feeling for little one.  The rocking function is just like a Moses basket, except that this crib will last you up to six months, it’s not just for the very early days.

What changes would you make to this product?

The mattress is rather firm and doesn't have much give, so I'm not sure how comfortable my little girl is, but I would assume she likes it though as she sleeps very well! I would not change anything about this cot.

Tested by mum Abigail Knight for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

I'd recommend this product as it is recommended to have your baby in your room for the first six months, to reduce the risk of SIDs. This is great to have baby very close to you and means you don’t have to get out of bed often. This is important for me, as I had a caesarean section so it was painful to have to keep getting out of bed. I love that it is wipe clean, has a rocking function and can be slanted if baby suffers with reflux.

How did this product make your life easier?

By having my baby next to me, I am able to respond to his needs more quickly, which means that the he does not get distressed. I find it wonderful that I can just look to my side and see little one sleeping, this is good for peace of mind and allows you to relax.

Would you choose this product to win?

I love that this can be slanted if your baby suffers with wind or reflux - this is a massive help. I also love the rocking feature as my baby enjoys the motion of movement.

What changes would you make to this product?

If I could change anything, it would be the cords that attach it to the bed as I did find that they lose their tightness after a while. Otherwise I love it!

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