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Maxi-Cosi Iora bedside sleeper Review

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  • 2021 Shortlisted Best Cot, Crib or Moses Basket

Our real mum testers review the Maxi-Cosi Iora bedside sleeper. 

The Iora can give parents the peace of mind that they can rest easy knowing that their baby is sleeping in the utmost luxury, only an arm's reach away. It is sophisticated, adjustable and comes with a mattress. The Iora has five different height positions and a co-sleeping slide function.

We spoke to these real mum testers to get their review...

How did this product make your life easier?

Jasmine Abbott says: "This product is fantastic, I love it. It’s a great design. Really easy to set up and use. It’s the perfect height I was able to pick my baby up with ease right from bringing him home after I had a c section. A lot of other cribs/Moses baskets are lower down forcing you to bend more and causing discomfort and disrupting the healing process. The storage compartment underneath is ideal for spare blankets, nappies, clothes to grab in the middle of the night if needs be making life so much easier whilst trying to deal with a crying baby. The mattress is easy to find sheets for too and it’s larger than most Moses baskets so will last longer before I need to upgrade him to a bigger crib."

Gulhan Arapoglu says: "Lovely Crib Really lovely crib, we're both quite impressed with it. It's very sturdy and very quick to put together (as well as simple to take apart again). The item was delivered quickly and well packaged. It also comes with a travel bag so really great if baby isn't here yet and you need to store it for a couple weeks. The travel bag also leaves just enough space for you to store basic bedding easily so it's great for keeping everything together. If you do intend to move it a lot from room to room note that it isn't as light as some other cribs, but I personally find it still manageable and I didn't want to compromise on the sturdyness. Though if we need to travel with it my husband will have to carry it as I'd struggle with it on the stairs - it is quite big when packed away in the travel bag and in combination with its weight I don't think I'd want to have to lug it up and down any stairs."

Polly Begum says: "This product is brilliant, especially the dropside feature which allows safe co sleeping. Having the dropside meant I could have baby next to me with no barrier. As a result I could easily reach over at night if he needed comforting or pick him up without having to get out of bed. This made night feeding much easier. It is also reassuring to know that I can sleep next to my baby safely, without increasing his risk of SIDs and this has helped tremendously with bonding."

Would you recommend this product to other parents?

Anita Belgaumkar says: "I loved this product for the following reasons: Easy assembly, very comfortable for baby, aesthetically very pleasing, the crib has a very stylish scandi look, it's slightly smaller than some bedside cribs leaving more space in bedroom, easy to clean, seems sturdy and easily transportable."

Jasmine Abbott says: "This product is comfortable for babies, the mattress is of good quality too as so many feel flimsy or are really thin. The size of it is perfect it’s not as big as a full sized crib but is much bigger than standard Moses baskets. It’s got mesh on one side so you can see baby easily from your bed if cot next to you providing you with reassurance through the night."

Gulhan Arapoglu says: "Lovely Crib Really lovely crib, we're both quite impressed with it. It's very sturdy and very quick to put together (as well as simple to take apart again). The item was delivered quickly and well packaged. It also comes with a travel bag so really great if baby isn't here yet and you need to store it for a couple weeks. The travel bag also leaves just enough space for you to store basic bedding easily so it's great for keeping everything together. If you do intend to move it a lot from room to room note that it isn't as light as some other cribs, but I personally find it still manageable and I didn't want to compromise on the sturdyness. Though if we need to travel with it my husband will have to carry it as I'd struggle with it on the stairs - it is quite big when packed away in the travel bag and in combination with its weight I don't think I'd want to have to lug it up and down any stairs."

Would you choose this product above all others on the market?

Polly Begum says: "I think this product should win as it has many outstanding features. It is very well built with materials that feel very high quality. The design is very attractive with stylish colours. The material lining the inside feels soft and the mattress comfortable. It feels sturdy and secure and yet can be dismantled and packed away into a compact carry case which fits in the car boot without taking up much space. This is a very useful feature as having a familiar bed on travels can help a baby sleep better meaning a better experience for all the whole family!"

Anita Belgaumkar says: "There is nothing not to like about this product. It is lovely to look at, functional and value for money and for this reason I do feel it deserves to win. It is also versatile and can be moved easily from one room to another. The materials used seem very durable and easy to clean and maintain. It is spacious without being overbearing in size as some bedside cribs are."

Jasmine Abbott says: "Yes, it’s a quality product. It is sturdier than other products and feels more secure than a Moses basket on a stand. The design is sleek and modern and fits in with most decor. It’s colour makes it a unisex product as well. The features on it make it easy to use and makes life easier for mums and dads. It’s reasonably priced for a quality product."

What changes would you make to this product?

Gulhan Arapoglu says: "Lovely Crib Really lovely crib, we're both quite impressed with it. It's very sturdy and very quick to put together (as well as simple to take apart again). The item was delivered quickly and well packaged. It also comes with a travel bag so really great if baby isn't here yet and you need to store it for a couple weeks. The travel bag also leaves just enough space for you to store basic bedding easily so it's great for keeping everything together. If you do intend to move it a lot from room to room note that it isn't as light as some other cribs, but I personally find it still manageable and I didn't want to compromise on the sturdyness. Though if we need to travel with it my husband will have to carry it as I'd struggle with it on the stairs - it is quite big when packed away in the travel bag and in combination with its weight I don't think I'd want to have to lug it up and down any stairs."

Polly Begum says: "If I could change one thing about this product I would change the instruction booklet that accompanied it. I found the instructional pictures unclear and very difficult to follow. Instead, I used the instructional videos on Maxi-Cosi's YouTube channel to help me install and dismantle the product. I think having clearer written instructions to accompany the current pictures or including the links to the YouTube instructional videos may help future buyers."

Anita Belgaumkar says: "If I am being super critical I would like the following: - A larger 'viewing window' when the crib sides are up so that baby can been seen easier when we are lying in bed. - A hole to be placed in the bottom of the mattress base to allow wires of a breathing mat to be passed through. - Somewhere to attach or somewhere for baby monitor to sit on."

  • Author: Maria Martin Maria Martin
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Maria is the Online Editor for Mother&Baby. She is a biker, mama-of-one who enjoys baking and taking her little one to messy play. Maria's focus is around breastfeeding, post-partum depression and weaning. She aspires to help fellow mums through pregnancy, motherhood and beyond by discussing issues such as mental health and self-care. You can find Maria on Instagram and LinkedIn. Maria has won Bauer Media Awards for 2018 Digital Editor Of The Year and 2017 Digital Talent Of The Year. 

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