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Keep you baby right beside you during the night, but in their own sleeping space, with the Geuther Aladdin Co-sleeper. This bedside cot looks smart and the price tag feels justified, especially as you can convert it into a standard crib if you decide you no longer want to room-share.
Whether you’re interested in co-sleeping or just eager to keep your baby conveniently close while they sleep in your room, German brand Geuther promises a solution, in the form of the Aladdin Co-sleeper, a bedside crib/cot suitable until your baby weighs 9kg.
Geuther prides itself on attention to detail, timeless designs with a modern twist, experienced craftsmanship, and high safety standards.
The Aladdin is a traditional crib/cot, but one side can be dropped to allow it to sit flush against your bed. It’s co-sleeping without the bed-sharing worries you might have.
The idea behind a co-sleeper is that you can breastfeed during the night without getting out of bed, and having your baby close to you will increase bonding and milk flow. If your baby stirs, you can reach over, and if you’re still feeling the effects of birth or have had a c-section, it’s easy to lift your baby out.
What we love
After four weeks of the worst sleep known to woman, I nearly kissed the postman when the Aladdin arrived. My partner and toddler informed me it was easy to build, and half an hour later they’d done the job.
Initially, I was worried that having a cot attached to the bed would mean I’d lose my beloved bedside drawer. There are, after all, a lot of chocolate biscuits in there. But the great thing about the Aladdin Co-sleeper is that it comes on castors, so you can wheel it into position – and into another room once your baby can bear to let you out of his or her sight for two seconds.
Being shallow, I was relieved to see that the design is good, in a cool, European kind of way, which blended in nicely with my Ikea bed. It’s made from high quality German beech, and all the paints and lacquers used are non-toxic. I think the fact that it’s great looking and obviously a quality product does justify the £200-plus price tag.
The Geuther Aladdin Co-Sleeper is not a miracle product that suddenly made baby Evie sleep, but there’s a definite advantage in not having to reach too far on one of her many wakings. Also, because she was right near me I tended to catch her at the stirring stage, rather than when she was really kicking off and crying. I think that made her easier to settle after a feed.
The mattress is very comfortable. How do I know that? Because I regularly fall asleep with my head on it.
If Evie ever stops wanting to stare at me while I’m sleeping, the Aladdin will still come in handy because it can be converted back into a traditional cot, too, though it is suitable only up to 9kg.
What to watch out for
The Geuther Aladdin Co-Sleeper is quite a big investment for a bed that won’t take you through to toddlerhood – it’s suitable only until 9kg. While this isn’t unusual for a co-sleeper, there are options around that do last longer.
And once your baby gets to the wiggling stage, there’s a chance that he or she will try and get even closer to you – basically, they’ll end up on the bed with you wondering how they got there!
Who is the Geuther Aladdin Co-sleeper best for?
Exhausted new parents who want to soothe their baby easily during the night.
The Geuther Aladdin is a stylish and comfortable solution for mums who want to co-sleep, but are worried about the risks of having their baby in bed with them. The convenience of having your baby close for feeding during the night, and the ability to convert the Aladdin into a standalone crib, are features that could help justify the high price tag and short lifespan for you.
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|Child age (approx)||Birth to 6 months|
Dimensions & Weight
|Dimensions||H:81cm W:94cm D:50cm|
|Sleep height positions||Multi-position – 30cm-45cm (to align against your bed)|
|Drop down / Removable side||Yes|
|Made from||Beech, with non-toxic paint and lacquer|
|Accessories included||Aerated British Standards cold foam mattress|