Silver Cross Voyager Co-Sleeper Bedside Crib review
In a nutshell
An easy to assemble, stylish and comfortable bedside crib that makes bedtime easy and safe, whether at home or travelling
What we tested
- Ease of assembly
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- Worth the money
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- Portable, easy to set up, stylish, comfortable for baby, 7 adjustable height positions, incline feature, good quality mattress
- Heavy for a travel cot, not a great deal of storage, expensive if just used as a travel cot
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Renowned for their heritage prams and pushchairs, Silver Cross have broadened their offerings into other essential baby products over the past few years. The Voyager Co-Sleeper was launched in early 2021 and offers parents a co-sleeper, standalone and travel cot all in one. With some nifty functions – think anti-colic adjustable height positions – it’s an innovative product with a mid-to-high-end price tag of £199. It’s a more affordable option compared to one of the market leaders, the Chicco Next2Me Magic bedside crib, at £249, although there are certainly less expensive options available, like the Kinderkraft NESTE Up, £89.95.
Jessica tested out the Silver Cross Voyager crib with her 14-week-old daughter, Adelaide, both at home and on several weekends away.
What were your first impressions?
The Voyager was a real premium step up from the Venture Hush crib Ada had been sleeping in since birth. At 11kg, it’s relatively heavy, and felt robust in comparison to our cheaper cot, and the mattress felt more luxurious than our bed! It was really well packaged and simple to unpack all the pieces before set-up.
How easy is the Silver Cross Voyager bedside crib to build?
I initially recoiled at what I thought was going to be a fiddly set up, but actually, once I’d laid everything out, it was super easy to put together. It took around 20 minutes in total, with the main headache being attaching the wheels, and ensuring they were properly fitted. The set-up was pretty intuitive – if it clicks, it sticks. The instructions were relatively simple, but it would have been nice to have access to a video demo of how to put everything together for piece of mind.
How does the Silver Cross Voyager compare to other bedside cribs?
The crib outshone our Venture Hush by a mile. It looks stylish, feels more robust, has a deeper and more supportive mattress and the side easily comes down as a co-sleeper (this was super fiddly on the Venture product). The height adjustability function is so handy, not only for attaching it as a co-sleeper, but also so that you can have the crib that little bit higher to save your back for those pesky repeated night-time put downs. I haven’t used another travel cot, but it easily packed down into the travel bag and can be reassembled in less than 5 minutes.
What age is the Silver Cross Voyager bedside crib suitable for?
The crib is suitable from birth up to 9kg, so approx. 6 months. This is pretty standard across all bedside cribs.
How firm is the Silver Cross Voyager’s mattress?
The mattress is firm and feels very solid and comfortable for baby. One of our MFM parent testers, Lana, agreed, adding: “The mattress is super-comfy and my daughter sleeps a lot longer in this. In fact, she actually cries to be put in it for bed!”
However, if you plan to use this as a travel cot, be aware that the mattress is rather heavy and adds quite a bulk to the weight when in travel mode.
How easy is it to fix the Silver Cross Voyager crib to your bed?
As a super paranoid first time Mum, the co-sleeper mode didn’t appeal to me as much as having baby nicely tucked away in their own space. However, the co-sleeper mode is really easy to set up and it worked well when we tried it.
First of all, you remove the bar from the side and zip down the mesh, before attaching it to the bed with the straps. The straps have a lot of give and easily attach to your bedframe or around a divan (we tried both). The crib has 7 height adjustments, which easily slide up and down, so that you can ensure the mattress is at least 1cm below yours. Importantly, to use the co-sleeping function safely, you must make sure that there is no gap between the crib and your bed.
Is it simple to access your baby in the Silver Cross Voyager crib?
Yes. We found it super easy to access Ada, and we really liked the height adjustability function, as it was easier on my aching back than bending down over our current cot.
How easy is it to lower the side of the Silver Cross Voyager bedside crib ?
It was simple to unclip the sides and roll down into co-sleeping mode, which made it easy for nighttime feeds. It did make a bit of a clunk though before we were well practiced at it, and it was pretty much impossible to do with one hand. The mechanisms felt very safe and sturdy and clearly clicked into place.
Is it easy to see your baby in the Silver Cross Voyager bedside crib?
The mesh sides make it really easy and clear to see your baby whilst sleeping. MFM parent tester Lana also liked this feature, commenting, “It’s fantastic as it’s so easy to check on her to know she is alright. It puts my mind at rest and in turn I can sleep much better without worrying about her.”
Can the Silver Cross Voyager bedside crib be moved around?
Yes, it’s so simple. The lockable wheels are fantastic; we wheeled it into various spots where we were staying for nap times with no issues. We live in a small flat and it neatly tucked away behind our sofa for safekeeping in between trips. A real winner in the portability stakes on all levels.
Would the Voyager work as a travel cot?
Absolutely. The true beauty of the Silver Cross Voyager is that it really does make an excellent at home and away crib. It easily packs down in less than 5 minutes into the handy travel bag and, although heavy, I packed it in and out of the car with no issues.
Does it rock?
The Silver Cross Voyager crib doesn’t have a rocking function as such, but it can be wheeled from side to side to comfort baby if needed.
Can you tilt the Silver Cross Voyager bedside crib?
Yes. It has a handy incline function, built into the height adjustments, for babies struggling with congestion or reflux. This function can’t be used when the cot is in co-sleeper mode, so be wary of that! Ada hasn’t suffered with either of these, thankfully, but she still slept soundly when we laid her down with the tilt in place and after discussing with friend’s they thought this feature would come in really handy with a colicky baby.
Is there any in-built storage?
There is a handy shelf under the Voyager crib which we used to store nappies, wipes and a change of clothes. It would be great if there were more storage solutions at the end of the crib, but I’m assuming these aren’t featured due to the portability requirements of the product.
Does the Silver Cross Voyager bedside crib seem comfy for your baby?
It really does. The crib’s lush mattress seemed to be a real winner with Adelaide, and she slept pretty soundly (as much as a 14-week-old can!) on our travels and at home in the cot. All of our parent testers agreed that the Voyager seemed to provide a very comfortable, safe space for a baby to sleep.
How robust and durable does the Silver Cross Voyager feel?
I would say this was a real winning feature of the Voyager. Once the storage shelf is clicked in place and the wheels locked, the crib felt incredibly robust and secure. It looks and feels well-made and premium, and I can imagine it lasting a long time – even surviving an airport baggage handler, if you decided to take it abroad.
Can you clean the Silver Cross Voyager bedside crib?
Yes. The mattress cover was easy to remove and is machine washable, while the crib itself would easily wipe down if needed. We bought additional sheets from Silver Cross which are machine washable too.
Are there any design elements that are particularly useful?
I absolutely loved the ease of set up and set down of the product. It was slick and easy to use in all areas and made travelling with a 3-month-old so much easier and simple.
What would you have wanted to know before buying the Silver Cross Voyager bedside crib?
I would want to know that if I was investing the money in this crib that it is much more than just a travel cot, and is more than enough equipped to be your day-to-day crib as well.
What’s in the box?
- Co-Sleeper crib with mesh covering
- Deep foam mattress with hard back
- Storage shelf
- Lockable wheels
- Travel bag
What are the additional accessories you can buy?
We bought the sheets which fit the co-sleeper, which were quite expensive at £25 but good quality.
Who would the Silver Cross Voyager bedside crib be most useful for?
This co-sleeper bedside crib is perfect for anyone who is looking for an easily portable, premium cot for use at home and when travelling. If you are hoping to travel a lot with your baby and want peace of mind that they’ll be safe and comfortable, I think it would be a great purchase. It is also well suited to people who don’t have a huge amount of storage space, and those looking for an adjustable cot for different sleeping positions to aid colicky or stuffy nosed babies.
Is the Silver Cross Voyager bedside crib worth the money?
At £199 it’s not the cheapest option available, but I would definitely recommend this cot for anyone looking to buy a crib that functions as a co-sleeping, standalone and travel cot. Its versatility means that you’re investing in the potential for whatever the first 6 months of your baby’s life throws at you, and the fact it’s easy to store means it’s easy to pack away until you’re ready for round two.
How does it compare to similar bedside cribs?
|Product name||Age suitability||Dimensions (with max height setting)||Weight (Kg)||RRP (£)|
|Silver Cross Voyager||Birth to approx. 6 months (9kg)||101 x 61 x 84.5cm||11 Kg||£199|
|SnuzPod 4||Birth to approx. 6 months (9kg)||100 x 49 x 95cm||11.5 Kg||£159.95|
|Chicco Next2Me Magic||Birth to approx. 6 months (9kg)||99.5 x 73 x 82.5cm||13.1 Kg||£249|
|Kinderkraft NESTE Up||Birth to approx. 6 months (9kg)||102 x 68 x 80cm||9.9 Lg||£89.95|
Where can I buy the Silver Cross Voyager bedside crib?
Available at Silver Cross.
This highly versatile product is a fantastic offering from Silver Cross. It makes great strides in the crib market as a premium product with lots of nice extras, that enhance your ability to make sure your baby has a good, safe night’s sleep wherever you are. Whether you’re looking for a day-to-day co-sleeper, portable standalone cot or something comfortable and robust to take on your travels, the Voyager is an excellent choice.
|Model||Voyager Co-Sleeper Bedside Crib|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Dimensions||H:67cm–84.5cm W:61cm D:101cm|
|Dimensions (folded)||H:14cm W:61cm D:84cm|
|Child age (approx)||Birth to 6 months|
|Child weight||Up to 9kg|
|Sleep height positions||7|
|Drop down / Removable side||Yes|