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Tutti Bambini is a well-established British brand that promises durable, practical and stylish ranges of furniture.
The Cozee Air is an upgrade of the original, MFM Awards-winning Cozee Bedside Crip, which is a hit with parents for its easy-to-use functionality. The Cozee Air offers additional features to increase airflow and breathability and includes a breathable mattress, two mesh windows and roll-down curtain to adapt to a room’s temperature.
It also has a rocking function and removable castors to make it super flexible in its use. With an RRP of £219, it is towards the more expensive end of the market, but it will appeal to parents that are conscious of safety and comfort for their newborns and are keen to practice safe co-sleeping.
The Cozee Air was Joint Silver winner at the MFM Awards 2020, scoring particularly highly on its functionality and great quality. All our testers and judges loved the look of the cot (available in oak/charcoal or space grey/slate), as well as its practical details. “Great to look at and easy to use,” said one. “Very easy to adjust height. The storage is a genius idea.”
Tara is currently on maternity leave, living with her husband and two daughters. She tested this product with her 5-month-old baby, both as a standalone and bedside crib.
What were your first impressions of the Cozee Air?
The crib looked a bit daunting at first due to the many parts that it came with. However, it was actually very easy to set up. I was immediately impressed with its quality and style.
The frame did not feel rickety when I rocked it from side to side, and the slate grey fabric and silver colour frame looked rather chic. The contemporary style made this crib unobtrusive as it blended in nicely despite its relatively large size (compared to a moses basket).
How easy is it to put together?
Putting the crib together is a matter of unfolding the legs, attaching the shelf (which clicks into sockets on the frame) and the rocking bars or wheels, and putting the mattress inside. It is easier to put together than the Chicco Next2me (£179 on Amazon), but not as easy as the Baby Elegance BeByMe (which doesn’t come with a rocking feature or shelf for storage).
How does it compare to other cribs or cots you have looked at or used?
Until I tried the Cozee Air, my baby slept soundly in her Chicco Next2me. However, I definitely enjoyed the extra features that Tutti Bambini offers with the Cozee Air, such as the storage shelf underneath and the rocking function.
In addition, the Tutti Bambini felt more robust than the Chicco Next2me – there was no give in the frame, for example. Unlike the Next2me, the Cozee Air has mesh panels on both sides for better airflow. I also found the it easier to set up.
I have also tested the Baby Elegance BeByMe crib and found the set-up to be marginally easier than with the Tutti Bambini. Both were equally easy to transport from room to room thanks to the castor wheels. However I still much preferred the Tutti Bambini Cozee Air thanks to its style and practical features such as the storage and rocking feature.
The Cozee Air (69cm x 56cm x 92cm) is slightly larger than the Chicco Next2me (59cm x 52cm x 91cm), although the difference is not really noticeable. As for price, the Cozee Air costs more but has more practical features than the Next2me, which retails around £180.
The Chicco Next2me Magic (£239) is perhaps a more comparable model – it has a rocking mechanism like the Cozee Air, but a much greater width of 73cm and length of 99.5cm.
What age is the Cozee Air suitable for?
As with most bedside cribs, the Tutti Bambini Cozee air is suitable for babies age 0 to 6 months (or until they are sitting up).
Do you prefer the Cozee Air to a moses basket?
I generally prefer bedside cribs to moses baskets due to the extra room they provide. My first baby outgrew her moses basket quickly (at around 3-4 months). I prefer this crib in particular to moses baskets as it is much more breathable, has the option of being used as a bedside crib and provides a clearer view of baby thanks to its mesh panels, without the need to sit up.
How easy is it to see your baby when they’re in the crib?
The mesh panels provide a clear window to see my baby, without the need to sit up. When used in bedside mode, it’s even easier.
How easy is it to access your baby when using the Cozee Air?
When using the Cozee Air as a standalone crib, I was able to lift my baby out without needing to get out of bed, although I preferred to get out of bed to put my baby back down as I felt less prone to dropping her this way. When used as a bedside crib it was much easier to pick my baby up and put her down without needing to get out of bed.
How portable is the Cozee Air? Is it easy to move around your home once assembled?
This Cozee Air comes with 4 castor wheels for easy movement and is also quite lightweight at 11kg. Even with the rocking feet on, I found it easy to drag the crib across a rug or laminate flooring without damaging either.
How does the Cozee Air attach to the bed?
The Tutti Bambini Cozee Air attaches to the bed by detaching the top bar on one side and clipping it underneath the crib. Then you adjust the height of the crib according to the bed height by pulling the levers and pulling up on both sides. The crib then needs to be strapped around the bed frame using the provided straps.
There are 6 height levels, which is great as it should suit most standard beds.
How do you lower the side for nighttime feeds, and how easy is it to do?
The side is lowered by unzipping the upholstery around the top bar pushing in the buttons either side and pulling the top bar down. In bedside mode, the side is already lowered giving easy access for night-time feeds. When used as a stand-alone crib it is quicker to just lift baby out for night time feeds.
Can the Tutti Bambini Cozee Air be used as a standalone as well as for co-sleeping?
Yes, it can be used as standalone by leaving the side up or as a co-sleeping crib when attached to the bed.
Does the Cozee Air rock?
There are rocking bars included which easily attach to the legs of the crib. To use the rocking feature the crib should be set up as standalone, but there is no need to remove the rocking bars if switching between set-ups thanks to the flip-out feet that stop the crib from rocking.
What do you think of the size of the crib?
The Cozee Air is quite large with dimensions of 69cm x 56cm x 92cm. It is certainly bigger than a moses basket, so it is likely to last up to 6 months for most babies. Those who are short on space should double check the dimensions, as they may have difficulty fitting this by the bedside.
How comfy is the Cozee Air for your baby?
The crib comes with a foam mattress that has a breathable cover and feels very firm. There are soft materials at both ends of the crib, and mesh panels on either side that allow for air flow through the crib for a cool sleeping environment.
During colder months, you can roll down the curtain attached to one side of the crib to protect it from drafts. My baby slept soundly in this crib with no more than the usual complaints.
Is there an incline option, and if so what did you think of it?
The Cozee Air can be inclined by raising the head end (which can be either end depending on how you position the crib) to one or two positions above the foot end. This is done by pulling a lever while pulling up, just as you would for adjusting the height. This seems to be a standard feature for bedside cribs and works in the same way as for the Chicco Next2me.
Does the Cozee Air feel durable?
The Cozee Air’s frame is very robust it doesn’t sway or feel rickety at all. The crib did arrive with a dent on the top bar, possibly due to a forceful knock at some point. But it does feel like the crib would last a long time.
Is it easy to clean?
Most of the Cozee Air is made from materials that are easy to wipe clean, and in addition the cover can be removed for washing if necessary. The mattress cover can also be sponged clean or machine washed. The soft material lining either end of the crib can easily be removed by unzipping and detaching from the velcro.
How do you fold the Cozee Air, and how easy is that to do?
To fold the crib you need to remove the shelf underneath, the mattress and the rocking bars. After that folding is straightforward: you push the legs together and fold them underneath the crib.
Is it compact and easy to store when folded?
The crib comes in a handy travel bag making it easy to store or take with you on weekend trips. There are lots of parts to remember to put away, such as the rocking bars, castor wheels, straps and mattress, but this is also the case with other bedside cribs. Considering it is a large crib it does fold quite compactly, though it would still take up a fair bit of space in a car boot.
What’s in the box?
- The crib with legs attached
- Foam mattress
- Rocking bars
- Castor wheels
- Straps for attaching to the bed
- Travel bag
What would you have wanted to know before buying the crib?
The size of the crib. If your space is limited then a moses basket may be a better option. With all bedside cribs, I would also suggest checking if the crib meets the height of your bed. It can range from 69cm to 84cm high.
Are there any design elements you find particularly useful?
The ease of unfolding is great, as it makes this crib suitable for travel. In addition, the rocking bars are an excellent feature that I wish I had since my daughter’s birth as the rocking motion really helps to settle my baby.
Finally, the storage shelf is another very practical feature, it holds a lot of items such as baby wipes, nappies, clothes and a change mattress, so you have everything to hand. This is also useful as it makes extra use of the space, possibly making up for the amount the crib requires.
What is the price, is it value for money?
The RRP of £219 is a hefty investment for many, especially as you will only get a maximum of 6 months’ usage from it. There are cheaper bedside cribs out there, including the Baby Elegance BeByMe which retails at £149.99, but does not feature a rocking function or storage space. Ultimately, it depends on what you want for your money. The quality, materials and additional features are excellent.
Where can I buy the Tutti Bambini Cozee Air from?
The Tutti Bambini Cozee Air delivers on safety, practicality and style. We love the useful functions such as the storage shelf, and its ease of use. The clever features to encourage airflow around the sleeping space are very welcome too, and the rocking function is great for any parent who needs more help with soothing their child to sleep. An all-round well-thought out and quality product from Tutti Bambini.
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|Model||Cozee Air Bedside Crib|
Dimensions & Weight
|Dimensions||H:92cm W:12cm D:56cm|
|Child age (approx)||Birth to 6 months|
|Child weight||Up to 9kg|
|Sleep height positions||6|
|Drop down / Removable side||Yes|