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Add-on bed test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett Test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

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Newborns need two things in particular at the beginning: food and proximity to their parents. This applies not only during the day, but also at night. That's why there is the add-on bed, which enables parents to have their baby very close to them at night without it sleeping in the parents' bed.

Add-on beds are closed on three sides, so that the bed can be placed and attached to the parents' bed on the fourth open side. In this way, your baby can sleep in its own bed in close proximity to the parents as an extension of the parents' bed, so that there is no risk of it getting under the parents' covers. Additional beds can also often be found under the designation of additional beds or baby balconies. So-called extra beds are very practical and a great relief, especially for mothers who are breastfeeding their babies. Especially in the early days, most babies often wake up hungry at night, so you, as a mom, can easily pull your sparrow to you and breastfeed it in bed without having to get up. Add-on beds are also reassuring for babies, as they can stand next to their parents' bed and sleep close to mum and dad, where they feel safe and secure.

The add-on bed at a glance:
• can be used from birth
• is attached directly to the parents' bed
• can be used in various ways with the help of optional accessories
• is recommended by doctors and midwives

But which extra bed suits you best? In the following comparison, I present five add-on beds.

The comparison: the 5 best add-on beds

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Anstellbett Test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Modellbabybay Original side bedChicco Next2me side bedbabybay Maxi side bedDreamgood side bed MaterialBeech (solid wood)Frame made of metal and plastic, interior made of cottonBeech (solid wood)Beech (solid wood) Dimensions (LxWxH)87 x 46 x 79 cm93 x 81 x 69 cm94 x 54 x 79 cm86 x 43 x 79 cm lying surface81 x 43 cm82 x 50 cm89 x 51 cm80 x 40 cm max. load100 kg9 kg150 kgk.A. Age recommendationfrom 0 to 6 monthsfrom 0 to 6 monthsfrom 0 to 12 monthsfrom 0 to 6 months Height adjustment✓
(continuous)
12 to 52.5 cm✓
(6 levels)
34 to 42 cm ✓
(stepless)
13 to 53.5 cm✓
(stepless)
3 to 48 cm incl. mattress✗✓✗✓ incl. nest✗✓
(integrated)✗✓ Attachment with hooks, straps, hooks, hooks, casters✓
(sold separately)✓✓
(sold separately)✓
(sold separately) Closing grille✓
(sold separately)✓
(folding mesh window)✓
( sold separately)✓
(available separately) base plate with air circulation holes✓✗✓✓ convertible to (* with optionally available accessories) children's bench,
bassador*,
playpen*,
desk,
high chair*,
cot*
Bassinet*,
Travel cotChild's bench,
Bassinet*,
Playpen*,
Desk,
High chair*,
Child's bed*
Bassinet* Mattress, nest Advantages

✓ Accessories to “grow with you”
✓ quick assembly
✓ high resale value
✓ TÜV/GS tested
✓ Paintwork tested for harmful substances in accordance with DIN EN 71 Part 3
✓ Beech wood is FSC-certified

✓ Can be used as a travel cot (incl. transport bag)
✓ Feet can be folded in (for bed box)
✓ half-tilted position possible (helps with colds and burping)

✓ Accessories to “grow with you”
✓ comparatively long service life due to the wide lying surface
✓ also suitable for twins
✓ high resale value
✓ TÜV/GS tested
✓ Paintwork tested for harmful substances in accordance with DIN EN 71 Part 3
✓ Beech wood is FSC-certified

✓ Mattress and nest are included in the scope of delivery
✓ Adjustment to the parent's bed with up to 7 cm edge
✓ Low price
✓ Lacquers tested for harmful substances in accordance with DIN EN 71 Part 3
✓ Mattress and nest are certified according to “Standard 100 OEKO-TEX®”

Disadvantages

✗ short use due to small lying surface
✗ Accessories must be purchased separately
✗ comparatively expensive

✗ not continuously adjustable
✗ wheels only on one side
✗ cover can only be washed by hand
✗ no TÜV/GS seal
✗ not tested for harmful substances

✗ Accessories must be purchased separately
✗ comparatively expensive

✗ short use due to small lying surface

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Anstellbett test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett Test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett Test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett Test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett Test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Annex bed test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett Test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett Test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett Test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Current price139.99 EURPrice not available156.99 EURPrice not available

Anstellbett Test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Modellbabybay Original side bed MaterialBeech (solid wood) Dimensions (LxWxH)87 x 46 x 79 cm Lying surface 81 x 43 cm Max. load 100 kg Recommended age from 0 to 6 months Height adjustment✓
(infinitely variable)
12 to 52.5 cm incl. mattress ✗ incl. bumper✗ Attachment with hooks Castors✓
(available separately) Locking grid✓
(available separately) Base plate with air circulation holes✓ Can be converted to (* with optionally available accessories) children's bench,
bassador*,
playpen *,
Desk,
High chair*,
Child's bed*
Scope of deliveryExtra bed Advantages

✓ Accessories to “grow with you”
✓ Quick assembly
✓ High resale value
✓ TÜV/GS tested
✓ Paintwork tested for harmful substances in accordance with DIN EN 71 Part 3
✓ Beech wood is FSC-certified

Disadvantages

✗ Short use due to small lying surface
✗ Accessories must be purchased separately
✗ comparatively expensive

Available at*

Anstellbett Test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett Test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Current price139.99 EUR

Annex bed test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

ModelChicco Next2me side bed MaterialFrame made of metal and plastic, interior made of cotton Dimensions (LxWxH)93 x 81 x 69 cm Lying surface 82 x 50 cm Max. load 9 kg Recommended age from 0 to 6 months Height adjustment✓
(6 levels)
34 to 42 cm incl. mattress✓ incl. nest✓
(integrated) attachment with belt rolls✓ locking grid✓
(foldable mesh window) base plate with air circulation holes✗ convertible to (* with optionally available accessories) bassinet*,
travel cot scope of deliveryextra bed , mattress, castors Benefits

✓ Can be used as a travel cot (incl. transport bag)
✓ Feet can be folded in (for bed box)
✓ Semi-sloping position possible (helps with colds and burping)

Disadvantages

✗ not infinitely adjustable
✗ castors only on one side
✗ cover can only be washed by hand
✗ no TÜV/GS seal
✗ not tested for harmful substances

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Anstellbett test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett Test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett Test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Current pricePrice not available Product recommendation

Annex bed test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Modellbabybay Maxi side bed MaterialBeech (solid wood) Dimensions (LxWxH)94 x 54 x 79 cm Lying surface 89 x 51 cm Max. load 150 kg Recommended age from 0 to 12 months Height adjustment✓
(stepless)
13 to 53.5 cm incl. mattress ✗ incl. bumper✗ Fastening with hooks Castors✓
(available separately) Locking grid✓
(available separately) Base plate with air circulation holes✓ Can be converted to (* with optionally available accessories) children's bench,
Bassinet*,
Playpen *,
desk,
high chair*,
cot*
Scope of deliveryExtra bed Advantages

✓ Accessories to “grow with you”
✓ Comparatively long service life due to the wide lying surface
✓ Also suitable for twins
✓ High resale value
✓ TÜV/GS tested< br>✓ Paints tested for harmful substances according to DIN EN 71 Part 3
✓ Beech wood is FSC-certified

Disadvantages

✗ Accessories must be purchased separately
✗ comparatively expensive

Available at*

Anstellbett test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett Test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett Test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Current price156.99 EUR

Anstellbett Test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Model Dreamgood side bed Material Beech (solid wood) Dimensions (LxWxH) 86 x 43 x 79 cm Lying area 80 x 40 cm Max. load k.A. Recommended age from 0 to 6 months Height adjustment✓
(infinitely variable)
3 to 48 cm incl. mattress✓ incl. bumper✓ Attachment with hooks Castors✓
(available separately) Locking grid✓
(available separately) Base plate with air circulation holes✓ Can be converted to (* with optionally available accessories) bassinet* Scope of deliveryExtra bed, mattress, nest Advantages

✓ The scope of delivery includes a mattress and nest
✓ Adaptation to the parents' bed with up to with 7 cm edge
✓ low price
✓ Lacquers tested for harmful substances according to DIN EN 71 Part 3
✓ Mattress and nest are certified according to “Standard 100 OEKO-TEX®”

Disadvantages

✗ short use due to small lying surface

Available at*

Anstellbett test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett Test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

Anstellbett test 2019 | The 5 best for babies in comparison

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The extra beds in detail

1. babybay original add-on bed

The babybay Original* is the classic among the add-on beds. It is TÜV/GS tested and the paints are tested for harmful substances in accordance with DIN EN 71 Part 3. The bed is made of antibacterial, antistatic beech wood, which comes from sustainably managed local forests. The babybay can be infinitely adjusted to the height of the parents' bed, so that a gapless transition from the baby mattress to the parents' mattress is guaranteed. Mounting brackets are used for mounting. In terms of lying surface, it is rather smaller than other add-on beds and is only intended for the first few months or if the bedroom does not offer much space. It can then be converted into various pieces of furniture such as the following cot or a playpen with the help of optional accessories. In addition to being used as an extra bed, a locking rail and a set of castors can be purchased so that you can quickly convert it into a bassinet. So your sparrow can also be very close to you during the day. Comparatively, the babybay add-on beds are more expensive than other models. However, as they are very popular and recommended by doctors and midwives, keep in mind that they have a correspondingly high resale value.

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2. FabiMax BASIC add-on bed

The BASIC add-on bed from FabiMax* is comparatively cheap, but offers everything you could wish for. It is made from solid alder and has a large lying surface, so your little one can use the bed longer than other models. Matching castors and a locking grille are available separately so you can turn the add-on bed into a bassinet. The scope of delivery includes a mattress and a nest. You can choose between the Classic mattress, where the mattress core is made of PU brand foam with a breathable polyester cover quilted on both sides, and the Comfort mattress, where the mattress core is made of PU comfort foam with a breathable cover quilted on both sides is made of cotton. In contrast to the Classic version, this mattress is also point-elastic and moisture-regulating.
The add-on bed is attached to the parents' bed using hooks. The frame of the parents' bed can be up to 5 cm thick. If you also want to use the add-on bed as a bassinet by buying an additional locking grille, you should also choose this mattress in advance, which can be divided using a zipper. So you can use the mattress with a lying surface of 90 x 55 cm as an extra bed or 90 x 40 cm as a bassinet.

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3. chicco Next2me add-on bed

The chicco Next2me* add-on bed stands out from the other add-on beds in particular because of the material, because it is not made of wood but of fabric with a metal frame. It does not need bars, but has ventilation slots for better air circulation. The chicco Next2me can be used from birth to around six months, depending on whether your baby has already exceeded the 9-kilo weight limit or not. Another special feature is that the bed is lighter than the wooden add-on beds due to the material and it can be used as a travel cot, a transport bag is included. You don't have to buy a mattress because it is already included. The fourth side to the parents' bed can be easily folded down with the help of a zipper. Unfortunately, the bed cannot be adjusted steplessly, but only in six steps. This should still work, even if the transition to the parent's bed is not completely smooth and even in comparison with the other add-on beds. The cover of the add-on bed can be washed, but only by hand.

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4. babybay maxi bed

The babybay Maxi* is also very popular and the larger version of the babybay Original, which is why it can be used longer or for twins. It is TÜV/GS tested and the paints are tested for harmful substances in accordance with DIN EN 71 Part 3. The add-on bed is made of antibacterial, antistatic beech wood, which comes from sustainably managed local forests. The babybay can be infinitely adjusted to the height of the parents' bed, so that a gapless transition from the baby mattress to the parents' mattress is guaranteed. Mounting brackets are used for mounting. Not only can it be used as an add-on bed, it can also be used as a bassinet with castors and a locking grille. This is very practical during the day, because you can also push the baby in his bed into the living room or wherever you are. After that, the babybay can also be converted into a high chair, cot or playpen. Comparatively, the babybay add-on beds are more expensive than other models. However, since they are very popular and recommended by doctors and midwives, you should keep in mind that they have a correspondingly high resale value.

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5 . Dreamgood add-on bed

The Dreamgood add-on bed* has high quality at a reasonable price. It is made of natural, antibacterial and antistatic solid beech wood and is infinitely adjustable. With hooks you can attach the extra bed to the parents' bed with a frame of up to 7 cm. The scope of delivery includes a mattress and a nest, which is available in different colours. The mattress and the nest are tested for harmful substances and certified according to “Standard 100 OEKO-TEX® Confidence in Textiles”, product class 1 for babies. The paint used has also been tested for harmful substances and complies with DIN EN 71, part 3. The base plate has air slots so that the mattress is well ventilated. The mattress cover is removable and washable up to 60°C. This bed can also be converted into a bassinet with the help of castors and a locking grille, which can be ordered separately. Compared to other models, however, the lying surface is narrower and so the add-on bed can only be used for the first few months.

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The advantages of add-on beds

An add-on bed has many advantages, which is why it is definitely worth buying.

1. Advantage: An extra bed makes it easier for you to breastfeed at night
A big advantage for breastfeeding mothers is that they can hold their child close to them at night and breastfeed. Some mothers also report that they didn't really wake up thanks to the adjoining bed for breastfeeding, but were able to quickly go back to sleep with the baby.

2. Advantage: You can calm your baby down very quickly
Babies wake up every now and then simply because they have lost their pacifier or had a nightmare, for example. Often your hand on his back is enough to calm him down without you having to really wake up yourself.

3. Advantage: Your baby feels safe and secure when you are near
Especially in the first few months, your baby needs a lot of closeness and the extra bed guarantees that. So your baby can sleep in close proximity to you without your parents' bed being too narrow.

4. Advantage: safety with your own bed
Because your baby sleeps in their own bed, you don't have to worry about possible suffocation from blankets and pillows.

5. Advantage: Add-on beds adjust to the height of the parents' bed
Add-on beds are usually infinitely height-adjustable, which is why they can be perfectly adapted to each parent's bed so that both mattresses merge into one another.

6. Advantage: Various conversion options with optional accessories
Many add-on beds can be converted into a bassinet with the help of a locking grille and additional castors, which you can easily push into other rooms. The babybay add-on beds can also be converted into a travel cot like the add-on beds from chicco or as a playpen or cot.

What should you look out for when choosing an add-on bed?

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Most extra beds are made of wood because it is considered to be particularly stable and durable. It should be sanded smooth and processed cleanly everywhere so that there is no risk of injury from splinters. Some models like the chicco Next2me are made of fabric. The advantage here is that these extra beds are lighter and can also be used as a travel cot. The disadvantage, however, is that it is also more unstable.

Mounting and height adjustability
Basically, it is better if the extra bed is steplessly height-adjustable so that it can adapt perfectly to the parents' bed. However, since every bed is different, you should check again carefully whether the add-on bed also fits your parents' bed. Most extra beds are attached to the frame of the parents' bed with two hooks. However, if the edge is thicker than 10 cm, for example, babybay also offers an extension side for bridging. With this extension side, the lying surface is automatically larger and the add-on bed can be used longer. In addition to hooks, there are also extra beds for box spring beds that are attached with straps. I therefore recommend that you check which type of attachment is suitable for your parent's bed before you buy or order the extra bed.

Lying surface
In general, a large lying surface an advantage because your baby can use the bed longer. However, sometimes you don't have that much space in the bedroom or you only plan to use the extra bed for the first few months -¬ in this case an extra bed with a smaller lying surface is sufficient.
You should also make sure that the lying surface or slatted frame has air circulation holes or, even better, a real slatted frame to prevent a possible risk of mold. If the wooden surface is completely without holes, air and moisture collect between the mattress and the board, which can lead to mold forming on the mattress.

Use as a bassinet, etc.
If you also want to use the bed as a bassinet so that you can push the bed into the living room or kitchen during the day, you should make sure when you buy it that the bed can be expanded with additional castors and a locking grille. So you can prepare food during the day or work at the desk while your baby sleeps in the bassinet nearby. Add-on beds like those from babybay can also be converted into a playpen or cot. This saves you a new purchase and the trouble of selling or putting the bed away. If you travel a lot, it would be worth considering buying the chicco add-on bed, as it can also be used perfectly as a travel cot. This way, your baby can always sleep in its own cot without having to get used to a new one.

Tips for sleeping safely in the adjoining bed

1. The extra bed should be securely attached to the parents' bed so that it cannot slip or be moved.

2. There should be no gaps or steps between the baby mattress and the parent's mattress. The transition should be seamless so that your sparrow doesn't get trapped.

3. You should avoid blankets and pillows in the adjoining bed to avoid the risk of suffocation. A suitable sleeping bag is recommended in the first year of life.

*Last update on November 3rd, 2022 at 11:38 am/We would like to point out that the prices displayed here may have changed in the meantime .