Arm's Reach Cosleeper: A Top Choice
Latest update: September 8, 2018
Author: Heidi Holvoet, PhD
Reach Co-Sleeper is a top
offering a wonderfully safe bedside crib. These cosleepers attach
securely to the parents' bed in a unique way and are
adjustable to different bed and mattress sizes and heights.
The conversions to a stand-alone crib - quite important for when you
baby to her own room later on - play pen or even a bench are a great
This helps make up for the price tag because you don't need to buy
those items separately.
Why choose an Arm's Reach Cosleeper?
The products of this company have gained themselves a strong reputation. They
are sturdy, reliable and
They are easy to assemble and attach safely.
(Not attaching safely is the dreadful risk of non-certified or lesser quality sidecar cribs).
Each cosleeper model converts
to a free-standing bassinet too, which is simply a must.
One day you will want baby to sleep independently, in your room but
from your bedside or in her own room. A simple conversion make this
possible, upping the value of your investment in this crib.
also convert to a playard and/or a
and actually extends the life and value of it even more - until long
outgrows it to sleep in.
Good examples are the Original
the right), the Universal
and the Mini-Convertible.
Even the Arm's
Reach Mini Co-Sleeper Bassinet (picture on the left) offers this conversion. And being an honorable mini, it has the added benefit of
being a tad smaller and less cumbersome. That makes it ideal for
All of this, combined with it quite reasonable price tag make this mini my personal favorite by the
The very stylish Sleigh
Bed models convert to a mini-bench: a "Read to Me Love
Seat". Another great way to enjoy this product well after baby outgrows
and Sleigh Bed
models hold two babies quite comfortably so twin babies are not
excluded from this great sleeping option!
Another great plus is the storage compartment all models have: perfect
for diapers, wipes, a blankie, ...
Important: When choosing your model,
measure your bed and mattress
height before ordering. The descriptions regarding height requirements
are nicely precise. You may need to order leg extensions to make sure
your preferred model comes level to your own bed.
The company offers matching mattresses and fitted sheets too, both in a classic and an
Organic Cotton version.
Is it expensive?
Yes and no.
This quality brand and type of crib require an investment for sure. But
costs and in this case you get important value for money.
Not only do you get a safely attached cosleeper crib - offering both
the benefits of cosleeping and the safety and comfort of independent
sleeping - you also have a standalone crib as soon as you decide to
convert (and you can go back and forth if needed). And you can also
convert it to a
playpen, or in some models even a cute bench.
That hugely increases the value of your original investment.
So if you do have some budget for a good quality crib, an Arm's
Reach Cosleeper may just
be your clever choice.