Silver Cross Voyager Co-Sleeper review

from Silver Cross
RRP  £199.00
silver cross voyager co-sleeper

by Maria Martin |
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Suitable from birth, the Silver Cross Voyager co-sleeper is a baby crib designed to keep your baby closer to you, so you both get a great night's sleep. It's easy-to-set up, with a deep foam mattress, mesh air-flow panels and an optional incline setting to offer the best comfort for your little one.

This co-sleeper has got to be one of the most compact on the market, making night's away from home very manageable. We love the seven-adjustable height positions, the storage layer and the straps that loop under the mattress when in co-sleeper mode.

There are plenty of cribs and next-to-me cribs for co-sleeping on the market, and while the Silver Cross Voyager has been out for a couple of years, it still remains a competitive option. Read on to see how we got on with this versatile co-sleeper and how it made our lives that bit easier with a new baby.

Pros

  • Tilt function
  • Easy-to-set-up
  • Folds flat for easier transporting
  • Has swivel wheels, that also lock
  • Includes storage shelf
  • There are seven adjustable height levels options

Cons

  • Co-sleeper mode can't not be installed while baby is sleeping
Dimensions: L101cm x W61cm x H67-84.5cm
Folded Dimensions: L101cm x W61cm x H14cm
Mattress Dimensions: L84cm x W51.5cm x D4cm
Weight: 11kg
  • Suitable from birth to 9kg (approx. 6 months)
  • Seven adjustable height positions
  • Mesh side panels for maximum air-flow
  • Optional incline setting to help with congestion and reflux
  • Handy storage self

Testing the Silver Cross Voyager Co-Sleeper

Initially, our little one was in a typical Moses basket set-up and would sleep in chunks of about an hour and a half and struggled to settle on a fairly flaccid and thin mattress. He was also out of sight, so the ad hoc checks on him meant, as a minimum, sitting up and craning our necks, at best, but mostly getting out of bed to take a closer look.

Sleep-deprived and ready to try anything that gave us a slither of extra sleep, we were eager to try the Silver Cross Voyager Co-Sleeper. The immediately obvious gain was the ability to place it flush to the bed and zip down the side to create an extension of our bed – making those checks infinitely easier.

The ability to touch your baby without moving from the comfort of your bed offered much-needed comfort to both us and the baby in the middle of the night. This really was a game-changer and helped us to relax a bit more in those blurry first few months as parents. It's worth noting the Voyager is very easy-to-install, and although it comes with instruction manuals, is fairly easy to put together without. This co-sleeper also includes straps that loop under your mattress to secure it in place – it can also be used as a standalone cot too. This was particularly handy when moving the co-sleeper from room-to-room if needed.

voyager front open

Breastfeeding with the Silver Cross Voyager Co-Sleeper

As a breastfeeding mum, not having to leave the comfort of our bed and just reaching over and picking up our little one as and when he required a feed was a bonus. In addition, over a slightly longer period, it was apparent that he slept better too, thanks to a plusher, yet slightly firmer, mattress, which I think offered a bit more support and comfort. But needless to say, with him getting more sleep, so were we! Silver Cross include a deep foam mattress with the Voyager, it's easy to remove and even easier to clean.

Tilt function: What a life saver!

Another invaluable feature, especially with our little one struggling with reflux too, was the ability to pitch up one end, raising his head and helping him sleep slightly more upright. After spending the first few weeks rolling towels and laying them under the mattress of the Moses basket, this was a godsend! We tended to lay it flat when we wanted him to do a bit of tummy time on it in the day, so being able to transition between flat and on an angle so easily was great.

Multi-functional

The Voyager is easy to break down and fold away and comes with a travel bag so doubles up as a travel cot. Silver Cross' co-sleeper is also bigger than an average Moses basket too, so the extra money spent seems worth it when you realise your little one has much more time, if required, to use it.

voyager side on

Final thoughts on the Silver Cross Voyager Co-Sleeper

There are a few co-sleepers on the market that are in the same price range and have similar functionalities, Chicco Next To Me springs to mind. The Next To Me has three stages of incline to the Voyager’s one and eleven height adjustable positions to fit your bed height to Silver Cross’ seven.

However, having used both, we never needed the extra height positions as the Silver Cross Voyager fitted to our bed’s height perfectly. If you're thinking of purchasing the Voyager, the drop-down side fits securely next to adult mattress heights between 39cm and 60cm, and adjusts in 3cm increments.

Overall, Silver Cross' co-sleeper feels well made, durable and safe for our little one to sleep in. The mattress feels seriously firmer and seems to have played a significant part in helping our son sleep better.

The Voyager is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, with a slick dark grey design and a handy storage space underneath for the night feed paraphernalia. We love that it can be used as a standalone crib and that it includes swivel wheels.

If we had to add any notes it would be to have some additional stages of incline, other than that the Silver Cross Voyager is useful, well-made, fairly priced and stylish product.

voyager front on shelf

Silver Cross Voyager FAQs

How long can you use a co-sleeper for?

Most co-sleepers go from birth to around 6 months old. However this really depends on the growth and development of your little one, meaning they could grow out of a co-sleeper sooner.

Is a co-sleeper better than a Moses basket?

Nowadays co-sleepers and Moses baskets can offer clever space-saving options and be just as compact as the other. What sets these two sleep settings apart if that a baby may out grow a Moses basket faster than a co-sleeper - you really have to ask yourself what space you have and how you want to use a co-sleeper before purchasing one. For example, Do you want something you can move up and down stairs easily? Well, then perhaps a Moses basket is your better option. Do you want something that will last longer and closer to the 6-month-mark, then perhaps a co-sleeper is the right option for you.

When should I switch from co-sleeper to cot?

It really depends. Some parents choose to make this transition between the 9-12 month mark, but it really depends on what you think is best. For safety reasons, it is however important that you note, the NHS recommend you sleep in the same room as baby until they're 6 months old.

Maria Martin is Digital Group Editor for Yours.co.uk and Motherandbaby.com. She is a mum-of-two with a passion for helping women from all walks of life – from supporting breastfeeding mothers with expert advice to encouraging conversations about mental health. In her professional role, she has over 10 years' experience in the digital world, including editing article, focussing on SEO, social media engagement, picture researching and video editing.

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