Living / 6 October, 2020 / Ellie Thompson
Joie has just leapt headfirst into a new product category with the launch of two variations of their first bedside crib, the Joie RoomieTM and RoomieTM Glide. We were excited to be one of the first on the scene to take a look.
A bedside crib or ‘next to me’ crib as they’re sometimes called are fantastic for parent-baby bonding in those first few months. They position your little one within arm’s reach, which is super convenient for those nighttime feeds and wake-ups. Our advice? To choose one that puts safety at the forefront of its design. The Joie RoomieTM and RoomieTM Glide both do exactly that.
The Roomie and the Roomie Glide are made with plush woven fabrics, and double mesh windows for extra breathability. They’re not the biggest bedside cribs on the market, and I think this is a good thing. While being a decent size for baby, its overall size is not all-consuming of your bedroom space by any means.
The crib arrives dismantled in a box, but fear not – all components slot simply into place, and et voila! Your bedside crib is up and running within minutes – thanks partly to the Roomie’s lightweight aluminium frame which is strong but easy to handle.
What’s more (cue a sigh of relief), there are no fiddly bolts and screws. We know! A MAJOR plus point, life can be difficult enough when you’re expecting!
The Roomie and Roomie Glide are both designed to fit any bed perfectly, with 11 possible height adjustments. The crib’s folding feet allow you to position the Roomie right up to your bed, and the adjustable straps secure it safely into position. The cot is strong, but incredibly lightweight, and has been built with lockable, soft-coated wheels so you can move it easily from room to room when necessary.
The RoomieTM and RoomieTM Glide’s sliding side panel simply lifts and lowers quietly and easily with one hand, so you can access your baby safely without disruption, even when you’re half asleep. The side panel drops down fully for complete ease of access.
The RoomieTM Glide has a soothing glide motion, so you can comfort your baby when they’re restless or struggling to settle. Once baby is sleeping, simply secure the glide into place with the one-touch lock, and relax back into your own bed. Do not underestimate the power of the glide! We think this is a fabulous USP.
Both Roomies offer ten tummy tilt positions with a four height variance, so you can incline the crib accordingly to help your little one digest their nighttime feed. This is especially useful if your baby suffers from colic or reflux, and will be a complete sanity saver for both you and your baby.
Both cribs come with a comfortably cushioned, yet firm 3D mesh mattress, so your baby can breathe freely. What’s more, clean-ups are easy, the mattress cover is washable, and the fabrics of the cot itself are wipe-clean.
RoomieTM Glide comes in two stylish colourways; almond and foggy grey. RRP £169. RoomieTM comes is available in grey flannel and walnut – RRP £149. Available to purchase from good nursery retailers. For more details visit the website: uk.joiebaby.com.
Joie is a global baby gear brand founded in 2011 and its products are designed with families at its heart. All Joie products are rigorously tested to the highest European standards.