Passionate companies often begin their journey in a garage. This is also where Peter Orinsky developed and built the very first children’s loft bed for his son Felix 31 years ago. It was very important for him to only use natural materials, provide strong safety features, clean workmanship as well as a high degree of flexibility to ensure long-term use. The sophisticated modular system has been so well received over the years that the successful family business Billi-Bolli emerged – complete with master craftsmen working in our very own Workshop in the east of Munich. By communicating closely with customers Billi-Bolli keeps refining and enhancing their children’s furniture range constantly. After all, satisfied parents and happy children are our greatest motivation. More about us…
Mama and Baby have been inseparable for 9 months – why should it change after birth? With our bedside crib, also called baby balcony, baby and mother remain physically close for another 9 months. The open side of the bedside cot is simply placed right next to “Mama’s” bed.
Breastfeeding is now a lot more pleasant at nighttime. You do not have to get up first, go to another room, pick up your crying baby and then sit down to breastfeed. Now you can stay in bed – without you and your baby waking up fully. Your metabolism won’t have to power up, again and again, every time. After breastfeeding, you have all of your bed to yourself again. You will experience a much more restful sleep.
The child does not experience the nighttime sleep as a time of separation, but rather as a pleasant time close to their mother and will naturally sleep calmer and better. Physical closeness to the parents during the first months of life is of great importance for the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of kids.
The Bedside Crib is height adjustable and is attached to the parents’ bed with sturdy Velcro straps (included). In addition, each baby balcony has a practical little storage table for diapers, pacifiers etc. You can also get a matching mattress from PROLANA on request.
And when the time for nighttime breastfeeding is over, the bedside cot can be easily converted into an arts and crafts table, a doll’s house, a children’s bench and so much more.
For ambitious DIY enthusiasts, we offer a simplified construction manual for free. Telephone support is also available, if needed: Bedside crib construction manual
Dear Billi-Bolli team!
I’d like to leave you all a short review since I am so satisfied with your bedside crib:
Our son Valentin was born on 8th January. Since then he has been sleeping in his Billi-Bolli bed and is obviously very content. For us, it was surely a very good decision to purchase this bed because nights have been so stress-free. When I want to feed our Valentin, I simply bring his bed closer to me. And if I fall asleep, there is no danger that he will fall out of his bed; he can simply roll back into his crib. In addition, he is very seldom fully awake during nursing nowadays. This is great for my husband as well, and he hardly notices that I’m breastfeeding Valentin. The nights surely wouldn’t be as refreshing if we had opted for a standard crib instead (which, of course, would have included waking up, getting out of bed, taking him out of the crib, screaming, …).
Thanks for this great idea!