Bedside cots and cribs are a great way to sleep closely and safely with your baby without the risks associated of sharing a bed together.
Co-sleeping cots are becoming increasingly popular. They allow you to keep your baby close, while following the NICE guidelines to have your baby in a separate crib or cot.
Effectively, you're lying next to your baby, as the cot-side is down, but you're not sharing bed coverings.
This means you and your baby can maximise the breastfeeding and soothing benefits that proximity brings, while minimising the increased risk of suffocation and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) that's associated with actual bedsharing.