I'm wondering if anyone has used a swing cot before - they sell them at Mothercare, much smaller than a regular sized cot. Are they better than moses baskets? We plan to have the baby sleeping in our room but don't want to get a bed-side cot because it takes up too much space.

Also, this may be a silly question but when people say the baby sleeps with them on the bed, do they mean literally next to them or is there something you can buy to put on your bed for the baby?