Cot Beds 101: What You Need to Know

If you’re an expectant mum, there may be a lot of nursery terms floating around in your head. Searching for the perfect cot? A cot bed, which converts into a kid’s bed when your baby gets older, may be what you’re looking for. Here’s the lowdown…
What is a cot bed?
Modern Cot Bed with Wheels - The Baby Cot Shop
Put simply, a cot bed is a cot that adapts into a child’s bed. It grows with your child with its removable sides and end panel, so you won’t need to scout for a bed once they grow out of their cot. Hooray!
What is the difference between a cot and a cot bed?
Where most cot beds will last until your little one is around 4-5 years old, a cot is slightly smaller and specifically designed for a baby until they’re about 2 years old. Therefore, cots tend to be smaller than cot beds, so keep that in mind when you’re designing a nursery.
Cot beds for different ages:
Your cot bed journey starts at The Baby Cot Shop. We’ve got a huge range of cot beds specifically designed for different age groups, so you can have a hassle-free shopping experience. First up, there’s the glamorous TriBeCa Tufted Cot Bed, with its elegant upholstery (that comes in varying colours), which is also suitable as a toddler bed. For a cot bed that’ll last them until aged 4-5, we’d opt for the Chelsea Cot Bed – crafted in a unique French style it easily converts into a bed or sofa bed. Looking for a cot bed that looks good in every nursery? Meet the Belgravia Upholstered Cot Bed, which is suitable for kids beyond age 6 and even includes storage drawers – yay.
Practical cot beds:
We heart cot beds that are mum saviours, like the Modern Cot Bed with Wheels that effortlessly moves out the way if you need extra space in the nursery for playtime. And if you like the sound of buying a cot bed that comes with its own mattress, take a look at the Athens Luxury Cot Bed. Crafted in a traditional, classic design, it allows you to purchase an organic cot mattress and waterproof organic protector with your cot bed.
Luxurious cot beds:
Cot beds that have the wow factor are totally trending right now. Whether they’re extravagant, standout or unique, these cot beds will transform your nursery from sweet to spectacular. Cue the Regency Cot Bed with its Hollywood glamour vibe and the Personalised Hand Painted Modern Cot Bed and Rosa Hand Painted Cot Bed (both available with your child’s name on). How special are they?
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