7 Best Cots & Cot Beds In 2022

For this post, I have put together a collection of the best cots and cot beds for babies currently available. For all my recommended baby product guides, with top picks, see my list of newborn checklist.

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Best Cots And Cot Beds
Best Cots And Cot Beds

When it comes to finding something for your baby to sleep in, the choice you make really will depend on what works best for you and the space you have at home.

How We Selected

We have scoured the web looking at plenty of cots and cot beds.

Like most products there is a huge range in cost so we’ve selected the best budget buys along with those that cost more with lots of features.

We’ve put together our top picks of the best cots and cot beds on the market, all of which have excellent customer reviews with a majority of 5/5 star ratings.

Also see my guides to the best Moses baskets, bedside cribs and baby blankets.

For safe sleep advice see the Lullaby Trust website.

Mums-to-be or new parents will also find our guide to the Top 100 Baby Products super useful.

So here is my list of the the best cot beds and cots.

Tutti Bambini Modena Nursery Cot Bed

  • Beautiful contemporary cot bed combining classic wood finishes with modern white detailing.
  • The cot bed turns into a toddler bed and sofa bed making it the perfect choice to grow with your little one.
  • Suitable from birth up to approximately 6 years.
  • Three-position mattress height with fixed side rails.
  • Requires 70x140cm mattress (sold separately).
  • Pros: Changes from cot to toddler bed and sofa bed.
  • Cons: Toddler bed has no bed-guard.
  • Consumer score: Parents love this cot bed – 83% of buyers gave it 5 stars..

Jacob Wooden Baby Cot Bed

  • Cot bed made from the sturdy natural pine wood.
  • Converts to the toddler bed by using the included wooden barrier so no separate purchases necessary.
  • Large covered drawer on runners for extra storage space in the nursery.
  • There are three mattress base positions which provide easier and safer access to baby as he/she grows.
  • Includes deluxe 6cm foam mattress with antibacterial and hypoallergenic Aloe Vera cover.
  • Available in colours; white, grey and mint.
  • Pros: Storage space, converts from cot to toddler bed.
  • Cons: Only available in white or grey.
  • Consumer score: Parents absolutely love this cot bed – 76% of buyers gave it 5 stars..

Babymore Eva Sleigh Cot Bed

  • Traditional looking sleigh cot bed.
  • Easily converts to junior bed, sofa and day bed.
  • Suitable from birth to approximately four years old.
  • The single handed drop side mechanism allows easy access to your baby.
  • Three different base heights to suit your baby as they grow.
  • Available in colours; dark brown or white.
  • Require UK standard cot mattress size – 120 x 60 cm (not included).
  • Pros: Converts into toddler bed and day bed.
  • Cons: Expensive.
  • Consumer score: Parents really like this cot bed – 84% of buyers gave it 4-5 stars..

Obaby Grace Inspire Cot Bed

  • Cot bed with cute illustrations on the bed end which will add character to any nursery.
  • Turns into a cute toddler bed.
  • Adjustable 3 position base height.
  • Available in four different designs including; Little Princess, Little Prince, Little Sailor and Unicorn.
  • Requires mattress measuring 140 x 70cm, available separately.
  • Pros: Easy to assemble, affordable, converts from cot to toddler bed.
  • Cons: The pictures on cot may not be to all tastes.
  • Consumer score: Parents like this cot – 86% of buyers gave it 5 stars..

Obaby Bantam Space Saver Cot

  • Space saving cot for rooms with limited space.
  • Requires mattress measuring 100 x 50cm, available separately.
  • Available in grey, taupe grey and white.
  • Three position adjustable base to ensure your little one is safe and secure from birth to approximately 18 months.
  • Pros: Space saver, affordable.
  • Cons: Requires a smaller than standard mattress.
  • Consumer score: Parents love this cot – 82% of buyers gave it 5 stars..

Baby Elegance Travis Baby Cot Bed with Mattress (Argos)

Baby Elegance Travis Baby Cot Bed with Mattress - Grey
  • Traditionally styled cot bed with a solid pine grey finish.
  • Suitable from birth until 4 years.
  • Cot bed has fixed sides and three mattress base heights; when your baby is small, the higher level allows you to easily lift them in and out.
  • Pros: So easy to build and very sturdy too.
  • Cons: No dropside.
  • Consumer score: Excellent customer reviews with average 4.7/5 star ratings.

Vox Vintage Baby Cot (Cuckooland)

Vox Vintage Baby Cot
  • Gorgeous retro style cot.
  • Made or high quality laminated board with solid oak legs.
  • Base can be adjusted to three different heights.
  • Would team well with other Vintage (style) pieces.
  • Cot Mattress size 60 x 120 Cm (sold separately).
  • Pros: Stylish retro design.
  • Cons: Only one colour option, doesn’t convert to a cot bed.
  • Consumer score: Cuckooland furniture has average 4.7/5 star ratings on Feefo.

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Things To Consider When Buying A Cot Bed

Space

It is worth considering how much space you have available before choosing your cot or cot bed.

If you are limited for space a cot maybe better than a cot bed as you can get something smaller.

Some cots come with under bed storage drawers or cot top changers, which are also a good option if you’re limited for space.

Adjustable Height

Most cots have adjustable height positions so that when your baby is little you can reach them easily.

As your child grows and becomes more mobile you can drop the base down so that they can’t climb out of the cot.

Drop Down Sides

Cots with drop-down sides make it easier to lift your baby out without too much strain on your back.

FAQ’s Cots & Cot Beds

Should I choose a cot or cot bed?

Most cots on the market tend to be cot beds these days as they are more versatile and last for longer that a standard cot.

A cot bed will grow with your baby into their toddler years. Some cot beds even convert to adult sized beds so you really do have all the options available to you.

A cot is probably a better choice if you’re limited for space, as they can be smaller.

Which mattress should I buy?

ttress you opt for will all depend on what size cot you buy. Some cots and cot beds come with mattresses but others are sold separately.

It is extremely important that you buy the correct size mattress for your cot. You do not want gaps around the sides.

Should I get a Moses basket or bedside crib before I put my baby in a cot?

The Lullaby Trust recommends babies sleep in a traditional cot, crib, co-sleeper cot, Moses basket, a baby box or a sleep pod in the same room as parents for the first 6 months.

Usually due to space in the parents room a smaller crib or Moses basket is a more suitable option for baby’s first few months.

Bed sharing with your baby is not recommended.


Final Thoughts

My overall top pick is the Tutti Bambini Modena Nursery Cot Bed as it is a stylish, contemporary cot bed combining classic wood finishes with modern white detailing.
It also turns into a toddler bed and sofa bed making it the perfect choice to grow with your little one.

I hope this list of the best cots and cot beds for babies was helpful.

If you think I left any out that should be included or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.

Nicola

Last Updated: February 2022

  • Added Top Picks.
  • Updated image.
  • Added ‘How We Selected.’
  • Added link to Lullaby Trust website.
  • Added Pros/Cons on all products.
  • Added ‘Things To Consider’.
  • Added Final Thought.
  • Moved unavailable products to bottom of page.

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Boori Eton Convertible Plus Cot Bed, Wood (currently unavailable)

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  • Cot bed crafted from chunky solid wood with minimal detailing.
  • It converts to a toddler bed suitable from birth to 5 years. (Toddler Guard Panel available separately).
  • Also transforms into a full adult-sized double bed & cosy sofa. (Conversion kit available separately).
  • Makes it the cot bed with the most longevity from our list.
  • It has 2 base heights. High base for newborns and low base for when baby is able to pull themselves up.
  • Mattress required must be 132cm x 70cm (sold separately).

Silver Cross Notting Hill Cot Bed (currently unavailable)

  • Sleek and stylish cot bed with a classic glossy white finish.
  • This cot converts quickly and easily into a toddler bed that is suitable up to approximately 4 years.
  • With three base heights; New-born, intermediate, and the bottom setting for older babies.
  • Compatible with a size 400 mattress and all Silver Cross True Fit mattresses. Mattress size: 140cm x 70cm.

Steens Cot Bed with Whitewash (currently unavailable)

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  • Solid pine whitewash cot with shaped backboard detail.
  • Its compact design is ideal for smaller rooms or for simply freeing up some floor space. H 98.4cm x W 156cm x D 76.4cm.
  • The open slatted ends and sides are perfect for watching over your little one.
  • Three different height settings.
  • Converts to toddler bed.
  • Parents love this cot – No products found..