Tips on how to choose a cot or cot bed
• The size of your storage space is important. Check the dimensions of the cot and measure the space in your home to see if the cot itself will fit comfortably.
• Some cots come with teething rails, handy for when a baby is teething and has a tendency to munch on anything they can get their gums on.
• Drawers can save space by storing clothes and nappies, although this might cost a little extra.
• If you plan on having multiple children with a small age gap between, a cot might be more suitable. You can reuse the cot for the smaller baby and buy a single bed for the older child. Or, if you have twins, you may wish to buy a larger cot bed that can fit them both.
• A bed with a height-adjustable base is useful because it can be adjusted as your child grows.
• If the cot comes already built, make sure it will fit through the door. If it is self-assembly, make sure you have the tools and help required.
• Try to pick a cot that fits the décor of the room in which it will be used.