A cot bed is a piece of furniture designed for infants and young children that combines the functionality of a crib and a toddler bed, allowing for a seamless transition as the child grows. With its convertible design, a cot bed offers value for money and provides a comfortable and secure sleeping environment throughout the early years of a child's life.
Cot beds are suitable for children from birth until around four or five years old, making them a cost-effective choice. The main difference between a crib and a cot bed is their adaptability. While a crib is typically used for newborns and infants, a cot bed offers the advantage of versatility - it can easily be transformed from a cot with high sides to a toddler bed with low or removable sides. This allows the cot bed to grow with the child, providing a familiar and comfortable sleep space as they transition from infancy to early childhood.
It is also worth noting that a cot bed is not the same as a toddler bed. A toddler bed is a smaller bed designed specifically for toddlers transitioning from cots or cribs to regular beds. It typically has low sides or guardrails to prevent accidental falls.