“ Brand: Cosatto / Type: Cots „
This is the second cot i bought for my baby girl as i didnt like the first s only had 2 mattress height's it was pretty useless. this one has 6!
yes 6 mattress heights its excellent.
The cot is so well designed and so sturdy it's an excellent piece of furniture and defiantly built to last.
It has a drop side for easy use when putting baby in and out of the cot and the side can also be slid right under the cot so one side is totally open for co sleeping or even use as a day bed when your child is a bit older which is what im currently using my olivia for now my little girl is 2.
the cot has a lovely design to it, is made really well and looks just beautiful in my nursery.
The teething rails are really good to,cover both sides to protect both baby's teeth and the cot, the clips that the cot side fasten into can at time be temperamental.especially if you have had the side completely down and then go to pull it up, it can sometime lock in one side and not the other. but is easily put right by just sliding the side part way down and then back up :)
It really is a lovely itme and so much better than many other on the market but do shop around for the best price if your looking to buy one of these( or the newer model) as they really can vary alot.
Being very keen on the idea of co-sharing but a little apprehensive initially about having our baby sleep in our bed, this seemed the perfect solution! The cot allows you to have the baby right beside you at night and, with the fact that one of the sides is dropped right down, the cot essentially becomes an extension of your bed! This means that breastfeeding at night is much easier - you merely have to slide the baby across to you to feed and then slide back into the cot when she's finished! There is also a lovely element to using this this type of cot in that it further facilitates bonding - I must admit I loved having her within easy reach!
The cot is made from solid natural beech wood and looks a beautiful piece of furniture, it has slatted bars going down each side and an attractive curved rail along each end. It is a very solid looking cot - something which is appreciated when you consider the length of time the baby could be in it! As I mentioned before, one of the wide sides drops down entirely and folds away under the bottom of the cot. It can be slid easily into place if you wanted to use to cot in a conventional way for somewhere for the baby to sleep in the day - although we haven't ever done this ourselves! Cosatto do strongly recommend that your baby is never left unattended in the cot with the dropside down - but this seems basic common sense to me!
The cot measures 125cm x 67cm x 102cm and takes a standard 120 x 60cm cot mattress. The cot doesn't come with a mattress, this needs to be ordered seperately. There are 6 different height positions that the base can be adjusted to so that the cot fits level with your mattress and also for when it's being used as a standard cot! There are also safety teething rails to protect both the baby's mouth - and the cot (!) from harm when your baby is teething!
Overall we have been very pleased with this cot. There is only one small downside that I can think of in that the plastic attatchments in the locking mechanism for the dropside are dreadfully sharp and I had a huge scratch down my leg where I caught it one day while trying to settle our daughter in her cot.
The price for this cot varies hugely on line - I found it for £160 but saw it on some other websites for as much as £240, so it really is worth looking around! Comparitively, this bedside cot is somewhat cheaper than other cots but it looks so much more substantial, we do honestly feel we have got great value for money with it!
That said, our cot now is only really somewhere our baby lays in for maybe 10 minutes in the morning while watching her rainforest peek-a-boo soother (see review I have written for information about this, it's great!) as we have gone back to co-sharing since she started trying to wriggle over to find me for a feed but would get stuck in the area between the two mattresses which I had stuffed with blankets! We have found it very difficult to get the two mattresses completely flush and while this wasn't a problem initially, since she has started to wriggle to find me in the night it is safer really to have her in with us. I dont know if the mattress alignment is more a quirk of our bed or a general problem with the cot, I would imagine the former as a few friends of mine have used bedside cots with their children and have never had this problem. We weren't prepared to spend too many nights solving the problem (we tried for one night and she still tried to wriggle to us and got stuck again) so we decided she obviously wanted to be in with us and in she came! I must admit though I do strongly feel that this is a quirk with our baby, I would without hesitation use this type of cot with another baby!
Features: A fold away dropside to convert to bedside cot; 4 mattress height settings; safety teething rails to protect babys teeth; built from solid beech; suitable from birth.