Product Type: Mamas & Papas furniture
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Mamas & Papas Eloise Cot Bed
Member Name: Ninski1
Mamas & Papas Eloise Cot Bed
Advantages: Sturdy and easy to assemble
Disadvantages: None in my opinion
When I was expecting my son I was overwhelmed by the choice and also price of cots available and after lots of consideration my husband and I decided we wanted a cot bed, as it would be longer lasting than just a small cot.
We looked at what seemed like millions and finally settled on the Mamas and Papas Eloise Cot Bed. We bought it from B and Q online 3 years ago for £140. Which compared to many this was a bargain. It does not come with a mattress, but we found the overall dimensions of 69cm in width by 140cm in length to be pretty much standard and so we had no trouble finding one to fit. The cot bed overall is 77cm wide, 144 cm long and 100cm in height, both my husband and I are 6 foot and over and found the height to be just about right. The cot bed does not come with a drop down side.
The Cot bed is made of solid wood with a natural pine finish and is lovely to look at. It arrived flat packed and was very easy to assemble; it probably took us around 45 minutes in total. The Cot bed has three adjustable heights to use as your baby grows, the highest one is for when they are newborns, and they lie just near the top and this helps you as you do not need to bend too far down to pick up and but the baby down, I did not use the second setting, instead I dropped the cot bed to its lowest point as soon as my son could sit up to stop him falling out if he decide to pull himself up.
There are plastic teething rails on each top side of the cot, that just slot into place, my son never bothered chewing on them, but they looked pretty useful. The cot bed is suitable from birth to around 5 years; I suppose this depends on how tall your child grows. My son moved out of his cot bed when he was two and we found the conversion to a bed very easy, though we had a bit of a panic when we couldn't find some of the screws to help with the conversion, but eventually found them in the attic, so try to remember where you put the conversion pieces.
The cot has now been used as a little bed for about 7 months and my son is very happy in it, we have attached a Lindham bed guard to prevent him falling out and this sits nicely, leaving about a quarter of the bed unguarded so he can get out if he wants to.
Overall I am very pleased with this cot bed, it is very sturdy, was easy to assemble, looks lovely, it was easy to find a mattress that fitted and as it converts in to little bed, it will last a long time, which overall makes it very good value for money - highly recommended.
Summary: Great cot bed that will last for years
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