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I purchased this Hayworth cot from Mama and Papas last year for my first baby. I paid £170 for this cot, but it did not come with a mattress. I purchased this separately. The cot was in stock at the time in Mama and Papas, but as I did not want it in the house so early before my baby arrived, they did keep the cot for me, after I had paid, until a few weeks before I was due which I was grateful for.
This is actually a cot bed, so it can be used for a child up to four years old. For the money, this cot is amazing value, as it lasts so long. It is strong, sturdy and comes in three different styles, white, walnut and vintage pine. I chose white, as it goes with my bed that is white, as the cot is in my room for now! It will also match any room with any furniture. It is a lovely bright white, and is a really gorgeous cot.
This cot is solid at the two ends which are curved, and the sides are bars. If you don't want your babies legs or arms to go through the bars and get stuck you do need cot bumpers, my son always gets his foot stuck in-between the bars. If my son rolls over and hits his head on the bars he always cries and has a red mark on his head, so cot bumpers are a must with this cot to prevent your child getting stuck or hurting themselves.
The cot can be made up easily, it took me and my boyfriend about 20 minutes to half an hour to put it together properly. It was not too difficult at all. The cot adjusts to three different heights. The top height is for when your baby is born so you don't need to bend over too much all the time putting them down in the cot, and it will need to be moved down when your baby starts moving around a bit more. I had to move mine when my son was 5 months old and he started trying to reach and sit up, he was trying to grab the mobile, and started rolling over, so I was worried he might get out! I don't think it will need to go down to the bottom until he starts standing up, the second height is quite deep into the cot to keep him safe for now.
This cot is a really good size, there is so much room for my baby. There is enough room for him to roll and move about in there in the night. The first night I moved my son into his cot from his moses basket was the first time he slept through the night! He slept so much better being free to move his arms and legs about freely with more room.
I just bought the cot bed, but you can get other accessories to go with this cot, such as a shelf that goes on top of the cot, where you can change your baby, so it saves having to buy a changing unit, or finding somewhere to change them. You can also have a drawer underneath, but I didn't feel it was necessary, and didn't look very deep. Without a drawer under the cot, there is actually a lot of space to store things. This is so handy, to store baby things under the cot, once you have got the stuff under the cot side, there is a lot of space under there for storage.
I love this cot, I have nothing bad to say about it at all! It looks stylish, it has been up only 7 months, but it is in perfect condition, and I can see it lasting years. It is so strong and feels such good quality, I am really happy with it. I would definitely recommend this cot, and will be purchasing again if I have another baby!
This is a review of the Hayworth cot bed which we recently purchased from the Mamas and Papas shop in preparation for baby number two's arrival. We already have a M&P cot bed for our daughter and liked it so I chose one in white this time so we could decorate the bedroom to match.
The Hayworth is a cot bed which means you can keep using it for quite a while. The base has three positions and you start off with your baby in the highest setting (which is a lot better on your back when leaning over the cot!) and then lower it as the baby begins to move around more. Further stages include removing the sides to make it more of a bed and the head and foot have solid ends. My plan eventually is to leave one side on and create a 'day bed' look with cushions and duvets for the day and then it can be a seating area too.
Our daughter has gnawed her cot a lot so I specifically wanted one that came with the teether rails this time. I don't know if they will make a difference and they are noticeable but it may mean the cot retains some resell value in the long run (which our first one won't have!). There is also an option to buy a package which includes an over bed changer shelf (it balances on the cot rails) and an under bed drawer but we decided we didn't need these so opted for the cheaper cot only package.
I first noticed this cot on ebay and loved it on sight. Luckily the shop still sold them as my more than generous bid on a new but slightly damaged cot did not win the auction which was a shame as it was a very local pick up! At first we will be using a moses basket so I was in no rush for the cot but as the nesting instinct kicked in, I wanted to get the room ready!
It took us under an hour to construct the cot from a flat pack status which isn't bad really. The pieces fitted together well and we were able to set it up in the highest position straight away. My husband could have done it on his own but I insisted on helping which probably meant it took longer but at least I could hold things in position for him whilst he got to work with the screwdriver.
Dressing the cot
Obviously, you do need to buy a mattress to go in the cot and it is always recommended that you buy a new mattress so you know it is hygienic. We chose one from the M&P shop that is also sold in Argos and it was reduced too so we felt we got a bargain. The first purchase for this was a waterproof mattress which will always be used to keep the mattress clean. The fun bit comes in dressing the bed then and we will probably use the bumpers and mobile we had for our daughter as they are a fairly neutral theme and will go with most colours. I have made a duvet cover on my sewing machine that is adorning the cot currently but I may purchase another one closer to the time.
The cot was in the sale for £169 down from £259 (the package with the drawer and changer is currently priced at £279). We were happy to pay the £169 for the cot although I am well aware that you can get them a lot cheaper than this and there is nothing wrong with second hand.
I am pleased with the bed, it is easy to dress and looks nice in the room. It is a versatile bed that will last a few years hopefully although the slatted base would definitely not support the weight of an adult so no perching on the bed when it's story time! The store were efficient to order the bed and whilst it was out of stock, it was delivered (free) in under two weeks which was a bit of a surprise to us as we were expecting to wait a bit longer. There is a bit of storage space under the bed and this is handy without being accessible to the baby. Now the bed is in, I feel a bit more ready and am looking forward to using the room properly when the baby arrives and have got the nursing chair set up in one corner already!