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A very nice, expensive looking cot
Winnie The Pooh Cotbed
Member Name: ally_kats_mama
Winnie The Pooh Cotbed
Advantages: Nicely made, sturdy
Disadvantages: You have to buy the matress seperately
My Mum purchased this cotbed for our daughter when we first found out we were expecting her. I am pretty sure this is where my Winnie The Pooh nursery fixation came from so you can blame her for all my reviews of Winnie The Pooh baby stuff!
The cotbed comes flat packed and you do really have to follow the instructions to build it. It is a little complicated, especially when you have a husband who won't let you lift anything! We could have had this done in half the time had my husband let me help but no....just because I was pregnant at the time I had to sit and relax. Boo! It does come in a good few pieces so be warned!
When it was finally built we were left with a really beautiful cot. It was made from beautifully smooth solid pine and it looks really expensive. I think it cost my Mum around the £160 mark. The pine is beautifully smooth and it has a nice varnished shine to it too. The most beautiful thing about this cotbed though are the carvings of Winnie The Pooh in both ends of the cot. It is just the perfect finishing touch.
We didn't build it to see what it was like as a cot bed as we were not thinking that far ahead. We did not end up using it as a cotbed either as by the time my daughter was old enough to go into a cotbed, she also had the ability to speak and air her views and she wanted a Dora bed. When she did sleep in the cot though, she always had a peaceful night and slept soundly.
When the cot was built, it was very strong and sturdy. It is made of very thick wood and there is a plastic coating on the rails which are called teething rails so should your baby decide they want to try and chew the rails they shouldn't get damaged. My daughter never did try to chew the rails so I don't know if it would cause any damage.
The cotbed does not come with a matress which is a bit of an annoyance given the amount it costs. You do have to make sure you have the dimensions etc to ensure you get the right size matress. My Mum got ours from the same place she purchased the cot and it was £70 for one which was decent. The ones under that price were very thin.
When it was purchased for us there was an entire matching set of furniture but that has now been discontinued however, as long as you have Winnie the Pooh furniture, I think it still goes nicely.
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