Guide to Cots and Bassinets

You want your baby’s room to reflect your style and décor. We’ve tried to make it easy to choose the best style to suit both your style and budget and have grouped our cots and bassinets in styles. We want to share with you not only our extensive knowledge, but also feedback from customers to help you make the right choices. To start you off, here is some information about bassinets and cots:

Bassinets / Cradles

Most cradles and bassinets will usually last until baby is 8kg or 5/6months (although it may be less for some). Bassinets whilst not mandatory, are great if you want the convenience of having baby sleep next to your bed in those early months (so don't forget to match the decor in YOUR room). Below are 6 of our top selling bassinets / cradles - and the features make them so popular:

Leander cradle Grotime Patsy  boori sleigh bassinet

Stokke Mini
The Stokke® Sleep Mini is the perfect first bed for your baby. It creates a nestlike environment that is comfortable and secure. Smooth action lockable wheels can be used to rock your baby gently to sleep, and makes your crib easy to move from room to room. The Stokke Sleepi Mini then converts easily into Stokke Sleepi Bed, creating a familiar environment for your baby

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Nature's Purest Rocking Crib
The unique curved design makes it easier to rock your baby to sleep and also makes a beautiful statement in your whichever room it resides in.

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Leander Cradle
This is one of the most beautiful cradles on the market. The idea of the Leander cradle is to allow a gentle rocking motion and natural movement as the cradle is suspended from a secure ceiling hook, or from the tripod if you decide to purchase the optional stand. A classic piece of Scandinavian design it also allows you to keep valuable floor space free, and by simply installing additional hooks in different rooms the cradle can be easily hung anywhere in the house that you want.

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Grotime Patsy Bassinet
This cradle is a more traditional looking cradle. It has lockable castor wheels making it easily manoueverable.

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Boori Sleigh Bassinet

All Boori  Bassinets are a combination between classic and modern style bassinet  with a comfortable cradle style nest for baby. Comes with a breathe easy base and mattress. Soft airflow mesh sides for excellent ventilation and lockable wheels

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Cots

Is it space and the creation of space in the nursery, or form and design that are most important to you? Are you after a cot that you can use later on as a piece of furniture, or are you planning on more children thus require practicality and function above all else? Most of our customers want ALL of the above when choosing a cot for baby. So here are our top selling cots based on their space saving abilities, design and convertibility:

DESIGNER COTS:

Ubabub cot  Leander cot / bed Oeuf cots  Stokke Sleepi
Ububub

The ultra-funky Nifty Clear combines the clean lines of the mid-century aesthetic with ubabub’s innovative clear acrylic sides, providing greater visibility for parents. Now your baby can see the world around them and you can keep an eye on them from afar. The Nifty cot also comes in a wood slatted design and they also make a Pod design that is equally beautiful

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Leander Cot
The Leander cot has curves that are carved and moulded from laminated Scandinavian beech. The kind of cot you can stare at for hours and a showpiece in your nursery. But its not just a looker . . . it's functional too, converting into a just as stylish toddler bed. With all these features though, it is understandably priced at the higher end of the cot market.

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Oeuf Sparrow, Classic and Rhea cots

NYC Company Oeuf evokes the image of simple, clean and intuitive design with a focus on creating baby products that are high quality, practical and mindful of its impact on the environment and the communities it serves...

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Stokke Sleepi Mini & cot bed

The curved design of the sides of the bassinet and cot are said to make baby feel more secure by creating a nest like environment. The Mini is a bassinet on castor wheels that you can have in your room (so you don't have to go very far for middle of the night feeds in the first 4 months or so). The smooth motion of the wheels allows you to rock baby gently to sleep and when your bundle of joy grows out of the Mini the bassinet then converts into the multi adjustable Sleepi cot which further adapts to your child's developmental milestones - including an optional Junior Kit to make the cot into a bed suitable for children up to around the age of 10 (dependent on their height!).

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CLASSIC COT DESIGNS
We have a large range of classic styled cots and Boori and Grotime are the best in this category with both companies specialising in cots  for so many years now. The following cots are the most popular classic styled cots but we stock all Boori and Grotime cots. We havent included a description on these cost as they all have the classic one handed drop down side and solid structures. If you are unsure what style you'd like your baby's nursery to be in, you won't go wrong choosing a classic design

 Boori Classic cot  Boori Sleigh cot  Grotime Hadley cot  Grotime Harriet cot

Boori Classic cot
Classic styling is the centre of all Boori Country cots. The Classic cot is rightly names so

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Boori Sleigh cot
For that grand baby cot look, the Boori Sleigh has it
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Grotime Hadley cot
Simple, classic lines make the Hadley cot a base for you to create your own unique nursery. Comes complete with convenient drawer

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Grotime Harriet cot
With the Harriet cot, you get the convenient under cot drawer

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COTS ON A BUDGET
Yes, having a baby can be expensive. The great news is - you can still grab a high quality cot at a great price. Grotime and Boori Urbane are renowned for their quality in materials they use and craftesmanship and these cots are definitely value for money:

 Boori Urbane Daintree cot  Troll Sun Cot  Grotime Pearl Cot

Boori Urbane Daintree cot

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Troll Sun cot
& mattress

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Grotime Pearl

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COTS THAT TURNS INTO A FULL SIZED ADULT SINGLE BED OR DOUBLE BED!
Talking about value for money....... these cots transform from cots into full sized single beds. All the extra bits you need to make the transformation are included in the price. It also makes it easier to style the room and create a nursery design that will grow with your child:

 Grotime Rollover cot to single bed  Boori Madison Forever cot to single bed  Boori Eton Cot

Grotime Rollover cot to Single Bed

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Boori Madison Forever cot to Single Bed

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 Boori Eton Convertible cot
 to Double Bed

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