Why is the ideal sleeping cot so important?
It's one of the most expensive purchases new parents can make.
One crucial decision to make before your baby arrives is where they'll sleep. We think you'll definitely appreciate a sleeping cot. In the first few months of your baby's life, there will be a lot of time spent putting your baby to sleep, waking them for feeding or resettling your baby. It's also one of the most expensive purchases new parents can make, so getting longevity from a sleeping cot is a vital factor to consider. Therefore, when choosing a sleeping cot, we know how important a decision it can be for new parents. That's why we work with some of the top suppliers. With our extensive range of colours, you are certain to find the perfect sleeping cot that will fit seamlessly with the rest of your nursery.
Need a sleeping cot? How do cots and cotbeds differ?
Sleeping cots vary in size, cost and functionality.
Yes, you read that correctly. The sleeping cot has MANY variants, and the clearest amongst these is the cot and cotbed. There are many similarities – what with being the same shape and basic design – however, there are distinctions too. First, let's get to grips with what sleeping cots are.
What is a sleeping cot?
A sleeping cot is a baby-sized boxlike bed, usually affixed with a single frame featuring vertical bars. It has a baby mattress and is able to hold a standing child. A sleeping cot is typically used from birth up until the child is two years old.
What is a sleeping cotbed?
A sleeping cotbed is a variation of a cot, with additional features. These include a teething rail, casters, headboard, footboard and under-cot drawers. Thanks to its detachable frame, it offers better access to the baby and can be used from birth until the child is five years old.
The main differences
Sleeping cots vary in size, cost and functionality. However, they are usually smaller and cheaper than cot beds and feature fixed side railings. An advantage of choosing a sleeping cot rather than a sleeping cotbed, is whether you are planning on having more children. If so, a sleeping cot is far more cost-efficient for more children to sleep in. Whereas a sleeping cotbed is slightly more expensive with twice as much use. The cotbed is larger than a cot, has removable sides and can transition into a smaller single bed.
Who is behind our sleeping cot range?
Superior quality and stylish sleep solutions for parents.
Sleep, it’s something we all cherish . . . but when you become a parent, it can take on a whole new meaning. Dedicated to creating products and having conversations to help make nap times as stress-free as possible Snüz held a belief. They believed that when it comes to a happy parent and child, everything starts with a good night’s sleep. Established in 2014, Snüz's vision was to provide superior quality and stylish sleep solutions for parents. They began with the now iconic and award-winning sleeping cot, the SnuzPod. Since then, Snüz has expanded to include nursery furniture, sleeping bags, sleep aids and mattresses too!
Yet, Snüz isn’t the only sleeping cot supplier we work with! Our top-rated sleeping cots are brought to you courteous of Mamas and Papas. Mamas and Papas have over 40 years of experience helping proud parents grow their family, THEIR WAY. Born and bred in Yorkshire, they have over 30 stores and concessions across the UK and Ireland. They're partial to a wee bit of globetrotting too – trading in the Middle East, Russia, Europe, Far East, with more openings on the horizon. Mamas and Papas award-winning products are lovingly designed to support customers' parenting journeys. From nursery room sets and furniture to pushchairs, clothing, equipment, toys and more. They believe that "no one gets parenting better" and have a host of industry awards and thousands of happy parents to prove it too!
Get in touch about our sleeping cot range
Aspirational living with award winning service.
Bush Babes Baby Store is a luxury independent packed full of leading nursery brands. We are two families who united to create a welcoming and aspirational baby store. With over 35 years of experience in the industry, Bush Babes Baby Store has won many awards and served generations of families. Mothers who once shopped for their children are now coming in with their adult daughters for their grandchildren. Together, we want to help you choose everything you need for the most important person in your life . . . your new baby!
Our mission is to provide the best service, price and most honest advice to all our customers.
Our staff are trained in all aspects of baby products, with special attention paid to car safety. We stock contemporary nursery furniture, prams, strollers, travel accessories, clothing and gifts. Orders can be placed online, or you can visit the store in person. We are located in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, just 5 minutes from junction 25 of the M25. Based in a large 5,000 square foot premises – and set over three floors – we operate the largest nursery store in the South East!
Interested in our sleeping cot range? Reach out to Bush Babes Baby Store today!