Cot beds: Best Buys
Want a safe and easy to use cot bed?
Trying to decide which cot bed is right for you can be daunting as there are so many different brands, models and features to choose from. Our cot bed tests are a great starting point to help you choose the best and safest, at the best price.
When looking for a cot bed for your new baby, you'll want to be assured that:
- It's totally safe - we check all cot beds to make sure they not only comply with British standards, but that there are no dangerous features
- That it's durable and will last - we test each cot bed by pounding it first 1,000 times with a 10kg weight, and by shaking the rails 30 times per minute until it's been rattled 5,000 times
- It's easy to use everyday - we get real parents to try out each cot bed to make sure it's easy to assemble, lift your baby in and out of and adjust
- You haven't had to pay the earth - cot beds can cost as much as £600, but we've found Best Buy cot beds for under £170.
A Best Buy cot bed will make your life as a new parent easier, helping you avoid one that will infuriate you more than your child's tantrums.
Video guide: what makes a Best Buy cot bed?
Find out the real differences between a good and a bad cot bed in our video guide to what makes a Best Buy cot bed.
Let us help you choose the best cot bed
As well as looking at our reviews of cot beds, our guide to buying a cot bed, from features to look our for to how much you need to spend, as well as safe sleeping tips, will help make the decision easy and put your mind at rest.
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