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Silver Cross or Mamas & Papas: which cot bed should you go for?

We’ve pitted two of the biggest British nursery furniture brands against each other. Find out which cot bed manufacturer you should invest in kit out your baby’s nursery.

Parents warned over defective cot beds

We recently tested 12 cot beds and had to send back three due to damage and quality control issues. Find out what we uncovered in our tests and what parents should do if a cot bed you buy is faulty.

Are you putting your baby to sleep correctly?

Putting your baby to sleep is more complicated than you may think. Discover the latest safe sleep advice for babies, from the Lullaby Trust and how to buy the best cot mattress and cot bed for a safer night's sleep.

Safety alert: Mothercare issues recall of cribs

Safety recall: parents are urged to return some Mothercare Hyde Crib after the brand identified a faulty batch where the base could fall off the frame.

Ikea cot bed advert doubles up as pregnancy test

An Ikea advert in a Swedish magazine also doubles up as a pregnancy test. And if you're pregnant, a discount price for Ikea's baby cribs is revealed.

Is a cardboard baby box safe for a sleeping baby?

The Lullaby Trust has raised concerns about the increasing popularity of cardboard baby boxes, and has issued new safe sleeping guidance for babies.

US bans drop-side cots over safety concerns

The sale or manufacture of drop-side cots and cribs will be banned in the US from June 2011, following the deaths of at least 32 babies since 2000.

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