Cots and Bedding to keep your Baby Cosy this Winter
The first frost has landed and, if you’re anything like me, you’ve already had the heating on for weeks by now.
So now we’re in the thick of colder weather, you might be searching for ways to keep your baby warm at night – without getting too hot. And if that’s the case, we’ve got plenty of tips and recommendations to keep your little one at just the right temperature.
First, find a Cosy Cot
If you’ve got a little one on the way, you’ll be after the perfect cot. And if your baby’s first few months will be during the frosty weather, you’ll need a cot that keeps them cosy and warm.
While all of our cots provide a cosy and comfortable night’s sleep, it’s good to look out for the following features:
- Co-sleeping functionality – so you can keep your baby close by, enjoy cosy cuddles, and check on their warmth levels.
- Castors – so you can push the cot to the warmest area in the room, or move it away if it gets too hot or cold.
- Good airflow – so you can make sure your baby still gets a good flow of air to avoid overheating.
Here’s our top pick of cosy cots for this winter…
Tutti Bambini CoZee Bedside Crib
With this cosy bedside crib, you can keep a close eye on your little one’s temperature while they snooze. Since it’s perfect for co-sleeping, both you and your baby can get cosy and safely cuddle up this winter. And thanks to its under-cot shelf, you can keep those winter blankets neatly stashed away!
Oliver Furniture Wood Co-Sleeper, Cradle & Bench
Your baby will enjoy the cosiest night’s sleep in this nifty cot from Oliver Furniture. As you can convert it into a co-sleeping crib, you can easily reach over and soothe your baby at night – ensuring they’re cosy and happy all night long!
With the option to add a wood canopy, you can create the ultimate cosy cot this winter. Your little one will enjoy their own cosy and draft-free sanctuary while they snooze.
Boori Oasis Oval Cot
With lockable castors, you can move this cot to the cosiest spot in the house. So if your baby’s usual sleeping spot gets too drafty, you can pull it to a warmer space. And since you can move this cot wherever you please, you can pull it towards your bed while you sleep.
It’s the easy way to keep your little one close by and enjoy a cosy night’s sleep together. With open spindles, you can reach over and soothe your baby back to sleep.
Vox Bosque Baby Cot
When you’ve got the heating blasting this winter, you want to make sure your baby stays cool and not too hot. With a breathable mesh layer, this cot by Vox allows a healthy airflow to circulate around your baby all night long.
Plus, you can easily see your little one and make sure they’re enjoying a cosy night’s sleep.
Pick a Comfy Mattress and Protector
Now you’ve found the cosiest cot for winter, you’ll need a supportive and breathable baby mattress. To keep your baby cosy, the right cot mattress should be:
- Firm and flat
- At least 10cm thick
- Accident-proof – a mattress with a waterproof cover can keep your baby cosy and your mattress stain-free.
Here are a few of our tried-and-tested favourites…
Natural Twist Baby Cot Bed Mattress
Depending on how old your baby is, you have a choice of firmness. One side is firm for babies up to 18 months, and the other is supple and soft for when your baby reaches toddler stage. Simply flip it over to suit your baby’s needs!
Baby Organic Wool Cot Bed Mattress
Extra breathable and light, this organic wool mattress will help regulate your baby’s temperature. So whether it’s the thick of winter or the peak of summer, your little one will feel just right – move over Goldilocks!
Panda London Bamboo Mattress Protector
A mattress protector will keep your baby cosy, comfortable, and free from dust and pesky mites. This mattress protector by Panda London is naturally hypoallergenic and comes in ten different sizes – so there’s one for every stage of your child’s development.
Then team it with Cosy Baby Bedding
Now you’ve got the basics covered, it’s time to find blankets and sheets to swaddle your baby this winter. Whether you’re out on a frosty winter’s walk or it’s your baby’s bedtime, make sure they’re toasty warm with these blankets and bedding…
With fitted sheets and layers of cotton blankets, you can keep your baby cosy at night this winter. Fitted sheets won’t come unstuck in the night if your baby moves about while they sleep. And since that means your baby won’t get caught up in tangled sheets, they enjoy a comfier and safer night’s sleep.
These fitted sheets by Panda London wick moisture and odour. So not only will your baby stay cosy this winter, but they’ll also stay comfy and dry.
A thick baby blanket can keep your baby warm on the coldest of winter days. While not suitable for bedtime, the Cam Cam Copenhagen Baby Blanket is wonderfully cosy for chilly outings in the pram or tummy time.
Baby Sleeping Bag
A baby sleeping bag takes the hassle out of choosing the right number of bedtime blankets. Instead of trying to work out the right amount, you can simply pop your baby in a sleeping bag and rest assured they’re cosy and warm.
Plus, they keep your baby covered up at all times – no matter how much they wriggle about at night! So there’s no chance your little one can shake off their bedding on a cold winter’s night.
With a soft jersey lining inside, this sleeping bag by Cam Cam Copenhagen will keep your baby snuggly warm. And since there are armholes, babies who don’t like being swaddled will feel more free and relaxed.