Seven Adorable and Practical Cot Beds

Buying your baby’s first cot bed is an important decision, and an equally lovely experience.

Packed full of features – both adorable and practical – it’s the space where they’ll sleep, learn about the world and rest up after meeting their doting relatives.

Many of the designs we feature will grow with your bambino – including Oliver Furniture’s Wood Mini+ 4 in 1 Cot Bed that’ll support their dreams until they reach 9 years old!

The seven charming cot beds shown below will easily slot into various nursery decors – perfect for those who don’t want to know if it’s a boy or girl before the birth.

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1. ‘Coo-worthy’ Designs

Obaby Maya Cot Bed

The Obaby Maya range includes the gorgeous UK designed furniture that you’ll struggle not to ‘coo’ over.

Its playful two-colour frame mixes wood tones alongside a ‘Grey’ or ‘White’ frame – simply decide between the two to suit your baby’s nursery. Add an Obaby cot top changer (not included) to create a multipurpose nappy changing ‘station’. Set the base at three different heights – saving you from reaching down when your bundle of joy first arrives home.

Supporting your little one from birth to 4 years – we love how it transforms into a day bed and toddler bed complete with a safety rail. Speaking of which – this dreamy cot bed has met two BS Test Standards (view the product description for more details). Winning gold at the Made for Mum’s 2022 awards – it’s already loved by parents.

2. How about a Cot Bed that’s also a Junior Bed and Desk?

Vox 4 You 3 in 1 Baby & Toddler Cot Bed in White & Oak

This characterful 3-in-1 cot bed will meet your little one’s needs through their infant and toddler years. You’ll love the angled oak legs and side panels, three toddler-safe removable bars which give them access to their bed when ‘toddling’, adjustable base and its easy-to-clean laminated board.

Perfect for afternoon naps and bedtimes – this bed has an impressive ‘magic trick’. It changes from a chic cot bed into two separate pieces of kid’s furniture – a junior bed and a handy desk.

What were once the spindle rungs – become useful hanging spaces where your ‘mini me’ can hang their artworks up to dry and display soft toys. It’s one of the designer range’s many practical solutions. Place a ‘marshmallowy’ mattress (not included) in this EN safety-approved cot bed and abracadabra … you’re one step closer to creating their first bedroom.

3. Fit for Any Aspiring Princess

Obaby Stamford Mini Sleigh Cot Bed in White

This premium cot bed is a stunning sleigh bed for your little one. Now, even the youngest member of your family can snooze in style – drapes not included.

Available in a crisp white – with a ‘Warm Grey’ alternative – it’s bound to brighten any nursery room and complement your home too. Premium flowing lines and scroll details elevate the design – we’d understand if you want a sleigh bed of your own. Go on …. treat yourself!

Not forgetting sustainability – we’re loving the longevity of this convertible design. It has a trio of height positions, teeth and gum-friendly teething rails and a full-length under bed drawer – perfect for parents seeking stylish storage.

Loving the whimsical style? Add the coordinating wardrobe and changing unit which are both available to purchase, separately.

4. A Trio of Colours to Choose from

Vox Milenne Cot Bed

With stylish ‘vintage vibes’ – we’re confident your bundle of joy would thank you for their timeless Milenne cot bed if they could.

Proud parents like you can enjoy reaching down into the two mattress base levels – welcomed when you have a wiggly baby on your hands. You’ll also thank us for suggesting this bed given its smooth (high-quality) laminated board and MDF. Choose between ‘Indigo’, ‘White’ or ‘Light Grey’ – these modern shades will complement most nursery decors.

Plus, it easily converts into a toddler bed, with the cot sides forming a traditional-style headboard and footboard. Passing EN safety tests – you can team it up with the matching Vox nursery furniture to create a fabulous nursery.

5. Double the Colour - Double the Joy!

Troll Torsten Cot Bed

This cool and contemporary cot bed from Troll will bring the universally adored Scandi aesthetic to your baby’s bedroom.

You’ll love the calming combination of non-toxic (water-based) paint and the teak-coloured wax finish on the angular birch legs and spindle railings. With two flawlessly modern colourways to decide between – ‘Grey’ and ‘White’ – we think either option will make a delightful addition to their first bedroom.

Arriving with its own conversion kit – this cosy cot bed converts into a terrific toddler bed that’ll be there for them until their fifth birthday. Add a comfy cot bed mattress (sold separately) and ta-dah – they’ll have a sweet sleep sanctuary!

6. Impressive and Practical!

Vox Paris Baby Cot Bed

With the Paris design, Vox has created a classic oval design cot bed that’s sure to impress!

The epitome of classic crib designs, it unites heritage and modern convenience – so once more, you can avoid back strain with the higher of two mattress heights. This safety-conscious feature also avoids any escape attempts!

We can’t quite believe the three colour options are the same cot – as the ‘Black’, ‘White’ and ‘Birch’ versions inspire such different design moods. Stick with your first choice to deliver a high-end addition to your little darling’s nursery.

And this cot bed will impress for years – it becomes a toddler bed with soothing guardrails once teething time begins.

7. Four Beds in One

Oliver Furniture Wood Mini+ 4 in 1 Cot Bed in White & Oak

This endearing cot from Oliver Furniture is one piece of furniture you’ll never want to throw away.

You’ll love its charm, solid birch and oak construction, and baby-safe non-toxic lacquer and paint treatments.

Converting into a day bed or junior bed – giving them more room – it can become a lovely low loft bed when you purchase the conversion kit and curtains (not included). We’d advise buying the custom (rounded edge) mattress – as well as the mattress extender for the junior and loft bed configurations – given this cot’s distinctive curved design.

But for now, enjoy seeing your newborn settle in their height-adjustable cot bed – complete with safety rails that can be removed once they start walking.

These Cot Beds are Both Practical and Adorable

Special features – including adjustable height cots, baby-kind treatments, storage drawers, fun colours and convertible designs – will make everyone’s life easier. That is once you’ve chosen which one you like the most! Learn more about our beautiful nursery furniture by calling +44 (0) 1305 231231, or send us an email. We’re happy to provide advice.


With more than 10 years’ experience in providing advice and support to parents looking for their perfect kids bed, mother of 2, Nathalie Davis is passionate about helping children develop. In her role as Director of Product Procurement at Cuckooland, Nathalie has helped thousands of parents improve their children’s sleep and sleeping habits through the beds and mattresses she sources and the articles she writes. In her spare time she teaches her Golden Retriever to be a responsible vegetarian and is often spotted sifting through clothes at her local Charity Shops.

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