Convertible cots offer a safe and long-term furniture solution for your child. By Licia Malema
If you’re shopping around for the perfect cot for your baby’s nursery, you really should consider a convertible cot. We rounded-up some of our favourite convertible cots to make your journey a little easier.
Why buy a convertible cot?
- Cost effective: Convertible cots grow with your child, so you’ll be saving money on buying a toddler bed.
- Appearance: Convertible cots tend to come in classic designs that will stand the test of time and can be easily matched to various décor schemes.
- Durability: These cots are made to last. As they can accommodate a larger mattress, they tend to be sturdy.
- Easy transitions: Often the transition from a cot to a toddler bed can be difficult for children, as they tend to become attached to their familiar sleeping environment. With a convertible cot, children can move up to the next size bed without having to say goodbye to their crib.
Five-in-one convertible cot
R5 565, classicdesigns.co.za
This product grows with your child. It works as a cot and changing station with all baby toiletries and clothes within arm’s reach. When your baby is older, it converts to a full bedroom set, including a toddler bed and pedestals. The neutral design makes it a flexible choice.
Convertible baby room set
R6 400, racso.co.za
You won’t need to worry about buying furniture for your little one’s room again with this cot that can convert to a playpen and storage box, too. When your child is older, the changing table converts into a chest of drawers and two pedestals and the cot to a full-size single bed.
Flexa five-in-one baby cot bed
R10 999, cleverlittlemonkey.co.za
With a Scandinavian-inspired design, this five-in-one product acts as a bassinet, cot, toddler bed, single bed and daybed, so your child can use it from infancy throughout her childhood. Its rounded shape and soft-feel beechwood are perfect for your baby’s safety and comfort.
Laura extendable cradle
R11 850, olukidsfurniture.co.za
This three-in-one sleeping solution offers storage options for all that baby paraphernalia, and later it converts to a single bed with two drawers. You can choose the finishes of the drawers when ordering – depending on the design of the rest of your baby’s room.
From R8 999, bornfabulous.co.za
Your child can enjoy this evolving bed from birth to about three years, with the additional junior extension kit making it suitable until the age of 10. Once your little one has started to climb out her cot, simply remove one side of the bed for easy access and to assist with potty training.
Kaylula Sova Classic five-in-one cot
R11 999, babyhood.co.za
From bassinet, to cot, to toddler bed and eventually table and chairs, this product is a must-have nursery item if you’re looking to save money on furniture in the long-run. The minimalist, rounded design is also sure to be popular for years to come, increasing its longevity.
*Prices correct at time of publishing in June 2017
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