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Ikea Cotbed (which is size of cot) or Kiddicare Cotbed?

(7 Posts)
lookouttrebelsabout Thu 05-May-16 23:09:53

Hi,
Thinking of buying an ikea cot which turns in to a bed, but Im not sure. Its smaller than the usual cotbed, as the ikea cot is standard size of a normal cot (120x60), but still- converts to a bed. Whereas the normal cotbeds (looking at kiddicare ones) are 140x70 , so my point is, it really worth getting the bigger one or should i stick with the ikea one?
I'm rambling but im just so confused! TIA!

dats Fri 06-May-16 00:04:53

I had an IKEA Gulliver cot for DD which she's still in. With a Kiddicare mattress. We didn't have a lot of space at the time. Now expecting DC2 so getting a secondhand cotbed for DD and will reuse the Gulliver for new one (again, taking one side off and strapping it to bed like a co-sleeper). But...if we'd had the space, I would probably have got a cotbed from birth.

I'm not sure I'm being much help!

justabigdisco Fri 06-May-16 00:08:42

We also had an IKEA gulliver from birth (well as soon as baby came out of Moses basket). Used until eldest was 3, although she's on the small side. Took side off for few nights then into single bed. No problems. We also shoved it up against the bed as co sleeper cot the second time round. Bought the best IKEA mattress - the pocket sprung one. Have reused mattress as has always been in waterproof protector.

TwllBach Fri 06-May-16 00:11:12

weve just bought the ikea stuva cot bed and are happy with it in theory but then DC isn't here yet. It hadn't occurred to me to compare sizes!

cheekstime Fri 06-May-16 09:16:31

Just to chip in IKEA do a great untreated wood SNIGLAR one I've seen on there website, very cheap. You could get another mattress to fit it if wanted. Don't think it's huge size but great if short of space, doesn't have drop down side though.

lookouttrebelsabout Fri 06-May-16 22:28:00

thanks everyone- theres just so much to bloody think about!

kiki22 Fri 06-May-16 22:52:17

I've got the IKEA one for this baby, we tried DS in the cot in store he's 4.5 very tall for his age and feet just touched the bottom so I would say it would be comfortable until about 3 maybe more.

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