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"Fab cot perfect for breastfeeding mums…"
I love the mothercare bedside cot, I had one for my son 8 years ago and then purchased another for my daughter who is 8 months, its perfect for night feeds, it has more base positions than a standard cot and a drop dowwn or removable side so that it can be positioned next to your bed, it helps mother and baby bond in the early months, I cant really fault this cot, wouldnt have picked any other for my baby!Read moreLess
"Fantastic as a close alternative to co-sleeping.…"
My DS was a seemingly constant night time feeder and I had read that co-sleeping would help with this. We didn't feel safe or confident enough to co-sleep in our bed so after some research we came across the concept of bedside cots. (They are apparently almost impossible to find for a reasonable price!)
We stumbled upon the Mothercare Bedside Cot which, atRead moreLess
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"When it transpired our daughter was not a settled sleeper,…"
When it transpired our daughter was not a settled sleeper, we discovered the idea of bedside cots and were over the moon (in a frazzled, sleep-deprived state!) to be able to buy one easily from Mothercare, and to boot one that would also be big enough to use as a full-sized cot later - as we hadn't got one at all yet, and didn't want to feel we were wasting money.
Well, it wasn't the miracle in terms of sleep that we hoped it would be, but that was down to DD wanting to be in constant physical contact. Although she was rarely actually in it, it was still worth having it there as extra buffer space, either for her to be partially in it, or for me to put my head / arm / leg on )
It was really good value for money, a good normal cot when briefly used as such, and very useful to have the a cot with a side that can be completely removed to give us extra space in bed.
On the down side. The castors didn't roll well on floorboards or our rug (when I tried moving it).
The whole cot will slide on floorboards, and probably carpet, if knocked, irrespective of whether you lock the castors or take them off completely - you need to tie the cot to your bed frame to keep it absolutely stable.
There is a gap between the baby's mattress and your own - we solved this by sliding the cot mattress flush with ours, then padding the gap on the other side with rolled up blankets.
It is tricky to decide how best to prepare when you don't yet know what kind of a sleeper your baby will be - in my aquaintance I know people who have been dedicated long-term co-sleepers, but also those that say they tried to sleep with their baby, but their baby still slept better when given their own space in a separate cot!
This cot has the advantage of being multi-functional to some degree, but I there are improvements that need to be made before it starts getting better marks. I certainly would not trust it to stay put without fixing it in place - therefore a no-go with divan bases.Read moreLess
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