I received the Canterbury cotbed from Silver Cross to review.
The cotbed is made from solid oak so it feels incredibly sturdy and well made. The oak is a lovely colour and instantly warmed up the decor of our baby's nursery!
It's on the large side so when we first started using it (at 6 months), the baby looked like a tiny dot on the mattress, but she quickly grew into it and now seems to make the most of all the space she has to wriggle around!
The cot has 3 height settings - the highest one is great for when the baby is still too small to sit up unaided and doubles as a handy place to change their clothes or quickly pop them down somewhere safe while you do something. The lower settings are also great as they're still raised off the ground enough for you to pick the baby up easily, whilst being low enough to reassure you that they can't climb out (yet!).
There's a huge pull-out drawer under the cotbed that's the full width and depth of the bed, so you can store loads of bedding etc in there, and it has a very pleasing sliding motion.
The sides of the cot are slatted but the ends are solid wood, and the whole thing feels really well made and like it will last a lifetime.
We're still using the cotbed as a cot rather than a toddler bed so I can't comment on how it works for that stage, but I would wholeheartedly recommend this product as a cotbed - it's the nicest piece of furniture in our house!