Five of the best cots for budget-conscious parents to be

You have just found out that you are expecting and now you have the exciting, but expensive, task of kitting out your new baby’s nursery. The cot is undoubtedly the focal point and central feature of a baby’s nursery and therefore choosing one that is high quality and in-keeping with the rest of the nursery is vital.

If you are looking to buy a new cot, we have found five of the best cots for both quality and value for money currently on the market.

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John Lewis Anna Cot

Costing just £100 the John Lewis Anna Cot is great value for money. This sturdy and robust cot is made from birch wood and features a unique foot and one-hand operated drop-side, meaning lifting your baby in and out of his cot is much easier and does not break your back.

The Anna Cot is available in both white and natural wood and would make a great addition to any nursery without breaking bank.

You can purchase the John Lewis Anna Cot at

Ikea Leksvik

Measuring 12cm high, 79cm wide and 121cm long, the Leksvik Cot provides ample size to cater for your baby’s rapid growth spurts. The cot is lightweight and therefore easy to move. The base of the Leksvik cot can be placed at two different heights and one side can be removed when your child is big enough to climb out of the cot herself.

The Ikea Leksvik is available in natural wood colour and costing a modest £70.47 is fantastic value for money.

You can buy the Ikea Leksvik at

Mothercare Bedside Cot

For the parents of babies who wake up frequently during the night, bedside cots can be a saviour. £200 may sound like quite a lot of money for a ‘budget cot’, but when you consider that it could help you get a decent night’s sleep, £200 pales into insignificance!

The Mothercare Bedside Cot has four castor wheels meaning that it can easily be manoeuvred but then locked into position. The side of the cot can be pulled out and stowed beneath the cot at night and then moved into position next to your bed.

This solid beech wood cot is available to purchase at

Mamas and Papas Metro Cot

This easy to assemble cot is over 1.23m long and is suitable from birth until your baby is two years old. The Metro Cot is made from solid beech and despite its elegant look is a sturdy and robust cot. The Mamas and Papas Metro Cot costs a reasonable £125 and is available in a natural or ivory finish.

Purchase the Metro Cot at

Mothercare Hyde Cot

Reduced from £140 to £84.99 the Mothercare Hyde Cot is a true bargain. With a protective teething rail, three-position mattress base height, and being 126cm in length, 65cm in width and 90cm in height, this smart-looking cot is suitable from birth to two years.

The Mothercare Hyde Cot is available in white only and can be purchased at