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6 of the best cot beds - perfect for your newborn

These long-lasting cot beds are an essential for every nursery

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Chloe Best
Chloe BestLifestyle Features Editor
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From Moses baskets to cots, bedside cribs and cot beds, you're spoiled for choice when it comes shopping for your baby, and your decision rests on whatever works best for you and the space you have at home.

As newborns are advised to sleep in the same room as you for the first six months, you may find that a Moses basket or bedside crib is the best option to get started, while a cot bed is a longer-term investment that should see your baby through to childhood.

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We've rounded up some of the best cot beds for all budgets, which are all safe and comfortable places for your little one to sleep...

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Tutti Bambini Modena Nursery Cot Bed, £274.55, Amazon


We love this Modena Cot bed with its beautiful classic wood finish and modern white detailing. The Modena converts into a toddler bed and sofa bed, suitable from birth up to approximately six years, and features teething rails and an adjustable base.

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Obaby Grace Cot Bed, £199.99, Amazon


The Grace Cot Bed is simple yet stunning with three base heights available and it converts from a cot into a cosy junior bed – suitable for a child up to approximately four years. The cot features open slatted bars and teething rails to ensure your child’s delicate teeth are protected. Comes with a free five-year guarantee.

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Snuz Snuzkot Skandi cot bed, £299, John Lewis


If it's good enough for Stacey Solomon! The Loose Women star has this Snuz Snuzkot Skandi cot bed for her son Rex, and we can see why. Growing with your child from birth up to four years, the minimal Scandinavian-style cot can last even longer – up until your child reaches the age of ten – when you can also buy an extension kit and mattress.

Tutti Bambini Katie sleigh cot bed

Tutti Bambini Katie cot bed, from £293.55, Amazon


A safe place for your little one to sleep from birth to four years, the Tutti Bambini Katie space saver cot bed features a stylish curved sleigh design, a discrete drawer underneath, and a three-position adjustable mattress base.

Mamas and Papas Melfi cot bed

Melfi midnight blue cot bed, £460, Mamas & Papas


Create a modern nursery for your bundle of joy with the midnight blue Melfi cot bed, a cool alternative to traditional white and grey. This stylish cot can be converted into a toddler bed that will last until your child is four, and has three cot base heights so you can adjust your child's position as they grow. You can also get a wardrobe, dresser and cot top changer to match.

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Coleby classic cot bed, £269, Ickle Bubba


A neutral and classic style with a modern Scandi twist, this cot bed will match any nursery. It has three base heights that can be adjusted as baby grows, plus teething rails to protect your little one's gums. Pick from one of the five breathable mattresses which all come with removable and easy-to-wash covers.

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