Lots of people message us and ask us, “What is the difference between a cot and a cot bed?” So we decided to write an article to help explain the differences.
A cot and a cot beds are both types of beds designed for infants and young children, but they differ in size and versatility.
So what is a cot bed?
A cot is a small bed specifically designed for infants and very young children, usually between birth and 3 years old. It is typically smaller than a cotbed, and is designed to keep the child contained and safe while sleeping. Cots usually have high sides and come in a range of sizes, but are generally designed to fit a standard-sized cot mattress.
A cot bed, on the other hand, is a larger bed that can be converted from a cot into a toddler bed and beyond. It is designed to grow with the child, and can typically be used from birth until the child is around 5 years old. Cot beds are larger than cots and can usually accommodate a larger mattress size. They usually have sides that can be moved or a side rail that can be taken off to turn the cot into a toddler bed.
In summary, while a cot is a smaller and more limited bed designed for young infants, a cot bed is a larger and more versatile option that can be used from birth through early childhood and can be converted from a cot into a toddler bed and beyond.
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