A good night’s sleep helps recharge our little ones, and it all starts with a top-notch bed set up. When it comes to cots, it pays to invest in items that have longevity. Cots that convert to toddler beds can not only save you money in the long run but also provide a sense of comfort to toddlers transitioning from their safe and comfy cot to the independence of a ‘big’ bed.
From alternate mattress positions to side guards and growing in length with your baby, convertible cots are very clever.
Here are 10 of the best cots that convert into a toddler or junior bed.
Plyroom Ava Cot ($1295): This easy to assemble Aussie cot converts into a toddler bed without the need for extra components – score! It doesn’t stop there though. The clever little bunnies over at Plyroom have designed this cot so that it even turns into a desk for your poppet once they’ve outgrown the toddler bed. Smart move.
Ubabub Pod ($2,299): Look, if Bey and Jay and Kim and Kanye all think an acrylic cot is the bee’s knees, who are we to disagree? OK, we don’t have a spare 4K to drop on the cot they picked up for Blue Ivy and North, but we’d gladly take this stunning acrylic cot which also converts to a toddler bed, all for less than half the price.
Oeuf Sparrow Cot ($1299) + Conversion Kit ($359): Simple, classic and timeless – the perfect design combo for such a statement piece. This design-savvy cot converts to a designer toddler bed with a low mattress position that allows your tot to hop on and off safely.
Mocka Aspiring Cot ($179.95) + Conversion Kit ($49.95): We all love a great bargain and this sleek, contemporary cot is one of the most affordable cots on the market. You can extend the life of the cot with the equally affordable conversion kit – cha-ching!
“Mocka is excellent. We bought all of our nursery furniture from there and two years later the cot is still going strong and still looks gorgeous!” – Rowena J
Kalon Caravan Cot ($2,295) Conversion Kit ($750): There’s nothing like a pop of colour in a kid’s room and you can really make a statement with this gorgeous Caravan cot. Available in a whole bevy of cool colours, the classic form of this cot is made contemporary via its bold use of colour, plus, it’s made from sustainable maple wood.
IKEA GULLIVER Cot ($119): Trust the Swedes at IKEA to provide super style at a MEGA budget price. Also available in white, this Nordic number includes the conversion kit at no extra cost and has a heap of coordinating furniture available for separate purchase.
“I second IKEA! We got the Gulliver cot and took the side off last year for our first so it’s his big boy bed, so cheap but so good!” – Shalini N
“We have this one too! It’s great!” – Madeleine M
Leander Cot ($1499.95) + Junoir Bed Extension Kit ($229.95): Simple, clean Danish designs are often paired with natural timber to create pieces that are in high demand and always on-trend. The Leander cot is a perfect example of Danish design; it adapts to the needs of your growing poppet by transforming from a cot to a junior bed in five stages.
Boori Sleigh Expandable Cot ($1,999.95): This classic flat-pack cot converts into a toddler bed with a nifty side guard to give the munchkins a cosy cocoon for sleeping until they’re ready for a big kids bed.
“We have the Boori sleigh cot and love it.” – Stephanie M
“We have had the Boori for the past 3 years for my son and love it!” – Emma D
Stokke Sleepi Mini and Sleepi Bed Extension ($1909.97): The Stokke has a distinct oval shape that is coveted the world over – even Brangelina chose this curvy number for Shiloh! This cot also grows in length as your child does, turning into a junior bed suitable for kids up to 7.
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