9 convertible cots for growing kids

Plyroom Ava Cot and toddler bed

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 not only save parents 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.

What to look for when buying a convertible cot

The best cots that convert to junior beds

Here are some of the key things to consider when buying a convertible cot:

Quality: Look for a well made, sturdy cot that has been built to last. The quality will impact both the safety and durability of the cot, both of which are a priority in those early years.

Side Guards: Side guards come in very handy when transitioning baby bears into bigger beds. The additional safety feature not only gives parents peace of mind but also helps babes adapt to a new style of sleep space.

Length Adjustable: Not all convertible cots are created equal. Some convertible cot beds fit a standard cot mattress whereas others have the option to adjust the cot length to accommodate kids as they grow.

Alternate mattress positions: All cots should have two mattress height positions. The bassinet height makes it easier to bend down with newborns and smaller babies, while the lower height is ideal for when bubba is able to sit up unassisted.


9 convertible cots for growing kids

To help you find the best convertible cot for your sleeping babe, we’ve compiled this handy list of brands to get you started in your search. In no particular order, here they are:

Mocka

Best Convertible Cot: Mocka Amalfi

Best Convertible Cot: Mocka Amalfi

Mocka Amalfi Cot ($329.95)

Sleek, contemporary and seriously good at multi-tasking, the Amalfi is a pocket-friendly purchase designed to last. With two mattress base settings and a toddler bed conversion kit available ($99.95), it’s an affordable choice for a modern nursery that doesn’t skimp on style.


Leander

Best Convertible Cot: Leander Classic Cot
Best Convertible Cot: Leander Classic

Leander Classic Cot ($1,599.95)

This classic beauty is a perfect example of Danish design; it adapts to the needs of growing kiddies by transforming from a cot to a junior bed in five stages using the classic junior kit ($249.95). It’s paired-back colourways and smooth, curved edges give this convertible cot a soft and gentle feel that’s perfect for poppet’s nursery.


Babyletto

Best Convertible Cot: Babyletto Lolly

Best Convertible Cot: Babyletto Lolly Cot

Babyletto Lolly Convertible Cot ($749)

A few simple steps are all it takes to convert this swoon-worthy cot into a dreamy daybed or sleeping space for older kids. It’s small, yet significant style details such as the timeless natural spindles, curved corners and delicate feet make it a stand-out in any neutral nursery. A must for design-savvy parents.


Troll

Best Convertible Cot: Troll Sun Cot

Best Convertible Cot: Troll Sun

Troll Sun Cot ($799.95)

Oozing Scandinavian style from top to bottom, this sturdy cot gives baby a comfortable place to sleep through to the toddler years and beyond. Position the base high or low as your little lamb grows, and extend the life of the cot even further with the junior bed conversion kit ($259.95).


Ubabub

Best Convertible Cot: Ubabub Pod
Best Convertible Cot: Ubabub Pod

Ubabub Pod Cot ($2,299)

The Pod is a seriously clever cot with more than just good looks. Its bar-free design and star-shaped cutouts provide baby with optimum airflow while allowing parents to gaze at their little ones as they slowly fall to sleep. Plus, there are no extra parts needed for this convertible cot bed when snuggle bunnies are ready to transition. Winning!


IKEA

Best Convertible Cot: IKEA SUNDVIK

Best Convertible Cot: IKEA SUNDVIK Cot

IKEA SUNDVIK Cot ($299)

We can always 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 oodles of coordinating furniture available to complete the nursery look.


Boori

Best Convertible Cot: Boori Noosa Cot

Best Convertible Cot: Boori Noosa

Boori Noosa Cot Bed ($499)

Suitable from birth right up to five years of age, the Noosa is a cot that easily converts into a big kids bed using the toddler guard panel ($99.95) for added safety. Available in Almond or Barley White and made from sustainable solid wood, this convertible cot is strong, long-lasting and incredibly lovely to look at.


Incy Interiors

Best Convertible Cot: Incy Interiors Ivy
Best Convertible Cot: Incy Interiors Ivy Cot

Incy Interiors Ivy Cot ($679)

Bringing a touch of luxe into the little one’s bedroom, the Ivy cot is classically beautiful thanks to its sparkling Nickel finish. Perfect for both boys and girls, simply use the Ivy conversion kit ($149) to make their oh-so-special sleep space last that little bit longer.


Plyroom

Best Convertible Cot: Plyroom Ava Lifestages Cot

Best Convertible Cot: Plyroom Ava Lifestages Cot

Plyroom Ava Lifestages Cot ($1,295)

This easy to assemble Aussie cot converts into a toddler bed without the need for extra components – brilliant! It doesn’t stop there though. Plyroom have designed this cot so that it even turns into a desk for your little love once they’ve outgrown the toddler bed. Now that’s smart.


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