Sunday, 8 September 2013

product review - Tutti Bambini Katie Mini cot bed

                                                             








When our daughter started to grow out of her crib, we started looking around for a bigger cot.  We liked the idea of a cot bed that would grow with her until she was ready for a big girls bed.


I started my online research into what was available and decided on a cot bed with a drawer underneath for extra storage.  I stumbled across the Tutti Bambini range and was sold.  They have a wide range of cots, cot beds and matching furniture and they are stunning.


Our chosen cot bed was the Tutti Bambini Katie Mini Sleigh Dropside Cot bed - White  and we found it at a great price online, it even came with a free mattress. So what did we think ? Well I would have to say that assembly is definitely a mummy and daddy job, in our haste to unpack the boxes and get assembling we didn't notice the paperwork attached to the side of the box that was the missing assembly instruction pages we needed.  No matter though we did manage to figure it out ourselves and in about an hour we stood admiring our beautiful new purchase.

 The look and finish of this cot bed is lovely, it is in a lovely soft sheen and has a nice shape.  The addition of the under bed drawer is a great idea, I used it to store blankets and towels.  The only possible downside to it, is that there is nothing between the base of the cot and the drawer so anything that slips under that mattress can fall into the drawer.

 I did however love the style of the cot, the sides of the cot bed are not the usual dowel style bars (after a previous heart stopping moment when my six month old son got his leg stuck between the bars of his cot, this was very reassuring) the design is very baby safe. It is a very very sturdy cot and the dropside and adjustable mattress height made smuggling a snoozing baby in and out undisturbed very easy to do.  It was very easy to convert, when my daughter was ready we removed the dropside and eventually the other side to make it into a toddler bed. Over all I was very pleased with this cot bed, and the price was great too.

 I would highly recommend this or the other styles in theTutti Bambini cot bed range. if you want more information on the range or the Katie Mini cot bed there is a link below