Choosing the beds we as adults are going to sleep in on a nightly basis, may be a quick trip here and a few mattress bounces there.
However, for the smallest people in our lives, we have to consider their safety and comfort not just as newborns, but also as they grow.
With the ever changing safety guidelines and sleep recommendations out there, especially if you’re a first-time parent, can all be a little contradictory and downright confusing.
Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide on the best baby beds you can buy in 2019, considering important factors like safety, multi-functions and budget – to help you make the best decision for you and your baby.
Best baby beds
1. Sorelle Princeton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib & Changer
The most expensive item in our round up, but with features not to be sneered at. The Princeton crib is multi functional piece of furniture, made from Pine and artisan-level finishes.
On one side you have the crib, suitable for use from birth which can be easily adapted into a bed for a toddler. The other side you have somewhere comfortable and convenient to change them and store their essentials.
Price: £844.59, Amazon – buy here now
2. SnuzKot Skandi Cot Bed
This modern and minimalist-style cot bed would make a great addition to any nursery.
The Scandinavian inspired bed comes in six colour options and is made from natural Beech wood, so you can be sure is built to last.
As your child grows, so does the Snuzko. Using separate fixings you can convert this cot into a toddler bed, and even extend it to become a very stylish junior bed that is suitable for kids up to the age of 10.
Price: £349.00, Snuz – buy here now
3. Rocking Crib
This traditional looking, compact cot is ideal to use from birth and during baby’s first six months.
Its neat design means you can easily position this in your bedroom to keep an eye on baby overnight – as well as having the option of rocking them to sleep, or fixing the legs when you’d like to keep it in a fixed position.
The crib is available in two colours, Ivory as is shown above or a soft pebble grey.
Price: £59.50, Mamas and papas – buy here now
4. CBX Hubble Air Side Sleeping Crib
If you’d like to keep your little one closer to you at bed time, this clever design from CBX Hubble might be an option worth trying out.
The height-adjustable crib will fit against most bed sizes and transforms into a toddler bed smoothly by raising or lowering the sides.
The mesh material is breathable and perfect for you to keep an eye on them through the night, it also folds down neatly in seconds, so an ideal option if you’re looking for something to travel with.
Price: £150.00, Uber kids- buy here now
5. Obaby Sophie Swinging Crib
The Sophie crib from Obaby provides a comfortable cot for your baby to sleep thanks to the snug, rocking design. If you would prefer it locked into a static position you can adjust the legs into a fixed position too.
The chic design offers a blend of classic and contemporary style features – and for the price it offers great value for money over rival designs.
Price: £80.99, Amazon – buy here now
6. IKEA Gulliver Cot
True to IKEA’S aesthetic, the Gulliver bed is a timeless and practical bed that will grow and adapt with your child.
The compact cot base has good ventilation to provide good air circulation through the night, which will help your little one sleep well. A great budget option.
Price: £75.00, IKEA – buy here now
7. Stokke The Oval Crib
This unusual oval-shaped crib creates a soothing nest for your baby and can be used from birth but is adjustable to suit toddlers and older children.
The design features lockable swivel wheels, so you can move it from room to room with ease and its available in four colour finishes.
While it is at the pricier end of the spectrum, it does come with a hypoallergenic mattress with a removable cover.
Price: £575.00, Stokke – buy here now
8. Lucca 3 Height Adjustable Cot to Toddler Bed
The Lucca crib has soft accents that will blend well with any interiors.
The classic design easily transforms from cot to a toddler appropriate day bed and can be used until your child is four years-old.
The design allows you to adjust the mattress to three different heights to make it easier for you to put your child to sleep when they are as they grow older.
Price: £399.00, Mamas and papas – buy here now