Tutti Bambini Katie Cot Bed Review
Warranty: 1 Year from Date of Purchase
My Rating: 9.5 out of 10
There are many cot beds about at the moment, so I did a bit of research and decided on this particular model, so here is my Tutti Bambini Katie Cot Bed review. Why? Well, there are many reasons which I will list below, but mainly from researching others experiences, the satisfaction rating is extremely high and I will attempt to show you why.
Tutti Bambini Katie Cot Bed Features
The first thing you will notice about this particular cot bed is the lovely Sleigh Bed style. Now this isn’t the most important aspect at all, safety is, but having a cot bed that looks great is an added bonus I’m sure you will agree. After all, you wouldn’t want to invest a decent amount of your money to look at something that you really don’t like for many years to come would you?
This cot bed is made from solid wood, New Zealand pine to be precise, so it will stand the test of time and last you for many years to come. They do state that it is suitable for infants up to around three years old, but I’m sure by that time you may well have moved your child into their own bedroom by then, as I did. This particular model is finished in white, but there is another model that is espresso in colour. I preferred white myself as in my opinion; it is much easier to match with other colours in the nursery. The glossy finish also makes it very easy to wipe down when you have any spills, and you undoubtedly will.
This model, as stated, is also slightly smaller than a regular cot bed which is ideal for those smaller nurseries, but not so that you would notice. Another key point to mention is that like most cot beds, it doesn’t come with a mattress so you will need to buy one that fits. The mattress dimensions are 120 x 60cm and can be bought pretty much anywhere, some good mattresses can be found here. Also check out my guide to buying a mattress so that you will know what to look for when buying one.
When buying a cot bed or any other piece of nursery furniture, it is very important that you check to make sure the item meets the safety standards for your country. In the UK this bed meets BSEN716 and BSEN8509 standards for testing and safety. Click the links to find out more.
When lifting your baby in and out of the cot bed, it is important that this can be done as safely as possible. The Tutti Bambini Katie cot bed comes with fixed sides. Cot beds tend to be made with either fixed or with drop down sides. The key point here is having an adjustable base. Why? Well, if you are the mother, then you will know all about back ache having carried your little one for all those months, so the last thing you will want is to have to stretch down to lower your baby into or out of the cot bed. With this cot bed there are three adjustable heights. You can set it to the highest point for a newborn and as you baby grows, you can gradually lower it so that you do not have to bend so far, therefore reducing the risk of backache. As a father, we don’t like to admit that it is a struggle, but we know it can be, so it is good for us too.
As your baby develops, they will start to grow and this means teeth. Mums, if you are breast feeding, you are going to find this out I’m afraid as babies like to chew, which is all a part of the teething process.
This cot bed comes with teething rails fitted to each side which your baby can chew on in perfect safety. The rails are designed so that your baby will not damage their delicate teeth or gums and so that the cot bed itself won’t get damaged.
Many cot beds have storage but this model comes with an integrated storage unit in the guise of a drawer. Unlike other cot beds, it moulds seamlessly with the base of the bed, not as a shelf fitted to the bottom like other models. This extra storage space will be very handy for keeping your baby’s bedding or other items out of sight. As you can see from the video and pictures, you won’t even notice it is there.
Another key feature of the Tutti Bambini Katie Cot Bed is that it converts without any hassle into a junior bed for when you baby gets a bit older. You can also use it as a junior sofa too, so that your little one has somewhere to sit on when reading or playing. This is another reason that this cot bed is so very versatile.
Now that you have read all that information or are just scanning this review, here are the important product specifications for you to have a look at:
Product Weight When Assembled – 34kg
Suitable for babies up until 3-5 years old
It is important to note that this piece of furniture will arrive as a self-assembly pack so you will need some tools to assemble it. If you are a single parent then I recommend that you get assistance so that your little one is monitored for safety reasons. From what I have read, it only takes about an hour to assemble, and is very easy to do.
This is a very durable and stylish sleigh cot bed made from solid pine. It has three base height positions to make it easy to lift your baby in and out as it grows. It comes fitted with teething rails to protect your baby’s teeth and gums and has a fully integrated storage unit underneath. Once your baby is older, it will convert without effort into a junior bed and a junior sofa which makes it incredibly versatile.
This Tutti Bambini Katie cot bed review is my own, personal opinion. If you would like to ask a question or leave a comment, please use the form below – Martyn