My DD has just had to lower the base on her baby's cot bed ahead of her making the move from her co-sleeper shortly. The cot has only two levels - high and low. Or perhaps that should be very high and very low. It would have been too risky using the higher level, as it really won't be any time at all before she's able to pull herself up. So now my DD will have to reach down to the bottom of the cot to pick the baby up and, with her weak back from an injury 20 years ago, she isn't delighted at the prospect.
We still have the cot both our DC used as babies - my DH spent the early part of last year restoring it so that we could have it here for when they stay over. It is what I would call a standard sized cot. Now that the cot bed has taken over as 'standard'. this one is described as a 'space saver' cot .
But here's the thing: this 'small' cot has a dropside, something that seems to be missing from many of the modern larger sized cot beds. This simple feature is such a boon for mums and dads who have to lift their babies out of the cots. Why on earth has it become acceptable to produce cot beds without this - in my opinion - essential feature? Is it a case of style over substance?
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