One such product is the beautiful cot made by Stokke, a company who manage to combine practicality with timeless style so well. I always loved their Tripp Trapp high chairs but couldn't justify the cost first time around.. the high chair we did get was OK but I never loved it... this time around, I'm hoping can find a bargain Tripp Trapp (either new or second hand). Anyway, back to my original point... the high chairs were the first Stokke product I discovered.. but in the last year or so I have become very aware of their cot, "The Sleepi". Like the Trip Trap, one of the key aspects for this product is how it "grows" with your child. This cot is suitable from birth and using additional parts can "grow" with your child until approximately 10 years of age. Impressive stuff if you don't want to be worrying about a toddler bed and then a children's bed! Another appealing feature is that it's a wooden cot (available in four different varnished finishes) and made from renewable wood sources.
|Image taken from the Stokke website
The Sleepi is aesthetically pleasing as well and so DIFFERENT! It's oval and just looks so snug and cosy for a newborn. As Stokke themselves say "it creates a nestlike environment that is comfortable and secure". I can well believe it! To be honest, I want to snuggle into one myself.
|Image taken from Stokke Website
When we had Ethan we were offered a cot by my sister in law. She used it with her son but because he mostly co-slept it hadn't been used a lot. Happy to save money we took up her offer and as a result we never had to consider buying our own. It was a good cot! Ethan slept in it from birth until two months before his third birthday. It served us very well.... I can't deny though that I would love to be able to buy a sleepi for baby two but unless we win the lottery, I can't see that happening. The Sleepi retails at around £399. Not a bad price for a cot and bed in one, but we can barely afford a UK holiday this year, so I know it's not realistic for us :( However, one of the aspects I enjoy most about being pregnant and having a baby is the dreaming.. So, for now, instead of having a baby who will dream in a Sleepi, I shall dream about owning one!!
**I have not been asked to write this post or received any compensation for writing it, I simply want to share a product I love**