A very trendy design in a range of bright colours the Brio Colour Cot may lack some key features but makes up for it in price and style.
A Scandinavian company, Brio has grown from small beginnings in 1884 to become the world’s biggest wooden toy manufacturer. And they also make some fantastic furniture. The Brio Colour Cot succeeds in making a very simplistic and traditional design appear modern and sleek. There is no option for assembly on delivery but this cot comes with clear instructions and the necessary allen keys for construction so, with two pairs of hands, slots together with ease.
What we love
As you might expect from the name, the Colour Cot comes in a range of very funky colours and would make a fantastic statement piece in a modern, voguish nursery. The sides of the cot stand lower than most and it is incredibly simple to adjust the height of the mattress when your baby is old enough to sit, stand and climb. With cot bars on all four sides, you will have no problem keeping an eye on your little one while she sleeps and plays. The Colour Cot also has a chic shiny surface that not only looks great but can easily be wiped clean.
Suitable from birth to two years, it does double up as a great playpen and for such a stylish piece of nursery furniture, it is incredibly good value. Brio pride themselves on meeting parents’ expectations when it comes to quality and safety and this is a reassuringly robust cot that complies with all safety standards including BS EN 716.
What to watch out for
For such a great cot, it’s surprising that this lacks a drop-side which does let it down slightly. Mums online have said that overall this is a fantastic buy but they did find bending over the cot sides a little hard on their backs. Brio also doesn’t offer any coordinating furniture so if you do opt for a bright cot colour you may struggle to match it with other items in the nursery. The cot takes a standard size 120x60cm mattress, although this is not included in the price. Brio doesn’t stock mattresses, instead leaving it to their retailers to recommend a mattress depending on personal requirements.
The cot lacks the longevity of some other cots and with no teething rails, you may find it doesn’t stay looking sleek for as long you’d hoped! There are also only two mattress height options and this combination means you do have to lean a long way over to reach for your baby, which could be wearing on your back. Unfortunately, because it is so simple, it may let you down on the practical front a bit.
Who is the Brio Colour Cot best for?
Ideal for every family but this is perfect if you want to jazz up your nursery with some colour.
Easy to put together and oozing style, the Brio cot does what it says on the tin. It’s a shame it lacks drop sides but for the price, you can’t go wrong.