Cosatto Oslo Gliding Crib
Oslo Gliding Crib
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The Cosatto Oslo Gliding Crib is an elegant alternative to a Moses basket for parents looking for a more traditional and durable piece of furniture to add to their nursery. However, it could be too bulky if space is at a premium.
The Cosatto Oslo Gliding Crib has a gentle gliding motion to soothe your baby to sleep, plus a stop lock to keep it stationery when you want. With its slatted sides, classic design and nut wood, it has a more sophisticated and robust feel than cheaper baskets and cribs on the market, yet still has the appropriate snugness you’d want for a small baby.
The Oslo Gliding Crib retails at £120 but doesn’t come with a mattress included (Cosatto sell suitable mattresses from £15). It’s suitable from birth until your baby is able to sit up unaided, which is around 6 months.
If money is no object, Cosatto offer a home assembly service that costs £100 for up to four pieces of furniture but this is probably only worthwhile if you’re investing in other items from the collection. On an eco note, for every piece of wooden furniture bought the company plant a tree
What we love
My 10-week-old Joseph is starting to look ever so slightly on the big side for his Moses basket so I was eager to try him out in this bigger crib. He seemed immediately at home with plenty of space for a good stretch without being swamped.
Joseph loved gazing at me through the slatted sides of the Cosatto Oslo Gliding Crib and went longer before grizzling for a cuddle because he could see me and be amused by the rest of his surroundings, too. I felt reassured being able to keep an eye on him – this was especially handy in the middle of the night as it saved me having to jump out of bed to check on him.
I liked the gliding motion, which seemed gentler than other baskets and cribs I’ve come across, although my husband disagreed saying it was too stiff!
What to watch out for
I was disappointed to find that the Cosatto Oslo Gliding Crib came flat-packed for self-assembly – and you need two people to put it together. This seems unreasonable given the price tag. Hubby and I were pleasantly surprised at completing the task in under an hour but our hearts sank when we realised the lock to stop the gliding motion wasn’t long enough rendering it ineffective. Whether this was down to our dodgy DIY skills or a design flaw we’ll never know, as we couldn’t face reassembling it with a howling baby demanding our attention.
I prefer to keep Joseph with me day and night and a downside of the sturdy design is the Cosatto Oslo Gliding Crib is far too heavy and cumbersome to move around the house. It also took up a lot of space in our modestly sized bedroom.
Who is the Cosatto Oslo Gliding Crib best for?
Parents with a spacious home willing to invest in an item that’ll last more than one child.
The Cosatto Oslo Gliding Crib is a classy crib that will stand the test of time. However, it’s not a portable option, and could prove too unwieldy and tricky to assemble for many parents.