In a nutshell

A sturdy, yet stylish cot and bed in one that works from birth to 5 years

What we tested

  • Ease of assembly
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Comfort
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Style
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Sturdiness
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.


  • Changes from cot to bed, 3-position mattress base, teething rails to stop wood getting gnawed, available in white or pine with matching nursery furniture, conforms to BS EN 716


  • No drop side, price doesn't include mattress, comes flat packed

The Jamestown Cotbed from Mothercare is a sturdy and stylish place for your baby to rest their head from birth to five years.


When Mia was born we quickly progressed from Moses basket to cot, soon realising she’d need a much bigger cotbed. Our first venture into cotbeds wasn’t great - she managed to chew through the wood on a less robust model. So on our second attempt we wanted something sturdy but stylish.

I found the Jamestown cotbed on the Mothercare website. It was on offer at the time, but even at full price and less than £200, it was very good value.

In both bed and cot mode it has slatted sides all the way round so your little one has a good view and as they get older you can attach cot bumpers or tuck in bedding. I ordered my cotbed online through the Mothercare site, but you can buy them in-store. My order confirmation arrived within a few minutes and the cotbed appeared within a few days.

What we love

Constructing the Mothercare Jamestown Cotbed was a fairly simple affair compared to some other flat packs I’ve attempted. It does come with a range of matching furniture but it has a clean enough design that it would work well in most nurseries or alongside other furniture.

In cot mode, you can have it at three different mattress heights and it easily transforms from a cot to a bed.

The Mothercare Jamestown Cotbed has remained strong enough to withstand the bouncing of an energetic 2-year-old. It’s great to have found a baby product that really stands up to the test of time and doesn’t give up the minute a toddler is let loose on it!

It’s incredibly hardwearing, and hasn’t chipped or cracked, even subject to the amazing chewing powers of my daughter. The teething rails when it’s in cot mode stay firmly in place and were hard enough to dissuade Mia from attempting any chomping.

This cotbed looks as good as the day we purchased it and after our first disaster and some terrible customer service with a competitor, we felt reassured by the quality and service from Mothercare.

What to watch out for

I think this is a fantastic cotbed but the one downside is no drop side. Mia sleeps in it as a bed at the moment but baby No.2 will soon be resident in it and I’m wondering how my poor back will cope!

Although this cotbed is good value you do need to buy a mattress as it doesn’t include one and there’s no side barrier once it becomes a bed. We’ve also found because Mia is very tall that she’ll need to be in ‘big’ bed long before she’s 5 years old.

Who is the Mothercare Jamestown Cotbed best for?

Parents after a stylish, durable cotbed solution that can hold up against the powers of a toddler.


MadeForMums verdict

The Mothercare Jamestown Cotbed is a strong and well-designed cotbed with matching furniture available. It’s a good option if you’re looking for value and something that will last through the toddler years. We’d love it to have a drop side please!

Product Specifications

ModelJamestown Cotbed
Suitable for
Child age (approx)Birth to 5 years
Dimensions & Weight
DimensionsH:90cm W:77cm D:145cm
Sleep height positions3
Drop down / Removable sideNo
Made fromPine
  • Grows with your child - converts from a cot to a toddler bed
  • Suitable up to 5 years
  • 3-Position mattress base
  • Protective teething rails
Optional extrasMattress, matching nursery furniture