Netto Cabine Cotbed
The creation of New York interior designer, David Netto, the Cabine Cotbed oozes style and sophistication. It’s pricey but it won’t let you down on the practical front.
Since they first introduced their quality nursery furniture in 2003, Netto haven’t looked back. Although based on a very traditional cot design, with four railed sides to keep an eye on baby, Netto is passionate about innovative design, style and functionality. Made with solid oak, this cotbed certainly lives up to all of these. Perfect for the either a traditional or modern nursery it boasts an incredibly high quality finish. What’s more, Netto haven’t stopped at cots and a coordinating chest of draws and changing unit is available.
What we love
Style and functionality are the name of this cot’s game and the integral drawers make the Netto really stand out from the crowd. The greatest thing about the Cabine Cotbed is the hidden drawer in the base that provides excellent storage for baby accessories, cot bedding or nappies. The drawer is a fantastic design innovation and it’s a surprise that more cots don’t have them.
Netto also follow a strict ethical code of manufacture so parents can be reassured that they are doing the best for the environment. The oak used to make the cotbed is from a sustainable source so you know that you’re getting a high quality piece of furniture without the expense of the planet.
The oak rails are truly stunning and transformation into the very smart and stylish day bed is simple. All it takes is the removal of one side rail, which is replaced with an elegant panel. The bed remains the same size as the cot so it saves the expense of buying a second mattress. Further, the mattress offers two height positions. With clear instructions self-assembly isn’t a problem and the Cabine Cotbed complies to standards BS 716 and BS EN 8509.
What to watch out for
The Cabine Cotbed does lack a drop-side and even the highest mattress height requires some back bending. At this price, it would be nice not to have to shell out even more for the conversion kit – which costs an extra £177. The cotbed takes a 140cmx70cm mattress which, despite the price, is not included. John Lewis recommend their Cotbed Organic Mattress, £141.
Further, you may want to invest in a cot divider when your baby is small because a newborn may seem a bit lost with so much space.
The Cabine Cotbed would definitely benefit from the added protection of a teething rail to keep them looking as good as new. Mums be warned, it does require self-assembly and is a little on the pricey side.
Who is the Netto Oak Cotbed best for?
For mums looking for something ultra sleek, the Netto’s clean lines make an ideal focal point for the nursery.
You may have to put this together yourself but it’s not hard and it’s definitely worth the result. Modern design combines with traditional function that, although pricey, is very functional and built to last.