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Baby Cot Buying Guide
A durable baby cot is a good bedding option for fast-growing babies as it can last up to 3-5 years.
What to consider
- Compliance with safety standards: Non-negotiable
- Material and finish: Non-toxic, rounded edges, space between bars <6 cm
- Adjustable height and base- should grow with baby: Top feature to ensure you get highest value for money
- Measurement: Don't rely on judgement - Use the measuring tape to make sure it doesn’t get stuck in the doorway
- Storage space/ Wheels: Bonus features that make life easier
|Popular brands||IKEA||MOTHERCARE||BABY ONE||COMBELLE||LUCKY BABY||BABY DREAM|
|Safety standards||EN 716-1 and CPSA 0023||AS/NZS Safety Standard||EN 716 – 1 & PEFC certification||EUROPEAN SAFETY STANDARD EN 176||AS/NZS Safety Standard|
|Material and finish||Honeycomb structure recycled paper filling, Solid beech, Fibreboard, Particleboard, Acrylic paint, ABS plastic||Wood, Protective teething rails|
69% Pine 15% LVL, 16% MDF
slatted bed-base with curved outlines made in multiplex plywood board; Made in France
|Adjustable or not||Yes, 2 heights||Yes, 3 heights, fixed sides, upto 4 yrs||Yes. 2 heights, upto 40 kg||Height adjustable upto 4 positions,|
0-4 years; 3 removable bars (only by adult)
|3 stages, upto 20 kg, drop side||2 adjustable height; upto 40 kg|
|Dimensions||120x60||L144 x D75 x H93cm||54" × 30" × 46"||L120 x W 60 x H 90||125cm x 66cm x 98cm||128x70x107|
|Additional features- Storage space, Wheels||Storage space||With waterproof mattress||4 castor wheels||Swivel casters with brakes, with mattress||4 wheels||4 wheels, with mattress|
|Tip||Buy during Jan sale! Or Dec pre-sale||Combination with Candide mattress||Buy with mattress to get a better deal||Combination with latex mattress & bedding set|
|Where to buy||IKEA||Mothercare||Spring Maternity||Pupsik Studio||BabyOnline||Baby Kingdom|
- It's incredibly easy to get carried away with cute cribs and beautiful baskets but reality check- they are good for only a few precious months! Go for durability.
- If in doubt, buy second hand- Considering many babies refuse to sleep in the cot, this may be a more cost-effective way to find out. Do replace mattress for hygiene reasons!
- Most folks would rather buy this item after "touching-feeling" -go to a baby hyper store or baby fair or make a trip to the showroom.
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