From baby cot safety to nursery space set-up, here are a few more aspects to consider when choosing the best baby cot for your little one:
Baby Cot Safety
Besides that, the cot should also be deep enough to stop a child from crawling or falling out. Pay close attention to the distance between the mattress and the top edge of the adjustable baby cot side. There are two positions in which you can set, namely the lower base position and the upper base position. Basically, the mattress becomes the “base”. For a lower base position, the distance between the top of the mattress and the top edge of the cot side, or also known as the safety gate, should be at least 50cm from each other. If you want to adjust the cot to an upper base position, the depth between the top of the mattress and the top edge of the safety gate should be at least 30cm apart. This is to ensure that your little one has no foothold in the cot for leverage to climb out.
Next, make sure you are getting a mattress that fits the cot size as snugly as possible. The gap between the mattress and both sides of the cot should have minimal space (less than 2cm or two fingers width) or none at all. When your baby rolls around adorably in the cot bed, there is less risk for your child to get caught in between the gap. Moreover, choose a mattress that is firm to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Remember to inspect any sharp edges or protruding parts in a baby bed set. It should also be made from sturdy, non-toxic materials like solid hardwood constructions and zero-VOC glues, paint or finishes that can protect your child’s overall health and teething.
Baby Cot Design & Functionality
Function: Adjustable safety gates offer bed height options for parents to access their child without straining over the side of the baby cot. You can set it low enough for you to bend over into the cot to prevent back pain. Getha’s Togetha Baby Cot has a lock gate that can easily be manoeuvred with one hand while you hold your baby.
Precaution: Make sure the safety gate is at least 5cm off the floor when lowered to prevent crushing your feet.
Locking WheelsWhat they are: Rollers with stopper function.
Function: These wheels attached to the cot allow parents to move the baby bed set with ease between spaces and have locking brakes.
Precaution: While the manoeuvrability of the castors brings flexible convenience to furniture arrangements, be sure they are securely locked each time you place your child inside the cot. Alternatively, you can opt for a non-castored baby cot such as our TRIO Baby Cot.
Function: To store your little one’s clothes, toys or diapers to save space. Suitable for smaller bedrooms.
Precaution: Close the drawers even if you are away for a few minutes to avoid accidents and injuries.
Notable Mention: Convertible Baby Cots
Create a Nursery Space in Your Bedroom
1. Sleep Should Always Be the Primary Focus
2. Where to Place the Baby Cot
3. VOC-Free Finishing
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