Baby Cot - Bring Safety & Comfort for Babies
The cot is not merely a place for your baby to sleep and be comfortable. It is a safe place where he can play, too. In most cases, the baby cot will be your baby’s bed until he turns two or three years old, which means you need to consider the durability and sturdiness of the product. Baby cots in Australia have to satisfy AS/NZS 2172, the standard guaranteeing that the bed is made specifically with the child’s security in mind. They are deep enough to keep your baby safe, with the spaces between bars at 5cm to 9.5cm to prevent the infant’s head from getting stuck, and of course, to prevent the baby from falling out. The cot should not have any footholds that might enable babies to climb out. Likewise, it should be free of sharp edges and protruding components that can snag clothing or the skin.
Most baby cots in Australia have adjustable base heights and drop sides. Once your baby is old enough, you can lower the base to make him capable of pulling himself up, while making sure that he can still be safe in the cot. A lot of cots have two base heights, but some have three. You may consider a baby cot with a teething rail, a protective plastic coating on the edges that prevents babies from chewing on the wooden slats when teeth start to come out.
Be careful when buying a baby cot, especially if it is a second-hand product. Older cots might not meet the AS/NZS 2172 safety standard, and they could have lead-based and toxic paints and finishes. To ensure the highest-quality product, consider buying only a brand-new baby cot in Australia, and make sure that it is being sold by a reputable retailer that offers dependable and quick deliveries nationwide, with friendly customer service to match.