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7 Tips to Choose the Perfect Baby Cot

7 Tips to Choose the Perfect Baby Cot

Ashutosh Singh |

Choosing a cot for your baby is a big decision. It is also an investment as your baby is likely to spend a major part of the first 2-3 years in a cot. Choosing the right cot with style and practicality in mind is important for the well-being of your child. 

While there are several top brands you can prefer or find like Boori cots, and more, there are several aspects you need to keep in mind when shopping. Here are some tips that can help you choose the perfect baby cot.

Safety Comes First

When it comes to choosing a cot for your baby, safety comes first. So, before considering the designs and colours, you should be aware of the safety guidelines. Choose an affordable baby cot that is free from sharp edges and any gaps that could trap your baby's limbs. You also want to choose a cot with sturdy rails and a stable base.  As already said, your child is going to spend major part of his initial years in a cot, therefore safety comes first. 

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Look at the Dimensions

Choose a cot that has enough space for your baby to sleep comfortably, but it should not be too big that your child gets lost in it. Some cots can be surprisingly big, look at the dimensions of the cot to make sure it fits in the assigned place in your home.

Ease of Assembly

Some cots with extra parts can be complicated to assemble. At the same time, you don't want to buy a cot that's too heavy. While you won't be assembling the cot often, ease of assemly is something that you should consider when you go out to buy a baby cot.

Consider a Convertible Cot

A convertible cot grows with your child. It can also be used as a toddler bed and a crib. However, you want to make sure it is sturdy enough and can be used as your child grows. While a convertible cost can cost slightly more than a standard lot it helps you save on the costs in the long run. Children grow quickly and before you think your child will have grown too big for the cot. You can also find affordable baby cots that are convertible and can be transformed into a toddler bed. So you don't have to think about where your baby is going to sleep as they grow. 

Choose the Right Material 

The materials used to build the cot is one of the most important details. That’s why more and more manufacturers are using natural and allergen-free materials for baby cots. Choose a cot with non-toxic materials to ensure the well-being of your baby. Babies chew on anything and by choosing a cot with food-grade teething rails, you can prevent damage to your baby's teeth and take care of their well-being. 

Check the Mattress

Opt for a firm mattress that is exactly the same size as the cot. Any gaps at the sides increase the suffocation risk. Also, a soft and saggy mattress can be a suffocation hazard. 

Style Also Matters

After so much planning, you do not want to buy a boring and old-looking cot. The choice of style mainly comes down to your personal preferences. So think carefully about your preferences to choose the right cot for your baby.


Selecting and buying the right cot for your baby is an important decision and should be done with care and attention. Prioritize safety and think about what works best for you to choose the perfect cot. 

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