New baby on the way? One of the most important big purchases you will make is your baby cot. A safe, comfy space where your little one can get their zzz’s on, rest and recharge. But there’s so many baby cribs to choose from, so how do you know which one is best for you? At the memo, we’re here to cut through the s**t with no long lists of 20+ favourites in sight. Keep reading for our no-nonsense guide on how to bring on good sleep with our curated edit of the 6 best baby cots in Australia.
What types of different baby cots are there?
At the memo, we offer some of the best baby furniture brands on the market. We’ve scoured the globe to bring you options from SNOO, Leander, Ouef, Troll, AeroMoov and Linea by Leander. When it comes to baby beds, you can choose between:
A bassinet is a bed for infants from newborn up until around six months of age. They are generally smaller, and more compact than a cot. A bassinet is a good option if you want your child’s bed to stay in your own bedroom as it doesn’t take up as much space as a crib.
A crib is a little bigger than a bassinet and is still safe to use from newborn age up until around three years old depending on the exact model you opt for. All of the cots at the memo come with an option to buy junior bed extension kits which mean you can transform them into beds that are suitable for up until 7 years of age!
A lightweight and portable baby bed. This is a great investment if you frequently travel but also a good one if your child goes to their grandparents’ house a lot or other friends and family and you want them to have a suitable bed to sleep in.
What to look out for when buying a baby cot bed?
When it comes to choosing which cot is right for your child, there are a few things to consider, including:
- Safety: ensure your cot is deep enough to stop your baby from falling out
- Ease of use: pick something easy for you to use but impossible for your child to open
- Size: Double check the dimensions to make sure you choose something that will comfortably fit your nursery room space
- Longevity: Consider choosing a cot that allows you to convert it into a junior bed for extra value
- Adjustable mattress heights: Ideal for making it easy to take them out of the crib without hurting your back
What is the best baby cot for a bad back?
It’s really important to be mindful of your back, especially after pregnancy or having a caesarean, when carrying and lifting your baby. When you place your child into their crib or take them out of it, it’s a prime moment for potential back injuries. Opting for a crib with an adjustable mattress position is a good idea as you won’t need to lean over as much when used in its highest position. However, the best thing you can do is be mindful of how you’re leaning over from the outset. Remember to always bend at the hips and keep your back as straight as possible with your baby in the centre of your body weight.
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