Baby Cots

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Welcome to our curated collection of baby cots. We’ve selected a range of cots that have been designed to provide a comfy and safe place for your baby to get their zzzzs on. Classic designs with modern engineering, you’re sure to find a cot that is just right for your family. 

What to Look for in a Baby Cot

Baby cots are versatile pieces of furniture that can provide much more than just a place for your baby to rest their head. Cots are suitable for newborns (although some may prefer a bassinet for the first few months) and can accommodate your baby right up to their toddler years (usually about 3 years of age). The maximum weight for a cot varies from model to model, so be sure to check the manufacturer information if your aim is longevity.

When you’re considering what cot to buy, consider the size and shape you’d like your cot to be, especially if you are working with a limited space. Many baby cots have the option to adjust the height of the baby mattress for your own convenience when younger and to accommodate growing children - some cots even have the option to convert into a toddler bed once your child is old enough!

Cots can take up a lot of space, so looking for a model that features built-in storage is a great idea if you are trying to maximise the space you are working with. You can keep toys, spare linen and clothes in the storage space, freeing up cupboards and drawers for larger items.  

Shop The Memo’s range of baby cots

From practical to stylish to downright innovative, we have the perfect, one of our standout baby cots includes the SNOO. It’s the safest baby cot on the market and is more of a night nurse than a bed, as it automatically calms crying and rocks your child to sleep. We’ve got a whole article on our blog about whether the SNOO is right for you to read for more info. If you’re looking to spend a little less and want the option to use until your child is at least five years old then consider the Troll cot. Similarly, the Linea by Leander cot also offers the option to convert it into a junior bed once your child is older. Looking for a nursery centrepiece? The Leander Cot is the ultimate in style, made from sustainable beech wood and can even be used until your child is seven years old.

We also offer a curated edit of the very best travel cots, portable baby beds and portable bassinets to keep your baby happy while you’re away from home, too, as well as baby loungers for resting around the house.

Prefer to stick to a bassinet for the first 6 months? Discover our curated collection of beautiful bassinets and travel bassinets now.

Everything you need to create a comfy cot for your baby

Don’t forget to stock up on bedding for your child’s cot or bassinet cot, including cot sheets, bassinet sheets, mattresses and mattress protectors too. Keep your little one extra comfy and at a safe sleeping temperature with our collection of TOG-rated sleepwear and sleep aids. Discover the entire sleep collection with all of our essentials now.

How to Choose the Perfect Mattress for Your Baby Cot

There are a couple of factors to consider when choosing a cot mattress. Firstly, ensure that you measure the space inside your cot so you know what dimensions to look for in a mattress. Cot mattresses should fit snugly in the cot frame to eliminate any gaps that could be a safety hazard. The material should be hypoallergenic and breathable to promote a safe sleeping environment and remove any irritants to your baby’s sensitive skin. You may want to consider a mattress with a waterproofing cover for easier cleanup in those early years. Lastly, it is important to consider the firmness of the mattress - you want to make sure your baby is supported while sleeping in the cot. 

Safe sleeping in baby cots

Safety is paramount when it comes to cots, which is why our collection features baby cots made to the highest standards to ensure a safe and secure sleep for your baby. Here are some of the key safety features you should be looking for:

  • Sturdy frame and legs: Your baby’s cot must have a sturdy frame and legs to support it. Make sure there aren’t any parts that wobble or feel loose. You don’t want the cot to be at risk of warping or falling, especially while being used.
  • Safety certifications: Many baby cots in Australia are made according to rigorous safety criteria. When looking for a cot, check what safety certifications it has been awarded.
  • Non-toxic materials: cots should be made from baby-safe materials. That includes the materials the cot is physically made from, as well as any paints or finishes.

Once you’ve chosen the right cot for your baby, there are a couple of extra steps you can take to ensure they’re having a safe and secure sleep every night: 

  • Keep toys and loose bedding out of the cot to reduce the risk of your baby getting caught up in them while sleeping.
  • Make sure the slats at the button of your cot are securely fixed and at an appropriate width apart - see building instructions for more information.
  • Check your mattress fits snugly within the cot - avoid any gaps, as these are a safety hazard.

Find the best cot to complement your nursery style

At The Memo, we have everything you need to create a cohesive, relaxing and fun environment in your baby’s nursery. You can use a cot as a centrepiece in your design, too - match it to any storage, your feeding chair or your baby’s changing table. We have baby cots in plenty of different styles - choose from Scandi-inspired minimalism, classic square shapes and modern curved designs. 

Some popular design trends for nurseries include pastel colours with metallic accents or two-tone designs where you can pair a stronger colour with a neutral one. Cots are usually created in more neutral colours, so they can easily fit any of your design choices. 

Think carefully about where you’d like to place your cot, too. It can be good to avoid being too close to the window to avoid drafts and direct sunlight, while near the door is always incredibly helpful for any nighttime feeding. Placing your cot in the centre of the room can allow you to create a focal point and free up space for any other furniture you need to keep in the room. Here’s more information on what to look for in your next baby cot.

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FAQS

What do you need to know before buying a cot?

There are several things to consider before buying a cot for your baby. It’s a good idea to measure the space you have allocated to the cot in your nursery so you can look at cots that will fit that space. If you are working with a smaller room, you may need to consider extra storage space - cots can come with built-in storage, so it’s good to know in advance if you’ll need this particular model. You’ll want to check any model you choose has safety certifications - both for the material it is made from and any paints or finishes on the cot, and, once assembled, that it has no sharp parts.

Which type of baby cot is best?

The best baby cot is the cot that is best for your needs! At The Memo, we’ve curated a wide-ranging collection of cots so that we can help you find the best one for you and your baby. When you’re trying to settle on a cot, cost and versatility are two key factors. The best cot for you might be a convertible cot that can be made into a toddler’s bed when the time is right or a multi-function one with added storage.

Why does my brand-new baby cot emit an odour?

It’s not uncommon for a new baby cot to smell slightly due to the materials used in manufacturing and packaging. We recommend airing out the cot in a well-ventilated room for a few days before use.

How do I care for my baby cot?

Extend your cot’s lifespan, and ensure it stays in top condition by regularly checking and cleaning it. Check for loose screws or parts that might need tightening after regular use. Wash with a mild, baby-safe detergent and a soft cloth, and check the mattress for signs of wear.