If you want to buy a cot for your new born baby, then there are many varieties available these days. Sometimes, it is difficult to decide which one to choose. Before really selecting the cot, you must take proper measurements of the bed room and decide where you are going to place your cot and the baby’s cot. Both you and your baby must be able to sleep comfortably.
While selecting the cot for your baby, it is better to choose an adjustable one. Since your baby is going to grow day by day, you cannot afford to buy cot every second month to match your baby’s size. In that case, you will end up having several cots in your house.
Following are few different kinds of designer cots available in the market and we will briefly describe about each of them.
- Mosses basket
Among the various designs of cots available mosses cot is quite popular among mothers. As a matter of fact, it is not really a cot but a kind of basket made out of woven materials. It has handle for carrying and the stand is adjustable. Its interior is padded with soft foam. For any new born baby this type of basket can be very conveniently used and it is also used for feeding during night time. Its size is such that it can be easily placed next to the mother’s bed. However, its size is limited and can accommodate the baby up to 3 months age.
- The rocker
This type of cot is much smaller as compared to any regular cot however bigger than mosses basket that we discussed above. According to FSID (Foundation for Study of Infant Deaths) such beds will be good enough for the babies till they reach the age of 6 months. Therefore, instead of Mosses basket, this is better option for the baby as you do not have to buy till your baby is 6 months old.
- Regular cot
Regular cots are available in many different designs and it can last till your baby grows up to the age of 3 years. The mattresses can be adjusted as your baby grows in height and keep them safe. Once the baby learns to climb on the bed then it is no longer safe for them. You can choose the style of the cot as per your choice but remember once your baby’s teeth start erupting, he will try to chew the sides. Therefore, prefer to take beds with plastic strips fitted on the sides.
- Cot beds
This is much economical and practical choice and will last till your baby is 2 to 3 years old. Cot bed can be converted into regular bed once your child grows above 5 years and hence with single purchase you will cover the full needs of your baby.
- Bedside cots
Some parents prefer to sleep with their babies however it has some risks. To solve this safety issue bedside cots are the solution. Buy one wherein you can adjust its height.