Cribs, Cots & Beds
There’s nothing like watching your little angel fall asleep. Those precious few hours of shut eye are crucial for both baby and parents, and that’s where the right crib makes all the difference.
A good baby cot is like a cocoon, it needs to not only feel comfortable but also keep your baby safe. JustKidding brings modern parents a range of contemporary cots and cradles to choose from, and with the right parameters in place:
Cots with adjustable mattress heights
Baby cots with at least 3 mattress heights are recommended. It’s easiest to keep the mattress at the highest level with your newborn so you don’t have to reach too far. As the baby grows (physically and developmentally!), you’ll have to lower it so the baby can’t easily climb out. When a child can pull up to a standing position, the mattress should be on the lowest height.
Convertible cribs are the best if you want to maximize value and minimize additional purchases and assembly as your child grows. These cribs transform from a baby bed to a toddler bed. Convertible cribs with built-in storage is a nice bonus, having extra space to stash diapers or crib sheets is super convenient.
If you're going to be moving your baby's cradle a lot, instead of opting for a travel crib or bassinet, you can opt for a cot with casters which allow for greater mobility. But if you get a cot with wheels make sure that they can lock into place for safety.
Safety of the baby cot
It’s true when they say that when you have a newborn, everything is a hazard. So safety is of utmost importance. A good baby bed will have strong and properly spaced slats, a firm mattress and non-toxic fabrics & materials. While it’s recommend to keep the baby cot as bare as possible, there is range of accessories including a pillows, crib bumpers, blankets to keep baby comfortable. But be cautious to buy the right accessories and keep an eye on baby to avoid risk of suffocation.
Size of the crib
The right size or type of crib one depends upon your and your baby's needs and of course the space available. A bassinet is a nice option when your child is first born because they are portable and your baby may like the coziness of it. But you'll have to purchase a larger crib within a few short months as your child will outgrow it. Then you have a mini crib or baby cradle which is larger than a bassinet, but still smaller than a full-size crib. These are suitable if you live in a small space or plan to move the crib around a lot in the early days. And then of course is the convertible crib that offers a great value and more versatility as they can convert from cribs into other more grown-up kids bed options.
Buying a baby cot is a major investment, it’s a space where your child will hopefully spend years of restful bliss. At JustKidding, we can help you find the perfect crib for your little angel and your home. Shop now!