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How to Choose a Baby Cot

When you come to buy a baby cot, you have a lot of things to consider before you get one. Since you are sure that you need a baby cot and not a cot bed, go ahead with knowing and collecting the details of what you are determined to buy. Consider the following points for more satisfaction:

Space Caving Cot

If you have a small baby room, consider buying a mini-crib or portable crib as it takes lesser space as compared to the full-size crib. From these, you can choose those with wheels or the folding ones for storage. Cribs with wheels are easy to change the place. You rake them in your room when you feel like keeping the baby close to you.

Stability

The crib should be sturdy, not wobbly or shaky. Shaky baby crib means either not properly put together. If you have bought it online, you need to put it together properly well. If you are buying it from the store make sure that it is sturdy by shaking it with your hands. Often solid wood cribs are the most trustworthy choices.

Mattresses

There are two types of mattresses which are commonly sold. One is foam and the other is innerspring. The thickness is from 3 to 6 inches. If you are choosing a foam mattress, focus on the density more than the thickness. More weight and high density show high-quality foam. These heavy foam mattresses stay long intact and perfectly new. So, check out all the features when you are investing in a mattress.

Frame size

The interior space of the baby crib should accommodate – without space – a mattress which is at least 51 3/4 inches long by 27 3/8 inches wide. Ensure that you do not leave space between the sides of the crib and the mattress. This poses danger for the baby. His legs r feet can get trapped in that space.