Tips for Choosing the Perfect Baby Cot

There are all sorts of baby cots available, from those that are meant to hold a sleeping baby all night long to those that are set in the living room so that mums and dads can keep a watchful eye on their little ones while they work or relax. Check out the tips below on choosing great baby cots on eBay.

Which cots permit babies to sleep next to their parents?

If you're looking for a cot that allows you to sleep next to your baby so that you can conveniently feed and nurture, you'd do well with a co-sleeping cot. Co-sleeping cots allow you to pull down the side of the cot temporarily so that you can comfort and feed your baby as needed. This option is great for mums who wish to nurse without getting out of bed during the night.

What should you look for in a travel cot?

There are several things that you should look for when purchasing a travel cot, including:

  • Lightweight: Choose one that is lightweight so that it's not a burden carrying it from place to place.
  • Collapsible: Select one that can easily collapse so that it can be set up and taken down quickly, adding to its convenience.
  • Easy to clean: Look for ones made of material like polyester that is simple to clean and sanitize.
  • Reliable construction: Check to make sure that it's made of solid, reliable construction so that your baby remains safe.
Which cots are great for toddlers?

Some great cots for toddlers are the ones where the cot can transition from a baby cot to a nursery bed. These types of baby cots are wonderful because they work well for infants and small babies but convert to a big kid bed with a few minor adjustments. These converted beds occupy the same floor space that they did when they were cots, allowing parents to instantly update their children's rooms without having to move loads of things around.

Is a baby rocker a smart choice?

A baby rocker can be a brilliant choice in busy homes. eBay has a great selection of affordable baby rockers, including indoor/outdoor models that come with protective netting and that gently swing babies to and fro while parents tend to other duties. Some models are strictly for new-borns or those that work for babies who are nearly a year old.