This is probably one of the first item we all purchase prior to our first born. I have included a selection of popular brands from the cheapest to the more luxury cots currently available. Bearing in mind for those who want to go for the high end cots may have to think twice if their bubs are anything like my two kids who probably ended up sleeping in their cots about 10% of the time. Thankfully I refrained from going for the high end brands which may have looked good in the nursery but probably wouldn’t have got me much value for money.
IKEA always does good affordable furniture that is practical and looks great. The advantage with this cot is at $249 it allows you to spend a bit more on a good quality mattress for the baby which I believe is more important for the baby’s comfort. Always try to invest in a good quality mattress for your little one as this is essential for their comfortability, considering how much time they will spend sleeping on it.
THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD
Ever the practical mother I ended up choosing the Grotime cot for my bubs. It converts to a bed later on when they get older and at around $700 comes in as the middle of the range cot. I have also included the Boori cot which is similar and I have heard good reviews with the Boori brand as well.
For those lucky enough to afford the more luxury cots these two brands come highly recommended. They look great with the curved european design and will make any nursery look posh and expensive. Personally however if I had to choose between the two although very similar I would lean more towards the Bloom as there is more air ventilation with this cot then the Leander which may help with reducing SIDS.
Hopefully this post with help in your decision in choosing the right cot for your precious one and really at the end of the day comes down to preference as all will do the job. Good luck with the purchase and next up we will look at baby car seats!