During the first few days of life, your baby will need to sleep for a total of 16 or 17 hours a day, but only up to 4 or 5 hours at a time. No matter your baby is breastfed or artificially fed babies, boys or girls, they all need to spend most of his or her time in the baby cot. Therefore, choosing a good cot is extremely important for your baby. We've put together a collection of tips on baby sleep, from choosing the perfect baby cot and mattress, as well as ways to put your baby to sleep.
To choose a baby cot, in addition to considering its appearance and size, we also need to understand whether the design is in line with safety, in order to create the most comfortable sleep environment for the baby. According to the Consumer Council's 414th "Choice" monthly magazine, you should first measure the size of your home space before purchasing the baby cot. It is also recommended to bring a soft ruler when selecting a cot, so that you can immediately measure the size of the cot and the gap between the bed rails.
Based on EN716, there are six conditions you need to consider when choosing a baby cot in order to select the safest one. Firstly, according to the Consumer Council, you may need to pay attention to whether the base height of the baby cot is adjustable or not. In the newborn stage, the base of the bed can be adjusted to the highest level to facilitate parents to take care of the baby. When the baby learns to climb, adjust the base to the lowest level to ensure safety.
According to the European standard, when the base of the cot is adjusted to its highest, the mattress should be placed at a distance of not less than 20cm from the top of the bed rail. When the base of the cot is adjusted to its lowest, the mattress should be at a distance of not less than 50cm to avoid the danger of children climbing.
Secondly, the Consumer Council suggests that the details of the design of the baby cot is also important. The gap between the wooden slats of the cot gate should not be more than 6cm. If the gap is too large, there is a chance that the child's head or other body parts stuck, resulting in injury or even suffocation. Therefore, you can check whether the joint between the baby cot boards is close enough. If there is a drop-side design, you can also check whether the adjustment process is smooth. A rounded corner of the bed board design is also relatively safe, so that the baby does not accidentally hit the sharp corners.
Thirdly, you may need to pay attention to the maximum weight capacity of the baby cot. In addition to sleeping, the child will often move around or even jump in the baby cot. The base of the baby cot becomes the key to support the baby's body. There are many multi-functional baby cots on the market, claiming that they can be changed from cot to toddler bed or sofas as the child grow. However, the maximum weight capacity may not keep up to its function. Therefore, you need to learn about not only the functions of the cot but also the maximum weight capacity.
Fourth, the Consumer Council also recommended that you can choose the baby cot with detachable wheel design. It would be more convenient to move the wooden cot at any time. Make sure that the wheels can be locked and opened at any time and check whether the device is reliable.
Fifth, in terms of material, the wooden cot made of compressed board is certainly more affordable, but it is relatively easier to get moisture and to lose paint. Although the price of raw wood is higher, it is more durable and solid. It is definitely worth the expense as it determines the sleeping quality of our baby for the first few years.
Last but not least, it is easy to ignore that the paint using in the baby cot is also important. Many people love to choose the cot that paints very shiny as it is good looking. In fact, the shinier the surface reflects the higher content of heavy metal paint used. Babies like to chew on things to relieve itchy teeth during teething, and if they accidentally swallow harmful substances, there is a chance that they swallowed the toxic element. Only the boards made of compressed wood and painted with poor quality paint will look shiny and smooth. On the contrary, Baby cot that made of raw wood will have a slightly rough texture.
0/3 baby insists on using original raw wood to produce baby cot. We choose Malaysian high-quality boat wood and not to use the compressed wood even though it would be more cost-saving. It is to ensure that the baby cot is safer and more durable, to provide you with a high quality of use experience. In addition, the top of both sides of the bed rails also comes with teething rail in order to prevent the baby from chewing on the wooden bed.
Troll's Nicole and Lukas beds are designed with dense wooden rails to prevent babies' hands, feet and heads from getting stuck. Rounded corners on the board are designed to prevent accident. There are three cot base height to suit the baby's growth stage. Non-toxic water based paints and glues are used to ensure the safety of your baby.
After reading this article, do you have a better understanding of how to choose the safest baby cot? To create a warm and safe sleeping environment for your baby, there are many details you need to pay attention to. The quality of your baby's sleep has a profound impact on the future development of your baby, so you should not be sloppy in order to provide your baby with a favorable environment for growth.