A newborn baby spends around 16 and a half hours a day asleep so it makes perfect sense to spend on a good baby cot – one that is going to last.
WORDS MELISSA ESPECKERMAN
Your little one is on the way and it’s time to start shopping! One of the first things on your list should be getting your bub a good cot. After all, she is going to be spending a whole lot of hours in it.
The choices are endless and if you’re not sure where to start, read on, on what to look out for when choosing a cot for your baby.
While you may intend to have your baby sleep between mum and dad in the first few weeks, or even months, you will eventually need a b aby cotat some point as your baby grows. It also provides a safe place for your child to nap while you attend to chores around the house.
When it comes to choosing a cot, here are some pointers to take note of.
Keeping it Safe
The Convenience Factor
Most babies will sleep in their crib until they are two or three years old, so it’s worthwhile investing in something that’s durable. You might even want to get a baby cot that can be converted into a small bed to accommodate your growing child.
To protect your precious one from bumping into the hard sides of the cot, it might be a good idea to line the crib with bumpers. And of course, you won’t be able to do without a few bed sheet sets (make that more than a few) because you’re definitely going to have to change sheets often.
Shopping for bedding for your cot, take note of these pointers.
Fit it Right
A Word of Caution
So when you’re out shopping for your baby’s cot, keep in mind that while design and budget play an important part in your decision, safety should be your primary concern.