Choosing a cot is not easy for young parents...The cot is an important part of your baby's development. The baby bed is an important part of your baby's development. To ensure that your baby sleeps well and grows well, we have found the best brands of comfortable and safe baby beds for you. From cribs to cradles to cots, we have chosen them all to meet your needs.
Our favourite is the LINEA cot from LEANDER, which transforms into a lovely bench in a child's bedroom.
Before choosing your baby bed, it must meet certain safety standards in order to ensure that it is used properly from the moment your child is born.
Firstly, the composition of the products used to design the baby bed and its base must be healthy for the child. The materials, paints and varnishes used in the furniture must be non-toxic and non-harmful to the baby's well-being.
The cot must comply with the NF EN 716-1 standard. When this regulation is registered, it indicates the good functioning of the bed and attests to the good conformity of the product.
Similarly, composed of a base, mattress and bars as the bed frame, these must not exceed 30 cm between each bar that makes up the bed. This regulation does not allow for any snags, such as the baby's head getting stuck if they are too far apart.
The depth of the bed and its height should also be taken into account when choosing a cot. The baby bed must be deep enough so that when the child is able to stand up on its own, it will not fall out.
The mattress should be fairly rigid and not very flexible. A good quality, sturdy mattress will support the baby's body so that it can adopt a good sleeping posture and develop its growth well.
Make sure that the crib is properly finished so that baby does not get hurt by any design flaws in the crib.
You can also add accessories to the cot. There are special accessories to support the baby's back properly. This type of accessory ensures optimal sleeping comfort and guarantees a perfect position and support for the baby's development.
It is also advisable to place your baby at the lowest point of the bed to limit its movements and maintain a good starting position. Similarly, a duvet cover is not recommended for a cot to avoid any risk of baby getting stuck.
There are different types of cots to suit all needs for you and your baby. Very often, parents-to-be put a baby bed on their birth list. Whether they are made of solid wood, natural wood, white or in other colours, we have selected beds with or without mattresses and barriers at all prices.
- The evolving baby bed
The evolving baby bed is the bed that will accompany your child for months in his room.
This type of bed can be used from the birth of your newborn. It can originally be used as a cradle and can then be adjusted according to the size, weight and development of your child.
For your evolving bed, it is necessary to have a conversion kit to make the structure of your baby furniture evolve. The first step is to remove the bars from the cot and then to convert the cot with the kit.
The evolving bed is an economical alternative knowing that you will keep the same bed for a long time for your baby's room. It is also safe because of the numerous safety standards that accompany it at all ages.
The evolving bed is also reassuring for the baby but also for the parents. Your baby will not change beds as he grows and develops. It is a reassuring way for him to keep the same sleeping environment. For parents, it is also an excellent way to make a good bed transition, in a simple, quick and more economical way.
- The baby bed
The cot with bars is the most commonly used bed.
This type of bed measures 60 x 120 cm or 70 x 140 cm. There are two types of measurement, depending on the development and size of your child and also on the space available in your child's room.
There is a cot with or without wheels. The advantage of a cot on wheels is that it can be taken with you to any room in your house. If you want your baby to sleep with you for the first few months, you can easily transport the cot.
The advantage of the classic cot is that its height can be adjusted according to your child's growth. Generally adjustable on two or three levels, the base of your child's bed can be adjusted to accompany your child during its development and to relieve your back.
Of course, adapt the mattress to the size of your child's cot.
- The cot
The cot is perfect to be carried wherever you need it. Whether you're going to the four corners of the house or going to a family or friend's house for the weekend, this baby bed is ideal. It is a good option to keep your baby's sleep undisturbed wherever you are. It is also a good way if you are short of space and storage space in your home. Easily foldable, it can be stored anywhere when you need it.
From birth to about 6 months, we recommend using a cot for your baby's sleep and baby room. He will feel a little bit like in his mother's womb, like in a cocoon protected from everything. The bassinet is also a good alternative during this period.
From the age of 6 months onwards, babies can stand up on their own and the bassinet becomes dangerous for them. Therefore, you can switch to a crib with bars. With an adjustable base and safety standards, this bed is suitable until the age of 2/3 years. These different adjustments allow you to keep the same bed for your child for a few years.
The folding cot can also be used up to the age of 2/3 years. Because of the size of the mattress, it takes up little space and is easy to fold up.
The good alternative is the evolving bed with bars. This type of furniture can be used up to the age of 6 or even 8 years. It can be modified with the help of a conversion kit, allowing you to transform the baby bed into a junior bed in no time. This way, your child will better accept this transition and will not be confused by the transition to another bed. The evolving baby bed is the perfect alternative that will save you money. It is also optimal for your child's sleep. Always make sure that the mattress is adapted to your child's growth. When your child is a baby, a hard and robust mattress with a cotton cover is recommended. When your child is older, you can opt for a softer mattress to accompany your child.
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