Uba-advice: Selecting the best cot for you and baby

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Uba-advice: Selecting the best cot for you and baby

Your baby will spend many hours over many years in their cot, ideally, sleeping soundly. Selecting the right one is a big decision! Don’t worry, we’ve put together this handy guide to help you ensure you make a great investment in your baby’s sleep happiness!

Why finding a good baby cot is so important.

Your baby will be sleeping in their cot for at least 2-3 years. With this is mind, a quality build and timeless design are important features to consider. Select a classic design, which appeals to your sense of style.

Invest in a cot which grows with your baby. A conversion kit, which allows the cot to be turned into a junior bed is an innovative way to squeeze some extra time out of your investment. Junior bed conversion kits are available for our entire range of Ubabub cots. 

Safety first!

Naturally, the number one priority when selecting any nursery furniture is the safety of your child. Investing in a cot that is thoughtfully designed and of an impeccable manufacturing quality is paramount to ensuring the safety of your baby.

All cots sold in Australia, must be certified under the mandatory Australian safety standard AS/NZS 2172. These standards are renowned globally for their stringent requirements and testing.

The cot
  • All cots must be of a minimum depth to prevent falls
  • Footholds which allow your baby to climb out of the cot must also be avoided
  • The size of all opening must be considered, small to prevent your baby falling from the cot but large enough that little limbs and fingers do not 
    get caught
  • There can be no protruding parts or sharp edges with the cot design
The mattress
  • A cot mattress must be firm. While a soft mattress seems like it might be more comfortable, it can also be a safety hazard.
  • The mattress must fit snugly within the baby cot with minimal gaps
  • Consider an Australian made mattress for low VOC.

The specifics of the Australian safety standard AS/NZS 2172 can be viewed here. (hyperlink https://www.productsafety.gov.au/standards/household-cots)

The right fit…

Cots are surprisingly large. And when you first place your tiny baby into a cot, it can seem comically oversized. BUT it doesn’t take long before you baby grows and that extra space is required!

It’s important to check the dimensions of the fully-assembled cot and how well it will fit in your nursery. Also consider how other furniture will fit with the cot in the space. Change tables/dressers, nursing chairs and storage are also important features that will you will need to allow for. Also contemplate if the cot will fit in your bedroom? If not, you will likely require a bassinet for those first few precious newborn weeks.


So now the all important practical elements of selecting that all important baby cot has been considered; the fun part begins!

Nursery furniture has come a long way in the past decade. Selecting a cot that suits your aesthetic has never been easier. However, with so many beautiful baby cot choices available it can certainly become overwhelming!

Cots come in a variety of shapes, size and colours. Considering your entire nursery style when selecting the best cot is very important. Choosing a cot to complement your change table/dresser, nursery chair and large storage pieces. 

These bigger nursery items are often available in packages; such as our Nifty and Mod nursery package deals.

Our modern nursery furniture range

The entire range of Ubabub nursery furniture is designed and built with safety, quality and style front of mind! 

All of our mid-century inspired modern baby cots can be converted into junior beds, creating a great transitional piece for your toddler’s nursery.

Our Ubabub Pod cot is a cosy cocoon-shaped cot with smooth, rounded edges for a distinct modern look. With innovative clear acrylic sides with star-shaped cut-outs allow for an unimpeded view of your baby.

Both the Ubabub Nifty and Mod range of nursery furniture are a great choice when choosing a baby cot. Both are available in nursery furniture packages which include a change table/dresser.

So, while you’re scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest, searching for the best cot, just remember; You will be spending an inordinate amount of time ‘shooshing, patting, cuddling and feeding’ your precious baby in their nursery, so make sure it’s a space that appeals to your style.

May you and your baby find many years of safe sleeping joy in your all important cot selection.