Selecting the Right Baby Cot for Your Baby

February 28, 2022 2 min read

Cute baby room interior with crib and decor elements

Selecting the right type of cot for your newborn baby is an exciting process and it’s important to know what to look out for to keep your baby safe and comfortable. Always shop around and know which style you prefer, what fits your nursery space and check the safety compliance of the cot. Invest in organic materials for the baby linen and choose a baby cot quilt that stands the test of time. 

Ensure the Cot Shows Compliance with Australian Standards

The first thing to make sure of is that the cot you plan on buying has a compliance sticker showing its compliance with the Australian Standard AS/ NZS 2172: 2003. 

Ensure the Cot Rail is High Enough

Check that the cot railing is high enough, so that you baby cannot roll out or climb out when they get a bit older. 

Check the Space Between the Bars

Always check the space between the railing. The gaps should be between 5 cm and 9.5 cm apart, so that your child won’t trap their arms or legs between them and they won’t fall through them. 

Choose the Right Mattress & Baby Linen

Choose a firm mattress to avoid SIDS and choose baby linen for the cot that both compliments the space and is toxic-free. Some materials that are cheap will have been sprayed with chemicals and toxins in the first process of farming. Shopping organic cotton and breathable linen from reputable brands like Pop Ya Tot ensures that your baby’s skin is well looked after and they won’t overheat or have bad reactions while sleeping.

Choose a Baby Cot Quilt Made from Eco-Friendly Materials 

As well as cot linen, it is important to be choosey when t comes to the baby cot quilt. You want something cute but also breathable, sustainable and something that will last. Shop baby quilts here and ensure 100% cotton muslin, warm coverage and extra softness. 

Shop organic cotton and toxic-free cot linen and baby linen from Pop Ya Tot today. Reach out online or send an email to

Pia Reynolds
Pia Reynolds

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