Cots review

Do cots meet the updated standard?
 
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  • Updated:1 Aug 2006
 

03.Product profiles

Product profiles - the best

Models profiled here are in the What to buy listed in rank order. Prices are recommended retail as advised by manufacturers in July/August 2006.

GRO-YEARS Gro-Time C25 Lara #

Price: $449

Good points

  • Passed all requirements of the Standard.
  • Teething strips.
  • Castors with brakes.
  • Two slide buttons for dropside release.
  • 5 year warranty.
  • Can be converted into a junior bed.

Bad points

  • The cot is quite tall, which is good for safety but could be difficult if you're not very tall yourself.

CHILDCARE Stirling 091120-010 #

Price: $350

Good points

  • Good value for money.
  • Four castors with brakes.
  • Two pushbuttons for dropside release.

Bad points

  • Did not pass some of the information and other requirements for the Standard.
    No teething strip.
    No bed conversion kit included.

IKEA Diktad 14036 #

Price: $399

Good points

  • Good value for money.
  • Includes a conversion kit to turn the cot into a junior bed.

Bad points

  • Did not pass some of the information and other requirements for the Standard*.
  • Difficult to assemble.
  • No teething strip.
  • No dropside.
  • No castors.

* Update 07/08: IKEA has advised us that the labelling of this cot was updated after our test to meet the requirements of the 2003 standard.

Profiles - the rest

BABYHOOD Sleigh SBB-137001 #

Price: $459

Good points

  • Four castors with brakes.
  • Single handed lift and dropside release.
  • Teething strips on both sides.

Bad points

  • Failed safety and durability requirements for the Standard; its dropside doesn't move up and down freely.
  • Did not pass some of the information and other requirements for the Standard.
  • No bed conversion kit included.

BERTINI Isabella 5707 #

Price: $540

Good points

  • Single handed lift and dropside release.
  • Junior bed conversion kit included.
  • Teething strips on both sides.

Bad points

  • Failed safety and durability requirements for the Standard; its recommended mattress size is a little too small.
  • No castors.

KINGPARROT Ulur #

Price: $500

Good points

  • Four castors with brakes.
  • Single handed lift and dropside release.

Bad points

  • Did not pass some of the information and other requirements for the Standard.*
  • No teething strip.
  • No bed conversion kit included.

* Update 11/07: Boori, the manufacturer of the KINGPARROT, has since advised us that the labelling of this cot has been updated and that it now meets the requirements of the 2003 standard.

LOVE N CARE Vogue

Price: $599

Good points

  • Two levers dropside release.
  • Junior bed conversion kit included.
  • Drawer provided underneath.

Bad points

  • Did not pass some of the information and other requirements for the Standard.
  • No teething strip.
  • No castors.

MALI Baby ISMF005

Price: $600

Good points

  • Two pushbuttons dropside release.
  • Two castors with brakes.
  • Junior bed conversion kit included.

Bad points

  • Did not pass some of the information and other requirements for the Standard.
  • No teething strip.
  • It's expensive.

REGENT Gembrooke

Price: $500

Good points

  • Single handed lift and push dropside release.

Bad points

  • Did not pass some of the information and other requirements for the Standard.
  • Has Two castors without brakes.
  • No teething strip.
  • No bed conversion kit included.

SUNBURY Dreamtime C102

Price: $525

Good points

  • Two pushbuttons for dropside release.
  • Four castors with brakes.
  • Teething strip.
  • Junior bed conversion kit included.
  • 5 year warranty.

Bad points

  • Did not pass some of the information and other requirements for the Standard.
  • It’s expensive.
 

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