Test results for 10 cots priced up to $599
The good news is that cots are getting safer. Only two of the 10 cots on test had a safety failure. Compare this to our 2002 test, where only one of nine cots was recommended. The introduction of a mandatory safety standard for cots in 1998 is paying off, although clearly there’s still room for improvement.
We purchased 10 popular brands of cots and put them through vigorous testing in our labs.
Please note: this information was current as of November 2008 but is still a useful guide to today's market. For more recent information, see our Cots review.
We tested for:
- Safety and durability against selected clauses of the updated Australian/New Zealand standard for cots, AS/NZS 2172:2003.
- Information and labelling as set out by the Standard.
- Ease of use and features – including dropsides, castors and brakes.
- Childcare Harbour XT
- Delta Jasmine
- Grotime C34 Babe
- Ikea Leksvik
- Kingparrot Scout
- Love n Care Classic
- Mother's Choice Bellevue
- Regent Nu Gembrook
- Sunbury Dreamtime C102
- Swallow Jessie