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Last updated: 29 August 2017

We lab test and review the latest cots to help you find the safest and easiest to assemble for you and your baby. 

  • Our cot buying guide will help you decide which type you need.
  • See how we test for a detailed explanation of our rigorous safety testing.

Safety recall: The ACCC has recalled cots which fail CHOICE tests:

  • All 4 Kids White New Zealand Pine 3-in-1 Baby Sleigh cot
  • All 4 Bubs Lunar cot
For more, see the Product Safety website.
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Our expert testers review dozens of cots to see which ones meet Australian standards, as well as our high safety requirements. Our report reveals which cots:

  • pass key safety tests
  • are the easiest to assemble
  • have the features you need.

Our interactive comparison tool helps you find out which models meet Australian standards, as well as important specifications like weight and dimensions. Our Recommended list will help you quickly see which models come out on top. Our testers also give you key points about each product, both good and bad.

This review also includes previously tested models that are now discontinued; to see them, select the filter to the left under Related products.

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Dropside

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A side that can be lowered for easy access when putting baby to bed or taking them from the cot.

Junior bed conversion kit

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Whether the cot is able to be converted into a children's bed. This is either supplied with the cot or available as an optional extra.

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Whether the cot passed our key safety tests. For more, see 'How we test cots' at choice.com.au/cots.

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Teething strips

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Plastic strips on the top edges of the cot, so that neither baby nor cot is damaged if it's chewed on.

Castors

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Wheels make the cot easier to move around (but should have lockable brakes on at least two wheels).

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If the cot has wheels, there should be lockable brakes on at least two of them, to stop the cot rolling freely.

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