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Steelcraft Snooze-n-Play Portable Cot 32441-Y review

15.7kg weight. Priced at $229.

CHOICE Expert Rating

63%

What is the CHOICE Expert Rating

CHOICE Expert rating

This is the product's overall performance score, based on key tests conducted by our industry experts in the CHOICE labs.

Good points

• Passes our key safety requirements.
• A large pocket on one cot end and 3-pocket apron on change table
• 2 wheels with brakes
• A post with 3 stuffed toys and wind-up sound device.

Bad points

• Minor safety failure: The gaps between the bassinet and the cot could potentially trap a child's limb.
• Very minor safety failure: There are pinching points at the corners where the top rails are joined that are a hazard to the person folding/unfolding the cot.
• Hard to pack because of so many pieces and the bag is tight; feels very heavy
Recommended View more details.

We only recommend models which score 70% or over, meaning that they pass all our safety tests, but may have some very minor failures such as with information labels. 

No
Overall score View more details.

Based on a combination of performance (70%) and ease of use (30%). Our observations are based on the latest voluntary Australian standard AS/NZS 2195:2010. Recommended portacots pass all safety requirements such as suffocation risks. Lower-scoring models (in the 60–69% range) are worth considering if they meet all key safety requirements. They may fail some minor points such as finger entrapment hazards.

63%
Performance score View more details.

Based on tests to the latest Australian standard for portable cots, AS/NZS 2195:2010 which goes above mandatory requirements. Supplied accessories such as bassinets and change tables are also assessed and factored into the score. The lower the score, the more significant the safety failures we found. See the 'Bad points' for each portacot in our comparison table for details of any failures and manufacturer responses.

65%
Ease of use score View more details.

We assess how easy the portable cots are to set up, pack away and store.

58%
Passed key safety tests View more details.

Whether the portacot passed the most important safety tests of the voluntary Australian Standard, AS/NZS 2195:2010 which goes above mandatory requirements. Tests include having breathable mesh on all sides, and no suffocation or strangulation hazards. Some models that pass key tests still have some minor failures and therefore aren't fully recommended, but are still worth considering.

Yes
Price View more details.

Recommended or typical retail price.

$229
In-use dimensions HxWxD (cm) View more details.

The cot's dimensions when set up.

83 x 79 x 113
Packed dimensions HxWxD (cm) View more details.

The cot's dimensions when folded up and in its carry bag (if applicable).

28 x 28 x 82
Weight (kg) View more details.

Total weight in kilograms including any supplied accessories.

15.7
Website
britax.com.au
Pocket View more details.

A pocket on the cot end for storing small items.

Yes
Wheels View more details.

Wheels or castors make the cot easier to move, though some are light enough to move short distances without them.

Yes
Brakes View more details.

Most models with wheels have lockable brakes on them. If not, they might instead have two non-wheeled legs which help stop the cot sliding about.

Yes
Insect net View more details.

A mesh cover to keep insects away from your baby.

No
Bassinet View more details.

The base can be set to a higher position, suitable for a sleeping infant up to about six months of age.

Yes
Change table View more details.

An accessory that attaches to the top of the cot frame, creating a small surface for nappy changing.

Yes
Toys View more details.

Toy accessories can include mobiles that attach to the top of the cot, or other similar entertainment for your baby.

Yes

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