Your Most Frequently Asked Questions About Cots

 

 

How do I get baby from moses basket to cot?
This transition can be hard for baby and parent but if possible maybe try to have the cot or cot bed in the room with you for a few nights to let baby get used to the new bed whilst still close to you.

 

How do I stop a 5 month old rolling over in the cot?
This is normal at 5 – 6 months. The best thing to do is place baby at the feet to foot position in the cot or cot bed and avoid adding items as barriers as these can cause suffocation.

 

What age do babies go in a cot?
Cots can be used from birth. The Lullaby Trust recommends that an empty cot is one of the safest places for your baby to sleep from birth.

 

How do I assemble a baby cot?
Generally, cots are very easy to assemble and come with around 12 x bolts that simply connect the sides and base together.

 

What blanket should I use in a cot?
In the early months, a cellular blanket is best for your baby as it has holes in the blanket allowing them to regulate their temperature

 

How do I choose the right cot?
Cots are a key item for your baby to get a good sleep and also the main feature of your nursery. Baby Elegance has a large range of cots to choose from to suit any budget.

 

How do I keep a cot warm in the winter?
It is important to have the nursery at a stable temperature as babies find it difficult in the early months to regulate their temperature. Avoid adding heating fans to a room where possible.

 

How do I stop my baby climbing out of the cot?
If your baby is climbing out of the cot, it is then time to lower the base of the cot to a lower position.

 

Can twins share a cot?
Yes! In the early months, it is fine for twins to share a cot and studies have shown that they will sleep better being in the same cot. The advice is to sleep them with their feet at opposite ends of the cot.

 

Can a newborn sleep in a cot?
Cots can be used from birth. The Lullaby Trust recommends that an empty cot is one of the safest places for your baby to sleep from birth.