The Mothercare Darlington cot is part of the coordinating Darlington furniture collection. It features fixed sides, complete with protective teething rails and three different mattress base heights.
Younger babies can sleep with the mattress raised to the highest point allowing you to lift your baby in an out of the cot without straining your back. The Darlington cot requires a x60cm mattress which is available separately.
As your little one grows, and gets more active, the cot base can be lowered to allow them to stand safely inside. Suitable from birth to 2 years approx. This cot will complete any nursery. The cot is approved by the British Security Standards.
Measurements for this cot are as follows; H: Suitable for newborns to toddlers. This cot includes the mattress and also a additional carry bag for keeping all of your baby essentials in one place. It has two base positions and a drop side.
Also includes teething rails for added safety and the updated dropside feature, which locks at the top and bottom in line with new regulations. This cot measures H Online vs in store: When it comes to buying a new cot, its best to go to the shop and see it in the flesh before you buy online.
Sometimes stores offer discount price when you buy in store, and sometimes they have better deals online — either way you should definitely see the cot or crib before you buy it. Holding off until there are sales on is a great idea — Black Friday, Boxing Day sales, January sales and end of season sales are great for bagging yourself a bargain! Vouchers and discount codes: Cot safety guidelines When buying a cot, you need to look out for the British safety standards code: There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to buying a cot, including the following: The bars on your chosen cot should be vertical and the distance between the bars should be no more than 6.
The distance between the top of the mattress and the top of the cot sides should be at least 50cm, to prevent your baby from climbing out when they become more mobile.
Some experts recommend cots with four sides that have bars to allow air to circulate freely around your baby when they sleep. Mattress safety guidelines Not only does the cot need to comply with a variety of rules and regulations, the mattress does too.
Our silver award winner has a very smooth, single-hand drop side mechanism, which makes putting baby to bed that much easier. There is some evidence to suggest that bringing in a mattress from another home might increase the risk of sudden infant death very slightly. It is good value for money taking into account this can be used by my child up to 4 years.
Buying a new mattress is recommended instead of opting for a second hand one. It needs to be clean, dry, free from cracks, tears with no sagging. The mattress you choose needs to be firm rather than soft and should be no thinner than 8cm. Mattresses tend to come in two sizes, standard and continental and should fit the equivalent sizes of cots commonly available in the UK. When using your mattress, make sure you keep it as clean as you possibly can.
You can buy mattresses with wipe clean covers or removable top panels which you can wash in the washing machine. A mattress protector is a good idea if not.
Video of the Week For more information on both cot and mattress safety our baby bed safety guide has all the info you need in regards to keeping your little one as safe as possible. So-called budget brands are often cause for debate. It goes without saying that safety is priority, but cheaper brands still have to pass product quality and safety tests and are sometimes manufactured by the same companies. Second hand cots are ok but you need to make sure they still comply with the British safety standards.
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