How to Choose the Right Cot: A Comprehensive Guide by Mokee

white beech mini cot bed from mokeeBringing a new bundle of joy into the world is an incredible experience, and preparing a comfortable and safe space for your little one is a top priority for any new parent.

At Mokee, we understand the importance of providing the best environment for your baby, and choosing the right cot is a significant part of that equation.

In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the essential factors to consider when selecting the perfect cot for your baby.

Cot vs. Cot Bed: Which One is Right for You?

The first decision you'll need to make when choosing a cot is whether to opt for a traditional cot or a cot bed. A cot typically has fixed sides and is suitable for infants up to around 2 years of age.

On the other hand, a cot bed offers the advantage of converting into a toddler bed, allowing it to grow with your child. This means you can use it from birth up to approximately 5 years of age, making it a long-term investment in your child's comfort.

Size Matters: 120x60cm or 140x70cm?

mini and midi cot bed size gifThe size of the cot is another crucial consideration. Mokee offers cots in two standard sizes: 120x60cm and 140x70cm.

The smaller size is perfect for those with limited nursery space, while the larger size offers more room for your baby to grow and play comfortably.
The choice ultimately depends on the available space in your nursery and your personal preference.

Base Heights

adjustable heights of cot diagram

Pay attention to the number of base heights available. Adjustable base heights are a valuable feature as they allow you to lower the mattress as your baby grows and becomes more mobile, ensuring their safety.

The Mini and Midi Cot Beds at Mokee have SEVEN adjustable base heights!

Materials Matter: Beechwood, Pine Wood, or MDF?

The material of the cot matters not only for aesthetics but also for safety and durability. Mokee offers cots made from high-quality materials like beechwood and pine wood, which are both sturdy and eco-friendly.

Avoid cots made from MDF (Medium-Density Fiberboard) or other low-quality materials, as they may not withstand the wear and tear of daily use.

Teething Rails

Mokee Teething rail on cot bedTeething can be a challenging phase for both parents and babies. To protect the cot from your baby's curious little teeth, consider a cot with a built-in teething rail. This feature provides a safe and soothing solution for your baby during this teething stage, without causing damage to the cot.

Attachable teething rails can also be purchased separately if your cot does not have one built in. 

Safety Rail for Toddler Bed: Included or Not?

If you choose a cot bed, check whether it comes with a safety rail for the toddler bed conversion. This rail adds an extra layer of safety, preventing your active toddler from rolling out of bed at night.
grandeur cot bed converted into toddler bedMokee's Grandeur Cot Bed comes with a safety rail included, providing peace of mind for parents.

Where is it Manufactured?

Considering the environmental impact of your baby's cot is another essential factor.

Mokee proudly manufactures its cots in Europe, which not only ensures high-quality craftsmanship but also promotes a lower carbon footprint. Supporting European manufacturing aligns with our commitment to sustainability and responsible consumer choices.

In conclusion, selecting the right cot for your baby is a crucial decision that involves various factors. At Mokee, we are dedicated to providing parents with well-designed, safe, and environmentally friendly baby furniture to create the perfect nursery for your little one.

We hope this guide helps you make an informed choice as you embark on this exciting journey into parenthood!

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