6 Best Baby Cots in Singapore 2024: Tips to Find the Most Suitable Cot For Your Nursery
A baby cot is your baby’s very first bed. As Singapore’s only dedicated baby furniture showroom, Hatchery Cribs is a key stop for new parents to understand about the various types of cots and to shop for the best cot based on your budget and lifestyle.
What’s the difference between a cot and a crib? Both refer to the same thing, we could very well be called Hatchery Cots. The key difference is that ‘cot’ is often used in British English, whereas ‘crib’ is more commonly used in American English- same-same, no difference.
In Singapore, the 2 most common cot sizes are the American-standard cot size (130 x 70cm), and the European cot size (120 x 60cm). So take note when buying a cot, as you have to buy the correct-sized mattress and fitted sheets to accompany your cot. There are some cots in Singapore that come in custom sizes and shapes (remember that oval-shaped cot frequently plastered on Instagram?) that limit your choices of mattresses and fitted sheets, as you likely have to buy them directly from the same brand.
1. A Versatile Cot That Adapts To Your Space: Babyletto Yuzu 8-in-1 Convertible Crib
Can’t decide between a bassinet or a crib? Why not have the best of both worlds with the Yuzu 8-in-1 Convertible All-Stages Crib. This all-in-one baby cot is a game-changer for parents seeking versatility and longevity in a crib as it seamlessly transitions from a bassinet to a midi size, and then to a standard full-size cot and junior bed. Its remarkable adaptability is designed to meet the evolving needs and developmental milestones of your child, being the perfect companion from the newborn stage to and through toddlerhood. This versatile baby cot ensures it grows alongside your little one, making it the ideal choice for every stage of their early years.
Furthermore, the Yuzu crib offers you convenience with its removable locking caster wheels. It is easy to move around and fit into any space. Practical, modern and functional? Seems like the perfect crib for your little one!
2. A Cot That Last: Babyletto Scoot 3-in-1 Convertible Crib
Due to space constraints in Singapore houses, a major concern that many new parents have is buying something that your baby will use only for a few months. A convertible cot transforms from a standard cot, to a toddler bed, and then to a daybed, allowing you to use the same cot from birth till your baby is 4 to 6 years old, as the weight limit of most of our cots is 23kg.
The Babyletto Scoot 3-in-1 Convertible Crib is our bestselling baby cot by far. It has a simplistic modern appeal that immediately elevates any nursery. Not only is it stylish and functional, it is also made with the very safest materials for babies, all Babyletto cots are Greenguard Gold Certified (read what it means here), and made from solid New Zealand pine wood. Visit our showroom and give our cots a good shake to gauge their sturdiness and quality for yourself.
3. Convertible Cot with Wheels: Babyletto Maki Crib
Do you need a cot with wheels? If you intend to wheel your cot frequently from room to room (for example, from the living room to bedroom), the Babyletto Maki Portable Crib is perfect for you. It comes with a foldable frame with removable locking wheels for easy storage and transport. Modern and functional, convert your baby cot into a toddler bed with the included toddler bed conversion kit.
If your cot will only be placed in 1 location or won’t be frequently moved around, then wheels are not a must and you have more cot designs to choose from.
4. Mid-Century Modern Convertible Cot: DaVinci Baby Beau 3-in-1 Convertible Crib
Finding affordable baby items that won't be quickly outgrown can be a challenge. The Beau 3-in-1 Convertible is a budget-friendly option that doesn’t compromise on style and quality. This mid-century modern baby cot effortlessly transitions into either an infant crib or a daybed, guaranteeing long-lasting functionality. Additionally, you can choose to include a toddler rail, elevating it to a versatile 3-in-1 solution - serving as an infant cot, toddler bed and daybed. Maximise its use with your little one without having to break the bank!
5. Travel Cot: Hauck 4-in-1 Premium Play N Relax Travel Cot
For busy parents, the Hauck 4-in-1 Play N Relax travel cot is your multitasking superhero. Use it as a playpen with wheels during the day and a comfy cot at night. It even comes with a built-in changing table for you to change your baby’s nappies anytime. With just a few button presses, setting up and folding down has never been easier, providing you the convenience and ease you need.
6. Bedside Cot & Bassinet: Hauck Face-To-Me Bedside Cot
A bedside cot is commonly used as a secondary cot- placed in the master bedroom or the living room. As it is smaller than standard cots and comes with a fixed mattress height, bedside cots can only be used for ~ 6 months. After which, the bedside cot may get too shallow for your growing baby who might be able to climb over.
The Hauck Face-To-Me Bedside Cot is the perfect bedside cot, it comes with adjustable heights that makes it easily adaptable to your bed, no matter if you have a low bed or a high divan bed. Designed in Germany, the sturdy and tilt-resistant frame gives parents a peace of mind for a restful sleep.
Are Drop-Side Cots Safe?
A drop-side cot comes with one side that slides up and down so that a parent can access their baby without reaching so far over the side. Unfortunately, this convenience for parents comes with a trade-off for the baby’s safety.
In various documented cases, the drop-side created an open space between the mattress and side of the cot, which has led to instances where a baby slipped into this gap, became trapped, and was either strangled or suffocated.
In just 9 years, 32 infant deaths (and many close-call incidents) were reported in the United States, all involving a malfunction in drop-side cots. Since 2011, the U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) banned the production, sale, and even donation of drop-side cots.
However, as Singapore doesn’t have strict regulations on cots’ safety, drop-side cots are still available in the market, and it is up to parents to make informed decisions for their babies. Hatchery Cribs is a distributor of top U.S. baby furniture brands, and we follow their strict safety standards to provide parents with peace of mind.
Find Out More at Hatchery Cribs
Baby sleep safety is a topic that is often overlooked in Singapore, and we need to change that. With so many cot options in the market, come visit us at our ware studio to see the cots before purchasing, or just to find out more. Shop for a baby cot on our website or visit our virtual showroom to find out more!