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 Cot That Lasts: 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 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.
2. Convertible Cot with Drawers: DaVinci Asher Crib
Want extra storage plus the benefits of a convertible cot?
The DaVinci Asher Crib’s under drawer keeps clothes, blankets and other necessities within easy reach. What a win-win!