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The Top 11 Baby Cots In Australia In 2024

The Top 10 Baby Cots In Australia In 2023

Babyletto Hudson Cot. Image by: House of Harvee.

Cot, crib, baby bed… there are numerous ways to describe the place where you lay your precious baby’s head to rest, and likewise, there are numerous baby cots out there to choose from.

The aim is to wade through the options and work out which option is the most suitable for your space, in line with your decor - and most importantly - safest for your baby.

What should you look for when buying a cot?

When it comes to choosing the right cot for your baby, it’s important to take into account the size, shape, materials used, the look and feel, and above all, the safety of the cot.

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- Safety

It's important to look for something with panels and bars surrounding the sides so that your baby receives adequate airflow. All baby cots sold in Australia need to comply with the Australian Standard AS/NZS 2172-2003, even if they’re made overseas. Also be wary of second-hand items, as even if they meet these safety guidelines, they can become unsafe over time, due to damage and general wear and tear. For this reason, it’s always best to buy your baby cot new, so you can be sure the safety standards are in line with Australia’s legal requirements.

You should always ensure your cot is painted with non-toxic paint, and if you’re unsure it’s well worth purchasing teething rails to ensure your baby doesn’t start chewing on the side rails - as they so often do!

- Comfort

The most important factor for comfort in your baby’s cot is selecting the right mattress. This is also important for safety, as the mattress placed in any cot should fit properly, reaching all sides of the cot comfortably with no gaps between the mattress and the bars. When it comes to the cot mattress firmness, comfort and safety go hand-in-hand. It’s important not to purchase anything too soft, which could result in a breathing obstruction. Look for a cot mattress with an ‘infant’ side and a ‘toddler’ side, so that you can switch the firmness as your baby grows.

- Railings

To coincide with Australian safety requirements, the panels of any baby cot should be spaced between 50 mm and 95 mm apart, as bigger gaps can trap a baby's head, arms, or legs. If the bars or panels are made from flexible material, the maximum spacing between the bars or panels should be less than 95 mm.

- Design

In terms of design, that’s really up to you and the style you think will fit best in your nursery. As cots can be a big investment, many parents tend to choose white or natural wood finish cots, as these can be unisex. A recent trend is the option for acrylic clear panels in place of traditional wooden rails.

- Longevity

Many parents opt for a cot that can transition with their child. Most cots cater to this, either coming complete with a toddler railing or having one available to purchase alongside the cot. This simple addition of the railing means that when the time comes the cot can be transformed into a toddler bed and used up until they’re at least three or four.

Baby cot features to consider (and avoid!):

- [Consider] Acrylic panels

These wide-style acrylic side panels have recently become a firm favourite among parents, as they create less of a jail-style look, and more of a translucent, chic look into your baby’s cot.

- [Consider] Multi-level base settings

For a cot to provide real longevity and ease of use for parents, it’s important to find a cot that means you can safely and securely lower your baby into the cot without too much struggle. The highest level, reserved for newborns, should be lowered as soon as your baby can sit up without assistance.

- [Avoid] Lambswool coverings and the like

It’s also important to stick to a fitted mattress sheet on your cot, without a lambswool covering, or any other kind of comforter, as these can also prove too soft and result in a potential breathing obstruction.

- [Avoid] Bumpers

Though bumpers can look gorgeous tied around the rails of your cot, Red Nose guidelines state that they are unsafe to have in a cot due to potential breathing obstructions. The same guidelines state that a baby’s bed should be clear of blankets, toys, and pillows.

- [Consider] Toddler bed attachment

If you want your baby’s cot to go the extra mile, check out whether it comes with a toddler transition rail. This attachment allows you to remove one side of the cot and fit it with a shortened side rail that allows toddlers to get in and out of bed as they wish. Generally, these attachments mean the bed can be used up to around four years of age, provided your child doesn’t outgrow the length of the cot. Some cots come complete with the toddler transition rail, and others sell them separately.

1. Pottery Barn Kids west elm x pbk Modernist Convertible Cot, from $1,108.95

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Featuring a low profile and an ultra-stylish wood and white design, the Pottery Barn Kids Modernist Collection makes for a beautiful, contemporary look in the nursery. It's made from solid wood with a water-based finish so it lasts for years to come. Designed in collaboration with west elm.

Features:

  • Expertly crafted of solid poplar wood.

  • Mattress platform is made of metal.

  • Finished in child-safe, water-based paint, which provides durability, richness and depth of colour to each piece of furniture.

  • GREENGUARD Gold Certified. Meets or exceeds stringent chemical emissions standards.

The details:

  • Mattress platform has two adjustable heights for your growing baby.

  • Easily adapts from a cot to a toddler bed (conversion kit sold separately).

  • When purchasing a cot, it is strongly recommended to purchase the conversion kit at the same time.

2. Babyhood Lulu Cot, RRP $489.00

Babyhood Lulu Cot Rrp 449 00

If you are looking for a safe and elegant cot, packed with great features, grows with your child, at a hot price, look no further as the Lulu Cot is for you!

The babyhood Lulu Cot has babyhood’s famous smooth single hand internal drop side, so no heavy bending and trying to stretch across the length of the cot, so it is better for your back and shoulders.

The Lulu Cot uses a natural timber which varies in colour. In the lighter beech colour, there is a variation in tone between the slats and the frame, giving the cot a natural two toned appearance, so perfectly on trend with a Scandi style for your baby’s nursery. Made from clear A grade New Zealand plantation timber, it has a 2 level base adjustment and lots of great features in a large cot, at a fantastic price.

What makes the Babyhood Lulu Cot different?

  • Ergonomically designed to save your back with babyhood’s famous smooth single hand internal drop side.

  • Grows with your child, as the base levels adjust from bassinet, to cot and to toddler bed.

  • Better for you and your baby as it is sustainable with real clear A grade NZ plantation timber.

  • An elegant modern style which is always on trend.

  • Stylish for your baby boy or girl’s nursery as it is gender neutral.

  • Two level base adjustment for your growing baby.

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3. Babyletto Lolly Cot, $899.00

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Stylish, safe and sustainable. The popular Babyletto Lolly 3-in-1 Convertible Cot highlights the natural beauty of it’s solid New Zealand pine wood with contrast styling and playful accents such as gently curved corners and tapered natural feet. 

What makes the Babyletto Lolly Cot different?

Modern and functional, the Babyletto Lolly Cot is a piece that grows with your family, as it includes toddler bed conversion kit so you can seamlessly convert from baby cot to toddler bed to daybed with ease. The Lolly Cot’s low-profile design allows you to easily put a newborn to rest without requiring a drop-side. With four adjustable mattress positions, you can lower the mattress height as your baby learns to sit and stand. 

Why try the Babyletto Lolly Cot?

The Babyletto Lolly Cot is finished with a non-toxic paint and stain that’s lead - and phthalate-safe, and is Greenguard Gold Certified, meaning it has undergone scientific testing for more than 10,000 chemical emissions to ensure it's safer for baby and you. With three conversions available—cot, toddler bed, and daybed—you’re sure to get years of use out of this Babyletto baby cot, loved by parents around the globe. 

The Babyletto Lolly Cot is available in a White and Natural colourway or for something a little different see the Babyletto Lolly Cot in Grey and Washed Natural. 

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"We are officially over a year in with our twin toddlers and I remember questioning whether this was worth the splurge to buy 2 at that time. It was. We absolutely love the design. The babies do put their mouths on the sides of the cot, so it is great to have peace of mind that it was made with safe materials. It was easy to assemble, easy to change the heights of the mattress level as they grow, the mattress seems comfy, and did I mention it is so cute in the nursery?" - Gabrielle
"Our baby arrived a little over a month ago and this Babyletto Lolly cot is working wonderfully! We're really happy with the adjustable mattress height as well as the fact that it will last her into toddlerhood with the toddler bed conversion kit included. A major reason we bought this cot was because it is Greenguard Gold certified and is made of real wood. The pine is beautiful and it's clear this cot was thoughtfully and sustainably designed." - Michael
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3. Tasman Eco Willow Cot, $1,199.99

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Designed to fit seamlessly into a contemporary home Tasman Eco has a new addition to their baby cots range, the Willow Cot. 

What makes the Tasman Eco Willow Cot different?

The Willow Cot and Willow Collection of nursery furniture has been designed in collaboration with Skeehan Studio, an Australian design studio based out of Canberra, ACT. Back in 2021, Tasman Eco identified that their range of nursery furniture items needed to have a more design-led approach in their functionality and looks, helping families to find beautifully designed nursery furniture as they built out their nursery. 

The Willow Cot from Tasman Eco has been designed to create a beautiful experience for baby and parents, it is finished by hand and is incredibly soft to touch. It is made with a pine timber, sourced from New Zealand and meets the Australian Safety Standards for Cot Safety, AS/NZS 2172:2013.

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Why try the Tasman Eco Willow Cot?

Two years in the making, this was a project worked on between two passionate teams at Skeehan Studio and Tasman Eco. The Willow Collection marks a significant milestone for both Tasman Eco and Skeehan Studio, setting a new benchmark for modern nursery furniture design in Australia. Each piece in the collection is meticulously crafted and complies with Australian and New Zealand safety standards. This collaboration represents good design and quality, both of which are integral to a growing family.

4. Mamas & Papas Harwell Cot Bed

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What makes the Mamas & Papas Harwell Cot Bed different?

Your little one will enjoy peaceful snoozes in the Mamas & Papas Harwell baby cot bed. It’s amazing for longevity, with 3 adjustable base heights and the ability to easily convert into a toddler bed without you having to store any extra pieces! This means you won't need to upgrade your furniture when your little one has a growth spurt. And with its two tone finish, its sure to look great in any kind of nursery.

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Why try the Mamas & Papas Harwell Cot Bed?

With an incredible, neutral tone, the Harwell Cot Bed from Mamas & Papas is a must-have in any child’s nursery. The real game changer is the adjustable height, making it the cot that can grow with your child.


Product Features:

Converts into a toddler bed to last up to around age 4 years.

3 adjustable cot base heights to ensure baby is safe as they grow bigger and become more mobile.


Age Suitability:

Cot Mode: Birth to 18 Months Approx

Bed Mode: 18 Months to 4 Yeards Approx

Health & Safety: BS EN 716-1 & 2: 2017 and BS 8509: 2008 + A1: 2011



Real customer reviews:

"Exactly like the picture. Easy to assemble and looks lovely in the room!" - Ana

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5. Ubabub Nifty Clear Cot, $1,499

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Image Credit: Oh Eight Oh Nine Interiors

Stunning, sustainable and safe, say hello to the Ubabub Nifty Clear Cot. Designed to be different, the Ubabub clear cot collection was a world-first, introducing innovative clear sides. 

What makes the Ubabub Nifty Clear Cot different?

Loved around the globe, Ubabub nursery furniture products are clearly different. They have featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, have been sighted in houses through Hollywood, stylist to the stars Rachel Zoe tweeted that she 'couldn't be more obsessed’ with her Ubabub Cot inspiring her whole nursery and they have even featured on a Netflix series or two! Such is the attraction of good design.

What sets this Ubabub cot apart from others on the market, is the clear acrylic sides, which was designed by parents who were in search of greater visibility of their baby whilst settling. This feature allows you to clearly see your baby from afar without having to go in a peer over the top of the cot. It also means no more arms and legs hanging through the cot bars, for babies that like to move a lot in their sleep! In addition to these perks, the ‘bar-free’ look is also a more aesthetically pleasing view for your baby. A series of carefully designed shapes have been laser cut out of the clear sides to allow for additional airflow, whilst small enough to keep little fingers safe.

The Ubabub Nifty cot is also designed to grow with your child, easily converting to a junior bed when required, toddler rail sold separately.

Why try the Ubabub Nifty Clear Cot?

Approved to highest safety standards, the Ubabub Nifty Clear Cot meets all current mandatory Australian and New Zealand Safety Standards. Ubabub cots are independently tested by a leading global testing laboratory in accordance with safety standard AS/NZS 2172:2003 (cots for household use).

The Ubabub Nifty Cot has been tested for over 10,000 chemical emissions and VOCs, undergoing rigorous scientific testing to meet some of the world's most stringent chemical emissions requirements. It contributes to cleaner indoor air, creating a healthier environment for your baby to sleep, play, and grow. 


Safety advocates recommend ‘fixed sides’ for optimum structural integrity and safety. All ubabub cots avoid the use of drop-side mechanisms. The Ubabub Nifty cot design has considered a lower height to enable easier access for parents.

Dimensions

  • Length: 1390mm
  • Width: 780mm
  • Height: 890mm
  • Colour: Birch

The Ubabub Nifty Clear Cot is also available in a cool true modernist walnut finish for all of our mid-century modern enthusiasts! And if you’d prefer the Ubabub Nifty Timber Cot features traditional side bars.

Real customer reviews:

“We always get lots of comments when people see my son’s cot. Other baby cots just seem to be same same. The unique, modern design suits the style throughout our house. I like to support great Australian products. Ubabub products are beautiful and excellent in quality. It’s also so nice to have something a bit different.” - Angie 

“This was the perfect set for my son's nursery. It is so sturdy and one of the best cots on the market. I love our Nifty clear cot - no little hands and feet poking out or getting caught. It is such a unique set that everyone who has seen it has commented and complemented it. It was the best choice for us.” - Luisa

6. Babyletto Scoot Cot, $849.00

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What makes the Babyletto Scoot Cot different?

The Babyletto Scoot 3-in-1 Convertible Cot is the perfect centrepiece for your modern nursery. The cot coverts easily to transform into a daybed or toddler bed in just a few easy steps, making it easy to use it how you need to. With a contrasting two-toned finish, gently tapered feet and elegant lines, the Babyletto Scoot is the perfect choice for parents who are looking for a beautiful, functional, safe and design-savvy cot for their baby.

Why try the Babyletto Scoot Cot?

  • Toddler conversion kit included
  • 2 mattress levels for your growing baby
  • Cot made of solid sustainable New Zealand Pine wood
  • AS/NZS2172:2003 - CPN No. 6 certified
  • GREENGUARD Gold Certified - screened for 360 VOCs and over 10,000 chemicals, non-toxic finish, lead and phthalate safe
  • Assembly required
  • 1 year warranty
  • Pairs with Babyletto Scoot Changer Dresser

Also available in an all White colourway and White with Walnut colourway.

Real customer reviews:

"We had weighed up the safety and costs of a few cots prior to purchasing the Babyletto Scoot Cot. In the end, we landed on this because it met our strict standards and aesthetic for our house. We cannot fault it in any way. It is solid, our baby loves to sleep in it and we are looking forward to her using it for the next few years, and passing it on even then. Great purchase.” - Est2020, 8 September 2020

"This is our third baby, so we’ve had a few cots, and this is definitely my favourite. It was very easy to assemble, looks beautiful and seems to be very nice quality. Delivery was very quick and easy and I love that it came with the toddler bed conversion kit included!" - HSiconolfi, 29 February 2020

7. Edwards & Co Baby SnuzKot Skandi Cot Bed, $1,199.00

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Perfect for the minimalist or Scandinavian-themed nursery, this chic cot will complete the look of your nursery and provide a comfortable and safe sleeping space for your baby, now and well into toddlerhood.

What makes the SnüzKot Skandi Cot Bed different?

Designed to last, every SnüzKot is made using sustainably sourced wood, without the use of MDF, chipboard or veneer. Better still, the SnüzKot will well and truly grow with your baby, converting to a toddler bed up to 4 years, and with the additional junior bed extension kit, you can use the SnüzKot until your child is approximately 10 years old.

Why try the SnüzKot Skandi Cot Bed?

With the luxury of two mattress heights available, this cot is well and truly able to meet the needs of your growing baby, continuing to provide a safe and comfortable sleep space all year round. The accompanying SnüzKot accessories, such as the mattress and mattress protector, will complete the look and finish of your cot, and assist in providing adequate comfort as your baby sleeps.

Real customer reviews:

“Love it! Such a great stylish piece of furniture for the baby’s room. Slightly more expensive than others but means that it lasts them a lot longer than others.” - BenMumford1

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8. Bloom Alma Papa Cot in Coconut White, RRP $248.95

8 Bloom Alma Papa Cot In Coconut White Rrp 5500 00

With a smaller foot print than standard size cribs, yet spacious enough for baby to rest comfortably up to 4 years, Alma Papa’s European sizing is perfect for urban living. Brooklyn-inspired, Papa’s clean lines & modern arches combine beautifully, creating a substantial solid wood crib with a bold presence.

Why try Bloom Alma Papa Cot?

  • Beautiful, modern solid wood crib

  • 2 mattress heights allow use as a bassinet & full-size crib

  • Patented compact-fold construction for easy storage & transport (durable storage bag available separately)

  • Open slats on all four sides maximise all important air-flow

  • 4 lockable castors for room-to-room mobility

Perfect for:

Anyone who is looking for a cot that will fit perfectly within a smaller space while still providing longevity as your child grows.

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9. Stokke® Sleepi™ Bed, RRP: $1549.00

9 Stokke Sleepi Bed Rrp 1390 00

Stokke® Sleepi™ is an evolving bed that grows with your child while maintaining a comforting familiarity with its distinctive oval shape.

  • Can be used from newborn to the age of 10 with junior extension and junior mattress

  • Maximum air circulation for comfortable sleep

  • Lockable swivel wheels and height adjustable mattress base

  • Removable side rails for your toddler’s easy access

  • Style with optional textiles and accessories

Real review: emma holt, productreview.com.au

“I really love this cot! It is my favourite baby item. I have only had it for 15 months so far, but I have had no trouble with it. I fell in love with it when I saw it at the shop, but it was more money than I wanted to spend as this was our fourth baby. The other cot we had only made it to baby number three and I felt that I should probably buy a cheaper one as this was the last baby I would have and I needed a new pram and car seat as well. It was a lovely surprise when it was delivered to our door courtesy of my fantastic mum! I have the natural wood one and it matches everything. There are no chips or dents despite the other kids and a teething baby. Easy to assemble, the first cot I have felt I could assemble myself. No moving sides to pinch small (and big) fingers. Easy to lower the height and move from room to room. I feel that the lower level is lower than the other cot I had, but I'm not sure. The mattress is thinner than the old cot mattress I had so that is probably why it feels lower, sometimes it strains my back a bit to put her down but I don't know how that could be changed. I can't think of anything negative to say about it. I'm sure I'll be using it for a couple more years due to its versatility.”

Why try the Stokke® Sleepi Mini?

Stokke® Sleepi Mini’s unique oval shape creates a safe nest for your baby. It is made from durable solid beech wood, and comes with a pressure resistant, hypoallergenic PU foam mattress with removable cover. Rods and a perforated mattress bottom mean maximum air circulation as your baby sleeps. Once old enough for a bigger bed, simply add the junior extension kits and junior mattress, as removable side rails mean your toddler can have easy access to their bed.

Real customer reviews:

"I absolutely adore this cot. It fits in our small nursery easily and is easy to move around with the wheels underneath. So far, I love this cot and has been an absolute dream. Honestly wanted to go and buy another one for our toddler as her toddler bed! Lots if sheet and bedding options these days so was able to get a few different colours. I love this cot!" - Lem

"I really love this cot! It is my favourite baby item. I have only had it for 15 months so far, but I have had no trouble with it. I have the natural wood one and it matches everything. There are no chips or dents despite the other kids and a teething baby. Easy to assemble, the first cot I have felt I could assemble myself. No moving sides to pinch small (and big) fingers. Easy to lower the height and move from room to room. I can't think of anything negative to say about it. I'm sure I'll be using it for a couple more years due to its versatility." - Emma

10. Il Tutto Tutti Bambini Modena Cot RRP: $699

10  Il Tutto Tutti Bambini Modena Cot Rrp 699

The Modena Cot bed has a beautiful contemporary design combining a classic oak finish with modern white detailing. The Modena converts into a toddler bed and sofa bed making it the perfect choice for any nursery designed to grow with your little one.

Built to last, the Modena cot bed is suitable from birth up to approximately 6 years. The Modena cot has 2 positions, highest position is suitable for newborn to approx. 6mths and the lowest position is suitable from 6mths+. Once your baby is able to sit up then you must have the baby in the lowest position. You can then go to the Toddler bed set up once your child is closer to 2 yrs.

Real review: Vi, iltutto.com.au

"Being high risk, it was hard to buy furniture without having seen the cot in real life. But the cot is definitely as pictured. I didn’t notice at first but this cot also comes with teething side rail covers as well which was lovely. Easy to put together and the external assembled measurements for us is as follows: L - 139.5 cm W - 75 cm H - 85 cm Ordering with Iltutto.com.au was the best decision ever. Whole process and delivery was simple and any questions were addressed in a friendly manner and quickly. Would not hesitate to recommend and order from Iltutto again. Thank you again Iltutto!”

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11. Stokke® Sleepi Mini, $899.00

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The Stokke® Sleepi Mini is an evolving cot that grows with your child while maintaining a comforting familiarity with its distinctive oval shape.

What makes the Stokke® Sleepi Mini different?

The Stokke® Sleepi Mini can be used from newborn to the age of approximately 10 (with the use of the junior extension and junior mattress!)

It features maximum air circulation for comfortable sleep, lockable swivel wheels that allow you to move from room-to-room, as well as a height adjustable mattress base that makes it easier to lift your baby in and out of the cot

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