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Baby at home

Posted on June 04 2019

Cots

Cots come in many different types, with a variety of materials and finishes to choose from. A cot that converts to a toddler bed or a sofa can be well worth the investment because it adds another few years of use to your purchase.

 

The 3 main features you should look for in a cot would be:

Adjustable height
The mattress should be kept higher at first as it is easier to reach into the cot. As your baby becomes more mobile, the mattress should begin to be lowered in order to prevent them from jumping or climbing out.

Under-cot drawers
Some manufacturers offer these as an option, as they can be a great storage solution for a crowded nursery.

Breathability
It is important that your baby's cot has a breathable construction and enough room for your child. This not only minimizes sweaty heads and improves sleep but is also a SIDS consideration.

Baby Monitors

Monitors can help you keep an eye on your baby even when youre not in the room. If you are preoccupied with an activity – be it doing the laundry, cooking, or just giving yourself some alone time – baby monitors will help you to hear your baby cry or stir, and allow you to immediately come to their aid. Monitors have a base transmitter for the baby's room and a receiving unit for the parent. Depending on the model, the receiver either stays in one location, such as your bedroom, or is portable, so you can take it wherever you need. Undoubtedly, the portable receivers give you greater flexibility.

Essentially, there are two types of baby monitors:

Audio monitors
Audio monitors allow you to listen for stirring or crying, so you'll know the moment your baby wakes up.

Video monitors
With a video monitor, you never have to wonder whether your baby is sleeping. A small video display lets you keep and eye on your child just as if you are next to them.