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Last updated: 17 October 2023


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We lab test and review the latest cots to the latest Australian safety standard to help you find the safest and easiest model to assemble for you and your baby.

Our results reveal which cots:

  • pass key safety tests
  • are the easiest to assemble
  • have the features you need.
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Our interactive comparison tool helps you find out which models meet Australian standards, as well as important specifications like weight and dimensions. Our Recommended list shows you at a glance which models come out on top. Our testers also give you key points about each product, both good and bad.

This review includes previously tested models that are now discontinued or have been changed. To view them, select 'Discontinued' under the 'Related products' filter on the left.

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    Safety performance score

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    Our Recommended models meet all key safety requirements and score at least 80% for safety performance, but may fail some very minor information requirements (such as instructions and labelling).

    Some lower-scoring models may still be worth considering if they meet all key safety requirements, but fail some minor points (such as finger entrapment).

    Models scoring 40% or less for safety have at least one serious failure.

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    Ease of assembly score

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    We rate how easy it is to put the cot together. Models may be marked down for having many parts, poor instructions or awkward assembly stages.

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    Passed key safety tests

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    Whether the cot passed our key safety tests.


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      Wheels make the cot easier to move around (but should have lockable brakes on at least two wheels).

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