I have recently had a good friend offer us the cot she used for her son. It is a metal frame, with round metal bars on the sides instead of wooden slats.
These are the safety issues I can think of (for any cot wooden or metal)
- slats on the side not too wide apart so older bubs cant get their head stuck
- matress that fits well, so bubs cant slip down the sides
- no broken parts etc
- for metal cot I will check re lead paint, but its quite new so Im not too worried
Is there anyting else I should be aware of?