View Poll Results: Drop-side cot or rigid?

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    I'll grab it when home. I would not put my child in a care center that used them


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    I have never heard of risks with them! I love my drop side

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    I design and make children's furniture in my spare time. I designed a cot with a half solid side and rest is hinged to drop down. My prototype one has now been used for 3 kids and still going strong. My friend who weighs over 110kgs sat in it with his kid :-) Each cot I make is personalized to the owners height to make it easy for them to get baby in and out. Currently working on design for cot that includes change area. Also put drawers in the bottom of my cots for extra storage. I follow aus standards as well. I wouldn't put my son in anything else after seeing some of the badly made cots on the market


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    in america drop side cot design was really ****ty, nothing like aussie standards.
    lots of around 9 month plus kids have managed to get thier heads wedged in the drop side so drop side cots have been banned.

    i dont think aust has that problem, ds's drop side is a babyhood cot with a multi level, i have dodgy hips and a bad back and I adore his cot

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    We have a Tasma Eco Tuscany love it

    I also work in child care and have never heard of the dangerous ...?? Our cots all need to be on the lower base settings to accommodate different age bubs sharing the same cot (eg cot 1 will be used for bub who is 5 months on mon, tues and than used for 10 month on wend thurs etc) with our babies room catering for 6weeks - 2yrs there is a wide age range who use the cots and I can't imagine getting a 6 week old in and out of the cot with a rigid side. We have oh&s signs in our cot room saying sides need to be lowered to get bubs out and remain down until bubs goes back in. they also need to be lowered when we make the cots in the afternoon. Be 17 weeks that's something i wouldn't already be allowed to do how frustrating...
    The only dangerous I can see is human error of forgetting to put the side up, not putting the side up properly or building the cot incorrectly so the side is faulty.
    Or faulty cot in which case I would think a recall would happen... And you'd notice if the side wasn't working in which case I'd demand a replacement or refund

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    australian cots require metal spacers to hold the sides in place, to my knowledge american allowed plastic which can break causing the side to come loose, aust also requires cot bars to only be a certain width apart and most new cots have a fully open design instead of solid top and bottom (allows better air flow and visability of bub)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovemyfam View Post
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    Centres are only allowed to have cots that meet strict standards and have to have a record of the cot meeting the standard on site at all times. The last time the standards changed we had to perchance 5 new cots and toss the old ones. They are all drop side and all meet the current Australian safety standards and NSW regulations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemmi View Post
    australian cots require metal spacers to hold the sides in place, to my knowledge american allowed plastic which can break causing the side to come loose, aust also requires cot bars to only be a certain width apart and most new cots have a fully open design instead of solid top and bottom (allows better air flow and visability of bub)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Pink-Hen View Post
    Centres are only allowed to have cots that meet strict standards and have to have a record of the cot meeting the standard on site at all times. The last time the standards changed we had to perchance 5 new cots and toss the old ones. They are all drop side and all meet the current Australian safety standards and NSW regulations

    thanks for the info that sounds a lot better now

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    What about a Stokke cot? They are extremely low with a detachable side?


 

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