View Poll Results: Drop-side cot or rigid?

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    The Australian standards for cots are pretty stringent on exact spacers between bars, minimum height to top of cot, etc


    Some people are like slinkies. Useless but still give you a laugh when you push them down a flight of stairs

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    I have a leaf seed cot and it doesn't have a drop side but I've never had any problems getting DD in and out and I'm pretty short! It does have a curved top (like a smile!) so this might make it a bit easier? But it is still too high for DD to climb out.

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    Then I take that back thanks for educating me guys glad they are safer over here

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    Thanks ladies

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    It might be different now, but when I was pregnant most of what they stocked at that shop was stock from the US so maybe it's still like that and they only sell American products that meet Australian standards.

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    Wow, this is an interesting thread.

    I am 152cm, and DD2 is 14 months. I leave the side down and she has never tried to climb out, but she is in a sleeper sack. I HAVE to put the side down (on the rare occasions I have put it up) as I can't reach her in the bottom setting.

    I started to leave it down when I had to pat her during the night to get her back to sleep, and it is murder on your back if you have to reach over the side when it is all the way up. We have the side where you push it in your knee and then it clips up,

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    How would you even make a cot (sheets etc?) on the lowest setting let alone get a young baby out?

    Seriously, how do they do it in the US?

    My baby is older now but trying to lie her down when she is sleepy is impossible with the side up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonky Donkey View Post
    How would you even make a cot (sheets etc?) on the lowest setting let alone get a young baby out?

    Seriously, how do they do it in the US?

    My baby is older now but trying to lie her down when she is sleepy is impossible with the side up.
    Be hard I reckon. I never used a cot, never even bought one, but at work OH&S require the side to be down when putting them in or taking them out. The times I have walked in with a sleeping baby and the side was up it really is a strain. I wouldn't like to put 8 babies in and out all day every day without a drop side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    Be hard I reckon. I never used a cot, never even bought one, but at work OH&S require the side to be down when putting them in or taking them out. The times I have walked in with a sleeping baby and the side was up it really is a strain. I wouldn't like to put 8 babies in and out all day every day without a drop side.
    Don't you hate that. I always forget to put it down and I have no hands later when I'm putting her to bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonky Donkey View Post
    Don't you hate that. I always forget to put it down and I have no hands later when I'm putting her to bed.
    Yeah it's normally with older babies, they stand up and call out so when we go in their little arms are reaching up so we just pick them up. Then we realise later when we try to put them in as a dead weight lol. We usually remember though.


 

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