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    Tell me about them, the good the bad and the ugly.
    What should I look for?
    What lasts?
    What's your experience.
    Basicslly I'm thinking 2am with bub that's just slept for the first time in days what's important? Does price matter or is it features?

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    They are all basically the same (they all have to meet Australian standards) it's nice to have one that converts- a 3 in 1. I do think you get what you pay for $ wise so it's not bad to invest in an $$ one just be sure your going to use it as I found it was a big waste of $ for us!

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    I noticed today some were difficult to drop the side ( extra latches).

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    Ours was a cheapie and its been great. My cousin used it for 2 of her kids before we got it too. Its a childcare cot.

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    I now regret getting a drop side cot. Babies have died from non-fixed side cots in the below way:

    crib-suffocation-injury-risk.jpg


    You can read this sad story here:
    http://www.tinyangelaiden.blogspot.com.au/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlemissellie View Post
    Ours was a cheapie and its been great. My cousin used it for 2 of her kids before we got it too. Its a childcare cot.
    How do you find the sides

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveHeart View Post
    I now regret getting a drop side cot. Babies have died from non-fixed side cots in the below way:

    I think this was a design fault in defective cots where the side rails that hold the drop side on comes away at the bottom on both sides so the drop side can actually swing out on an angle & the child fall down the side & suffocate. They were also using plastic rather than metal in the ones banned in the US. Of course a regular check to make sure all is still in tact correctly is a good idea.

    You can see the hardware in that pic is plastic.

    Drop side cots are safe and legal in Australia. They wouldnt sell them if they were dangerous.
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    My older kids had an expensive cot, then when we had number 3 I went with the cheap one at target that converts to a toddler bed and its just as good.
    Just get what you like the look of. I think they are all the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan2bamummy View Post
    How do you find the sides
    Fine, no issues at all.

    As a pp stated all have to meet strict Australian safety standards. It really is just personal preference, budget etc.


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