Selective guide

What kind of cots are there: types and how to choose the right one for a healthy sleep

Today we will look at the types of beds thatEnjoy great success with modern young parents, we list their main pros and cons. And also find out what the professional designer Irina Krivtsova thinks about this. Since the first days of the child's life, parents are trying to introduce him to a high aesthetics: they are trying to choose the most beautiful. Often they find themselves in a quandary when choosing a baby crib. In addition to beauty, it is necessary to take into account other criteria. A cot is the key to a sweet and healthy baby's sleep. How to choose the perfect option for the nursery? Lull? Easily! Wooden bed-rocking This option is well suited for the goats from the first days of life to three years. Its main advantage is the function of motion sickness. There are models on runners, when the entire cot swings with legs. Also there are variants equipped with a pendulum mechanism. In this case, the legs are left without movement, and only the cot swings. Advantages: a function of motion sickness. Disadvantages: you need to fix the legs, which is not entirely convenient. With the wind: Cot on wheels The cot, equipped with wheels, allows you to quickly move in any direction. This makes it easy to move it if necessary. It can be used from the birth of a child up to three years. A classic model with high sides is a guarantee of safety. Pluses:

  • mobility;
  • The possibility of motion sickness.


  • A short period of operation provided that the mobile mechanism is constantly used.

A practical solution for sweet dreamsA simple wooden model without wheels is considered a practical crib. It is used for babies from birth to three years. Usually these parents choose parents who do not want to accustom the baby to rocking or live in conditions of limited space. The model is equipped with a removable bead, which, if necessary, is lowered or removed. For the convenience of parents, when they put the kids to bed, three adjustable bottom positions are provided. Recommended for stationary use. Since it does not pump and do not move constantly, its service life increases. Pluses:

  • Affordable cost;
  • Environmental friendliness.


  • Lack of motion sickness and mobility.

Two in one: Cot-riding-hall The cot-arena differs from the usual model in that its walls are fabric and in several places are equipped with a grid. It is good to use with a small area where there is no way to put a full-fledged arena. In such a crib, the baby is not only comfortable to sleep, but also good to play. Older children can climb into it themselves. It provides an "entrance" from the arena. It closes with lightning. A cot is recommended for children from birth to three years. Pluses:

  • Can be used not only for sleep, but also for games;
  • It has a bright palette;
  • Ease of operation.


  • There are no rigid rods (it is difficult for a child to climb himself);
  • The bottom is low (parents need to bend more).

Universal choice: Cot-transformer Recently, universal models-transformers, intended for both newborns and teenagers, have become popular. The cot is equipped with removable parts: drawers, changing table, shelves and side edges. As the child grows, it is easy to transform. Pluses:

  • Space saving;
  • Universality;
  • Long period of operation.


  • Large dimensions and higher cost, because it contains several pieces of furniture;
  • You must immediately install in a certain place, since then it is difficult to move it.

Irina Krivtsova, designer: - Sometimes the interior needs to pick up something compact, then the choice can be stopped on the bed-transformers. At night, this is a full-fledged place to sleep, and during the day such a bed with the participation of a lifting mechanism easily turns into a cabinet, that is, it presses against the wall. This will help to make room for the games. One cot for two Traditional woodenA bunk bed is the ideal solution when the family has twins or children-pogodki. It is recommended for children from three years old. It fits into any interior. Very convenient for saving space, where there is no possibility to place two beds at once. Pluses:

  • Space saving;
  • The interior looks beautiful.


  • It is more difficult to move because of the size;
  • Unsafe option (there is a possibility of falling from the "top floor"). Choose models with handrails on the stairs and high sides.

Irina Krivtsova, designer: - If the family has more than one child, and the children's bedroom is one, the loft bed will help. In the market there are many offers from manufacturers of children's furniture. You can design the bed so that it was a real adventure for the kids, for example, it looked like a ship or a princess palace and saves space in the room - had more storage space in the stairs. On a note!

  • Focus on the fact that a standard baby cot for toddlers varies within 120 cm x 60 cm, but it is better to measure the places where you plan to put it.
  • Classic options include cribs on legs, runners and castors.
  • To protect the child from injury, when his teeth are chopped, choose models with plastic or silicone attachments.
  • If you want the first time after birthThe kid was near you, pay attention to the cradle. It is designed for children up to six months. True, this is an additional cost. But it is easy to move, the child is under supervision, it is warm and cozy.
  • Pay attention to the fact that between the bars there was a distance of at least 2 cm and not more than 8 cm. This is necessary for the safety of the baby so that the handles, legs and head do not get stuck.
  • Well, if a pair of rods can be easily removed, so that in the future the grown-up kid could climb into the crib himself.
  • Choose a cot out of wood. This material is ecologically the safest and is able to "breathe". It's easy to take care of such a crib. It is well washed and dries quickly.
  • The best tree species for a baby crib are birch, alder, maple, beech. Also suitable pine. True, it is softer, so there may be signs of scratches and mechanical damage.
  • There are cots made ofPlastic or wood-based panels. In this case, when buying, pay attention to the quality certificate. The main thing is that the materials do not contain any toxins.
  • For the safety of your baby, it is important that the surface of the crib is flawlessly smooth. Swipe over it and make sure that there are no roughness and jaggies on it.
  • It is undesirable to choose painted models or varnished, polish. They may contain lead, which is unsafe for the health of the child.
  • Irina Krivtsova, designer: - The bed, regardless of the age category of the child, should have a solid foundation (frame). After all, wooden lamellas are attached to it. They play an important orthopedic role in maintaining the spine in a straight position. Perhaps these beds will have additional drawers for storage at the bottom, or one large container, then such a bed will have a lifting mechanism. Both are convenient for maintaining order in the nursery. Separately, I will highlight the topic of mattress selection. Always choose environmentally friendly options. The best ones are medium in rigidity, stuffed with coconut shavings. When choosing bed linen make sure that the colors on the colored linens are not toxic and safe for the health of the child, as well as the materials from which it is made - natural. When buying a baby cot, follow the main rule: safety, environmental friendliness and convenience always come first. And only then beauty and design.;