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6 Best Baby Cots in Singapore | Best of Baby 2020

A baby cot is your baby’s first bed and he or she will spend 12 to 15 hours sleeping in it every day! It is important to choose a strong, sturdy and safe baby cot, and preferably one that will last a few years before your baby grows out of it. With so many baby cots in Singapore, how do you know which is the right one to buy? After hours of research, we have found the 6 best baby cots in Singapore for you to buy. In this Best of Baby 2020 series, we also provide some helpful tips on how to buy the best baby cot for your child. 

This article was last updated on 18 April 2020.

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Best Baby Cots in Singapore

1. Lucky Baby Jewel 3-in-1 Convertible Cot CBM1005A

Lucky Baby Jewel 3-in-1 Convertible baby Cots singapore CBM1005AThe Lucky Baby Jewel wooden cot can be used as a baby cot, playpen, and a toddler bed – all 3-in-1! It allows you to lengthen the lifespan of your cot, and also makes for a smooth transition from a cot to bed for your child. Suitable from birth up to 30kgs, this wooden cot has been designed with safety and value in mind. It also has 2 adjustable heights. You can choose the highest level for the first few months so you can easily lift your baby in and out easily.

Moreover, 4 caster wheels are included for you to easily move the wooden cot around, which makes for easier cleaning under and around the cot. The baby cot mattress is specially made to accommodate Singapore’s hot and humid weather. It features iBreathe technology which comprises of micro cool fabric and a honeycomb structure that allows for good air ventilation, keeping your baby cool and comfortable throughout the night. Check out the promo bundle which comes with an I-Breathe Latex baby mattress.

Why buy this baby cot: 
  • 3-in-1 – baby cot, playpen, and toddler bed allows for easy conversion to next stage
  • Easy to clean
  • Made with non-toxic paint
  • Adjustable height
  • Includes 4 wheels
  • Suitable from birth to 30 kgs
  • Compiles with European standard EN716
Check price on Shopee > 

2. OSUKI Cradle Baby Cot Wooden Rocking

OSUKI Cradle Baby Cot singapore Wooden Rocking

OSUKI cradle is a soothing and comforting baby cot that can lightly rock your little angel to sleep. Made of imported New Zealand pine wood, this baby cot features a gentle wheeling motion. You can simply lock it to stop rocking. With the wheels on the cradle, you can effortlessly move it around your house. It comes with a free mosquito net to protect your baby from bites.

Made to be simple, durable and functional, you can also turn it into a study table once your child grows out of it.

Why buy this baby cot: 
  • Made with imported New Zealand pine wood
  • Rocking design
  • Lockable wheels allow for easy movement
  • Rounded edges make it safe for baby
  • Comes with a free mosquito net and holder
Check price on Shopee > 

3. Italbaby Gina BabyCot

Italbaby Gina Baby Cot singapore

The Italbaby Gina Baby Cot features 2 adjustable heights and a convenient 2-compartment wood drawer for your baby clothes and essentials. Designed and made in Italy, the Italbaby is built using solid beech wood that allows it to withstand up to 40kg of weight. Produced according to safety EU standards of EU716, it has rounded edges and is painted with non-toxic paint, guaranteeing it safe for your baby to use. Furthermore, the cot comes with 4 castors lockable wheels that make it easy for you to shift the baby cot to any room. It also has a cute Giraffe design that will suit any nursery, or you can check out this bear design. 

Make your purchase from Lazada and you get a free anti-dustmite foam mattress and a bedding set. If you prefer a cheaper model, check out the Italbaby Flash Baby Cot or the Italbaby Baby Re Cot.

Why buy this baby cot: 
  • Designed & made in Italy
  • Strong & sturdy, made with solid beech wood
  • Features rounded edges and non-toxic paint
  • 2 adjustable heights
  • Produced according to safety EU standards of EU716
Check price on Lazada > 

4. Palette Box Sweet Dreams Convertible 7-In-1 Baby Cot

Palette Box Sweet Dreams Convertible 7-In-1 Baby Cots singapore

The Sweet Dreams Convertible 7-in1-baby cot in Singapore is my favourite on this list, for it checks the most boxes. It is versatile (7-in-1), functional (4 adjustable heights and 4 lockable wheels), affordable (priced below $200), and most importantly, safe (made with non-toxic paint, premium pine wood and complies with European safety standards). It is the most versatile baby cot you will find on the market.

Voted as the best baby cot in Singapore by SuperMom and Singapore Motherhood, this baby cot can double and triple up as a playpen, toddler bed, kid’s bench, and even a study table! It grows with your child, allowing usage from newborn up to 6 years old! Made with premium New Zealand pine wood and non-toxic paint, this baby cot is not only functional but safe for your child. Check it out on Lazada to see it being used in different ways. You can also check out the Starter Kit that comes with a mattress and bedding set. Watch the video below to learn more.

Why buy this baby cot: 
  • Affordable and value for money
  • Made with New Zealand pine wood
  • Non-toxic paint
  • Removable/lockable castor wheels
  • 4 adjustable heights (28cm, 43cm, 58cm, 79cm from floor)
  • Two teething rails on the top side of panels   
  • Compiles with European safety standards EN716
Check price on Lazada > 

5. Micuna Dolce Luce with Relax System and LED lights Baby Cot

Micuna Dolce Luce with Relax System and LED lights Baby Cots singapore

 

The Micuna Dolce Luce is an upmarket baby cot in Singapore that comes with an LED starry system to illuminate your baby’s dreams at night so that he/she feels safe and protected. In addition to offering night company, it is perfect for parents to see your baby without waking him or her up. Suitable from birth to 3 years old, this baby cot features a relax system that allows you to tilt the bed up slightly. This helps to facilitate breathing, and reduce any baby wind accumulation. The cot also comes with an anti-dust mite foam mattress.

For a cheaper model without the LED lights, you can check out the Micuna Sweet Globito with Relax System Baby Cot that can double up as a co-sleeper. Watch the video below to learn more.

Why buy this baby cot: 
  • Made in Spain
  • Compiles with European safety standards EN716
  • Buy from Lazada and get 2 years warranty
  • Relax system allows you to tilt mattress up
  • 4 Lockable and removable castor wheels
  • Made with MDF Beech Wood
  • Comes with an anti-dust mite foam mattress
Check price on Lazada > 

6. Ikea Sniglar Crib

Ikea Sniglar Crib

Featured as one of the best baby cribs on Babylist, the Ikea Sniglar crib is one of the most budget-friendly baby cots in Singapore. Priced at $89, it is environmentally friendly, sturdy and functional. Remove one side and this baby cot transforms into a toddler bed! Made with solid birch wood, you can be assured that this cot is durable. 

Another IKEA cot to check out would be the Stuva. It comes with drawers for your baby essentials and retails for $349. Watch the unboxing and setup video below.

Why buy this baby cot: 
  • Value for money
  • Made with durable quality birch wood
  • Suitable for 0-3 years of age
  • Please note that mattress and bed linen are sold separately
  • To check out more Ikea cots, click here.
Check price on Ikea > 

Baby cots with a drop-side mechanism

This is something important to note when you buy a baby cot. There are some baby cots in Singapore that feature a drop-side mechanism. A drop-side mechanism is useful because it allows you to easily access your baby, and you can interact with your baby without having to bend down over the high rails. However, if you are planning to buy a baby cot with a drop-side mechanism, it is important to make sure that the manufacturer has designed and made it properly. Also, double-check to make sure that there has not been any product recalls for that model.

Drop-side cribs have been disallowed in the United States since 2012 as some models had safety issues that resulted in babies getting trapped (in the gap between the crib mattress and part of the drop-side). In a Straits Times article, experts also say that the safest option is “a traditional crib with a firm mattress, with no drop sides or wide gaps between slats”. Because of this information, I  do not recommend mothers to buy drop-side cribs and stick to the traditional.

That said, we understand that well-made ones can still be safe and are useful. You just need to make sure that the latch is secure. It is important to do your research before buying. If you want to check out what a drop-side baby cot looks like, you can check out these products below:

Tips on buying a baby cot in Singapore

If you’re going to be using a cot for your little one, it will most probably be his/her bed till he/she turns two or three years old. Here are the points you need to remember while buying a baby cot:

  • You will want to buy a strong, sturdy, and safe baby cot. Buy a baby cot that does not have any sharp edges so it does not pose a risk to your baby 
  • Look for a crib with an adjustable base, this will allow you to adjust the mattress height as your baby grows, and prevent him/her from being able to crawl out. The crib’s rail should be 26 inches above the mattress.  It should have an adjustable base height to ensure your baby’s safety
  • Crib slats or bars should not be too wide (You should not be able to fit a soda can through them)
  • Make sure that the crib is made with non-toxic materials. It should have non-toxic teething rails so that your baby doesn’t chew on the wood
  • Ensure that the crib does not wobble when you shake it. It should be lightweight so that it can be moved from one room to the other
  • If the crib is on wheels, ensure that they can be firmly locked. It should have wheels at the bottom
  • Do not place your baby in a sarong or cradle for sleep as it does not provide each support for their head. 
  • Avoid buying a second-hand crib or bassinet unless it is from a family or friend. There is a risk the equipment could be outdated or broken or improperly repaired. 

Cot vs bassinet

A baby cot, also known as a baby crib, is a small infant bed that is barred with slats (usually wooden) at the four sides, to keep your baby from falling or getting out. The benefit of a baby cot is that it is sturdy, safe, and comes with a firm mattress. Some baby cots like the OSUKI Cradle Baby Cot come with a rocking function too. 

Your baby can use a baby cot until he or she is 3 years old, before switching to a toddler bed. Some convertible baby cots in Singapore like the Italbaby Gina Baby Cot can be used up to 7 years old! 

A bassinet, on the other hand, is a cradle type of bed. It is designed to provide a rocking or gliding motion. It can provide safe sleep for newborns up to 3 or 4 months. The benefit of a bassinet is that it is smaller and portable. 

However, a bassinet is only suitable for babies that cannot yet roll, move or sit up. You will not want your baby rolling or bumping into the sides of the bassinet and wake up crying. If you choose to start off with a bassinet, transition him or her into a crib between 3 to 6 months. A crib would also be a safer permanent sleeping place for your baby as it is “gated”. 

Best Bassinet to Buy: Joovy Qool Bassinet 

Joovy Qool Bassinet 

The classic Joovy Qool bassinet was designed with comfort and style in mind. Designed for babies who cannot yet sit up, the bassinet is soft, cozy and perfect for napping. Detach it and easily use it as a carrier, or use the Joovy adapter to snap it right into your Joovy stroller. It also features an extendable UPF50+ canopy and zippable cover to give your baby protection against the sun, while still giving you a peek at your sleeping bundle.

Check price on Shopee > 

Other brands include this stylish BabyHome Air Bassinet that comes in Purple or Sand colour. For a similarly priced bassinet to the Joovy, check out Zibos Ama Bedside Crib that comes with a mosquito net.

Baby Lounger

Bonbijou Snug Cocoon Nest

If you want a baby crib that can be placed on your own bed, check out these sleeper or lounger options. I would recommend this for day time relaxing and for young babies only (that cannot crawl out of the sleeper).

Crib vs playpen

A baby playpen or play yard is meant as a space for playtime. While some parents double it up as a crib, I would not suggest using it as a permanent sleeping option, as a playpen is usually made of softer components and may not offer enough support for your baby. Structurally, it is also weaker and may top over without supervision. But thanks to its portability, it can double up as a baby cot when you are travelling. 

The ideal age to use a playpen would be 6 to 8 months when your baby can sit up, reach, and grab for nearby toys. Some convertible cribs like the Lucky Baby Jewel Convertible Cot CBM1005A can double up as a playpen too. 

Where to buy a baby cot in Singapore

You used to only be able to buy a baby cot in Singapore from stores, but now you can purchase them online for the ultimate convenience and even enjoy discounted prices! Shopee and Lazada are my go-to for shopping for baby products. It is also a great place to compare prices. 

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That’s our guide on the 6 Best Baby Cots in Singapore for you to buy! I hope that our guide has helped you to find the best baby cot in Singapore for your home. Please share this with your family and friends if you have found it useful. Also, do check out our other buying guides below!

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