There are many common types of baby cots, and they range greatly in price and style. Choosing the right kind of baby cot depends on what your preference is.
One of the common types of baby cots is a co-sleeper. A co-sleeper cot fits snugly and securely next to your bed and allows the baby to sleep in the bed with you. Normally, it is very dangerous to allow a baby to sleep in the bed with you due to the blankets, pillows and the possibility of someone accidentally rolling onto the baby, but a co-sleeper allows you to be right next to the baby without having to worry about these hazards.
Another one of the common types of baby cots is a Moses basket. These baskets are named for the infamous basket that carried Moses down the river, and are similar to that basket’s construction. They are made of soft cloth with some foam structuring. They are easy to pack, can be very affordable, and come in a variety of colors and patterns.
Carry cots are another one of the common types of baby cots. Carry cots are constructed much like the Moses baskets, but they are sturdier and can be snapped onto a base with wheels so you can run errands or go for a walk while your baby is nestled in the cozy basket.
There are also double carry cots that can carry two babies at once, and are great for people who have a set of tins, or a nanny taking care of more than one baby.
The standard Baby cot mattress size is 60 x 120 cms which is what bedding manufacturers tend to work to when making fitted and flat sheets. Bespoke beds may measure anything from 122 x 61 cms and upwards. So when you’re buying a standard fitted cot sheet the elasticated edge will give sufficient coverage to the four sizes of the mattress. If you are buying for a slightly larger mattress (as previously stated) and you choose a standard fitted sheet (120 x 60 cms) then you should expect the elasticated sides to only partially cover the edge of the mattress without overstretching the material. This isn’t to much of a problem if use the sheet in conjunction with a waterproof cot mattress protector. We should mention at this point that it is a good idea to use a mattress protector as it enables you to use a soft sheet on top which can be frequently changed and preserves the life of the mattress.
Baby cot fitted sheets are available from a number of manufacturers in a wide range of colours. The main colours are obviously white, cream, pink and blue. Other colours including yellow, mint green and aqua are quite easy to obtain if you are trying to colour match with your babies nursery room. Jersey cotton is the main fabric used for the weave as it is warm, stretchy and soft for your baby. Jersey cotton is usually made from a combination of cotton and synthetic.