Welcoming a newborn into your life is an unparalleled joy—a momentous occasion that fills your heart with boundless love and anticipation. As you embark on this incredible journey of parenthood, ensuring that your little one enjoys safe, sound, and restful sleep is a top priority. After all, a well-rested baby is not only a happier baby but also one that thrives and grows. At Newbornbaby, we understand the importance of those precious moments when your baby drifts into slumber, and that’s why we’ve painstakingly compiled a comprehensive list of the best cots and bassinets in Australia. In this guide, we’ll delve into why finding the perfect sleeping space for your newborn is paramount and how our expertly curated list simplifies this important decision for you.
So, why is selecting the best cot or bassinet for your baby such a crucial decision? Let’s explore:
- Safety and Peace of Mind: Your baby’s safety is non-negotiable. A well-designed cot or bassinet ensures that your little one sleeps in a secure environment, free from potential hazards. From sturdy frames to breathable materials and secure fastenings, the right sleeping space provides peace of mind for parents.
- Comfort and Quality Sleep: Quality sleep is vital for your baby’s development. The best cots and bassinets offer optimal comfort, often with features like adjustable mattress heights, gentle rocking motions, and soothing sounds. These elements create a cosy haven where your baby can peacefully drift into dreamland.
- Convenience and Bonding: Many modern cots and bassinets are designed with convenience in mind. Some have adjustable sides, making it easier for you to reach your baby for midnight feeds or cuddles. Co-sleeping options allow you to bond with your newborn without compromising on safety.
- Longevity and Value: Investing in a high-quality cot or bassinet can pay off in the long run. Many are designed to grow with your child, converting into toddler beds or accommodating different stages of development. This longevity ensures you get the most value out of your purchase.
- Aesthetic Appeal: Your baby’s sleeping space should not only be safe and comfortable but also aesthetically pleasing. After all, it’s a part of your nursery decor. The best cots and bassinets often feature stylish designs and materials that seamlessly blend into your nursery’s ambiance.
Our list encompasses a range of options to suit various needs, preferences, and budgets. Whether you’re looking for a classic cot with timeless elegance or a high-tech bassinet with smart features, our guide has you covered.
Gaia Baby Hera Cot Bed
Introducing the Gaia Baby Hera Cot Bed, a design-led, eco-friendly, and versatile choice for your child’s nursery.
- Design Led: The Gaia Baby Hera Cot Bed boasts a timeless design inspired by iconic mid-century aesthetics, featuring contrasting accents and a beautiful real wood grain.
- Global Child Safety Standards: This cot bed is certified to the highest global safety standards, ensuring a secure and protective environment for your little one.
- FSC Sustainable Timber: Crafted from sustainably sourced natural ash wood, the Hera Cot Bed aligns with FSC standards, promoting responsible forest management.
- Recyclable & Biodegradable: Gaia Baby prioritises environmental sustainability, with recyclable and biodegradable materials used in the Hera Cot Bed’s construction.
- Grows with Your Child: From newborn to 5 years old, the Hera Cot Bed adapts to your child’s changing needs, making it a lasting addition to your family and a part of your most cherished moments.
Available Colours: Scandi White/Natural and Natural Ash/Walnut
Mocka Aspen Cot
Introducing the Mocka Aspen Cot – White/Natural, a versatile addition to your nursery that combines affordability with quality and style.
- Affordable Quality: Elevate your nursery with modern furniture that doesn’t break the bank. The Aspen Cot offers a high level of quality at an affordable price point.
- Stylish Design: Designed to seamlessly blend into any nursery decor, this cot is available in a chic white with natural finish, ensuring it complements a wide range of nursery styles.
- Adjustable Base: The cot features an adjustable base with a newborn setting, providing flexibility as your baby grows. Easily raise or lower it to accommodate your baby’s age and development.
- Convertible Option: Coverts it into a toddler bed with the Aspen Cot Toddler Conversion kit.
- Safety Assurance: Certified by INPAA™ and adheres to Australian & New Zealand safety standards for cots.
Introducing the Koala Kookaburra Cot – a haven of safety and style for your little one.
- Natural Beech Elegance: Crafted with FSC® certified natural solid timber rails, the Kookaburra Cot boasts a timeless design, exuding the warmth of natural wood grain while meeting the highest safety standards.
- Adjustable Mattress Heights: Adapt to your growing baby’s needs with two mattress height settings – high and low – designed for both comfort and safety.
- Optimal Ventilation and Visibility: Featuring wide-spaced vertical rails and a slotted platform with ample space underneath, this cot ensures maximum airflow and visibility for your peace of mind.
- Red Nose Approved: Prioritising your baby’s safety, this cot meets the Red Nose Australia Safer Sleep criteria, ensuring a secure slumber.
- Award-Winning Innovation: Experience parenting made easy with Australia’s first tool-free cot, assembled in under 10 minutes for your convenience.
Boori Alice Cot
Meet the Boori Alice Cot, a timeless nursery essential designed to accompany your child’s journey from infancy to early childhood.
- Age-Adaptive Design: This cot is a faithful companion from birth to approximately 5 years, thanks to its ability to transform from a cot bed to a toddler bed, ensuring your child’s comfort and safety as they grow.
- Safety at Its Core: The Alice Cot offers the flexibility to rotate the fixed side panel, providing a low side when converted into a toddler bed. This feature enhances both safety and stability, allowing your child to transition smoothly.
- Easy Access for Parents: With two base heights, the cot enables effortless access to your baby.
- Convenient Home Assembly: The Alice Cot is thoughtfully packed flat for easy home assembly.
- Optional Toddler Guard Panel: For additional safety measures, a Toddler Guard Panel is available separately, offering enhanced security as your child continues to explore the world around them.
Babyrest Beckett Standard Cot
Introducing the Babyrest Beckett Standard Cot – a blend of mid-century charm and modern functionality, designed to elevate your nursery.
- Mid-Century Inspired Elegance: The Beckett collection draws inspiration from mid-century design and textures, offering a timeless appeal that seamlessly fits into various nursery styles, from modern eclectic to traditional.
- Versatile 3-in-1 Design: The Beckett Cot transitions with your child, from newborn to toddlerhood and beyond. It effortlessly converts into a toddler bed or daybed with the addition of the Junior bedrail (available separately).
- Tailored Comfort: Featuring two mattress heights – bassinet and toddler settings – this cot ensures your baby’s comfort and safety at every stage of growth.
- Sustainable Craftsmanship: Crafted from sustainably sourced solid oak, the Beckett Cot not only brings elegance to your nursery but also embodies a commitment to eco-friendly practices.
- Safety Assured: The Beckett Cot conforms to Household Cots Safety Standard AS/NZS: 2172/2003 + CPN No 6 of 2005, providing you with the peace of mind that your child’s safety is a top priority.
Target Childcare Osmo Cot
Introducing the Childcare Osmo Cot – a modern and versatile addition to your child’s nursery.
- Contemporary Simplicity: The Osmo Cot is a testament to modern design with its clean lines and stylish Aspen wood legs. Its minimalistic appeal complements any nursery decor.
- Adaptable Comfort: Featuring an adjustable base, flexibility to raise or lower it, ensuring baby’s comfort and safety as they grow and develop.
- Age-Appropriate: From birth to 24 months, the Osmo Cot provides a secure and comfortable sleeping space during their early years.
- Solid Timber Construction: Crafted with fixed slat sides and solid timber, this cot is built to last, offering durability and reliability for your child’s safety and comfort.
- Convenient Dimensions: The Osmo Cot measures 1360mm(L) x 753mm(W) x 880mm(H) and fits a standard mattress size of 1300mm long x 690mm wide & 125mm thick (mattress sold separately).
Stokke® Sleepi™ Bed V3
Introducing the Stokke® Sleepi™ Bed V3 – The Crib that Grows with Your Child™.
- Adaptive Design: From the very first days of your newborn to the age of 5, the Stokke® Sleepi™ Bed V3 evolves with your child, ensuring comfort and safety throughout their early years.
- Optimal Sleep Environment: Offering maximum air circulation, this crib is designed to provide a comfortable and restful sleep for your little one.
- Enhanced Mobility: Equipped with lockable swivel wheels and a height-adjustable base, the Stokke® Sleepi™ Bed V3 offers convenience and ease of use, allowing you to adapt the crib to your specific needs.
- Transition to Toddlerhood: As your baby grows and becomes more independent, you can easily transition to a toddler bed by removing one side of the crib. This step not only enhances their sense of freedom but also boosts their confidence.
- Complete Nursery Experience: Accessorise your Stokke® Sleepi™ Bed with a breathable mattress and textiles to create a cosy and inviting sleep environment.
Gaia Baby Hera Bedside Sleeper
The Hera Bedside Sleeper – Scandi White | Natural is designed with a focus on both aesthetics and functionality.
- Design Led: This crib features natural Ash wood with gently curved ends, showcasing the real grain of eco-friendly wood. A-frame accents add a touch of sophistication to the nursery.
- Global Safety Standards: The Hera Bedside Sleeper is certified to meet the highest global safety standards, providing a secure and tranquil sleeping environment.
- Sustainable Timber: Made from FSC sustainable timber, sourced responsibly to minimise environmental impact, this crib is a testament to eco-conscious parenting.
- Recyclable & Biodegradable: Environmentally conscious in its design, this crib is not only recyclable but also biodegradable, ensuring a sustainable life cycle.
- Grows with Your Child: As your baby grows, the Hera Bedside Sleeper offers easy settings and adjustments to accommodate their changing needs, ensuring better and longer sleep for both you and your little one.
- Included Mattress: The accompanying mattress, made in Australia, features polyurethane foam with no VOCs, ensuring a safe and comfortable sleep space for your baby. It’s also treated with Fresche Bioscience Is QAC antimicrobial technology and GECA certified.
Joie roomie™ glide
Sleeping safely side by side without sharing a bed makes parent-baby bonding a dream. With your little one snugly in arm’s reach, you can easily feed, cuddle, soothe or simply stare at that sweet face from the comfort of your own bed with roomie™ glide.
- Versatile Design: It features 11 adjustable height settings, the option to glide or lock in place, and incline adjustments to assist with reflux.
- Convenient Features: One-hand opening side panel with a full drop-down side, a removable and washable mattress cover, and included straps for secure attachment to your bed.
- Comfort and Safety: Comfortably cushioned yet firm extra-large mattress, soft padded sides for added comfort, and a rounded cocoon shape to ensure safety during sleep.
- Hassle-free assembly: Easily fits most beds, including divans, thanks to its retractable feet that allow for a snug positioning.
- Ease of maneuverability: Equipped with four soft coated wheels that make it simple to move, and it also has brakes on all wheels for added stability.
- Enhanced breathability: Double mesh window, ensuring a comfortable sleep environment for your baby.
Lua Bedside Crib
Discover the Lua Bedside Crib, available in both Beige and Grey, designed to provide convenience, safety, and comfort for both you and your baby.
- Versatile Mesh Panel: Ensure your baby’s safety with the innovative mesh panel design, allowing for easy visibility and breathability.
- Auto-Return Adjustable Side: The adjustable side of the crib comes with an auto-return option, providing extra security while making it effortless to lift your little one in and out for cuddles or nighttime nursing.
- Highly Transportable: Designed with mobility in mind, the Lua Bedside Crib allows you to keep a close eye on your baby from anywhere in your home. No need to be confined to one room.
- Comfortable Sleep Solution: Your baby’s comfort is paramount. With breathable mesh fabric panels and a soft, breathable mattress, the Lua ensures your baby gets the most comfortable sleep possible.
- Attractive Minimalist Design: The Lua Bedside Crib features a contemporary minimalist design that seamlessly blends into your home decor, ensuring it won’t look out of place.
- Convenient Features: This crib is packed with convenience. The removable bassinet allows your baby to nap anywhere in the house, and it doubles as both storage and a changing station with its built-in changing mat and shelf.
- Adjustable and Portable: Customise your baby’s sleeping experience with adjustable leg heights and recline options. Plus, it collapses into a compact design for easy portability when traveling.
- Easy to Clean: Accidents happen, but with removable machine-washable fabric covers, cleaning up is a breeze.
Bednest Bedside Bassinet
Discover the Bednest Bedside Bassinet – Your Baby’s Safe Haven Right Next to You.
- Co-Sleeping Convenience: This incredible bedside bassinet attaches securely to your bed, allowing you to attend to your baby quickly and easily while providing a separate, safe sleeping space. The see-through mesh sides ensure ample airflow, and one side opens effortlessly for easy access.
- Adjustable and Versatile: The Bednest frame is fully height adjustable, ensuring a perfect fit with your adult bed. It can even be tilted to alleviate reflux symptoms, providing added comfort for your baby. Setup and pack-down are a breeze, taking less than 2 minutes without the need for any tools. Suitable for newborns until they can pull themselves up to sitting, typically around 6 months old.
- Benefits of Co-Sleeping: Co-sleeping with your baby enhances the bond between you and your little one. It’s convenient for nighttime care, promotes better sleep for both baby and the entire family, and allows you to easily settle your baby back to sleep when needed. It’s especially beneficial for breastfeeding mothers, including those recovering from a caesarean.
- Multi-Functional Design: The Bednest is not just a bedside bassinet; it’s also a free-standing bassinet and a Moses basket. Having your baby right by your bedside offers comfort and convenience, allowing you to check on your baby and attend to their needs without leaving your bed.
- Adjustable and Secure: The Bednest stand is fully height adjustable, featuring a sliding mechanism to match the exact height of your adult bed. Straps are provided to secure it in place, whether your bed has a frame or is an ensemble. New EU legislation requires a bedside bassinet to sit 12cm below the adult bed, and the Bednest meets this requirement with a folding feature that allows it to rest on the adult mattress while ensuring unrestricted airflow.
SNOO Smart Baby Sleeper
Introducing the SNOO Smart Baby Sleeper – Where Sleep Meets Science!
- The World’s Most Awarded Baby Bed: SNOO has garnered acclaim worldwide for its innovative approach to baby sleep, making it the most awarded baby bed on the planet.
- Created by Pediatric Expert: Developed by renowned paediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp, the mind behind “Happiest Baby on the Block,” SNOO is a smarter and safer baby bed designed to revolutionise your baby’s sleep experience.
- Boosts Sleep: For the crucial first 6 months, SNOO becomes your extra set of hands, enhancing sleep with gentle rocking and soothing motions, day and night. It responds quickly to your baby’s needs, often calming upsets in under a minute. Plus, its “5-second swaddle” ensures your baby sleeps safely without dangerous rolling.
- Added Sleep: SNOO’s constant calming womb-like motion and soothing sound add 1-2 hours of sleep per night, ensuring both baby and parents get the rest they need.
- Sleep Training Made Easy: SNOO automatically sleep trains your baby, making the transition to a cot smoother and reducing the need for cry-it-out methods.
- Your 24/7 Helper: Think of SNOO as your round-the-clock assistant. It lends a helping hand whenever you need a break, whether it’s to shower, work, cook, or simply catch up on much-needed sleep.
- Responsive Technology: SNOO automatically responds to your baby’s fussing, even when you’re fast asleep, ensuring your little one gets the care they need.
- Smart Mobile App: Customise settings, receive daily sleep reports, and access helpful tips from Dr. Karp through the SNOO mobile app, giving you the support you need on your parenting journey.
Nuna COVE™ aire
Keep them close in our portacot that doubles as a bedside crib when travelling with your little one. Its Advanced air design™ provides 360° ventilation for ultimate airflow from every angle with all mesh sides, floor and mattress. COVE aire grows with your child from newborn through toddlerhood.
- Advanced air design™ allows airflow from every angle with all mesh sides, floor and mattress.
- Sets up and folds easily with one hand.
- Easily converts from an upper cot to a lower cot— for when baby is able to roll over.
- Triple layered mesh mattress, fresh thinking mattress design.
- GREENGUARD Gold Certified: Products that have achieved GREENGUARD Gold Certification are scientifically proven to meet some of the world’s most rigorous third-party chemical emissions standards and certified to not contribute to indoor air pollution or chemical exposure.