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Here is a safety checklist of the features to look for when purchasing a baby's cot, practical advice on where to put the cot and specifications for mattresses.

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Moving from cot to bed

Most children move from a cot to a bed between 18 months and 3 1/2 years. Learn when is the right time to move your child and how to make your house safe.

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Folding cots | Product Safety Australia

Children can fall when trying to climb out of folding cots, or become trapped if a cot accidentally collapses. Make sure you buy a cot that meets the mandatory safety standard.

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Household cots | Product Safety Australia

Babies can suffer serious injuries when trying to climb out of cots. Make sure you buy a cot that meets the mandatory safety standard.

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Parents Guide to choosing a cot with Starting Blocks

What parents should look out for when choosing a cot for their new baby.

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Moving from cot to bed: tips and ideas | Raising Children Network

Moving from cot to bed is exciting, but there’s no hurry. Safe options include a toddler bed, a mattress on the floor away from walls, or rails on the bed.

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What is a Safe Cot? | Red Nose Australia

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Portable or Folding Cots | Red Nose Australia

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Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) - MyDr.com.au

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), or cot death, is when an apparently healthy baby dies for no obvious reason.

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How to Make Up Baby’s Cot | Red Nose Australia

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