Are drop side cots banned?

Are drop side cots banned?

The US safety commission (CPSC) banned drop sides in 2011, with a new safety standard aiming for tougher testing on the stability and durability of cots.

Are drop side cots better?

A drop side cot is safe and can have great benefits for parents and also your child, especially as they grow heavier. We manufacture cots with and without drop sides – so you can choose what is best for your family.

How do I know if baby is too hot NHS?

When you check your baby, make sure they’re not too hot. If your baby is sweating or their tummy feels hot to the touch, take off some of the bedding. Do not worry if their hands or feet feel cool – this is normal. It’s easier to adjust for the temperature by using layers of lightweight blankets.

What age do you take cot sides off?

between 18 months
Take the sides off your cot bed when your child is ready for the transition to a toddler bed, according to experts. This usually happens between 18 months and 3 years.

When did they stop making Drop Side cribs?

For these alarming reasons, in 2011 the U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) banned the production and sale of drop-side cribs, as well as implemented strict safety standards and more stringent testing requirements across the crib-manufacturing industry.

Can you make a drop side crib safe?

No drop side crib can be guaranteed safe when fixed manually or with a conversion kit. Inspect the crib carefully once it is fixed and exercise caution while the crib is in use.

Why are drop side cribs not safe?

If an infant or toddler rolls or moves into the space created by a partially detached drop side, the child can become entrapped or wedged between the crib mattress and the drop side and suffocate. Infants can also strangle in the “V” shape formed by a drop side that detaches in an upper corner.

Why are drop side cots not safe?

Loose or breaking slats, filler bars or rails in the drop side that create dangerous gaps, which a child can become trapped in or fall through. Failing mechanisms and hardware which causes the drop side to separate, or not engage or lock properly or efficiently, creating hazardous gaps.

How do I convert my toddler’s cot to a bed?

A new bedtime routine might ease the change:

  1. Have ‘quiet time’ before bed.
  2. Encourage your child to climb into bed if possible.
  3. Let your child take a blanket from the old cot – this might help your child feel more secure and comfortable.
  4. Say goodnight.
  5. Try a reward chart to ease your child into the new bedtime routine.

How do you make a cot bed into a bed?


  1. Choose an appropriate guardrail. Unless your child’s crib came with its own toddler bed rail, you’ll need to purchase a separate rail.
  2. Remove one side of the crib.
  3. Remove the bedding.
  4. Attach the brackets to the rail.
  5. Position the rail.
  6. Fix the rail to the bed.
  7. Make the bed.