Best cot: Essential Baby Awards 2015

The Boori received the most votes in the cot category.
The Boori received the most votes in the cot category. 

Cots have very much become a style statement in the nursery. No longer just a bed for the first years of baby's life, many now transform into larger beds which last much longer and even become other pieces of furniture down the track.

When new parents are seeking a cot for their babies, they first look at their budget then think about what style they would like and whether it's important that the cot last through several children or more.

Our winning brand this year is a long-time favourite over many years in the baby industry, with many parents now with teens having purchased this trusted brand of cot for their first children.


Boori incorporates the very best in contemporary trends and classic heritage, drawing on the best influences from around the world. It's a trusted brand which creates its products with versatility and longevity of use in mind, to make family life easier and deliver great long term value. Boori has won this category two years in a row, indicating long-term loyalty from our readers. (See more of the Boori range.) 

Read what our members love about Boori cot:

  • Easy to drop side and bub will continue to use as a toddler. Amanda N. WA
  • Sleek, simple and stylish. Converts to toddler bed so suitable to 5 years. Easy drop down side. Megan W. VIC
  • Solid, great quality - lasts through the kids and still looks stylish!! Katie S. NSW
  • Love that it can be converted into a double bed, it's expensive but will last till they're in primary school! Fiona Z. NSW


Voted best baby cot - Essential Baby Awards 2015


Grotime designs embrace classic, modern and contemporary styles with its four-in-one cots providing a lifetime of gorgeous furniture for your home. Grotime furniture expands from bassinet to cot to junior bed, and then day bed/sofa, giving parents phenomenal value for money. (See more of the Grotime range.)

Read what our members love about Grotime furniture:

  • All in one cot that converts to a daybed then a toddler bed, comes with change table attached that converts to side drawers. Drawers are great for hidden storage. Alfina J. NSW
  • Teething guards on railing, easy to drop side, storage drawer can be attached underneath the cot. Erin J. NSW
  • Easy to assemble, affordable kit which caters from.birth with a bassinet, to the older years as it turns into a full sized single bed. Solid wood construction. Beth M. WA
  • Sturdy, collapsible sides, teething bars, turns into a toddler bed. With twins this means we don't have to pay out another lot of money for bigger beds when they outgrow their cot.  Natalie B. NSW

IKEA Hensvik/Gulliver

Voted best baby cot - Essential Baby Awards 2015

IKEA has become the first choice of many Australian parents who can choose from a range of bright, safe and sturdy cribs at great prices. Flat pack furniture is affordable, transportable and can be constructed and taken apart easily, making this a favourite cot brand with Essential Baby readers. (See more of the IKEA cot range.) 

Read what our members love about IKEA cots:

  • We wanted a cot that was white, simple design and wasn't going to be the feature of the room. Also it was a great price! Megan G. NSW
  • Has everything you need without the large price and converts to a toddler bed. Nerida M. NSW
  • Ikea's cot is the best in the business, giving my baby the space to dream, without giving me any stress as a new Mum! Jenny L. VIC
  • This cot is very inexpensive but doesn't look or feel cheap. The quality has gotten a lot better over the years and I think IKEA has now developed very good quality flat pack furniture. Joyce W. NSW

Tasman Eco 

Voted best baby cot - Essential Baby Awards 2015

Tasman Eco makes a wide range of popular baby furniture. The cots are not only stringently tested for safety and quality, they also convert to junior beds and are stylishly designed to suit contemporary parents. (See more of the Tasman Eco range.)

Read what our members love about Tasman Eco cot:

  • Lovely simple & classic design. Great quality product, easy to drop down side gate and wood is soft for those inevitable trips in the sleeping bag! Jayne T. WA
  • The ends of cot are more solid than basic slats.  It is bigger size and mattress is so soft.  My bubs just sleeps in it most of time as so comfortable. Lesa S. VIC
  • It's big, it's solid, it came with a lifetime warranty. We damaged the drop bar twice (my husband had installation issues) and they replaced it both times no charge and also helped us set it up when required. Great cot and great company. Nicole S. ACT
  • Beautiful and classic style using real timber that is eco-friendly. It is also sturdy and safe. Delvene A. NSW

Awards 2015

See more 2015 Essential Baby Award Winners

Best Prams/strollers 2015
Best Baby Carriers 2015
Best Nappies (disposable & MCN) 2015
Best Nappy Bags 2015
Best Car Seats 2015
Best Family Cars 2015
Best High Chairs 2015
Best Swaddles and Baby Sleeping Bags 2015
Best Maternity/Babywear Brands 2015
Essential Baby "Must Haves" 2015