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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:12 PM
Hi ladies - I am a totally clueless first timer searching for a cot!
We chose the Ikea Sundvik this week but noticed that the side appears to not be adjustable unless you unscrew it which leads to my question ... is an easily adjustable side important and when would you use this down? Just to get the baby out easier? Oh my I feel so thick, haha
Also if anyone has this cot or has any info on it would love your input. Thank you!
Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:20 PM
Apparently drop-side cots are illegal in the US, due to the risk of injury, and I think IKEA is following their lead.
If you have the cot set to the higher level when bubs is little and not yet able to stand, you may find you don't need it.
I personally have no experience yet, but have heard friends often say they didn't bother dropping the sides of their cots for the vast majority of the time.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:23 PM
i have a back injury, so at times cant bend
a drop side was a must for me!!!
they are phasing them out - also in oz... but no idea when...
Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:27 PM
I'm reasonably short and I'd HATE a cot which didn't drop a side down.
My daughter's over 2 now and I've had the side on the lower setting the whole time, but she's not a climber luckily.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:29 PM
I used the drop side on Eamons cot all the time.....he would often fall asleep on the lounge or floor so transferring to the cot would be really hard without being able to lower the side and place him in
Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:33 PM
Depends on the cot. I have the Leander and have no troubles win that having no side ( and I am only 150cm).
I had a drop side on my Boori, but found I could not use it when putting bubs down as the noise of it going back up would wake bubs. So ended up being useless anyway.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:57 PM
Our cot has a drop side and I honestly can't remember using it with my last baby. The reason being that with our cot we could raise the height of the mattress, and then when bub became more mobile, we lowered the mattress so they couldn't climb out.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:02 PM
im 152 cm and didnt buy a drop side as i didnt feel them to be safe.
she spent the first 3 months in bassenet with us then in raised mattress in the cot. when we dropped it to lower level (when she was rolling) i had no problems reaching her.
we had a bruin sleigh cot
Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:05 PM
I didn't use the drop down when DD was on the higher setting, but she started standing at 7 months in the cot and I have needed it ever since. DP never uses the drop down and will leave it up, which makes it harder for me to put her back in the cot (on lower setting) when she is asleep without waking her up in doing so.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:23 PM
I really regret buying an Ikea cot without drop side, my back is paying for it now (never had back problems before). Transferring a sleeping baby is impossible on lower setting. I'm 172 cm (don't know if height makes a difference)
Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:46 AM
I too heard that they are phasing them out for safety reasons. The one we got is by "Toll", a danish company and we are rally happy with how solid and well built it appears (of course housing a todler will be the main test!). It has a few different matress hights, my sister-in- law said the only time she used the drop down sides on hers was when she was heavily pregnant with subsequent babies, so i guess you need to work out which factor is more important.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:46 AM
Thank you so much ladies - that is a big help! I will go back and have a play around with a few at different heights to see how much difficulty I have bending in once the mattress is lowered.
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