Safe use of Cot Bed

Cot Bed

The correct use and maintenance of your cot/bed will ensure it has a long and trouble-free life. It is your responsibility to use your cot/bed correctly.
British and European safety standard for cot BS EN 716 has very specific requirement over instructions for safe use, which come with your cot. The standard has a detailed requirement of how it is worded and presented. MAKE SURE YOU READ IT CAREFULLY. Click here to see the Cot bed safe use instruction.

All parents should be aware of the safety advice below, in addition to the “instruction of safe use”.  

A clear cot is a safer cot

Unnecessary items in a baby’s cot can increase the risk of accidents. Luullabytrust therefore recommend babies sleep in cots that are kept as clear as possible and specifically advise

Working with NHS, Lullaby Trust provides expert advice on safer sleep for baby. We work hard to raise awareness of SIDS and aim to make sure all parents receive up to date and scientifically proven advice on how they can keep their baby as safe as possible.

Make sure to read the Lullaby Trust’s lifesaving safer sleep advice.

Safer Sleep Advice

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