Choosing a Bassinet or Cot

Choosing the best bassinet or cot for your little one can be an overwhelming task, so we have rounded up some cute yet practical options from our friends at Baby Village

Bassinets are handy during the first six to 12 months when baby is sleeping in your bedroom because they don’t take up much space. Some bassinet designs are on wheels so you can move them around the home and keep baby close. However, some parents may choose to put their little one straight to a cot, as babies do grow quickly and you may find they don’t fit into their bassinet for long. 

Whether you are co-sleeping, keeping it traditional with a bassinet or investing in a cot, there is a solution for every family. 

Cocoon Bassinet
Cocoon Snuggle Time Co-Sleeper


Snuggle Time Co-Sleeper from Cocoon Furniture offers the flexibility to move your bassinet around the house with four lockable wheels, height adjustable with the touch of a button, soft padded sides with mesh panels for maximum airflow and visibility and a tilt incline option to assist with reflux or congestion. 

SnuzPod 4 Bedside is a co-sleeping bassinet so you can keep baby close at night with easy access for feeding. The SnuzPod also features a lightweight lift off bassinet with dual-view mesh windows. Made with OEKO-Tex 100 certified materials, ensuring the product does not contain any harmful chemicals.

SnuzPod Bassinet
SnoozePod 4 Co-Sleeping Rocking Bassinet


The Boori Tidy Bassinet is a classic design, suitable for any decor style. The multi-functional piece is ergonomically designed and can covert into a changing table, laundry basket or toy storage once baby has moved into a full-size cot. Clever! The handy storage tray can be used in 3 positions (1 is supplied) while additional trays can be purchased separately.   

There is something very sweet about a baby in a moses basket and the Bebe Care Moses Basket is no exception. Featuring a removable cover, fitted sheet and liner for easy cleaning. The moses basket is portable and includes carry handles so that you can keep your little one close by at all times. Stand sold separately. 

Boori Bassinet
Boori Tidy Bassinet
Moses Basket
Bebe Care Moses Basket and Stand


Your baby will transition into a cot from around the age of 6 months, so it’s wise to make a good investment. The Zuri Cot is a gorgeous piece that features an adjustable mattress base so it’s suitable from newborn. The modern design will suit many styles with it’s beechwood and white colourway.  

Zuri Cot
Bebe Care Zuri Cot

For the full list of safe sleep recommendations and further information on safe sleep, please visit Red Nose and check out our 5 Must-Dos for a Sleep Safe Nursery.


Photography: Pablo Veiga
Styling: Madeline McFarlane 

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