Making Your Home Safe Before Moving a Child From a Cot to a Bed

A child no longer sleeping in a cot has greater access to all living areas. Before your child graduates to a bed, check your child’s room and throughout the house for possible hazards.

Ensure the environment is safe:

  • Pay special attention to potential hazards that may result in falls, drowning, strangulation, entrapment or poisoning.
  • Keep dangling cords, strings and mobiles out of reach as they could get caught around a child’s neck.
  • Keep heaters, electrical appliances and access to power points well away to avoid the risk of overheating, burns and electrocution.

Ensure all furniture and TVs are attached with wall brackets, so they cannot be readily tipped over.

Ensure stairs and windows are not accessible.

For more information on Cot to Bed Safety download our brochure here.

For more information on Product Safety download Keeping Baby Safe here.


Last modified: 10/10/16