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14/11/2013 at 15:51
Just wondered what the general opinion was on drop side or fixed side cots? I read that there were some concerns over safety with drop side cots but then my mum told me I'd be a fool not to get a drop side cot as my back would pay the price.
I don't have a preference and am not particularly convinced by the safety concerns. I'm 5' 8'' so bending over to pick up a baby wouldn't be an issue but I can't think of any other practical considerations that would sway me one way or another.
14/11/2013 at 16:00
Surely you still have to bend over with a drop-side cot? Not like there is a magic button to raise the mattress! My back hurts a little when I reach in the cot, but the pregnancy messed that up so the cot doesnt make it worse IYSWIM?
14/11/2013 at 16:07
I've got a drop side one and I never actually drop the side down. It only lowers a little so you still have to bend over it to put little one down
14/11/2013 at 16:18
I had a drop side with both of my boys, still hurt my back picking them up.
14/11/2013 at 19:25
It good to know it doesn't really make a difference. Thanks for your help.
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