What to look for when buying a Cot…
There are many different cots on the market. Like everything, there are good ones and there are bad ones. We believe there are important points you need to look for before you decide.
Does the cot you like comply to the safety Standards?
1. MATTRESS BASE
Compare the construction of the mattress base, the size of the timber used and the distance between the slats. Note the sturdy support beam and the size of the main rails.
Compare our double bolting system, which means the mattress base is firmly fitted.
2. VERTICAL BARS
Compare the way the vertical bars are located. All TouchWood cots have the vertical bars individually tenoned for added strength.
Compare the drop side mechanism. Our drop-side mechanism is totally unique to TouchWood. We firmly believe in a drop side that needs to be opened with two hands, instead of the currently fashionable one-handed version.
Why? Because it is safer. It can't be opened by shaking from inside the cot, or by another child from the outside. When you have picked up your baby, we suggest you leave the drop side in the lower position, ready for your return.
We are sure that if you make these comparisons, you'll choose a TouchWood Safety Cot.
10 Reasons why your child deserves a Touchwood…
1. All TouchWood Cot models have been tested and approved to meet and exceed the
Australian/New Zealand Safety Standard 2172 and the British/European Safety Standard
BS EN 716 1/2.
2. All Touchwood products are fully inspected and approved by Touchwood staff.
3. All TouchWood Cots are versatile and easily transformed from a bassinet, to a deep safe cot, a
child’s first bed and a 2-seater sofa.
4. All TouchWood Cots are manufactured and hand crafted exclusively from sustainable renewable
New Zealand pine timber.
5. All TouchWood Cots are manufactured to the highest quality and can be used for many years and
in fact become a family heirloom.
6. All TouchWood Cots are very easy to assemble.
7. All TouchWood Cots, that have a sliding front frame, have our unique designed drop side
mechanism. (no plastic or breakable parts are used)
8. All TouchWood Cots, that have a sliding front frame, have our two handed drop side mechanism,
which makes it impossible for a child to lower from inside or outside the cot.
9. All TouchWood Cots carry our comprehensive 5 Year Guarantee against faulty materials and
10. All TouchWood Cots are available with a an exclusive TouchWood mattresses and an extensive
range of Nursery Furniture.