A: Every cot sold today, regardless of the retailer, must comply with the European cot regulations; all retailers are now required to sell only cots that meet these safety standards. All Delta Children cots are all fully compliant. Look for the CE mark on the product carton. This certifies that the cot was tested to and meets the rigorous EU standards.
A safe cot is one that has been purchased new and is certified by the manufacturer as compliant with EU requirements through 3rd party testing.
Do not purchase second-hand or used cots, since you may not know if the cot was properly assembled, handled and stored, or if it meets the latest requirements.
Q: What are the EU Cot Safety Standard Regulations?
A: The EU cot safety regulations require rigorous physical testing of all cots, and the strengthening of cot slats, mattress support, and hardware.
Delta Children's internal cot testing standards go above and beyond the EU regulations. We have seven testing facilities around the world that are dedicated to ensuring the quality and safety of our cots and other products.
Q: When should nursery furniture be assembled?
A: We recommend assembling nursery furniture at least one month prior to the baby's expected due date. This gives you ample time to put the furniture together and order any missing or additional parts without having to rush.
Q: Where should the cot be placed in a nursery or room?
A: The ideal spot to place a cot is in the center of the room, because it is away from the walls, windows, or any other areas that could potentially be hazardous to your baby. In smaller rooms, cots should be placed away from any windows, and nothing should be hanging from the walls or surrounding areas within reach of your baby.
A: When your child reaches 89 centimeters, or begins to start climbing out of the cot, it's time to transition to a toddler bed. Delta Children offers many cots which meet or exceed the new safety standard and convert into toddler beds. If you have any questions, please email DeltaChildrenEurope@deltachildren.com.
Q: How can parents know whether or not they are buying safe kids products?
A: Every kids product sold today, regardless of the retailer, must comply with the European Juvenile Furniture Standards; all retailers are now required to sell only products that meet these safety standards. All of Delta Children's kids products are all fully compliant. Look for the CE mark on the product carton. This certifies that the product was tested to and meets the vigorous EU standards.
Q: What are the European Juvenile Furniture Standards?
A: The European Juvenile Furniture Standards requires rigorous physical testing of all kids' furniture for strength, stability, durability, as well as chemical, flammability and entrapment hazards. Delta Children's internal kids' furniture testing standards go above and beyond the EU regulations. We have seven testing facilities around the world that are dedicated to ensuring the quality and safety of all our products.
If you're interested in finding out more about sleep safety, visit these sites for more information:
CPSC.gov – Consumer Products and Safety Commission
JPMA.org – Juvenile Products Manufacturer's Association
ASTM.org – American Society for Testing and Materials