Updated 28 Jul 2016

Mother's Choice

Happy Pears

Snapshot: The Mother's Choice Happy Pears portable cot shapes up at 107cm long + 79cm wide + 80cm high. But how safe is it?

Happy Pears
Avg price

$599

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Test results

Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Has suitable breathable zones.
  • Easy to use.
  • Has a pocket.
  • Has wheels with brakes.

But

  • Failed two major safety tests: The supplied mattress is not sufficienty firm and does not lie flat on the base board.

How we test

Our test was based on the Australian and New Zealand standard AS/NZS 2195:1999 “Folding cots – Safety requirements”. We also tested against the breathability clause in the revised 2010 standard.

We check the folding mechanism, stability, that there are no entrapment hazards, sharp edges or points; that the mattress is firm enough and fits snugly; and that there are breathable zones at the sides and ends of the cot (in case a baby rolls face-first against the side or end).

We won’t recommend a portable cot if it has a major safety failure.

For ease of use, we assessed how easy it is to set up, pack and store the cot and its accessories.

Full specs

Model

Avg price
$599
Major failures
3
Minor failures
4
Standards claimed
ns

Specifications

Dimensions - in use H x W x L (cm)
80 x 79 x 107
Dimensions - folded L x W x H (cm)
28 x 36 x 82
Weight (kg)
14.7
Capacity
14kg/89cm

Features

Pocket
Wheels
Bassinet
Change table

More info

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Availability
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