Beautiful cot but not functional
As many have stated this cot is beautiful but once baby is 6mths old, it is not really suitable. Far too slim and low. Very unfortunate especially as it is advertised to last until 36months old. Look at other brands.
Very good cot with some unfortunate flaws
Great looking cot and very functional for the purpose. Easy to assemble with the instructional drawings and tools. However, for shorter people it is almost impossible to bend down to get your baby in and out without destroying your spine. The baby needs to be low enough so he/she cant get out, but the barriers simply are too high and need to be adjustable for the height challenged.
It is also incredibly difficult to wheel it around. It feels like all the brakes are applied when rolling it on floor boards. Its like your dragging it! The wheels...are too small for the load applied and they cot is an awkward size as it is. The wheels need to be redesigned to cope with the weight of the cot. The reason many people buy this cot is for manoeuvrability on wheels and they simply dont work properly. For the cost its not really worth it for these flaws.
Purchased in September 2019 at Baby Village for $1,500.00.
- the screws are short with a few threads holding the base and wheels in - this means with time the threads wear off the wood and wheels or base can fall especially if you move the cot around a lot or you have a toddler who bounces on the bed
- difficult to build and to adjust base because of the poor design
- Allan key is long to give you enough grip but hits the border of the cot when you need to build the cot and adjust
- you need to purchase every little thing in order to use this cot! Does not come complete with extensions so you'll be breaking bank each time baby outgrow the crib
Purchased in February 2019 for $2,000.00.
I absolutely LOVE this cot
I absolutely adore this cot. This is our fourth and last baby and I really wanted to splurge as our 18 month old is still using her cot. We couldn’t afford a brand new one, so bought a good condition second hand one. So easy to put together, sturdy and strong and is just divine to look at. It fits in our small nursery easily and is easy to move around with the wheels underneath. I ordered a new mattress through baby bunting and it took 3 weeks to be delivered to their store by Stokke and It was estimated to take 4-5 weeks just after Christmas (...so was a nice surprise!) I haven’t had a drop down side for any of my children so this not being a feature of the stokke sleepi didn’t bother me. So far I love this cot and has been an absolute dream. Honestly wanted to go and buy another one for our toddler as her toddler bed! Lots if sheet and bedding options these days so was able to get a few different colours. I love this cot!
Faulty wheels and terrible customer service
I love this cot but unfortunately we received one with faulty wheels. We only discovered this after baby arrived and we started moving the cot around. Stokke are yet to replace our wheels and have made the entire process very difficult. Expected much better for the price. We chose this cot over the Leander purely because it was on wheels but ours moved as well as a dodgy shopping trolley does. Numerous friends and family who have moved our cot have commented on how bad the wheels are and how it must be driving us crazy.
I love this cot!!
I really love this cot! It is my favourite baby item. I have only had it for 15 months so far, but I have had no trouble with it. I fell in love with it when I saw it at the shop, but it was more money than I wanted to spend as this was our fourth baby. The other cot we had only made it to baby number three and I felt that I should probably buy a cheaper one as this was the last baby I would have and I needed a new pram and car seat as well.
It was a lovely surprise when it was delivered to our door courtesy of my fantastic mum!
I have th...e natural wood one and it matches everything. There are no chips or dents despite the other kids and a teething baby. Easy to assemble, the first cot I have felt I could assemble myself. No moving sides to pinch small (and big) fingers. Easy to lower the height and move from room to room. I feel that the lower level is lower than the other cot I had, but I'm not sure. The mattress is thinner than the old cot mattress I had so that is probably why it feels lower, sometimes it strains my back a bit to put her down but I don't know how that could be changed. I can't think of anything negative to say about it. I'm sure I'll be using it for a couple more years due to its versatility.
Looks amazing, doesn't perform for older baby
This cot is great as a bassinet or for a baby up to 6 months- but once you drop it down a level forget about it! The mattress is not comfortable for baby and is way too low. The cot needs a drop side as it is almost impossible to put baby back down without waking them. The cot is also very slimline and my son was always hitting the sides and waking up.
We have ended up buying a large drop side cot which turns into a toddler bed as it has become too difficult to use.
Stunning looking cot/ bassinet
Mattress is very ordinary for the price. To slim for a larger baby. Price is over the top for a cot that won't cut it after 6 months!
Love this cot, comes in a flat pack and easy to assemble. It is a bit pricey but is so gorgeous and has so many options are your baby grows. It is easy to move around as it comes with optional castors-wheels. Would highly recommend this cot to friends. Once your baby is all grown up and your done having Littlies in cots the two ends can transform into cute armchairs, ideals for a sunroom or even as a occasional chair in a bedroom
A little expensive
6 years on, I love it!
We splashed out on this six years ago ( before children when we had money) and it has been in constant use since for our three children. It is my favourite piece of furniture in the house and has been well worth every cent. It is easy to move from room to room and looks gorgeous. We can use normal sheets, the canopy is beautiful and the cot still looks just as good now as when we first bought it. New bunks arrive today but I cannot loose the cot, we are taking one of the sides out and turning it into a reading seat for the children, they can all use it again. I hope to enjoy it for many years yet.
Still looks great, easy to move around, did I say it looks gorgeous?
Nothing I can think of, well worth the expense.
Excellent. Flat pack Box easily fitted in car. Great easy to use and easy to assemble.
A clever simple design and well made. can use for many years to come , practical. Looks and feels great, and can move easily around the house. After a lot of research and thinking was it worth. And a mini SWOTanalysis. The end result is a big yes from this father. Tick all the boxes and was on sale at D.J's along with bthe sheets. Note:. Matteress was included in the price.
Can use for many years to come
Gorgeous, well worth the money
I bought 2 of these to replace my kids boori cots and they are amazing. they slept so much better and looked beautiful! also very practical to grow with your child.. easy to move around the house which was a huge bonus and 4 mattress levels were great when bub tried to climb out ! money well spent !
Beauifully designed, practical and built to last
Bought the Stokke for our little girl and am so happy with it! Admittedly we did buy it second hand but it is in great condition and now that it will last. The bassinet is a good size however our little girl grows by the minute and we now have it in the large size. I love that it is on wheels and even though we don't move it around the house, just being able to wheel it around the room (she's in our room) and closer to our bed for those first weeks is great.
I didn't like the Stokke sheets (overpriced for the quality) but found a great New Zea...
Overall this is a stylish, functional cot, with a few disadvantages as listed above. If you are prepared to live with no drop side, and limited linen choices, unless you are handy with a needle and thread, then this is a good choice if you want to have something a bit different for your baby.
Stylish, wheels make it possible to wheel the cot from room to room, small footprint makes it possible to have cot next to your bed in average sized bedroom. Suitable from birth to toddler-hood (age dependent on baby's size). Many colour choices, so that c...
My boy is now two and a half and and has been in a big bed for about 4 months. He loved his cot and so do we. We have not made use of it as a toddler bed with the sides removed as we moved him into a bed to make room for the next bub which is due any day. This cot still looks as new after two years of use, a true sign of quality.
A beautiful and stylish cot that will make your bubs room unique. We love ours as did our little boy.
No drop down side but this has not been a problem for me. The fitted sheets and mattress protector are are expensive...
Perfect for us
This has been a great cot and bassinette for us. We had limited space so to be able to have a big size bassinette that convertered into a cot (smaller than the average cot) has been a blessing. Our daughter is still sleeping in our bedroom in the cot (she is 6 months old). Once we move to a bigger place we will get her a bigger cot but keep the Stokke for our next child so we can do the same.
The bassinette/crib is a great size (not too small).
No drop down side which no doubt will bother me alot when I finally need to drop the base down.
If you have the spare money and you like the look and you want to recoup your costs with selling it second hand, then go ahead and buy a stokke if the pro's and con's have been considered. However, there are so many cots on the market, much cheaper that are absolutely fine too.
Its oval shape is stylish and 'softens' the look of a room. They are in high demand on ebay so although the upfront cost is pricey for a new one-you can recoup a high percentage of your costs if you re-sell. Both my children have slept in it, without sides down, until 2y...
Would I buy this again? Probably not. In fact we are thinking of getting a new cot to use until our baby is big enough to use the junior bed conversion, as my back pain makes the drop side a must. The issues with the mattress and wheel have been annoying considering how expensive this cot is.
The cot is stylish, simple and design focussed and suits those to which these elements appeal. It is light cot and easy to move around and wheel back and forward to settle bub (as we did!). Also narrow enough to fit through doors, so you can easily whee...
I love this Cot and pleased I brought it. I had lots of guests come to stay when my daughter was born and need her Room as a guest room to begin with and i found that moving the Cot around very easy. Also we had my daughter in the smaller bassinet version first and so when we extended the bassinet to the cott she adjusted with no problems to sleeping in the bigger cot. One thing i would say though as I was told that my daughter would be in the basinet for at least 4 - 5 Months. But she grew out of it by three months.
would recommend this cot to anyone
Easy moved around the house as has wheels
Fits small rooms as Oval shape
No drop side...but hasnt been an issue for me
Expensive but good resale
Questions & Answers
Since the Stokke does not have a drop side bar, what are your safety tips (so you don't get a sore back) for putting baby to sleep in the cot, resettling and getting them out of the cot when the mattress is lowered? Thanks.
My daughter is at an age now where she can actually stand up and hold herself up on the top bar. I can then pick her up from that position so I don’t have to bend down so far. If she’s lying down and I need to pick her up I just have to bend down unfortunately. I’m quite tall so it’s easier for me but my wife is short and it’s hard for her unless our daughter is standing up in the cot.
A drop bar would certainly be handy.
Hi, we are currently deciding which cot to purchase for our nursery. we really like to design and portability of the stoke sleepi, I just have a question if someone can help me:
1. Is the cot sturdy enough to carry the weight when the kid starts to jump/bounce in the cot?
2. Are the hinges and support panels for the base strong?
When you buy the Basic Stokke Sleepi Cot pack. Can you just leave the sides and mid base panel out for it to be a bassinette? Or does the bassinette require other parts? Apart from the mattress and drape rod.
No you can't. I'm having the problem now.
The bassinet requires two fill in pieces, one at each end. Stokke will not supply these separate. Also needs the wheel pieces which are pictured on the stokke website as a spare part but when I approached shops about these they said they couldn't get them!
You can actually buy the pieces required for the bassinet from stokke. I emailed their head office overseas and they sent me the Aussie distributors email address who had the pieces for sale. Baby bunting and baby kingdom don't stock these and will tell you that you can't get them.
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