Did you know they join small pieces of wood together?
We bought a model a few years ago that came varnished. Through the varnish we could see where a larger structural pieces of wood were made from smaller pieces 'finger-joined' together.
We called the Co. & they sent some money back but did blurt "the varnished ones aren't supposed to use finger-joint wood".
I reckon if you buy one in a dark stain or white paint it's made from itty-bitty bits of re-joined wood.
Purchased in June 2015 for $1,500.00.
Check your mattress
If you buy this cot check your mattress. We were given the recommended mattress for this cot and it leaves a 10cm - 12cm gap when the mattress is not centered. This allowed our 5 months old to roll over in his sleep and get his arm caught down the side between the cot and the mattress. Luckily he was strong enough in his neck to be able to keep his head up crying to wake us up. otherwise he would have been stuck face down. So much for strict standards????
Purchased in December 2018 at Baby Bunting for $600.00.
Dangerous Piece of Junk - Only passes Safety Standards on a Technicality.
After putting this together and using the Tasman Eco mattress that comes with it I have a 5cm gap between the side of the cot and the mattress if measured in the middle. I can easily stick my entire arm down the side, so a baby could easily have a leg go down the side. Called and complained to the company. Apparently because the gap is only 3cm at the corner the cot technically meets safety standards and they refuse to take it back. Apparently safety standards state if under 4cm at the corner its fine. As if the kid won't stand in the middle!!!...I will have to either spend another $280 on a custom mattress or tape a pool noodle or something to the side of the mattress so I don't have to worry about my kid getting stuck. What a load of junk. Will never buy anything from them again.
good solid cot
pretty pleased overall with its build quality and i found it easy to assemble if you know tools and its quite large i must say its rather strong also as we have the cot right up against my bed for easy access to bub during the night and i sometimes i accidentally sit on it to fed bub and it holds all my weight think 70kgs.
We have to replace our cot as it's literally falling apart! The side panel that goes up and down sooo roughly, with a big struggle, is now easily pushed over. For example, putting my child into bed I get injured ribs if I lean on the sliding panel as it collapses inward, causing me to drop my child into the cot. I'm nervous my child will fall out of the cot if she leans on that panel and would become extremely injured. So we have to get a new cot.
Very dangerous, expensive mistake buying this brand and I'm annoyed. Oh and the larger size matt...
The drop side was the issue
Didn't come with guard screws abs I can't get the drop slide to work. The instructions are not very good and there is no online support our video to watch.
The Screws of the cot are too expensive, it costs me $50 and $10 delivery fee
I have this cot and lost the screws, why I can't buy the screws from other places? And I have to order it from the SJC Brand. The screws are very expensive.
I bought a bed frame from IKEA, but they deliver the screws to me for free. Why there is such big difference?
What should I do, throw out the cot or pay the expensive screws???
We have been using this cot for a few months now, so far it has been perfect. Only problem we have found is the timber marks really easily. We already have several scratches & because of the dark timber it really stands out. The cot is structurally strong & sturdy and I'm happy with our purchase.
Size & structure. Cheaper than other similar cots & just as good.
soft timber marks easily
Bought this in 2011 from baby bunting after the recommendation from Choice. Had a problem with the dropside since day one. It's hard to move up and down and comes of f its runners constantly. We've tried to fix it so many times but it still keeps happening. When it is on the runners, there is an asymmetric gap at one side of around 1cm at its widest point which could easily trap a little finger. We now just leave it in the up position all the time.
Not exactly convenient. Total piece of junk. Very disappointed as it looks so nice and though...t I was buying Australian, but it's made in China. It's such a bad product that I've bought a brand new Boori cot for my second baby rather than have to deal with this anymore. Can't even sell it on eBay as I wouldn't wish it on anyone else. Fit for the council clean-up only. Look nice, feels sturdy. Dropside is dangerous, falling off runners constantly. Expensive for a product that doesn't work.
We really liked the design and colours. Its as big as Boori but not as expensive and very sturdy. We don't know what other brands are like but happy on our decision. Unfortunately, we did have a problem after 12 months with the adjustable side but I put in an online warranty claim and Tasman Eco came and fixed it quickly and were very helpful and friendly.
Reliable, sturdy, good to have 2 heights and adjustable side. Lots of room for baby, I can see my little one in it for many years so worthwhile purchase. Not too expensive (but we got it on s...
Guard rail unstable
I felt this cot was good value for money but after having used it for 12 months the guard rail has come off the tracks and the pins have started to damage the wood. We bought two for our twins and this has happened to both of them. My husband has fixed it many times but it is constantly happening. The worst part of it is that it sometimes happens when you put the kids to bed. So there you are struggling with the guard rail and finally you can't get it back on its tracks and there is a v shaped gap that little fingers could get caught in which i...s dangerous especially with the wood already splintering. The guard rail is also then unstable and shaky and could potentially cause a fall. Initially thought it was good value. Bad slide mechanism design. Not sturdy at all for the type of use and for the length of use. I originally got this as a recommendation from Choice magazine but I doubt they would recommend it knowing this issue has happened to many customers.
An expensive piece of equipment that behaves like a cheap piece of rubbish. Let's see how the said warranty will perform. Stick to the button design or try another brand for the spring loaded variety.
Looks good and the ability to convert to a bed is obviously a bonus
The slide rail is one of those spring loaded types and is very flimsy and extremely difficult to get working. In fact we gave up. The guiding pin the rails slide on provides way too much play and thus keeps coming off or out of its guide and jamming. There is so much play the pin ...
Compared to other products out there we found the cot and chest to be great value for money and have no trouble recommending the cot to anyone. We initially looked at the cot because it was recommended by choice magazine
Found the cot to be great value and relatively easy to assemble. We bought the white cot and the six drawer chest and so far we are very happy
No problems so far
We got this cot on special (change table and mattress included) so it was a lot cheaper than a boori cot. My husband put it together in about 20 minutes and it all works really well. The drop side is handy and it has the two height settings. It seems a bit loud when the side is pulled up but they all seemed to be that way. Once put together it feels really sturdy, some of the other cots we looked at seamed to rattle a lot.
nice design, good quality, reasonable price, converts to bed and has a lifetime replacement warranty.
nothing so far
We are very happy with this cot and it performs as it should. Drop side comes in handy when wrapping up bubs and we also have the matching tidy draw the rolls in underneath to store the linen out of the way.
Looks great (white), base has 2 height options and can convert into a bed as well.
Drop side works quieter than the Boori ones we tested in the store. Good price.
Instructions a bit light on especially regarding the drop side mechanism which after a few goes we managed to get the alignment right and it worked like a charm.
Questions & Answers
Can the cot go lower then the displayed picture ?
Yes it can. It has two levels to place the mattress.
Please tell Brad on his review to contact the store as they have sold him the wrong mattress and he needs to get the correct size as is dangerous for his child.
Where do I get the screws for this cot i had them for my first child and brought in 2009 and can't find them and am due withy second in 6 weeks?
Hi, where did you buy the cot? They may be able to order in new ones for you, otherwise try emailing firstname.lastname@example.org & they should be able to help.
I would definitely try calling Tasman Eco, they always provide such wonderful service, I'm sure they would be able to help :)
Yeah I did that and they are sending me out new screws thanks ☺️
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