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#1 BBV

Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:22 PM

Hi girls,

I'm trying to decide between a boori classic or Tasman Eco tuscany, both in white.

They are a very similar price for change table, cot and mattress.

I have read about some issues with Tasman Eco dropping mechanism on some cots but other than that they seem OK and got a good write up in choice.

Does anyone have any feedback?

Edited by BBV, 28 November 2012 - 05:23 PM.


#2 Ice Queen

Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:29 PM

I love my Boori furniture.  It is white too.  It is now 3.5 yo, survived 2 house moves and onto its 2nd baby.  All looks pretty perfect except one dent from the 1st move on the changetable.  I think it looks lovely in the nursery, suits boy or girl, is very sturdy, good practical designs.....very little to fault.

The cot is big (but I love that the baby has so much room) so cot sheets are not easy to find.  I do find the babies bang the wooden edges on the changetable now they are bigger and wriggling.  That is about my biggest complaints.

#3 seaside_feral

Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:33 PM

We recently made the same decision & decided to go with the Boori, mainly because I'd also read about problems with the drop side mechanism on the Tasman Eco. Actually I posted this thread about it & got quite a few replies about this problem.  That said though, when our Boori classic was delivered there was a fault in the varnish on the head of the cot, so we had to return it & we're currently waiting on the replacement. I must say though that the fellow at the shop was excellent when we told him about the problem & we're hoping our new one will arrive any day now.

Good luck with your decision!

#4 heffalumpsnwoozles

Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:44 PM

Can't speak for the Tasman, but we have a second hand Boori cot and change table. The original owner used it for two kids and we used it for DD2. We used the cot for 2 years and the change table is still going strong after 3 (although it's used for storage, not changing, now). They're very strong, well made pieces of furniture and I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone. The only marks on our cot are from where each of the kids chewed on the sides, and have survived moving from the original owner's house to ours, and we also moved house once as well. Never had any problems with the drop side, and I loved the ability to drop the side with one hand (not sure what the drop mechanism is on the Tasman) because I'm short and couldn't get baby in without putting the side down.

#5 sakura73

Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:11 PM

We have the Tasman, and the drop mechanism is indeed a bit dodgy. We just don't use it, which is becoming harder as DS gets heavier!

#6 mandala

Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:31 PM

We also have the Tasman, and don't use the drop side. Honestly, once you've dropped the base of the cot, it doesn't make a big difference to getting DS in and out.  I'm a real shorty and have to stand on tip toes and hoik him in, so it's inconvenient either way.

Before you buy, I suggest you and your DH both try putting your arm in between the bars and make sure it's possible to pat your baby. It's a killer when it turns out the lovely cot you bought will only accommodate your arm so your DH gets out of settling. I kind of wish I got the Childcare Sandiford - it has wheels and is easily rocked, and is kind of flimsy so I could jiggle it to help settle DS. But then, I had a pretty bad sleeper!

#7 Lucygoosey1

Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:39 PM

I'm sure I mentioned something in another thread.  But we have a Tasman Eco which is being used for our second child,  so about 3.5yrs of use.  The drop side was becoming a bit difficult,  so I called Tasman Eco and they have a 5 year warranty.  They came out and replaced the entire side.  Really easy and I would recommend them.  Ours still looks great.

#8 leita

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

Yep, we have a tasman eco- lovely. Used it for DD for 2.5 years, as it was so sturdy and she was never a climber. DS has now been using it for a year- no problems with the drop side here. Have moved house several times, and always goes back together well. :-) Didn't get the matching furniture, and tbh we only used a change table until DS was about 4 months and got too wriggly for it to feel safe, and since then have just used a change mat on the floor.

#9 BBV

Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:27 AM

Thanks everyone...

Really not sure which way to go. I like the look of the Tasman Eco but really don't want issues with the drop mechanism!

#10 indigo~

Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:28 AM

Apparently with the Tasman Eco you have to buy a separate part to convert to a toddler bed, while this is not required with the Boori. That was what swayed me to the boori (as well as drop side issues).

#11 flutterbudget

Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:38 PM

We have the Tasman Eco Tuscany. At first when we put the cot together we had trouble with the drop side sticking but a call to the company fixed that. The service man came out and showed us how to easily drop the side, and he also mentioned that there had been some issues with the gates but replaced ours on the spot to put us at ease and said to call him back if there were any issues.

I thought their customer service was amazing.

The cot we chose made either the recommended or worth considering categories in the latest Choice test at the time, so we were happy to buy it.

#12 PonyoLand

Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:44 PM

We also have the Tasman Eco Tuscany - love it, it's gorgeous & we haven't had any issues whatsoever so far original.gif


#13 BBV

Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:35 AM

Thanks everyone, a hard decision!

#14 Wyrmbait

Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:49 AM

I have a boori, but i liked the look of the Tasman much more.



#15 BBV

Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:50 PM

Now I'm even more confused, I just read the latest choice report on cots and the Eco passed but the boori classic isn't recommended based on these points:

• The base was too wide, resulting in a narrow gap between mattress base and dropside bottom rail that could trap a child's fingers.
• Unfilled holes in the underside of the dropside, fixed side and cot ends pose a finger entrapment hazard, but are unlikely to cause injury.
• Minor failure of information requirements

Anyone with a Boori noticed any major issues as per the two points above?! It passes Australian standards so I figured this should be good enough...

Edited by BBV, 03 December 2012 - 08:51 PM.


#16 wonder woman

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:35 AM

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