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#1 Chelsea

Posted 24 January 2004 - 05:48 PM

Just seeing if anyone has used Gro-Years cots??  DH & I went looking for a new cot today & we liked the gro-Years Tom Thumb Explorer Cot which converts into a Toddler Bed.  We really like it & just want to make sure its a good cot so any comments greaty appreciated.

Thanks
Chels

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#2 DARKANGEL

Posted 25 January 2004 - 01:47 PM

Hi Chels,

I bought a Gro-Years cot for my baby (theres a pic of it in his website - see link below). It's been great so far..nice and strong. it's called 'Allora' model. Just be careful though because in May there was a recall on Gro-Years cots..!! just check the batch number before you buy it and check against the recall website. (Do a search in Google for the link if u cant find it i'll get it for you).

Hil.




#3 Atomic Betty

Posted 25 January 2004 - 06:31 PM

Hi Chels

I've got the Gro-Years "Arana" cot. I'm really hapoy with it so far - haven't had any probs at all.  I think they make lovely cots.  Good luck with your selection - its a cot jungle out there!

Julie
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#4 Chelsea

Posted 25 January 2004 - 07:48 PM

Thanks for you replies.  DH really likes it & he didn't want to spend that much money originally!  I am going to check out 2 other stores before we make our decision.  It wasn't that hard with DD, we were given a 2nd hand one but its getting a bit old now & we are worried it won't make the distance!

xx Chels

Madison Louise 28/6/2000<br>Ectopic PG Sep 03<br>EDD 6/8/2004!!!!!

#5 beth_2

Posted 26 January 2004 - 07:10 AM

Don't forget to take into account when you are doing your homework/making a decision that if you get a new cot that turns into bed for a little, then that means you don't need something new in the short/medium term.  Also the resale value is pretty good on these items!  (Might help justify the price to DH LOL)

Beth :-)

#6 Berny

Posted 27 January 2004 - 10:45 PM

We have a Gro-Years "grange" cot and changetable.  It wasn't included in the recall.
I think they both feel very sturdy, but as it has to be assembled, I guess this is as good as the person assembling it.  I think these cots are a lot more solid than some of the cheaper ones I have seen on the market, some look so flimsy and wobble a bit when moved.  We have been more than happy with ours, and I like the lockable wheels (not that the cot has been able to move on the carpet anyway).
Not sure if this is helpful with the cot you want, but we are happy with ours.

#7 Chelsea

Posted 28 January 2004 - 09:19 AM

Thanks Deborah & Bernie,

I am still looking but haven't found anything that comes close to the Tom Thumb yet.  

We got DD to lie down on the toddler bed part as they had it set up seperately so we could see & she fitted & she is 3.5y so hopefully we don't get a tall baby!

I am looking at the last baby store in Hobart today so if they don't have anything we like its off to layby the Tom Thumb on Saturday!

Thanks Again

Chels

Madison Louise 28/6/2000<br>Ectopic PG Sep 03<br>EDD 6/8/2004!!!!!

#8 TiggerK

Posted 28 January 2004 - 11:29 AM

I think we'll probably buy the Allora one from the Groyears range, but it has a two-handled dropside.  Is this going to be a problem?

Cheers!
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#9 TiggerK

Posted 28 January 2004 - 03:47 PM

A good thing about Groyears is that their Allora brand was chosen as the second best cot in the Choice study (although there was a slight problem with labelling on mattress size, but apparently they've fixed this now).  The IKEA Gulliver (?) came first, but only because it has no moving parts (no dropsides) so therefore less likely to cause accidents.

How about the poor parents' backs though!  LOL!

Cheers!
xx TiggerK xx
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