Wondering if a Boori Cot is worth the money? Let me share with you my experience in my Boori review.
Boori generously provided my littlest with a cot for the purposes of this review, but all words and opinions are my own.
We’ve always found choosing kids’ furniture a tricky path to navigate. On the one hand, we want/need practical furniture that will suit our needs right now. Yet on the other hand, we want to choose furniture that will serve us for many years to come.
For my eldest, we went for a standard cot. Not a cot bed, just a cot. It was fine. But after one and a half years, when the little monkey found she could climb out of it in one silent manoeuvre, we had no further use for it. It felt like a waste getting rid of something we used so fleetingly. Yet without space to store it, the cot was swiftly dismantled and popped on Gumtree. We then bought a big girl single bed, which she still sleeps in to this day.
Now my littlest is rapidly outgrowing her Moses basket and we have had to start thinking about her sleeping situation. With rather serendipitous timing the lovely people at Boori got in touch asking me if I’d like to try out one of their cots.
We opted for the Lucia Convertible Plus Cot Bed. Not only does the cot turn into a toddler bed, but once your child has grown out of the toddler bed it also turns into a sofa AND a full-sized double bed. I kid you not.
Here it is as a rather beautiful cot:
And with a few turns of an Allen key here it is as a sofa:
I was expecting it to be a small kids’ sofa. No, it’s a full-sized sofa that comfortably seats two adults.
The kit to turn it into a double bed is sold separately. However, it’s good to know that option is available if you want a matching bed and sofa in your room.
Is A Boori Cot Worth The Money?
I know that Boori cots aren’t cheap. But in answer to the are Boori Cots worth the money, I would without a doubt say yes. The fact that the cot converts to a toddler bed, and then to a sofa, and then, a double bed, if you want to, makes it incredibly great value.
Our plan for when our littlest is out of her Boori cot bed (which will actually be quite some time, as my 4.5-year-old can comfortably sleep on it – trust me, she’s had a go!) is to use it as the sofa in the girl’s bedroom. As it’s a good size, then if they have a friend round to stay it could double up as a bed in that instance.
I think Boori are on to a winner with their range of convertible furniture. It’s really refreshing to see companies really thinking about the longevity of their products.
Another big thumbs up for Boori is that all of their products are Greenguard certified. This means that their products have very low chemical emissions. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be emitted from paint, furnishings, building materials, and so forth. If you or your family members have respiratory problems or allergies then it makes particular sense to reduce your/their exposure to VOCs through the choices you make for your home – such as choosing low-VOC paints, furniture, and flooring.
In short, we love the Boori cot and love that it’s going to be part of our lives for a long time to come, which isn’t something you can often say about an item of furniture as transient as a cot. Is it worth the money? I would say yes! In fact, I’ve included the cot in my list of my favourite eco-friendly baby products I can’t do without. No hyperbole here.