We spent 7.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what parents think:
✅ 5 reasons to buy
+ People liked that the cot is built of wood (New Zealand plantation pine) instead of MDF. + Parents enjoyed being able to transform the cot into a toddler bed and a sofa as their children got older. + The cot comes with a dropside which is usually a feature only found on more expensive cots. + The mattress is a standard size (130 x 69cm) which makes it easier to find the right fitted sheets. + The price is a lot lower than other solid wood cots.
❌ 2 reasons NOT to buy
– Does not have wheels/castors, which some premium cots have. – Not the cheapest cot around, especially when not on special.
Overall, the Grotime Pearl 4-in-1 cot is a quality cot with good features at a reasonable price. It can transform from a cot to a toddler bed or sofa which is common in more expensive cots. It also features a useful dropside and unlike some other brands, there haven’t been any negative comments about the dropside’s design.
We like the Grotime Pearl as a less pricey alternative to a Boori or Tasman Eco cot.
Kim is a former sales manager for a leading baby store and loves talking about all things baby. She is also mother of two little ones, Zac & Alana, who keep her on her toes in between reviewing the latest products.