John Lewis Anna Drop-Side Cot, Natural
Needs to be reviewed!
In the 1980's I bought a John Lewis' Rose' cot for my then babies. It was sturdy and very well made and was eventually sold on almost as good as new. My daughter purchased the Anna cot on my recommendation of the above for her own baby. The cot is very well made and appears sturdy enough however she has had real issues with the spacing between the wooden upright slats and her baby getting her little legs stuck in between them. The spacings are quite narrow and could cause others the same problem as we have experienced so I would urge John Lewis quality control to take a look and make the spaces wider to avoid any more baby tears!
31 August 2014
Good at first
Originally really pleased with this purchase. Nice looking / good size / good price.
Used for my baby daugter for 18 months with no issue. Then used by my baby son for 5 months when it broke.
We have never used the drop front mechanism on the cot as me and my other half have never found it a problem to place the baby in the cot. 2 nights ago we we were woken up by a strange noise from the nursery (at 5am) and went in to see what was happening. The foot pedal / piece of wood was on the floor and the front of the cot had slid right down to the floor. Our 1 year old son was stood up in the cot having also been woken up by the noise. We took him out of the cot as he could easily try to climb out / fall out with the side down on the floor.
In daylight I took a closer look at the cot hoping it would be something simple to fix / put back together but could see that the wood which holds one of the metal pins in (which holds the foot pedal in place) had failed. The pin had pushed a piece of wood completely out in one clean piece. This could not have been caused by the babies (who are not stong enough to break wood), or by us - as we have not used this feature at all.
Subsequently disappointed to find out that the cot has a 12 month guarantee and that we now need to buy a new cot (ASAP) for our son to sleep in.
In summary I could only recommend this cot for people intending to have one child or who are happy to buy another brand new cot for their subseuent children.
22 August 2014
Great value for money
Our daughter has a small bedroom so we needed a cot rather than a cot bed. This product looks the part and the drop down side has become useful since she could pull herself up into standing.
21 July 2014
Not a complete set of instructions.
This was a gift for my daughter in law. she was very pleased with the quality and look of the cot, but unfortunately it came without a full set of of instructions to assemble it. She had to ring John Lewis and they emailed her a set of instructions which spoiled the pleasure in receiving it.
What a shame.
25 March 2014
beware inherent defects!
we were initially very pleased with this cot, but one day my 14 month old was standing in the cot when she let go with her hands and sat back down sharply on her bottom (as babies will), only for me to hear a large crack! we discovered that our cot had a weak point - a knot in the wood of the base at just the point our daughter had sat. As the cot has quite thin struts (an inherently not particularly strong design, but you get what you pay for!) the effect of the knot was significant. Very very disappointed - the cot should have been thoroughly checked by JL for knots etc in strategic places, especially the base - as it was, the cot wasn't fit for purpose and should not have been sold.
01 March 2014
Great cot with innovative drop sided feature that won't trap small fingers
We've had this cot since 2009 and used it extensively for 2 years for our daughter. The size was perfect for the small nursery room and the finish on the wood was lovely. My favourite feature is the foot-operated drop-side mechanism which means that you don't need a free hand to operate it (useful with a wriggly baby).
We recently lost the fixings for the cot as it had been dismantled and stored in our loft. However, one call to John Lewis and the manufacturer sent a replacement set of fixings through to us. Amazing customer service through and through!
01 August 2013
So good we bought 3
We bought 2 just prior to the arrival of twins. Now we need separate cots and another for day time we are buying a third. So that's what we think of this lovely product!
31 July 2013
Very sturdy and looks great - excellent value. I'd highly recommend it.
28 March 2013