Ever wondered just how difficult (or actually, easy) the 4You cot bed self-assembly is? Our flat-packed furniture always comes with the option of additional assembly in main cities, but if you’re up for some team building and a challenge, you can do it yourself! Here is a full review on assembling the 4You cot bed by first-time mom and blogger, Aminah, from Berry Babies
“When I found out that I was expecting I remember spending hours online looking for a cot. I wanted something that was affordable, good quality and that we could use for a few years. I eventually came across Clever Little Monkey’s website and saw the Vox range of furniture. The cots were stunning! I immediately fell in love with the entire Vox cot range and initially couldn’t decide which one I wanted.
We saw the cot on display at Kids Living in Cape Town. Needless to say that when I saw it I wanted it!”
For Aminah, it was love at first sight as this was the perfect cot. “It had everything I wanted and more. It was stylish and I could see that quality materials were used in making it.
The selling point for me was the fact that it changes into a desk and toddler bed. This is exactly what I wanted. Something that grew with baby and the family.”
4You Convertible Cot
On convertible and functional furniture, Aminah says that she would rather spend more money on something that would last longer and that something good is always worth the wait. “The fact that we can use it as a desk and toddler bed means that we won’t have a cot lying around ever if baby should outgrow it and we could always use it again when having another baby (Yes, I’m jumping the gun here).
We purchased the cot online via Clever Little Monkey and I remember it coming from overseas and the expected arrival was initially the same month that my baby was going to be born, but the cot actually arrived about 2 weeks before!”
I also remember receiving amazing service from them, especially Christine. At one stage I was panicking so much and I remember her trying to offer me something similar. I, however, opted to wait it out and couldn’t have been any happier with my decision!
Our furniture is well-known for being flat-packed, with additional assembly available as an option in main cities, however, Aminah took on the self-assembly option like the boss lady she is and here is the part you have been waiting for:
“The cot arrived in two flat boxes. It had a set of instructions on the inside with each of the parts numbered according to the steps. This obviously made it so much easier to put the cot together. It even had a time duration stating that it would take us 1 hour and 50 minutes to assemble. We ended up taking about 20 minutes longer, but this is what happens when a pregnant lady gives instructions, LOL!”
“Overall the assembly for the 4You cot bed by Vox was fairly easy and straight forward. If you follow the instructions as they have it you won’t go wrong. My husband managed to put it together all by himself, the only help he needed was carrying the boxes into the room.” Says Aminah.
As previously mentioned the cot converts into a bed and desk. It also has three adjustable heights to fit your child’s needs. The front 3 bars of the cot are also detachable when you are ready, allowing your baby to climb in and out of the cot without your help. The mattress does not come with the cot but can be purchased at Clever Little Monkey as well. In fact, the bedding and decor can all be purchased via Clever Little Monkey.
So, the final question is: would you recommend the 4You cot bed?
“Yes! This is a great buy for any new mom. It’s modern, stylish and grows with your baby! This was definitely a cost-effective buy. Think about it, you are saving on a desk and bed.”