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    Default Nursery furniture from IKEA

    Hi everyone
    DH and I will soon be doing our nursery. We were going to get all of the furniture from ikea, just wondering if anyone has shipped there for baby, is the furniture decent and are the cots safe? I'm a total IKEA novice!

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    Hi! Your subject header piqued my interest as I was wondering the same the idea whilst browsing their catalogue!! I am not UTD but we are about to start TTC and considering costs of things. IKEA is by far cheaper so it makes me worry it's not so safe? Would like to hear from others too.

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    We've not purchased much but did buy two change tables - didn't want to spend much but needed one upstairs/downstairs!

    So we bought the super cheap Sniglar change table for upstairs.

    Pros
    $40
    Sturdy and does the job

    Cons
    Only one low shelf which is hard to reach after my caesarian.
    No standard change mat will fit so your stuck with either their AWFUL blow up may or buying a piece of foam cut to fit (cost of which defeats the purpose of a cheap set up!

    We then bought the Gulliver in white for downstairs.

    Pros
    $100
    Two shelves
    Looks quite pretty
    Fits a Booti change mat and covers
    Sturdy

    Cons
    Shelves only accessible from the sides (ends are closed).

    They are both built to the relevant Australian standard for safety.

    Can't help with cots etc..

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    Default Nursery furniture from IKEA

    We have a cost that we are Using for our 2nd DS now and and we have a 9 yr age gap. First DS slept in it for 3 yrs. We also have the matching change table and it converts to a bookshelf when you don't need it. The Tray part for baby comes off and you have 5 shelves left for books and toys.

    Nursery furniture that is sold at any shop in Australia has to meet our standards so it doesn't matter if the cot is $250 or $750 it has the same legal requirements


    http://m.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/art/00248534/


    http://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/spr/99828930/
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    Our IKEA cot is onto its second Bub too. Very sturdy and easy to use too. It's the perfect height when you transition the child to a bed too because as a toddler bed it seems lower to the ground so no need for bed side rails !!

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    I personally wouldn't get anything from there, there have been recalls in some of the items.
    And I find there things more expensive.... Look around other stores. You might be surprised.

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    What nursery furniture has. Been recalled? The only thing I remember recently was problems with something toppling over because parents hadn't secured it to the wall, which was not really ikeas fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nafsika View Post
    I personally wouldn't get anything from there, there have been recalls in some of the items.
    And I find there things more expensive.... Look around other stores. You might be surprised.
    @Lil M is correct the only recent recall is for a chest of drawers and it is not being recalled in Australia.

    Also the reason for the recall is because people are not installing it properly - in that it comes with equipment to fix it to the wall and people were not doing that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil M View Post
    What nursery furniture has. Been recalled? The only thing I remember recently was problems with something toppling over because parents hadn't secured it to the wall, which was not really ikeas fault.
    I don't remember exactly, I can have a look, I just recall seeing it on Facebook. But I can remember a couple items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by binnielici View Post
    @Lil M is correct the only recent recall is for a chest of drawers and it is not being recalled in Australia.

    Also the reason for the recall is because people are not installing it properly - in that it comes with equipment to fix it to the wall and people were not doing that!
    Yes I just read that online.

    But over the years there has been a recall on number of things.

    I'm not starting a debate and not talking bad about ikea as I love the place, however I personally wouldn't buy from there for my child. As in cots, high chair etc.

    In saying that other big brands have recalled there baby seats etc.

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