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Check before you buy children's furniture

False promises, delayed delivery and shocking quality - when buying children's furniture, do your research before and only buy from an established and reputable company.


With the advent of online buying, companies that manufacture children's furniture are popping up everywhere. Some of these companies are offering unbelievable prices, and you know what they say about prices that are too good to be true..."They usually are!"

Kitting out a nursery or child's bedroom should be a special event, a moment to remember. The last thing you want is to be disappointed with what you buy, or have to wait even though baby is due. If you are looking for children's furniture, do your research beforehand.

Research before you buy

Here are some points to consider when buying children's furniture:

◊ How long has the company been in operation

◊ Do a search for customer reviews

◊ Ask for references (at least three) from clients who have purchased

◊ Does the company sort out any problems

◊ Is delivery and installation included

"Over the past 10 years, we have seen many companies come and go, make false promises, and deliver cheap imitations. At Design-A-Bed we manufacture children's furniture that is built to last and stick to our promises," says Brett Turner of Johannesburg-based Design-A-Bed.

Clever Little Monkey, a Cape Town company specialising in nursery furniture, was established over 10 years ago. They travel the world to bring you a selection of the best kids furniture, bedding and decor.

Established by long-time friends, Lyn and Tanya, Holly & Jack has been manufacturing children's furniture and offering design consultations for over a decade.

At the end of the day, you may pay slightly more for quality children's furniture, but at least you know that you are dealing with a well established company that has experience in manufacturing children's furniture, and are able to offer back-up assistance, if the need arises.


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