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Did you splurge, save or diy your baby's crib?

  • poll: If your dream crib was a splurge, what did you do?
    Bought the splurge crib. : (13 votes)
    20 %
    Hacked/ Built/ DIY'd the crib to achieve the splurge look. : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Bought an alternative, more affordable crib. : (33 votes)
    51 %
    My dream crib was an affordable crib. : (18 votes)
    28 %
  1. HLK208

    pineapple / 12234 posts

    Save--$250 from target. It got ugly after DS teethed on it and DH's belt buckle scratched the outside of the crib when he would kiss DS good night.

    We'll splurge on their big boy/big girl beds, though!

  2. Mrs. Lemon-Lime

    wonderful pea / 17279 posts

    @birdofafeather: that's a well-dressed crib, looks good!

  3. Weagle

    coconut / 8498 posts

    We're totally saving. LO is sleeping in the crib I had as a baby (that I wouldn't actually sleep in, apparently).

  4. skibobrown

    pomegranate / 3388 posts

    Of all of the nursery furniture items, we were the most concerned about having a really high quality crib. We figured DD would spend a lot of time in it, plus she would probably chew on the rails. So we splurged and bought the Oeuf crib that we loved.

  5. Kemma

    grapefruit / 4291 posts

    @MRS. LEMON-LIME: here's a couple of pics, it's an old school drop sided cot

  6. Rainbow Sprinkles

    eggplant / 11287 posts


    We went with this one in white. So....steal?
    It is super low to the ground....I love it!

  7. Mrs. Lemon-Lime

    wonderful pea / 17279 posts

    Wow @Kemma: that is a beautiful crib. Solid sides and gorgeous wood grain and color!

  8. lulibee

    cherry / 215 posts

    I haven't got a baby room yet, but I purchased my crib last weekend at Ikea - Gulliver for about $100!

  9. edelweiss

    grapefruit / 4923 posts

    @lulibee: another gulliver crib purchaser here! i like the way it looks, particularly that it's minimalist.

  10. SugarplumsMom

    bananas / 9227 posts

    We saved money and got the Sundvik from Ikea. I'm pretty happy we didn't splurge because at 6 months, she's only ever napped in it once!

  11. heartonastring

    pomegranate / 3895 posts

    It was my full intention to save. I'd picked out a $300 crib from Target. But then some business contacts told DH about a children's furniture store in town where they bought all their kids' furniture and DH really wanted to check it out. We ended up splurging on a crib we found there (DH's decision!) that is solid wood, made entirely in Canada, converts into five different configurations (including a double bed) and is compliant with some pretty rigid environmental/non-toxic regulations. I honestly could have gone either way!

    The crib we ended up with:

  12. HappyBaker

    nectarine / 2242 posts

    We loved the look of Pottery Barn cribs but couldn't justify spending that much on something that was going to get abused. So we bought the Graco Lauren which has the same sort of style but was super cheap. We love it!

  13. iheartleopardprint

    apricot / 343 posts

    We just got an affordable cot which looked nice, nothing fancy at all. We used it for DS, then at 18 months we put him in a big boy bed and now DD who is 4 months old is using the cot.

    We spent about $250 spent! I would definitely not splurge on a cot because we want our kids to be in beds early

  14. Beebug

    pomegranate / 3917 posts

    Didn't vote in poll....used credit card rewards to buy the crib we wanted!

  15. BananaPancakes

    grapefruit / 4817 posts

    We splurged and got the sparrow. If we would have had a girl, my dream crib was a bargain, but since it was a boy, I had to choose something else since I just couldn't get into a Jenny Lind style for his room. I could never find anything else I liked and then pregnancy crazy kicked in and I couldn't let it go. We'll probably end up passing it along to my SIL since he'll be at least 2 before they have a baby.

  16. sunny

    coconut / 8430 posts

    We saved and bought the Graco Lauren for $150 since our dream crib was from Restoration Hardware and was over $1000

  17. runsyellowlites

    coconut / 8305 posts

    We went with "save" & a bit of settling on my part. I liked the modern style but wanted a 4-in-1 convertible.... I couldn't find a modern 4-in-1 in budget so we got a 3-in-1.

    Pic 1. What I wanted - Lolly & Me McKinley 4-in-1
    Pic 2. What we got - Baby Mod Modena 3-in-1

  18. lolabee

    kiwi / 662 posts

    We ended up splurging...with the same brand of crib & dresser as @hergreenapples: It was also my intention to save but DH insisted on having this one, he loved the style & colour of it. Super happy to have the option of turning it into a double.


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