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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!
wonderful pea / 17279 posts
@birdofafeather: that's a well-dressed crib, looks good!
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).
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.
grapefruit / 4291 posts
@MRS. LEMON-LIME: here's a couple of pics, it's an old school drop sided cot
eggplant / 11287 posts
We went with this one in white. So....steal?
It is super low to the ground....I love it!
wonderful pea / 17279 posts
Wow @Kemma: that is a beautiful crib. Solid sides and gorgeous wood grain and color!
cherry / 215 posts
I haven't got a baby room yet, but I purchased my crib last weekend at Ikea - Gulliver for about $100!
grapefruit / 4923 posts
@lulibee: another gulliver crib purchaser here! i like the way it looks, particularly that it's minimalist.
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!
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:
nectarine / 2236 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!
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
pomegranate / 3917 posts
Didn't vote in poll....used credit card rewards to buy the crib we wanted!
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.
coconut / 8430 posts
We saved and bought the Graco Lauren for $150 since our dream crib was from Restoration Hardware and was over $1000
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
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.