Post # 1
My husband and I went to look at cribs and nursery furniture today and he is in a little bit of sticker shock. We were at a specialty baby store and the cribs I liked ranged from $600-$1200 for just the crib. But the plus side was that they were all highly rated in my baby bargains book. Would you mind sharing how much you spent on your crib and whatever other nursery furniture you considered necessary? I’ve added a poll, but answers with detailed breakdowns would be helpful and appreciated. Thanks!
Post # 3
My father-in-law is making us a crib (he’s made lovely ones for both SIL and BIL’s kids) and we have not yet purchased any other furtniture. However, I plan on using an Ikea dresser to double as a changing table and will buy an inexpensive rocker or glider soon. Hopefully under $500, but if we were having to buy the crib out of pocket I don’t think $500-1,000 would be unreasonable.
Post # 4
Crib- $200. It was exactly the same as a $500 one, manufactured at the same plant, but sold under a different brand. Do your research, you could save a ton!
Desk(for when he’s older)- $150
Large Chest of drawers- $200
(we also got some other pieces of furniture for the house and thus saved 15% on all, but not including that).
Rocking chair- $200 I think
Post # 5
Crib – $130 (new, Target)
Dresser – $40 (found on CraigsList)
we also plan to get a glider-rocker and spend up to about $200… New or used, not sure.
I’d recommend talking together and coming up with a number that seems reasonable. You should be able to find furniture to fit most budgets, especially if you stay out of specialty baby stores 🙂
Post # 6
We’re hoping to spend as little as possible and get the majority second-hand. I do have my eye on a crib that converts to a child-sized bed, but it’s about $1000 with the mattresses. Since we only plan on one kid, this would be a good investment, but if I find a convertible crib used, I’ll definitely go for it.
Post # 7
We just bought ours this afternoon!
We went to Buy buy Baby and got a crib (that converts to a full size bed), the toddler rails, the conversion kit to make it a full size bed, a nightstand, a double dresser and a hutch. With coupons and delivery, it was just under $2000. DH wanted a sett hat was almost double hat, so I’m pleased with what we spent 🙂
Post # 8
Crib – $200, plus accessories (mattress and bedding), came to $600
Dresser/change table – $300
Both of which were gifted to us.
Glider (used) $125
Post # 9
Dresser/change table- $300.00
We will be borrowing a rocking chair from our parents for now that sits and collects dust haha and then maybe in the next year will look at getting a glider.
We were also given a bassinet from a friend.
I’m assuming I’ll spend a couple of hundred on miscelaneous things so it will bring our total to about 850.00
Post # 10
The crib, changing table/dresser, bookshelf, closet storage, and glider with ottoman cost us about $1,000 in total.
Post # 11
dresser/changing table: free gifted from mom
recliner: $600ish gifted from mom
Side table $80
still need some storage furniture, but nursery furniture can be as expensive or budget friendly as you want to make it!
Post # 12
Our crib was $500 from Pottery Barn. More than I wanted to spend but we fell in love. We are getting the IKEA Hemnes 8 drawer dresser on our mini babymoon to Dallas for 299 + Tax. We bought a recliner from Buy Buy Baby with a coupon for $540. So total we will have spent about $1340. Wow! Thats a lot when I see it all added up. haha
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park
We bought an expensive but lovely hardwood, made-in-USA suite of furniture from Land of Nod. On a nightstand, large dresser (with change top) and bookshelf, we spent $1,400. The complimentary crib was a gift from MIL at additional $750 plus a $250 Naturepedic mattress and $150 conversion kit, so that brings us above $2,200. We’re also investing $400 in a rug and a bit more in decor and lighting.
Post # 14
Yikes I’d never spend that much on a crib. We ended up getting a free hand me down but the one i was going to buy was 150.
we have only spent 300, on a dresser. A rocker is being gifted to us.
Post # 15
Thanks for all the responses ladies! We need to think more about how much we want to spend and the quality we want to start with for the furniture…
Post # 16
Our crib was $400 and we got 15% off. Our dresser (matching) was $550 and we got 20% off. The glider/ottoman we want is $450 and hopefully we can get 20% off of that as well. We didn’t get the toddler rail/full size conversion kit. We may get the full size conversion kit ($150-200) but I’m not sure yet. We plan on using these things for 2-3 kids and then either having the youngest keep it or sell the set. Baby furniture just doesn’t seem like it will last until the kids move out. The drawers are small and unless you spend a lot of money they are fairly cheaply made (IMO).