Nursery Furniture

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: What are your must haves for nursery furniture?
    crib (converting doesn't matter) : (49 votes)
    13 %
    crib (converts to toddler bed, etc) : (49 votes)
    13 %
    changing table : (36 votes)
    10 %
    dresser : (86 votes)
    23 %
    glider and ottoman : (67 votes)
    18 %
    bassinet : (14 votes)
    4 %
    bookcase : (29 votes)
    8 %
    other storage : (35 votes)
    9 %
    Rooms to Go Set is perfect! : (5 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    + Rocking chair  🙂

    Post # 4
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    838 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @fiji24:  I think that set looks like a reasonable deal if you price out the pieces separately. I’d say go for it.

    Post # 6
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    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t plan to buy or register for a bassinet, as you said they are only used for a short time and pretty pricey. I had planned to just use the pack n play but now I am getting a bassinet as a hand me down it seems.

    Nursery wise my needs are a crib, a dresser which we will put a pad on top of, and a rocker/recliner of some sort. 

    For me, this set is overpriced and more than what I need or want. But if you want a new quality set that all matches and have the money then it seems to be a pretty good price. If you are trying to keep costs down then this is way more than has to be spent.

    Post # 8
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    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @fiji24:  I’m definitely grateful! Its great to have one I just can’t justify the cost. Have you checked  Craigslist? It’s definitely one of those things worth getting second hand since it’s used so little 

    Post # 9
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    1817 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I would def check to make sure the conversion kit is included in the crib. The kits can cost up to $100 per conversion!

    I think the room set you chose looks nice and if it is what you want then buy it.

    Post # 10
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    401 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    What do you use early on instead of the bassinet? I was going to have the newborn in the room with us for the first month- and there is no room next to my bed for a crib, so what do people use?

     

    Post # 11
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    952 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    Oh, if we are talking about bassinets, I have always wondered something.

    Why dont they worry about SIDS with a bassinet because when I look at them, there is material covering the whole thing. But now everyone says you shouldnt even use bumpers for the cribs.

    There is probably an explanation?????

    Post # 12
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    1449 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I think the changing table is unnessisary. I’d also rethink the conversion crib. I was set on one then everyone I talked to said their rails were either chewed, nicked, or otherwise ruined by the time baby needed the full bed so it wasn’t ever used. That plus the fact that in 5 yrs you might hate the style. Annnnd if you plan for mone then one close together it defeats the purpose as you have to either buy another crib or buy a toddler bed.

    Id just go with separate cheaper peices. For example we bought a crib, wardrobe, and dresser from ikea for 350 dollars. We plan to spend 200 on a glider and that’s it. You could spend a bit more and still come out lower then this set. 

    As for the bassinet, you can use a pack and play that has the infant top, a fisher price rock and play, or something like this: http://www.target.com/p/summer-infant-by-your-side-sleeper/-/A-13680579

    Post # 13
    cherrypieBee
    1059 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

    We got the following for the nursery:

    Crib with conversion rail (Land of Nod)

    Dresser with changer-top (Land of Nod)

    Bookshelf (Land of Nod)

    Nightstand for lamp, storage (Land of Nod)

    Wooden rocking chair with foot stool (handmade by family friend)

     

    A friend willb e supplying us with a basinnet and rocking frame that she used for her baby boy and will want back for her second pregnancy, along with a swing and bouncer, so we won’t be registering for or buying those items. There’s a basinnet that I’m crazy for (Baby Bjorn) but it’s stupid expensive for the use you get from it, so I’ll happily take FREE over that!

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @fiji24:  I think it’s a good price if it’s what you want. Personally I find changing tables unnecessary. I am all about the convertible beds, but yes be aware the kits cost another $100-200 typically. My sister loved her convertible crib for her son. He is 3 and a half and it’s in great shape still. All cribs and children’s furniture are going to get scratched up. His is in great shape but you can also use the rail guard of you’re concerned.

    Bassinet definitely not necessary. Go with the pack n play or rock n play if you’re comfortable with that. 

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