Post # 1
My husband and I have started looking at nursery furniture just to get an idea of what we want, what we need, what we don’t need etc.
I love bassinets but I have heard that they are so expensive for such little use.
I know lots of people use the dresser as a changing table as well.
We found a nursery furniture set from Rooms to Go for $1,000.
-4 in 1 crib (crib-toddler bed-daybed-full size bed)
-glider and ottoman
Here is the link: http://www.roomstogokids.com/product/Bedroom-Sets/Oberon-4-Pc-Cherry-Nursery/3831009P/
Do you think the set from Rooms to Go looks good/is a good price?
What are your must haves for nursery furniture??
Post # 4
@fiji24: I think that set looks like a reasonable deal if you price out the pieces separately. I’d say go for it.
Post # 5
@Christy42213: Do you mean instead of a glider or glider and rocking chair?
@NLbride: That is what I was thinking too. We got our living room furniture from there and have been super pleased with the service and all.
Post # 6
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 # 7
@MsJ2theZ: thanks so much for the advice .. I’m certainly jealous that you are getting a bassinet .. I wish someone would hand one down .. I just love them but can’t justify it
Post # 8
@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
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
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
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
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
- 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 # 14
@MsJ2theZ: That is a great idea!
@Hippos: I figured I may have to buy some kind of kit but I had no clue it may be $100… That makes it seem less “included”. I’m glad you shared that.. It is definitely something I will have to clock into.
@salmonofmarriage: I had planned to use like a pack and play or sleeper type thing. My mom used a little sleeper that was bed height.
@NonannaS: that is a good question!
@lovemygsp: I never thought about wear and tear. I had thought about using the same furniture for a second child if it happens.
@cherrypie: I have never heard of Land of Nod. I’m going to check it out now.. Thanks!
Post # 15
@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.
Post # 16
@MrsWBS: I’m glad to hear your sister is still using hers over 3 years later!! I’m definitely going to check on conversion kits. I haven’t heard of a rock and play.. I’m going to check that out now. Thank you!!