Post # 1
As title says, what did you spend on nursery furniture? What did that all include? Why did you decide to spend so little/ so much? I would also love pics of the nursery too!
I found a crib and dresser/changing table that I lovvvee for over $1000 for just the 2 pieces… And I just can’t justify that. I found a crib and dresser at target that I can settle with for $499 for BOTH pieces. But I’m worried quality won’t be the best…
Post # 2
We haven’t bought any furniture yet (still in the first trimester), but will likely be buying all nursery furniture from Ikea. I honestly cannot justify spending an arm and a leg on nursery furniture that will likely be used for only a couple years. Also, from what I’ve read, Ikea cribs have some of the best safety ratings because they follow all the European standards (which are more stringent than in the US). So with what I plan on buying, we’ll likely be spending a little more than $500 for crib, large dresser, and rocking chair.
Post # 3
We spent about $1300 for a convertible crib, dresser, hutch, and nightstand. It is not “baby” at all so can be used as our daughter grows up. So we justified it by length of use – we’ll easily get at least 10 years out of it.
Post # 4
We purchased the Jenny Lind crib on amazon for $200. Our changing table was more expensive (from a local store)…I think $600-650? but it’s also a nice dresser, so we should get lots of use out of it. We were given a swivel glider from Pottery barn kids as a gift, also expensive but we chose a color that works with our living room furniture so it can be used for years. all in all, we spent a decent amount on things we knew would have longevity, but the crib (which we can use for other kids too, but still – not as much overall use) we didn’t spend a ton. I would have liked to have gotten the changing table second hand, but couldn’t find what we needed for the space (very particular dimensions).
Post # 5
I purchased our crib and change table for somewhere along the lines of $500 I believe (3 years ago). It’s held up really well and is VERY sturdy and heavy, which is awesome.
We’re expecting baby #2 next month and will be converting the toddler bed back into a crib and using the same changing table. I’ve been really happy with the purchase.
Post # 6
I got ours on Overstock.com, I think for $300-something? Shipping was TWO DOLLARS! It was a crib that converts to a toddler bed, a 3-drawer dresser, and a changing table and pad.
Post # 7
We spent about $300 on this crib, the Baby Mod 3-in-1 Olivia. It has been great so far:
Tiny picture, sorry. 🙂
We also recently bought an Ikea “Poang” chair for $69, which is great for nursing. I wish I’d had it earlier, but we didn’t have room in our old place.
The changing table we got as a hand-me-down from family.
Post # 8
We spent about $350 for our crib (Buy Buy Baby with a 20% off coupon) and $200 for our dresser/changing table (IKEA). We haven’t bought a glider/rocking chair yet but are budgeting $200 for it. We’re okay spending this much because we plan to reuse the nursery for future babies as well. We are hoping to have 3 kids and would like them to be fairly close in age.
Post # 9
graygodess20: We spent about $1000. Well my mom bought the crib which was $300. We spent $500 on the glider & ottoman and it was worth every penny!
Post # 10
TOTAL FOR CRIB AND DRESSER/CHANGING TABLE: $450
My mom gifted us the crib- it was $149 from walmart and came bundled with a free matress and free shipping. I was reluctant about how it would look but its actually a decent crib. Looks classy and feels nice and solid.
My MIL gifted the dresser/changing table combo. It was from toys r us and cost her over $300 after shipping and taxes (ridiculous). It took FOREVER to build and it weighs a TON. And a lot of the pieces weren’t manufactured with the pilot holes. It was a pain. But it’s built and it looks good and is very functional. The cabinet open and has slide out shelves that you can put a basket on so you’re not digging into the back of a cabinet for supplies.
Link: http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3022930′ defer=’defer
Post # 11
I bought a crib and dresser/changing table slightly used from a friend of a friend for $200. Great deal! I didn’t want to spend lots of baby furniture, especially considering kids destroy/chew/scratch lots of things… Wasn’t interested in using it as a toddler/full size bed because I’d rather reuse the crib with a second baby and put the first in a normal bed.
I picked up a wooden rocker for $25 to be painted/redo. Don’t use it too much (and I hate the look of gliders except for the really $$$ ones) so I wanted something cheap.
I actually still need some storage stuff even though I already have my baby, but I wasn’t really sure what I would need or what was more useful until baby came.
I didn’t want to invest tooo much because I know once kids are older they will want the room completely redone or have their own tastes.
Post # 12
I bought a used crib and changing table off craigslist for $100. We used my husbands old dresser for the nursery, and got a new dresser for him for $60 from craigslist. I spent $60 on Annie Sloan chalk paint and wax to refinish all 3 pieces. So total about $220, if you count his new dresser to replace the one we took for her room. We don’t have the budget for very expensive furniture, and her room is quite small so we needed compact, small pieces rather than larger, bulkier ones.
Post # 13
We purchased a covertible crib, the two covertible attachments to turn it into a toddler bed/full size bed, dresser, glider and ottoman for $1,994.00 (this includes tax, delivery and set up). We originally wanted to spend no more than $1500.00 but it was important to us to have good quality furniture that would grow with our child as we do not plan to have another baby for atleast another 3-4 years so we splurged a little.
Post # 14
We’re freaks, we spent nothing. Baby slept with us in our king sized bed, we never bought a changing table (just used changing pads on the bed or couch), my parents bought a regular bureau that he still uses today as a teenager. Oh, we did buy a small mattress for the cradle FIL had built when DH was an infant, but baby probably slept in there three times his whole infancy — the cats were more frequent users, ha ha.
Post # 15
Bought cribs from Ikea for $120, a lingerie chest from Ikea for $150, and we are using a hand me down changing table. So in total we spent $390 on two cribs and a chest of drawers. We have twins so that we had to buy two cribs.
We chose the cheaper Ikea cribs for a couple of reasons…first, we had to buy two. Once I got over having to have a fancier crib I realized the the kids don’t care and simple cribs do just as good of a job (and are just as safe) as the fancier $1000 cribs. The Ikea cribs aren’t anything too exciting, but I love them because I’m short and the rails aren’t high like on some styles…meaning its easier for me to reach in and grab my babies! Also Ikea’s cribs come with a toddler bed conversion kit WITH the crib (no additional cost). The cons of having an Ikea crib are they wont last for generations and generations of babies and they are pretty simple looking.
And FWIW, I am loving the cribs we chose and my boys haven’t complained about them. 🙂