(Closed) Help a new mom-to-be with crib recommendations

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have heard a lot of good things about the Ikea cribs.  I heard you have to buy their mattresses though in order to fit properly.  I’m not sure if that means you need special sheets or not though.  

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

This thread might be a good place to start!  Our crib is “shelby” by Delta, and we love it!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have an ikea crib that I used for both of my children. I also bought an Ikea crib mattress so that if fit properly, but most crib sheets fit on it just fine. For the first few weeks my daughter was in our room in a bassinette. My dad bought us a playpen that had a bassinette attachment and change table attachment on it and after a few months of being in our room, we moved her into her own room and put her in the playpen/bassinette. And a few months after that we put her into her ikea crib.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

My parents are gifting my husband and I with this crib from BabiesRUs (it’s called the Sorelle Princeton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib) in white. In college I bought myself a dresser, nightstand and armiore from this collection Shabby Chic at target and it’s very girly so my husband and I will now have it for our little girl and the white crib will match.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We have fallen in love with this crib at our local Bed Bath & Beyond store (it’s not shown online though):

http://www.westwoodbaby.com/uploaded_images/Westwood-Baby-023946crib-stratton-4-12-07-719581.jpg

It’s a little more than we wanted to spend (~$500 but priced for a lot more at other retailers online) but is is very sturdy and the pieces are super thick. Darling Husband used to sell cribs and this was the only one that caught his eye! We also plan to us it as a full sized bed for our son so we want it to last many years. We plan to purchase the combo unit (without the hutch on top) to use our dressing table/dresser instead of also getting the dresser:

http://www.westwoodbaby.com/stratton_1_main.jpg

 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@goodbuddy

Thanks!!!

I liked it because it has the changer on it and it’s convertible. They also have it in dark wood.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@goodbuddy: Do you have a Buy Buy Baby near you? They are owned by the same company. We do not have one near us, nor have a ever been to one, but our BB&B has a huge baby section anyway (I was told it is one of a few in the country that carries baby items). Also they can order stuff from their Beyond store so just because you can’t find something in store doesn’t mean they can’t get it for you (that also means that you might not get to see it on display though).

Anyway to answer your question our store said that they would honor the coupon even though they specifically say you cannot use them on baby furniture, certain strollers, brands, etc. My mom used one on our Baby Jogger City Mini stroller and it was excluded, so double checking with your local store wouldn’t hurt! Also if they honor it that knocks about $100 off the price! Win Win!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@goodbuddy: Oh I should mention that the far left and right  top “drawers” on the combo unit fold out instead of pulling straight at you. That way if you are standing in the middle you don’t have to move to open them. If you go with the hutch on top there is another shelf that is easily removed but then makes it a little more difficult to get at the changing table. Also if you don’t get the hutch there is a “rail” that goes along the sides and back of the combo unit so it does have some “sides” which I liked better anyway because I felt like the hutch was too massive of a piece.

Our BB&B also had another crib by a different company (which I can’t remember) that actually planted trees in an area of your choice (from like 3) to offset the impact of making that crib. It was a little more pricey, but again the quality was amazing. I thought that was a pretty cool concept in an ever growing “green” society.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

We have a different Westwood collection – Brookline. (http://www.westwoodbaby.com/brookline.html also sold at Buy Buy Baby)

I absolutely love it – but I do have one complaint about the dresser drawers. We went with the tall chest over the dresser. The drawers do not pull out very far. I *know* it is designed like this to prevent tipping. I haven’t tested other baby dressers but I’m sure they are all the same. Problem – it’s next to impossible to get in and out of them. I’d much rather bolt the dresser to the wall and have full access to the drawers. Yes it’s a minor inconvenience (and I’m all for safety) but I wish we’d just bought the crib. 🙂

I keep meaning to email my contacts at Westwood and ask about this but forget. If/When I do talk to them I’ll let you know their feedback and if there are options to adjust the drawer settings or something.

By The Way – I have an ikea mattress and it fits this crib perfectly.

There are days when I think about the price we paid and wish we’d gone with a simple (just as cute) Ikea crib for 1/4 of the cost 🙂 Oh well. Hopefully we’ll be blessed with another baby who can use it – plus it’s convertible and we can always pass it down through the family.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

So glad to hear good things about the Ikea crib. That’s what we wanted for Moose and what we’ll use, hopefully, for Wombat.

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