Post # 1
We just started crib and stroller shopping today and I have to say that I’m COMPLETELY overwhelmed by all of the different options and price points!!
For cribs, we looked at Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Land of Nod, and Pottery Barn Kids. I found a couple at PB that I really liked, but just can’t justify the $700 price tag for something that really didn’t seem to be a much higher quality. BRU and BBB seemed to have a HUGE price range of $200 – $600 or so, but at least you could somewhat discern some of the better made cribs from the others. However, I found only one that I liked, and it was still over $500. My mom & dad want to get the crib for us, so I feel a little bad getting anything too pricey — but then again, I guess I don’t know what a “reasonable” price for a crib is.
I checked out the Baby Bargains and Consumer Reports Baby Products books from the library and found a few mid-range brands with good ratings, but was just curious what you all have….any brands you love?, any that are best to stay away from?, and if you don’t mind sharing, how much did you spend?
Post # 3
Our crib is a 3-in-1 style that I can switch to a toddler bed, daybed and double bed (if I want to purchase the rails).
I paid about $400 for it. All I can suggest is not to cheap out on a crib, but dont feel like you have to spend an outlandish amount of money. Read reviews on the websites for the cribs you’re interested in.
Oh and here’s a photo:
Post # 4
@urchin: Thanks….$400 or so is about what I had in mind. Cute nursery too!
Post # 5
@SLS79: You should be able to find a great crib for that much! I’m in Canada, where thing are a little more expensive..lol
I just double checked and mine was made by Stork Craft and is now $249.99! Not sure if that brand is in the US.
Post # 6
We got a Shermag “Preston” crib from babiesRus (canada). Its a convertible crib (although we don’t plan on ‘converting’ it until after baby #2) and cost $400.
Post # 7
My FIL got us our crib. It’s an Amish made crib, so it was kind of expensive. There are less expensive options out there though if you want something like that.
Post # 8
We have the Graco Lauren, it’s also convertible but is only $160. I love it and it has consistently glowing reviews. We wanted something simple and modern.
Post # 9
Cribs can be expensive, but if you want wood and not particle board that can get pricey.
Post # 10
We are going with Harper from Pottery Barn Kids. I see it as a long term investment piece since its a crib, a toddler bed and twin bed all wrapped in one! Each of those pieces separately would cost over $200 so paying $700 for it now may seem like a lot but over the long haul(and possible multiple kids) it will pay itself off.