If you know me, you will not be surprised to know that I am already planning and mentally buying all things for the nursery. I am a planner and organizer by heart yet definitely do not fit the Type A mold as much it may sound. So pretty much the second that warm jelly was wiped off my abdomen and I knew it was a boy my mind start turning and turning to form the most perfect of nurseries. With the other two we had been moving so many times or had just moved when I was 9 months pregnant so preparing and planning for a beautiful nursery wasn’t really in the cards. I was forced to buy the traditional nursery crib bedding and perhaps a matching lamp and call it a day. However, it was still exciting and fun to find things perfect for the new arrivals.
I knew that picking and choosing a crib was going to be the hardest part if this new nursery. Not because I lacked vision but because it was tradition to pick out the crib with my mother n law. She always purchased the crib as her gift to her future grandsons and it was always a memorable experience. I remember we ended up with the exact same type of crib for both boys but in different colors. So this time it is with a slightly heavier heart that I choose something that my baby will spend many nights and days of their young life in.
I would like to spend no more than $250 on a crib and would like a convertible style. Buying a convertible crib for both boys was such a good investment since they could grow with it. That initial money really stretches out overtime and the cribs were very quality and built to last. They also were easy to put together and survived many a break apart and put together thanks to all the moves. So with that in mind these are my final top choices.
This is my favorite out of all the choices just because I am loving the color. It’s very unique and would look really pretty against the tan walls of the room. However, I am not incredibly crazy about the design for the nursery theme I have in mind. While I like clean lines and modern style it’s almost too contemporary for the room design which favors more of a vintage look. There are other gray cribs available that have a more fitting design but unfortunately they are way out of budget. 🙁
These are the other two. I posted them together because they are very similar style. The last picture is actually the exact crib I had with the other two munchkins. We had a cherry color for Logan and a espresso for Mason. They both turned out beautifully. I like the first one because I find the color pretty unique for a crib. It’s a pecan color and was one of the only one I found. The different shadings are really pretty and again would stand out with the tan walls and woodwork of the house. However, it has a lot of red which I’m afraid might clash with our predominantly brown toned wood trim and doors. The natural color would work the most perfectly with the theme of the room and again I like the style. However, sometimes that more natural wood color can look fake and like a bad laminate floor than something really pretty.
The best part is all of these cribs are under $200 and are all convertible. Score for me!! So I’m going to pick my husbands brain and then make a decision. There is nothing like setting the crib up first and then building the room around it. Makes me feel a little more excited each day!
I will post soon about the theme I have decided on and all the shopping trips to gather all things baby. Hope you are all having a good start to the new year!!