I got a little started with nursery planning for Baby #2 here and now it’s time to make some decisions, order some stuff and move forward with this project. I’m starting with the crib.
We still haven’t made a final decision on the color scheme but I think we will either go with bright white that we can accent with color pops or do something with some sunny yellow. Either way, I think the crib will be white (with a small chance of grey).
The crib will probably be the largest purchase we make for the room (and possible the biggest decision, besides the color scheme) and I am a little both ways on this one. On the one hand, I think the basic IKEA crib (Alec had their cheapest model in Atlanta) is really great. It has a nice clean design, it’s safe, it’s super cheap, it converts into a toddler bed. And on the other hand, I can’t help dreaming about the ultimate crib, the little Danish Sebra Kili. I really wanted this one for Alec when we were doing his room and ended up going with the Brio Sleep. It’s unnecessarily expensive of course and too small to be a real junior bed option for two long, but I am having a hard time letting of this one…
So this week I will take a closer look at these cribs and try to choose one to suit the new nursery:
- SEBRA KILI. I’ve gushed about this crib before and I still love it. But it is definitely at the higher end of the price spectrum…
- OEUF SPARROW. This crib has such clean lines and as a toddler bed, I think it’s the best I’ve seen. I also love that it is eco-friendly and the changing table attachment would definitely come in handy!
- BRIO SLEEP. This is the crib that we ended up choosing for Alec when we got his nursery in Stockholm set up.
- STOKKE SLEEPI. I wasn’t too into this crib until I saw the little cradle version of it which would be great for those first couple of months…
- IKEA GULLIVER. A good crib at a great price. Which would free up some space in the budget for other fun stuff.
I’ll run through them one by one throughout this week, starting tomorrow. If you have any experience with any of these, please chime in with a comment. And if I’ve missed a crib worth considering – definitely let me know to add it to the shortlist!