A late addition to the crib shortlist: IKEA’s Sundvik crib.
On Thursday, while visiting my parents at their new country house, I left Alec with his Grandma (and a bag of leftover breakfast sandwiches to feed the chickens), and headed into town with my Dad to pick up some things at IKEA.
One of the things on our list was a crib. There is plenty of space to leave one at the house and it’ll be one less thing to drag with us every time we go down there (even though we are completely in love with our travel crib). And when we have two children in a few months, we can just bring one extra cot with us (or we might just end up buying one more proper crib to leave at the house).
I was sort of planning to just buy the Sniglar crib which is so crazy cheap (but only available in birch). But we ended up getting the Gulliver crib with the removable side. I put it together on Friday (it only took about 30 minutes) and it is a really good choice. The version of it that they sell in Europe is nice and small compared to the one they have in the US. It is lower and just takes up a lot less room than the gigantic Brio Sleep that Alec has in his room.
While at IKEA, I also got a better look at the IKEA Sundvik crib. I’ve seen it before in pictures and didn’t immediately like it. I generally prefer an airier crib. But seeing it live, it’s actually pretty nice. We haven’t really decided on a colour scheme for the new nursery yet (neutral? grey and yellow? white with color pops?), so I think we will probably just go with a white crib. But the Sundvik comes in a grey which I really like as well.