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Tag Archives: Cribs
Mini Cribs are just that…mini. They are a great option for new babies because they really can fit all over the house. You can have your baby sleep in your room for the first few months, without investing in a separate co-sleeper. You can put them in a nook (or a closet) if you don’t have a separate nursery space. They can easily fit into an existing child’s bedroom. They are narrow enough to even move from room to room if needed. They are versatile and should last through the first year of your child’s life (depending on the size of your baby). … Continue reading
The Kalon Caravan Crib has been showing up all over the Internet lately, and with good reason. On their site, Kalon says that it meets parent’s needs because it’s safe, green, practical and has great design. I agree with all of this although I suspect that the great design is the reason they’re winning so many accolades (like Babble’s Best Crib 2011 – Reader’s Choice). The Caravan Crib is a rather small crib 54.5 ” x 30 ” x 34″ (WxDxH) while fitting a standard size crib mattress. One of the things I like best about it is that it turns into … Continue reading
I was introduced to the company Babyhome at Magic Bean’s Drool Expo a few months back. Started in 2005, they aim to bring baby products to parents with a fresh and functional design. And they do. They make a variety of products (stroller, high chair, seat, etc) but I particularly liked their Dream cot. It’s compact – 28.13 x 32.75 x 21.13 (HxWxL) and only 13.2lbs and can be folded to be put away. But the best feature is the innovative adjustable leg system which with a simple click can make it go from being stationary to be a rocker … Continue reading
We live in a fairly old house so we were not blessed with very many closets. But, if I lived in a newer construction that had maybe just one closet to spare, I’d definitely choose to do something like this. Or, if I was not blessed with a 2nd bedroom and needed to be super creative with where my child slept. From beds, to nooks, to changing stations, there is no limit to what you can do these days. Cribs Source: blogs.babble.com via Emily on Pinterest Source: apartmenttherapy.com via Emily on Pinterest Other Uses Source: bhg.com via Emily on … Continue reading
If you have very little space, it is possible to create a mini room within a room just for your baby or your growing child. These two options combine a bed, a dresser and more! Source: modernparentsmessykids.com via Emily on Pinterest As Peep is 4.5, this larger bed is very appealing. At 5′ x 8′ in size, it seems like a potentially magic place. Source: rosenberryrooms.com via Emily on Pinterest Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend
More crib envy here. The p. pod 5 in 1 companion crib from Gro Furniture is both small and smart. It is one of my favorite types of baby furniture to write about here on CityBaby Living, because it is a convertible product. Not only will it grow with you as your child goes from infant to toddler, but then it can become a play space or even a desk. The dimensions 32.38″ x 55.38″ x 37.25″ (DxLxH) will fit nicely in a small space but is slightly larger than the Stokee Sleepi and the Leander 4 in 1 cribs I’ve already written about. … Continue reading
I’m really loving the company Bloom right now. They were started by 4 dads who wanted to bring function and form together. And they did. They have a number of products that I’ll be showcasing, but the first is their Bloom Luxo Sleep™ which comes with adjustable sides or not. The size is small, slightly larger than the Stokke and Leaner cribs (mostly in length) coming in at 55.25″W x 29.75″D x 36.25″H. As with the Stokke and Leander, the Luxo also grows with your child from age 0 to age 5. While the Luxo is a bit larger, it does come with a smaller price … Continue reading
I’ve seen this Leander 4-in-1 Convertible Crib from Tulip in a couple of store, and it is beautiful. The curvy lines are lovely. And it’s compact. The dimensions (48L x 28D x 38H) are just an inch or two smaller than the Stokke Sleepi. One of the best features is that it converts from a newborn crib to a junior bed and everything you need is included when you purchase it. The ability for one child to grow with it for such a long time really makes this bed. The last thing anyone wants is to keep buying beds! The colors … Continue reading
My daughter’s room is a converted porch measuring 7.5’ by 11’ which should be plenty of room for one small child. It is a very sweet room that is only accessed through our bedroom. It also comes with 6 windows, 2 doors, a radiator and a built in window seat. There is no wall that doesn’t have some design challenge and there was no way a huge crib would fit. We also were not interested in the design of these cribs. This was 4.5 years ago and the options were slim. When I started to research smaller cribs, there wasn’t much … Continue reading