• $900 ($120 extra for bed conversion kit) • Land of Nod
Last year I rounded up grey cribs and could only find five so I was glad to find one more to add to the list. Modern and made in the USA, it's still on the higher end of the budget spectrum, I'm afraid.
I've been feeling a bit Americana lately, so I was delighted to find these nursery collections from Franklin & Ben. Self-billed as "heritage reinterpreted," they combine traditional American furniture forms with modern interpretations that result in beautiful outcomes.
Long time readers may remember father and small space problem solver Jason who built his daughter Annabelle a stylish crib (above) to fit into a nook that was a few inches too small for a traditional crib. He took charge of his home and made it work for his family. As they all do, Annabelle grew up and was ready for a big girl bed. Here's how Jason converted the crib into a toddler bed...and then back again when brother William joined the family!
NurseryWorks is kickin' it old schoollike, fifteenth-century old schoolwith their collaboration with Tamara Kaye-Honey of House of Honey. The Uptown Collection was inspired by British architecture and furniture design from the fifteenth century. It features a beautiful crib and changing table that might give you a sudden urge to re-read Richard III.
OK, makers of beautiful baby things, take note: what if a cradle could be easily converted into two rockers after its services were no longer required? Aside from loving the design of this particular prototype we think there are two reasons to stand behind this design idea.
Without a doubt, bunkbeds are the best friends of space-challenged parents. Maybe you are counting the days until you can purchase bunkbeds for your kids. But the little one is still in a crib, so you're out of luck, right? Maybe not.
Now that the American Association of Pediatrics has finally issued their official recommendation against using crib bumpers, there are going to be a lot of them that go needlessly straight into the waste bin. It's still nigh impossible to purchase a crib skirt without the bumper, as few companies sell all the pieces separately. So what to do with the old, hazardous vestige of babies past?
The Ninna Nanna is arguably the handsomest bassinet out there. I'm a fan of the original dark brown base, but life is all about options and now this white/stone version is available. It has the same clean lines and rocking motion, but may fit in better in a lighter nursery or bedroom.