Monday, August 9, 2010

crib capers

I was at my sister-in-law's house on the weekend and she piqued my interest in Ikea cribs. I honestly didn't know what to think about them because when I've seen them in the store they always look grungy. But the one she has is on it's third boy and it's still in pretty good shape. I decided to look into it.

Low and behold ohdeedoh had a post on Ikea's new Somnat Cribs in pink, blue and green and people in the comments section were raving about the quality of Ikea cribs. Although I don't think I'd go for the colourful versions, I'm coming around to the Gulliver. It's white, made of real wood, may be recyclable and to top it off it's $139.00. With this price tag I can afford to get my organic mattress. It's a win-win really. The only downside I can see is that it's not as nice as some of the other cribs I've seen out there. But I'll just fancy it up with some fun sheets and crib skirt.

Here are some examples of what it looks like:

(via Style at Home magazine. They actually compare this to the Oeuf Sparrow I was wishing for a few posts ago, in their high-low article)

(via Design*Sponge)

(via Stupid Clever on Flickr)

There you have it -- I think I can make it work. What do you think? Do you have any experience with Ikea cribs?


  1. I love the look of the Ikea cribs and you can't beat the price! It's really all about the bedding anyway, isn't it? You can make it look so different depending on which way you go. BTW, my friend has a blue Gullivar and it's doing just fine with her little one.

  2. Hey Steph, we got our organic mattress at Baby on the Hip on Queen East... LOVE IT!!

    Jen C

  3. P.S. if you can't decide on a crib right away, you can always look into a hammock! Andrew would not sleep flat on his back as a newborn (major reflux) but he slept so well in his hammock until about 6 months. They sell some beautiful ones by Kanoe at that same Baby on the Hip store.

  4. Actually we found a crib on kijiji -- we're going to get it this weekend! Thanks for the tip though -- we still might need it!

  5. Where is your glider rocker from?

  6. @Amy - my glider isn't pictured here -- are you referring to the one in the last pic? I'm not sure where it's from unfortunately.