Friday, January 28, 2011

A Nursery At Last

We've been in a state of transition for a while now.

So here we are, almost in February, and Colin is still sharing a room with us. Fortunately, an end is in sight. We are set to close on a house on February 24th (more about that to come in a later post).

It wasn't until a few weeks ago that I even began to look at crib bedding. Not much of a point when there was no nursery.

My first two realizations:

  • crib bedding is expensive. You're technically not supposed to use crib bumpers or the crib quilt, so why would you spend $200+ on a 4-piece set, half of which shouldn't be used? 
  • most of it is ugly not my style 
I thought, "Well, I guess I'm willing to pay around $150," so I started researching and reading reviews when I realized something else.
  • The cheaper the price, the cheaper the product (duh!) But I don't like sleeping on 200-thread count sheets, so why should I make my baby? Especially when I've already made him sleep in a pack 'n play for almost 4 months?

Here was my solution:
I found this 5-piece set on ebay for $60! The design is by Jenny McCarthy, whom I'm not a fan of since she has tried convincing the world childhood immunizations are bad, but I was willing to look past that for this cute bedding!

As for the quality issue, I'll be buying  a velour brown fitted crib sheet for $15.99 to switch out for the one that comes with the set. Thank you amazon! (and I do plan on using the bumpers even though it's not recommended...)

$75 for cute and comfortable? I'll take it! Wait, now I'm sounding like the commercial for Pajama Jeans...

I can't wait to start decorating his nursery! Or the rest of a house for that matter. I'll keep you posted when the time comes.


Kara and Scott said...

Ohhh You guys found a house?!?! That was quick! Awesome! That's so exciting! I want to see pictures or a link or something! :)

Emily N. said...

We would not have survived without a bumper. Asher moves around so much in the bed, that he would have rammed his head into the crib sides all the time making for bad sleep. Nightmare for us and him! I realize there is a hazard, but there is potential for hazard with anything...

Elder Kundis said...

you are SUCH an AWESOME shopper...way to go!!! I love it! :)