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
uglynot 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:
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.