My Mom & Dad want to give us a crib for the baby. Initially, this put a little dread in me, because this was something that we wanted to buy on our own. I wanted a specific crib since I had done a bunch of research and this one was one of the better ones, considering a budget. This crib is a Consumer Reports Best Buy, has a lot of positive reviews, and is found to be safe for baby. It is also nice to look at. And today's cribs are convertibles, meaning that they can be turned into a toddler bed, day bed, and with the help of a conversion kit, a full-size bed.
After explaining my reasoning, Mom agreed to get us the crib we wanted. It also doesn't hurt that it's on sale with free shipping at Target.
DaVinci Emily Crib
It's one less big ticket thing we have to worry about. I can't wait to get it and put it together, with Hubby's help, of course.
Starting to think about the baby registry and it's a bit overwhelming. We have almost nothing. Any practiced parents out there that could give some advice on what's needed?
I'm still a little confused on the whole car seat & stroller thing. I mean, they have these "travel systems" where you have a carrier that works in the stroller and fits in a base that you have in your car. But, once the baby outgrows the carrier, must one have to buy another stroller and another car seat? Mind you, I've done a little research, but haven't really looked in stores or talked to anyone. Just throwing it out there if any of you know.
UPDATE: The crib arrived at our doorstep last week. Hubby and I put it together and it was surprisingly easy, probably because it was the two of us. Still no mattress or bedding, so it looks a tad 'naked' but still neato nonetheless. The changing table is also put together, and while the wood is not exactly matching with the crib, it still looks good. Also, I bought a wipe warmer - seen as a unnecessary luxury by some, and a must have by others - it was only $18, so an affordable luxury in my eyes.
19 hours ago