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April 16th, 2013, 05:59 PM
soul_donut's Avatar Melissa
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I did a major Ikea look, writing down what I was going to get next after a few months to complete the nursery.. The crib that I settled on, http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90192924/ , was out of stock. It's out of stock at the Ikea closer to me, too. I'm set up to receive a text when it goes on sale again, so I'll be good. But one thing I noticed when I saw it in the store - it seems short!

Product dimensions
Length: 54 3/8 "
Width: 29 7/8 "
Height: 34 5/8 "

34" isn't really that tall. The dresser I just bought is 38" high. Anybody have any good crib recommendations that may be a little bigger, size-wise? The Sundvik still uses a standard crib, but somehow they all just look miniature, probably because of their modern low profile. I'm on the fence. Also, I'm not interested in spending hundreds of dollars (this one is $119, and mattresses there are $69-99). I want a safe crib, but think it's kind of pointless to spend an arm and a leg on a crib - I'd rather buy a nice mattress and a bed in a couple years, you know? Anything out there that may fit my cost requirements that isn't a dollhouse crib? I know my budget is restrictive - for comparison purposes I'd be willing to spend up to $200 on the crib frame.
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April 16th, 2013, 06:03 PM
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I looked at the crib too. But the biggest problem for us is that the closest Ikea is 7 hours away.

But I found this one on Target.com and I think this is the one we may end up going with unless I find one on craigslist/yardsale.


http://www.target.com/p/delta-winter...lot=medium_1_2
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April 16th, 2013, 06:05 PM
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And you are looking for white and somewhat modern right?

I think Target has good low priced cribs.

This is a 3 in one ($159) so you can convert it into a toddler bed and eventually a full sized bed. And it is sold in stores so you don't have to pay shipping

http://www.target.com/p/graco-mason-...Slot=large_1_4
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April 16th, 2013, 06:10 PM
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Christine - that's a pretty one, especially for only $129. Lauren - I'd prefer more modern, but not super modern. I like ikea's clean geometric lines, but that fit in with more transitional furniture pieces, like the Hemnes line, expedit, and ribba shelving. We have a mix of styles but it seems to work for us.

Thanks!! I saw this which seemed ok.. http://www.walmart.com/ip/15052213?w...l5=pla&veh=sem

I don't know much about baby brands so that's why I'm asking specifically. My friend's family uses ikea stuff very successfully w/ their kids and I love shopping there so I just went that way initially.

ETA: That crib gets horrible recent reviews on amazon.. like it's impossible to receive one that's not damaged or really poorly made. Darn!
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April 16th, 2013, 06:17 PM
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34 inches is not that tall but it's not bad either. You might just have to put your toddler in a bed a little earlier. Nothing wrong with that, it's actually encouraged in a montessori approach.
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April 16th, 2013, 06:22 PM
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I do like the idea of going to a bed earlier! It'd be easier to go on trips etc and a good milestone/incentive. I put that Mason one in my bookmark folder, in case ikea never gets that crib back!
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April 17th, 2013, 07:37 AM
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Mel, I think I have decided to order this crib here:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/DaVinci-Ri...White/14323431

I looked at the cribs at Ikea online, and really liked one of them, but I almost think I like this better!
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April 17th, 2013, 09:11 AM
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Here is a great option from Walmart and it is only $89!! And they can ship to you or you can pick it up in the store.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Storkcraft...White/20753075

I looked at the same ikea one you did but decided against it based on a couple of reviews.

I am either getting this one: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Baby-Mod-P...-White/5983290

or

this one: http://www.walmart.com/ip/DaVinci-Je...White/14323441

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this one: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Baby-Mod-M...ndingMethod=rr
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April 17th, 2013, 09:15 AM
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just measured the two i have and they are both about 38" high so i wouldn't worry too much about the 4" difference
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I love Ikea... but I would worry you would run into problems finding crib bedding at all stores unless it is spot on with all other cribs.
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April 17th, 2013, 10:26 PM
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Christine - that's a pretty one, especially for only $129. Lauren - I'd prefer more modern, but not super modern. I like ikea's clean geometric lines, but that fit in with more transitional furniture pieces, like the Hemnes line, expedit, and ribba shelving. We have a mix of styles but it seems to work for us.

Thanks!! I saw this which seemed ok.. http://www.walmart.com/ip/15052213?w...l5=pla&veh=sem

I don't know much about baby brands so that's why I'm asking specifically. My friend's family uses ikea stuff very successfully w/ their kids and I love shopping there so I just went that way initially.

ETA: That crib gets horrible recent reviews on amazon.. like it's impossible to receive one that's not damaged or really poorly made. Darn!
I got that crib not once, but twice. If we had kept the first one and mixed the pieces from the second one, then we could have had one nice crib and returned another with a lot of damaged pieces. Got it from Walmart and their $0.97 shipping, so it was only a pain taking it back to the store.
We ended up getting a floor model on clearance at a nice baby store for about $50 more than the Walmart one.
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April 18th, 2013, 07:48 AM
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As a short person, I think a shorter crib would be better for me. I don't know how high mine is, but it was always hard to get my daughter up over the side without waking her up. Sadly all the drop-side cribs were in the process of being banned when I was in the market for one.
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April 18th, 2013, 08:00 AM
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my like buttons are acting crazy and I just wanted to say I appreciate everybody's inputs -i see some great contenders!

I am 5'6" so I'm not sure the height of the crib will be an issue for me no matter what the size. I might actually venture to a Walmart to check these out! Pray for me! hahaha
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April 18th, 2013, 08:06 AM
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Good luck at Walmart and remember: There are no lanes when it comes to driving a shopping cart at Walmart. It's a free for all. Wear knee pads and a helmet. Maybe some thick socks to protect the backs of your ankles.
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