Our first official nursery purchase, the crib, was assembled this weekend and we couldn’t be happier. But it wasn’t a quick decision and ended up taking more time to research than we had originally anticipated.
When we first started our search, we sat down and determined the criteria we were looking for in a crib. It was simple – we wanted a crib that was white in color, budget friendly, and safe.
I starting looking on Craigslist and after a few weeks, I spotted a white crib made by Oeuf. I loved the clean lines and the slim legs that raised the crib a few inches off of the floor. But before contacting the seller to check if the crib was still available, I started researching crib companies and was surprised to realize how many variables there were for cribs on the market. The two articles I that found most helpful can be found here and here.
One of my biggest concerns about the Oauf crib was the safety recall that had occurred just a few months prior. While the problem had been corrected, I didn’t want to sacrifice my budget for the safety of my child. So we decided to pass, and I shifted my attention to searching for new cribs that met the more detailed criteria that I had determined from my research. I was now looking for a crib that was…
- White in color
- Budget friendly
- Fixed sides
- Made of solid wood
- Low VOC paint
The winner of the search was the Baby Mod Olivia in white. The safety features, clean lines, and materials made us feel comfortable with our decision…and the 4.7 out of 5 stars it received from 227 review didn’t hurt either! 🙂
I’m open to suggestions for favorite strollers, swings, crib mattresses, etc….so feel free to share!
Thanks Kitty! I used this article to research other Baby Mod cribs with non-toxic paint!
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