When we had our son a few years ago, we looked everywhere for the perfect crib, rocker, and mattress for our nursery. We wanted the perfect everything. I wanted our nursery to look like a Pinterest mom’s dream. But reality hit and it all comes with a price tag. Some cribs we were looking at were as high as $1,000 dollars. No thanks. That’s like a year supply of diapers! And don’t even get me started with a rocker….
Nursery furniture can come with a high price tag, but it is possible to find what you want without breaking the bank.
One of the great things is almost everything in the nursery is available at Target. I had all these things on my Target registry!
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We first needed to find a crib that was within our price range, but most importantly met all the safety features. It was an added bonus if it we could find a convertible crib that would turn into a toddler bed.
With a lot of research, we found this Delta crib at Target. It has really good reviews and happens to be a 4-in-1 bed. WE LOVE IT! Honestly, I had never heard of the brand Delta, but I was impressed. I was also a little hesitant to order a crib online, but it took less than 30 minutes to put together and very sturdy AND he hasn’t climbed out of it, yet. It has a 3 position mattress height adjustments and fit’s a standard crib mattress. Within the next 6 months, we will convert it into a toddler bed. We will use this same crib when our daughter is born this winter. We are now avid Delta shoppers-and no I am not sponsored to say that 🙂
I remember putting zero thought into a crib mattress. Now looking back, I probably should have take a little more time picking one out. To my surprise, baby mattresses taking a beating over the years (I can spare you the details…) and now we found one that is better quality. This Sealy Ortho Rest has:
- 50 made coils are durability tested for lasting use; steel coils offer a firm foundation and excellent support
- 2 hypoallergenic layers offer cushioned comfort for infants and toddlers
- Reinforced waterproof cover and binding resist liquids and stains
This is definitely an upgrade from what we originally had and will last us a long time. It’s affordable, reliable, and you can find it at Walmart.
After we ordered the Delta crib and we were pleased with the quality of it, we went ahead and ordered the matching Delta dresser. Again, very impressed with Delta and the overall quality of it. Almost three years later, it’s sturdy and all drawers still work. Zero issues. Both kids will share the dresser and we hope to have it for years to come in the nursery and beyond.
The attached changing kit does not come with it, but it is also Delta and you can nail it into the dresser, which we did. I found it on Amazon, but I am sure it is at Target as well. It prevents it from sliding around, especially as babies get squirmy during diaper changes. The strap is a nice feature in case you need to buckle them in if they are extra fussy.Rocker
I am OBSESSED with our rocker. That might be the most adult thing I have ever said. Haha. When babies are first born, this is the most significant place you will spend with them. Just hours and hours of feedings, rocking, mom and dad eating and sleeping (hopefully for everyone). However, they are very, very expensive. Of course, I love the Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware rockers, but they are large and pricy. We also have a small space and wanted something that was both comfortable and on the smaller side. We again went with Delta and it’s perfect for us! Still going strong for us and it will be used quite a bit when our girl is born.
So that’s it! Those are the essentials. A lot of is definitely trial and error and finding what fits for your preferences. If you have any questions, let me know! I know that finding the perfect furniture can be super overwhelming. Plus combined with those pregnancy hormones, I know all about it!
Now we wait and get ready for baby number 2!
If you would like to see some other things we bought, you can read more about other things we found here.
Until next time,
The section on the crib mattress was in collaboration with Kolcraft, but all my opinions expressed are my own.