Friday, October 7, 2011

Only the Best for My Baby ;)

i have to admit that i've been kind of obsessing about the whole crib thing. they're all so expensive and there are so many options. it's a little overwhelming.

i started by looking at craigslist. slim pickings, at best, plus they were all wanting practically what they paid for they're cribs when they were new! well, that was a lot of wasted time.

next, i started looking at the baby stores, as well as walmart and target. their prices weren't terrible, even for the 4-in-1 style that i wanted. they even had some really cute ones! so, i called B and told him to go online to look at a few that i had picked out. he really liked them, but, in perfect B fashion, he asked me how consumer reports rated them. huh. i didn't think of that.

B is always researching big purchases before he commits. i really appreciate how thorough he is. since this is such an important purchase, i took his advice and did my homework.

unfortunately, consumer reports didn't rate that many cribs. i think there were only about 19 on there. the one that rated the best gave me a little sticker shock. $600! yeah, no thanks. the next few rated the same and varied in prices, but the one that stuck out to me was called the emily 4-in-1 by davinci for about $280. it rated second highest and the personal reviews i read were all enthusiastically positive. i almost passed on it, though, because the only color consumer reports showed it in was honey oak. YUK!

lucky for me, amazon carries that crib in several finishes. the best part, though, is the price! they carry it for $199, which includes the toddler rail, and is eligible for the free super saver shipping. YAY! we picked the ebony finish (well, B picked it) and applied the $50 gift card to amazon that we've been saving for something special and our grand total for a brand new crib that converts to a toddler bed, a day bed, and a full size bed for only $149!

that's one huge check off my list. (insert enormous grin here.)

9 comments:

A m a n d a said...

That's awesome Carlia! Your (and B's) research really paid off :) So excited to see the finished product!

Baby Hopes said...

Gorgeous choice!!! I love it!!! Very well done, especially for it being a 4-in-1!!! Can't wait to see pics of the nursery!!!

Josey said...

Nice!! It's a big step to have a crib... scary, but awesome. :)

Rebecca said...

Beautiful!

Sarah said...

WOW! That is a great deal! Way to go Carlia and B! :)

SLESE1014 said...

We also got a Davinci, it's similar, but has a closed rail at the top. It's ratings were the same as the emily so we got it...again on sale and though our shipping was $17, the total cost was still less than $200. Not too shabby.

I too am a consumer reports junkie and then of course the customer reviews are also extremely important.

I put it together myself, so it was pretty easy.

Good luck!!!

NewYearMum2.blogspot.com said...

Love it :))... and such a great price :) Must be fun doing all the shopping and get the big items off the list. Love always xoxo

Miss Mac said...

Great choice, that was one of our top picks too! Have fun putting the nursery together and checking things off the list, yay!!!

Residency Widow said...

Great choice, that's the one we're going with as well. If B is really into research you should look into getting the Ba.by Ba.rgins book by De.nise and Al.an Fields. It's been my go to when researching baby purchases.

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