While every week thus far I have done a review, as well as a giveaway for my readers, this week it has been scaled back to just a review. Sorry guys! I will continue to work towards getting an awesome discount code if you are interested in getting a babyletto crib for yourself.
With my oldest two children, we basically never used the crib at all. It was a glorified changing table, and laundry rack. But this time around, especially after battling with my second son who had no interest in co-sleeping, and would rather sleep in a playpen, or co-sleeper… I wanted to really work on getting her to use a crib once she is a couple months old. The problem I was having was the cribs out there and their styles. Just really didn’t fit what I saw or wanted for the nursery. Then I came across the Babyletto New Haven crib. I was so excited to find a canopy looking crib, but when I found out it was discontinued, I was heart broken.
After working one-on-one with amazing rep’s at Babyletto, I decided on the mercer model. And I couldn’t be more happy! What I love most is the two tone coloring of the crib. I opted for the white and espresso mix. I wanted something light that would go nice for a little girl.
Now for the review on assembly, I will include some comments from my husband. (I was going to make a small video of it, but I feared for my life once my husband actually started building it… if I came in with a camera, I may not be here right now…)
On the ease of assembly: “It was easy to assemble to a certain extent, I had some issues with the bottom drawer installation.”
On the directions: “The directions were very simple, and easy to understand and follow”
Overall he said it was pretty easy to assemble. Maybe I could have even done it myself? Although I may have broken a bone trying. I will stick to building bouncers and swings.
And the crib itself goes perfectly with the wall art, and contemporary style we have decided to go with decorating this time around.
I plan on posting more pictures obviously once we have a crib mattress in the crib itself, along with our bedding set, and wonder bumpers up. The nursery is still a real work in progress, and I couldn’t have picked a better crib. I highly suggest any of the babyletto cribs for those who are choosing to use a crib for their little one. Even if you just get the crib as a safe place for peace of mind while you shower, or do chores around the house. My main concern was having someplace I can put the baby where my son’s cant get to her and run her over.
I think another huge perk is the drawer underneath the crib. It not only slides out, but it also gives much needed extra storage room that we don’t have right now. I will be able to put all of our extra blankets, bedding, and whatever else under there and once the rest of the crib bedding is on, it won’t be visible.
Anyone else have a babyletto crib they love?
Be sure to check back next week to the Momotics Virtual Baby Shower when for week #7 we will be reviewing, and giving away a Little Bundle from AppleCheeks cloth diapers!
Disclaimer: Babyletto provided our crib free of charge for review.
It seems like we have a bazillion and twelve things to do when it comes to getting ready for this baby, but my biggest project has been the nursery. I want everything to be perfect just like I have always done when it comes to the kids rooms. Camden’s nursery was the same way… it is just how I am.
So I started the process of picking out furniture, and paint. Something that is becoming a decorating battle with my husband. When it comes to the crib, and furniture, that is basically all of my department. But it seems like he is really starting to take interest in paint colors… do the point were he is 100% against any shade of pink. His excuse? “There will be too much pink” Um… you are having a daughter… there will never be too much pink Daddy! Get used to it!
He is rallying for a light pastel green. So now the paint colors are stuck between these two…
While both are nice, I still find myself drawn to the light pink, but I have a feeling that this is the first part in the nursery battle I am going to have to start waving my little white flag in order to get the ball rolling…
I can see his point though, with the wall art we are going to have, the green may be better suited. (Wall art pictured below)
Although the pictured wall art is not exactly the same. I have been able to pick out my own colors for the leaves, owls, birds, etc. Cute huh?
Our crib also arrived this week. We got the Mercer model from Babyletto, who is participating in my Virtual Baby Shower. They are on the schedule for February. I love the crib style, and colors, and I think it is going to go perfectly along with everything else we have picked out thus far…
We obviously won’t be using the same bedding which is photographed with the crib though. LOL
One of the most difficult issues I have had is finding a dresser, and furniture accessories to go with the crib, and match nicely. I could have gone with the matching Babyletto pieces, but the spare bedroom we are going to be using for this project isn’t all that big, so to add the large bulky furniture, would have excluded room for my glider, and other accents I didn’t want to give up. Wow, I sound like some kind of decorating diva! No way!
Then I remembered… When all else fails… there is always Ikea. We have one local to us, so I can actually go into the store and look at the built size of the pieces, and know if they will fit or not. Which I am planning to do this weekend hopefully. But these are the two pieces I picked.
The dresser… I am not worried about a ton of storage space, because we already have a piece in white that will play nicely off of the above, it is almost like cubicles that I am going to put basket drawers into. I can use that to store our cloth diapers, my breast pump, blankets, and things of that nature… and leave the dresser for clothes.
The second piece is something I wanted to add not only because it is cute, and WILL go good, but because I totally think all little girls should have a window seat… Because this bedroom doesn’t have one, and we don’t really have time, or resources to build one, especially since we won’t be here forever.
Told ya it was cute! The best part is as she grows, it can double as a toy box, or storage for whatever kind of stuff accumulates over the next couple months. Lets be real here people… babies have a ton of stuff. I think my boys have more clothes, accessories, and crap than I do! Guess it just goes with the territory.
I am also thinking about making some kind of bow holder, and headband holder. I was thinking about using the tutorial that Jill on BabyRabies made, but I am not sure if it will also accommodate the mass amount of headbands and hats I have already started to invest in. If anyone has any hanging type ideas for that, please hook me up!
So overall, that is what we have thus far… but over the next couple weeks I will do little updates, with pictures to share with everyone and watch the progress. I want this to be finished ASAP because I am having major anxiety this pregnancy that we are not going to get everything I want finished before the baby actually gets here.
That, and the fact that we still haven’t decided on a name… I think that really has been getting to me.
What does day 4 of my 365 photo project bring? A huge delivery. My Babyletto crib got here today, all 85 pounds of it… Thankfully the delivery guy was nice enough to bring it into our front hallway for me instead of just dropping it outside.
I can’t wait to get the nursery painted, and the crib put together in there…
I can’t believe we are having a third child… wow I guess it really is starting to become real!