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Choosing a great crib for your baby featuring cribs at walmart and ikea

Updated on February 11, 2014

At the time of writing this hub, I'm six months pregnant and have just finished all my research to choose the best crib for my baby. I love cribs that are colorful and stylish, not necessarily in the standard white color. I also insist that the crib be well made and of a sturdy wood. Some times, you can find a very inexpensive crib but it just does not seem like a great quality piece of furniture.

I think that having a nice quality crib that can last for all of your children if you plan to have more than one or even a crib that can be disassembled and used through the generations is nice.

Often times, you can find a sturdy solid wood crib that is used. When looking for used items, the one thing I don't like about used cribs is that they often have many scratch marks and marks from babies' teething on the railings. Even after a crib has been cleaned and sanitized, it is not appealing to have old teething marks on the railings.

Teething covers can be used on new cribs to prevent such an occurrence altogether or they can be put on older cribs to cover those unsightly teething marks that already exist.

When purchasing a used crib, it would also be very important to know about any applicable recall information.

In additon to a crib being a nice color and of a sturdy build, I love cribs that are great space savers. Even if you already have a large house with adequate space, when it comes to furniture, you should never underestimate the power of a space saver. It is appealing to the eye, eliminates clutter and creates a more open atmosphere.

I like cribs that are "all in one" pieces. The crib would be attached to a changing table and perhaps a set of drawers or a hamper. This is my favorite type of crib to look at when I am thinking of purchasing a crib and it helped me to narrow down my choices immensely.

Gulliver Crib from IKEA

Available at IKEA. Photo credit: ikea.com. Gulliver crib.
Available at IKEA. Photo credit: ikea.com. Gulliver crib.

One of the first cribs I looked at was the Gulliver crib from IKEA. I had never before thought about looking for a crib at IKEA. I got the tip from American Baby magazine which I highly recommend for new moms. You can send in a postcard for a subscription and the publication is free for expecting moms!

IKEA's Gulliver crib in white retails at just $99 and a crib mattress can be added for as little as an additional $39. It is advertised as being a great deal for families on a budget.  

When I got to the IKEA website, other cribs gained my interest as well. Since I like color, I took a look at a bright blue crib that seemed very unique. The Hermelin crib retails for $129 and can not be purchased on-line. You would have to go to the IKEA store to pick it up.

Hermelin Crib from IKEA

Available at IKEA. Photo credit: ikea.com. Hermelin crib.
Available at IKEA. Photo credit: ikea.com. Hermelin crib.

After looking at all the cribs IKEA had to offer, I headed over to Walmart. This is where I became devoted to the "space saver" unit idea and there was no turning back. Those are the only type of cribs I have looked at since.

I also know that I especially liked cherry wood so I took a look in that color category. I found the beautiful crib below and it has a lot of great ratings. This crib definitely ranks high on my list and came very close to being my top choice.

It is the AFG Daphne Toddler Crib and Changer in cherry. The cost is $380 and it is actually not sold in store but must be purchased on-line only. You can have either have it shipped to your local store or have it shipped directly to your home.

I think it is just beautiful.

AFG Daphne Toddler Crib and Changer in Cherry

Available at Walmart. Photo credit- walmart.com. AFG Daphne Toddler Crib and Changer, Cherry.
Available at Walmart. Photo credit- walmart.com. AFG Daphne Toddler Crib and Changer, Cherry.

Just when I thought I would definitely purchase the AFG Daphne Toddler Crib and Changer in Cherry pictured above, I started browsing in the espresso color family at both Walmart and Target. I found what I deem to be the perfect crib and my final choice. It is available at both Walmart and Target and retails for approximately $280 at both stores. It is the Delta Shelby Crib and Changer in Espresso. I love it!

Delta Shelby Crib and Changer in Espresso, Available at both Walmart and Target stores

Available at Walmart. Photo credit: walmart.com. Delta Shelby Crib and Changer, Expresso.
Available at Walmart. Photo credit: walmart.com. Delta Shelby Crib and Changer, Expresso.

 I got really excited while shopping for a crib and wanted to share my findings with you. I hope this article helps you as you begin your own research to decide what crib you would like to get.

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    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      8 years ago from USA

      Oh Ethel and skye2day, thank you so much! skye2day, congrats for you grandchild too. I appreciate these lovely comments so much. Best wishes.

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      skye2day 

      8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      My daughter is 5 months pregnant. Congrats. This is a great hub. I am grateful I landed here. I will show Whitney she will get a kick out of these. I like the ones with the changers. Things have changed big time since I was a pregnant one. Bookmarked, rated up, voted.

      Love, Hugs Many Blessings. Be in touch. God is so good. What a miracle to have a baby in the womb, his creation. Amazing God we serve.

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      Ethel Smith 

      8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Beautiful. Congrats. Keep well :)

    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      8 years ago from USA

      Thanks Candie V!

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      Candie V 

      8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      You've chosen some very nice cribs! It's an important decision and one that should take some research! Great hub!

    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      8 years ago from USA

      You're welcome Hello, hello. Thanks for posting your nice comment.

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for showing these beautiful and useful cribs.

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