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Tips for Buying a Crib

Okay, just ONE tip.

If you think, for any reason, that you might have a child that consistently exceeds the 100th percentile for height, do not buy a Stokke Sleepi Crib. Don’t get me wrong – this crib is stylish, modern and unique. We have enjoyed it thoroughly, and recently converted it to a toddler bed.

However, case in point:

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Hello! I’m still 2 years old, yet 6 feet tall! Uh, this is getting a little uncomfortable.

Anyone know of some stylish, modern and unique twin beds?

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  • lindsey

    July 21, 2009 at 7:38 am

    Hi whoorl,
    Using hair thursday as inspiration, I have some haircut options on my blog. I would love it if you weighed in. Love your blogs!
    Thanks!
    .-= lindsey´s last blog ..I Need Your Advice – the Hair Edition =-.

  • Rhi

    July 21, 2009 at 8:10 am

    This is what I look like in a Twin Bed.

    Side Note:

    Dear Dad,

    Maybe you could put an ADULT sized bed in my room at the beach house?

    Love,

    Your tall daughter.
    .-= Rhi´s last blog ..Friday Bullets: Live Performance Edition =-.

  • Heather

    July 21, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Oh my, how big IS he? We put our 2 year old right into a queen size bed. My 25 month old is 42 pounds and 39 inches so we felt like it would be a huge waste to put him in a twin. He would be too big for it by age 3!

  • Metalia

    July 21, 2009 at 8:20 am

    Haha! He looks like an NBA player on the road!

    We have a high riser in the kids’ room now and LOATHE it, both from a space standpoint, as well as an aesthetic one.

    As such, we have our eye on this toddler bed: http://tinyurl.com/memxvh

    …and this one:

    http://tinyurl.com/lw5hsz

  • Kaleigha

    July 21, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Crate and Barrel?
    .-= Kaleigha´s last blog ..Time for change… =-.

  • Groovymarlin

    July 21, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Oh man we just went through this with the Bean. She’s almost 40 inches tall at 3 years old, somewhere around the 93rd percentile or something crazy like that.

    I started shopping for beds and was horrified, HORRIFIED by how expensive they were. I don’t mind spending a pretty penny on furniture when it’s an investment, but Bean is 3 – she’s too young to express any kind of preference about furniture. So I compromised by buying something sturdy and cheap for now, and when she gets a little older if she really wants a white pine bed or a four poster bed or a pink princess canopy bed, we’ll get it for her.

    I got her a simple, twin-size platform bed from Ikea (in a neutral color that matches her existing furniture) and found a firm, Sealy mattress for a steal at Costco. (Mattresses are really the most expensive part – it’s just crazy. I shopped for a mattress just three years ago and the way prices have escalated since then – don’t get me started.)

    You can spend as much as you want, of course, but I think it’s silly to go all out on a bed for a 3-year-old who might tell you in 2 or 3 years that she hates it, and wants x, y, or z instead.
    .-= Groovymarlin´s last blog ..Daily Outfit ā€“ July 21, 2009 =-.

  • Manda

    July 21, 2009 at 9:34 am

    I’m not much help (I myself have an exceptionally tall 11-month-old who barely fits in her pack-n-play lying down anymore OMG WHAT WILL I DO ON TRIPS?!). I just came by to say WOAH look at the legs on that boy!!
    .-= Manda´s last blog ..The curse of the Stick Bug Mama =-.

  • Kate

    July 21, 2009 at 9:54 am

    We just put our 2 1/2 year old in the TrueModern twin (Design Public has). It’s a platform and will age well we think and the clunk when he falls out is not so bad. P’s on the short side :) and we managed to keep him in the portable crib from Community Playthings until last month–great modern crib for small spaces and short kids. I also like the look of the Argington Ayres Modern twin but some customer service stories I heard ruled it out. Wito in his Stokke is priceless.

  • Tera

    July 21, 2009 at 10:35 am

    DucDuc Austin Twin in white and walnut. Hudson has the best looking room in the house. Expensive and took forever to get but well worth it. Huge storage drawers for toys under the bed and a great bookcase on the end. Get it. Now!

  • Siera

    July 21, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20162888

    GAH! My comment just got deleted by a 500 server error.

    I love this bed. The Mr. doesn’t. When I 1st fell in love back in 2007 it only came in white. BORING. Now that it comes in black I am doing to do my best to convince him that Aaron must have this bed when he is ready to move out of his crib. I am not an Ikea whore by any means but I love this bed. A day bed with drawers that converts into a double bed for guests. What’s not too love?
    .-= Siera´s last blog ..Pet Peave =-.

  • gorillabuns

    July 21, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    I think he’s grown a foot since last month! Sadly, Moira can still sleep in a toddler bed.

    When you find out which bed is the bomb, let me know since I probably need one for Moira so her friend’s don’t make fun of her when they come over to play.
    .-= gorillabuns´s last blog ..filth =-.

  • Kristabella

    July 21, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    That’s how I am on any bed with a foot board. I don’t fit! Even on King beds.
    .-= Kristabella´s last blog ..Iā€™m Just Not Into Your Stupid Fucking Movie =-.

  • Teej

    July 21, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    The back of the Dwell magazines usually have some modern kids furniture companies. Also check out the spinoff site from apartment therapy called ohdeedoh. It’s super cute and often modern.

  • sunny

    July 22, 2009 at 7:20 am

    check out Micki beds. Swedish design and the company is very environmentally conscious!
    http://www.micki.se

  • sunny

    July 22, 2009 at 7:29 am

    ps…looks like their US retailer is http://www.scandinaviandesigncenter.com

  • leigh

    July 22, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    This place has some cool stuff! http://www.modernseed.com/cribsbeds.html

  • Janet

    July 23, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Metalia, I love that Pkolino Toddler Bed! I think I may get it for my own son who is soon to outgrow his crib. It’s great that it converts to a chair.

  • aimee @ smilingmama

    July 23, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Oh but how adorable is that?!
    .-= aimee @ smilingmama´s last blog ..Emporium, PA: The Center of the Universe =-.

  • roz

    July 23, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Hello, my $.02 is that I shouldn’t have bought my kids twin beds at all. I was so excited to get them Big Girl and Big Boy beds I did it right away and didn’t think about it. But if you have the room, a full or even queen size bed makes so much sense. You can snuggle with them at bed time, they can have sleepovers, and even use their room to house guests from time to time.

  • Jessica

    July 23, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Why for some reason did I think that the stokke went up to bigger kids beds… I could’ve sworn that one of my friends kids has their boy in a stokke crib and he’s a giant!
    I think I may be imagining things though, my brain isnt quite what it used to be…
    Good luck though.
    .-= Jessica´s last blog ..Kinda Fuzzy. =-.

  • regan

    July 26, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Expensive but I love this: http://tinyurl.com/kwll52

    Not a toddler bed, but I love these and really hope to win the lottery so I can get them when my kid is older. http://tinyurl.com/n92trb
    .-= regan´s last blog ..two very unrelated things =-.

  • kvv

    August 5, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    I wish I still lived in SoCal and not Oklahoma so I could swoop in and buy the Stokke Sleepi off you once you put it on Craigslist. I want one.
    .-= kvv´s last blog ..Panama in Three Movements: Panama City =-.