Saturday, January 16, 2010

Inspired By Cheap: Modern Cribs

The world of cribs is filled with numerous styles and price ranges but it still remains that an inexpensive modern crib is hard to find. Most of the time if you tack on the word 'modern' you also end up paying extra. But I have noticed that in the past few years the selection has definitely gotten better. So for another thrilling episode of "Inspired By Cheap" I offer you a few modern crib choices:.

First let me show you the crib that has inspired the lines of  pretty much every other modern crib, the Oeuf Classic:

It's beautiful but retails for $920. Not exactly cheap for something that will be used for maybe 3 years tops (it does convert to a toddler bed). Before my son was born two years ago I remember this was pretty much THE crib to have and there were very few choices in the modern and cheap category.

That doesn't seem to be the case anymore. I weeded through what's out there and I think I found the best alternatives for the best prices.

I like the Babyletto Modo Crib in Espresso:

I actually like the looks of this crib more than the Ouef. I'm not sure if the quality is as good but again, we're only dealing with a short time frame and as long as it's safe, I'm happy. I found this crib on numerous websites but managed to find the best deal on It's $379 and with their insanely cheap shipping it comes out to $382.94. I did find the crib for cheaper on the Babies-R-U but it's currently out of stock and with shipping it comes out to $387.49.

Walmart probably offers the best deal for a similar look. Their Baby Mod Olivia crib is only $299.88 and shipping is free (if you pick it up at one of their kabillion stores).

I really don't think the stock picture does it justice (that bedding is kind of ugly) but from what I hear the quality is good and it also converts into a toddler bed.

Or,  you could just get the best deal on the planet and pay only $99.99 for an IKEA Gulliver crib:

This perennial favorite doesn't convert but it has a nice clean look and its cheap. And you can't beat that.

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