We have a crib and bedding

Ben's new bed

Last weekend, we went to IKEA and Blake’s parents bought us the baby crib we wanted. It converts to a toddler bed so we’ll get a lot of use out of it. And IKEA doesn’t use the nasty chemicals in their furniture. We wanted white because we have a small apartment with white walls so the bed will blend into the walls and not seem like it’s taking up a lot of room (by my logic anyway). We still need a mattress and all the pads associated with it, but I want an organic one that I have picked out a Target. Finicky, I know, but as long as we’re capable, I want to make sustainable decisions that are good for Ben’s health and the environment.

We also have two bedding sets.

  1. I bought this one this week at Goodwill – they buy Target clearance and re-sell it, so what was normally $70 I got for $30.
  2. This other one Blake’s mom got on clearance at Babies R Us for half off.

I know it seems like there’s a jungle theme. There is no theme because Ben won’t have his own room. We like animals and bright colors. No theme. Picking out the bedding and all definitely makes it more real though!

The set from Babies R Us

The set from Target/Goodwill

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