Posts made in December, 2008

Investment Baby Furniture

Posted by on Dec 17, 2008 in General | Comments Off on Investment Baby Furniture

First, let me wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas from Baby’s Own Room. Are you or someone you know having a baby in 2009? If so, let me give you something to think about while shopping for your baby’s first room.

I am sure you have heard of investment dressing. You know, that is where you buy better pieces of clothing that are classic styles that you can keep around for more than one fashion season. Have you considered the same principle holds true when purchasing baby furniture. At first blush, that seems a bit silly as your baby is only small for a short while and then you move on to a toddler bed, a twin or full bed, etc. Each time purchasing a newer bigger bed and the dresser, nightstand or perhaps a desk.

Now you can purchase baby furniture with the same principle in mind – investment baby furniture. A lifetime bed, or convertible bed as they are sometimes called, is a crib that will convert to a toddler bed by removing one side and adding a guard rail. When your child is ready for a “big kid” bed, be it a twin, full or now even a queen, you purchase the coordinating rails and use the existing crib sides for head and foot board. You are using the same bed from infancy through college, if you wish.

There are whole room ensembles now created around a lifetime crib or bed. With the purchase of matching furniture pieces that are now available, such as the dressing bureau shown above, you will have your child’s room purchased and ready for use, comfort and enjoyment for years to come.

Why is the dressing bureau so perfect? It serves double duty, multi tasking if you will, and in our world today it is important to have multipurpose items in our home. The six drawer dresser shown above becomes a changing table with the addition of a matching dressing kit or changing kit that can be attached to the dressing table for use during the diaper period a of child’s life. When no longer needed, it is removed and stored.

The above six drawer dresser is from the Rose Valley Collection by Child Craft Industries. It is a new collection that celebrates the beautiful simplicity of mission design in a beautiful Abby Oak finish. It will be available for purchase in February, 2009. You can see the Rose Valley Lifetime Crib and matching pieces at Baby’s Own Room.

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The Gift of Rest for a Lifetime

Posted by on Dec 2, 2008 in General | Comments Off on The Gift of Rest for a Lifetime

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Do you have a new baby coming soon? Do you have a baby ready to move into a toddler bed? Would you like to have a bed that will grow with baby through the years and have a one time expenditure? Have you considered a Lifetime Crib? Why not? Questions, questions. Every parent has to make these decisions when deciding on a bed for their child.

There are many things to consider when selecting a crib for a baby. The most important, of course, is safety. And, if you will scroll down through my blog posts you will find an article that addresses this particular issue. But, I know that you are also all about style and functionality. Frequently, new parents are not thinking much beyond the fact they need a crib for baby. With all of the excitement of a new arrival, the baby shower gifts and great advice from friends and family, they really don’t step outside the moment and look ahead.

A Lifetime Crib is the perfect solution to take your child from infancy to youth. First, it is a crib with durability and ease of use. When your child reaches the point where he is ready for a toddler bed, with the turn of a few screws, and an addition of a guard rail, you have your toddler bed to use for several years. When you feel your child is ready, the sides become the head and foot board for your child’s bed. You add the rail/slats set that is purchased separately, a new mattress and your child continues to sleep in the familiarity of the bed he has grown up with all his life. And, remember, the same mattress you purchase for baby’s crib is the mattress for the toddler bed. Very functional, very useful, very practical.

To complete your room for baby and truly make it a lifetime purchase, you can purchase the matching single chest of drawers, or 6 drawer dresser (add a changing kit and this then becomes a changing table, later just your dresser), and a night stand, and you have a room that your child can use for life. There is even a hutch that sits on top of the 6 drawer dresser that is a book case. One purchase at the beginning and you don’t have to think about it again.

Perhaps, you feel you can not afford to purchase all of these items right away. In today’s economy not many young parents can. But, what you can do is choose a collection you like, purchase the crib and changing table, with drawers, and build your set from there by adding pieces later. Just be sure to choose a manufacturer that is well known and will be in business when you are ready to add pieces.

Merry Christmas from Baby’s Own Room

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