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Looking for original crib sets

My husband and I were looking for a crib this weekend, and naturally starting eying the crib sets. The ones we really like were about $400, which is equal to or more than a crib itself! Ack! Does anyone have any suggestions for stores that sell crib sets that aren't the very cute, but more common, jungle/sea/train theme for boys and that are affordable? OR, even better, does someone have a great crib set for sale or  maybe know someone who could make us a high quality crib set for less? Thanks!!

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I'd say skip the set. We didn't use our comforter until she was in a toddler bed at 2. So it didn't matter that the bumper and comforter matched. We've never used the cute table lamp that came with the set - it wouldn't be safe to leave in her reach. We change sheets too often to worry about matching. Oldest daughter still uses comforter and baby is using the bumper that matches. I did find a great deal on a closeout Carter's brand set 4 years ago at Sears and paid about $100 for bumper, multiple sheets, lamp and quilt/comforter but I did spend lots of time shopping. Our set has bugs on it ... "all about bugs" maybe??? Good luck!

I'd check out Overstock.com:

http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Crib-Sets/3432/subcat.html


Also, there is a Bbay Depot at the Burlington Coat Factory in Jantzen Beach.

eBay may be worth a look as well. :-)

I would agree with skipping the crib sets. My FIL made our crib (it is not only a work of art but an expression of love) and his wife made the skirt and bumper. We used the skirt but could have lived without it. Some say the bumpers are a hazard when they are little (they can roll into them and suffocate). I know people that did use them and then removed them because the child uses them to climb out of the crib. Also, you should not use a blanket for the first year for the same suffocation reasons. Just dress the child warm enough in a sleeper or whatever is appropriate.

I will also agree with the matching sheets. There are days when the child leaked on the sheet during the nap so that one goes into the laundry. The next sheet then is also leaked on or vomited on. So you are on sheet number three in less than 12 hours. We try not to have too much extra stuff but we do have five crib sheets because of this. We started out with two plain yellow ones and then found discontinued ones - one with flowers and another with flowers and bees. This time of year we try to start with the one flannel sheet.

For blankets, my partner has made both the girls blankets for their first birthdays. While you might not be inclined to do that, waiting is safer. Another bonus is that she picked fabric that suits their personality.

Target sells bumpers/crib sheets separately......so you do not need to buy a "whole" set of things you will not use. Amy Coe is one brand that they sell,it's very cute and basic.

I would look at Goodwill. I have seen beautiful sets there for less than 20 bucks. Also, skip the bumper. Those are no longer recommended because of the suffication concerns. Even a quilt is now discouraged---stock up on jammie sleepers, or sleep with your babe and buy YOURSELF a nice quilt!

http://www.babystyle.com/content/nursery/collections/roomZoo.asp?pgmeta=1

If you like this theme then let me know and I could sell you the bumper, dust ruffle, wall art. We also have the crib pictured but we're not sure if we're going to turn it into a toddler bed...

i would get the crib on craigslist & save my money to get an organic non-toxic crib mattress. You wouldn't believe the hazardius stuff companies put on matresses to make them flame resistant...please!!! fire retardants have been linkd to SIDS.. not to try and scare you, but your baby's sleeping environment is very important. sheets, etc are sold organically too...a good local company is bamboozl or mothernatures can help you.

i would get the crib on craigslist & save my money to get an organic non-toxic crib mattress. You wouldn't believe the hazardius stuff companies put on matresses to make them flame resistant...please!!! fire retardants have been linkd to SIDS.. not to try and scare you, but your baby's sleeping environment is very important. sheets, etc are sold organically too...a good local company is bamboozl or mothernatures can help you.

Thanks to everyone for their comments! After a lot of searching, I found what I was looking for on-line. Organic cotton velour. Very nice.

If Analisa still has her crib set, though, I still might be interested.

Thanks!
jennifer


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