What a busy weekend. In between grading, going to the gym, and cleaning up, we visited Toys R Us to check out cribs. I've been looking online for weeks trying to find a crib made of eco-wood and non-toxic paints. Alas, unless we mortgage the house (again!) it'll have to be a compromise. I found one that's made out of solid wood and non-toxic paint, at least, and was able to invest in a really great organic mattress without the horrible toxic stuff they usually put in them. We also went and picked up some non-toxic paint to start on the nursery....
Here's what I ended up ordering online (I also ordered a changing table to match the crib).
We decided to buy a crib... We plan to co-sleep but we plan to have him nap!! Just in case we don't use it very much, we invested in a crib that turns into a toddler bed and full bed.
We decided to invest in an expensive, organic, non-toxic mattress. Boy, was it expensive!! $300 was more than we spent on our kind sized mattress :) But this got super reviews, and from everything I've read on SIDS a mattress is really key.
We bought a maxi cosi car seat to turn the stroller into a travel system. The car seat has fantastic safety reviews and is very lightweight.
I also started to register for stuff. I feel very odd doing this - though also so grateful that we might get some help :) We're planning on a green theme for the shower (thanks, Jen). I will need help with some shower etiquette, people!Shoppin