Monday, January 14, 2013

Nursery Decisions for Small Spaces

One of the major issues we have in our house is space. Although we adore the location of our house, and its quaintness, the lack of space means being more creative in storage and furniture purchases. We only have two bedrooms in the house, and one is fairly small with some really awkward space issues. There's no wall space to place a crib/bed, so it needs to jut out vertically, not horizontally. After measuring and remeasuring and looking at dozens of cribs, we decided on the Stokke Sleepi System. It costs a bit more money than I would like, however, it solves all of our problems. It starts out as a bassinet which we can keep right next to our bed for the first 6 months. The bassinet is also on wheels, and rolls through doorways so we can move it around the house wherever we go (which is good when you want to keep an eye on sneaky cats who might want to sleep in the bassinet). The bassinet then grows into a round, or oval crib which does not have to be placed horizontally against a wall. The crib then grows into a toddler bed and a youth bed for later on! We also decided on the change table, which allows you to face the baby vertically (rather than sideways like most change tables), and the table also turns into a desk when you're finished with the diapers. I really like the idea of the Stokke System-it's modern, and great for small spaces.
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