Buying the baby crib is a pretty big deal for new parents. Not only is it the focal point of the nursery — setting the style for the room — but it’s something that can (hopefully) last for years. That, and it’s an expensive purchase.
Finding a beautiful baby crib isn’t hard. It’s easy to browse through Ouef, Restoration Hardware, and Land of Nod cribs and fall utterly in love — until you see the price tags pushing $1,000.
So I took some of the most popular and beautiful designer cribs and found their budget twins — often times cutting the price by double or even triple with a shockingly similar look:
Of course there are big differences in quality, construction and, in several cases, eco-friendly materials — so obviously you should weigh what’s important to you. But if you’re just looking for overall style and safety, why spend the big bucks?
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