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Designer Cribs and Their Budget Twins

By michellehorton |

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:

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Best Baby Cribs on a Budget

SPLURGE: Oeuf Classic, $940

This is one of my favorite cribs of all time, from one of the most coveted baby furniture designers. It's simply stunning in person.
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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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Michelle Horton is the founder of Early Mama, an award-winning site that proves young motherhood doesn’t have to define or limit us. When not writing, she’s typically pretending to be a superhero in her 4-year-old son’s imaginative play. Read bio and latest posts → Read Michelle's latest posts →

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3 thoughts on “Designer Cribs and Their Budget Twins

  1. Patty Gatter says:

    What about this one? It is somewhere in between and extremely sturdy…
    Patty Gatter, Owner

    1. michellehorton says:

      Beautiful crib, Patty. I’m a huge fan of Nurseryworks.

  2. MELISSA says:

    Designer Cribs and Their Budget Twins – This is FANTASTIC! I was looking at a lot of the designer cribs, falling in love, and then heartbreak. How do you heal a broken hear? THIS!

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