there was a recent article in the new york times about organic mattresses. i've also been thinking about what kind of mattress to get our pending offspring.http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/15/garden/15mattress.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
melissa, i saw that article, too, but it only confused me more! we have a used ikea foam mattress (the guy gave it to us free with the crib), but i'm not sure i want to use it. we're running out of time, it makes me think i should buy a $45 moses basket before making the bigger purchase. let me know if you have any ideas of what to get.
at least the exchange rate is more favorable now! I was bummed that the repetto flats were sold out in my size.Good luck with the mattress.
it depends on whether or not you'll be co-sleeping with your baby too. we have the gulliver crib too--both our older kids slept in it from 1-2ish before moving to "big kid" beds. honestly before 2, your kid won't feel the difference if u have a fantastically pricey mattress or not--i'd get another gulliver mattress to replace the "used" one. invest in a fab big kid mattress.
i don't think we'll be co-sleeping (not enough room on the bed). my parents have been pressuring me to buy a nicer mattress, but i need to think about it some more.
I made a box out of mdf panels to slipcover the ends of a gulliver---now it looks like one of those stupid $600 cribs. I look forward to seeing what yours looks like put together.
jdg-i've seen other gulliver hacked cribs, but didn't think about slipcovering the ends. i can't decide whether that's easier or more difficult than replacing the sides altogether.we're doing fabric printing on our ikea bedding, once we figure out the best surface to laser-cut designs on.
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