My eyes widened as they caught sight of a beautiful crib, displayed with great care in the middle of the showroom floor.
I, pregnant mom-to-be, and my husband were deep in our shopping for the baby whose arrival was quickly approaching.
I spotted the crib and was enamored with its features:
A built in changing table!
It converts into a toddler bed!
I was sold. The rational bargain shopper in me, would have insisted on a more simpler (i.e. less expensive option), but I thought, hey, this is an investment. This is something we will use in so many ways, and it will last many years. After all, a baby spends a lot of time sleeping, right?
Turns out, my firstborn spent little time in his crib, and I wound up purchasing a special bassinet which enabled me to safely co-sleep with my baby.
As for the changing table, well, I mostly found it to be a pain, and performed most of my diaper changing on our floor on top of a mat or spare towel.
The drawers did come in handy, and once in a while our child did use the toddler bed, so maybe the crib wasn’t a complete waste.
But could we have done without it?
Yes. Continue reading