I really have no business looking at baby cribs – or cots, as some of you say. I’ve got a fantastic one that I am quite happy with – it turns into a toddler bed (which we’ll need pretty soon, actually), has a slick design…it’s perfect. But a friend of mine back home is having a baby (yippee!) and I’ve promised to send her some of my crib picks – and now that I’ve started, I can’t stop. So while I’m not in the market for a crib…I kinda wish I was. Yup, I’ve got crib envy. Here’s what I’m drooling over this morning:
I love the Trends’s simple, understated style. Its clever design allows for simple transformation from a bassinet to a cot, and then to a toddler bed, complete with safety side rails. And once your child outgrows the bed, it converts into a sturdy two-seater sofa – just the right size for the teddies, toys and your child to snuggle up on.
Available through Mother Organic
Room 301, Hong Kong House, 17-19 Wellington Street, Central
(Close to Entertainment Building, opposite to Yung Kee Restaurant)
Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:30am to 7pm. Closed on Sunday.
This stylish piece of furniture has all the functionality and quality you need in a full-size crib but also adds an innovative twist: it folds for storage when not in use without compromising anything in sturdiness or style. The Alama Papa easily (and we mean easily) folds up into a neat little box, which you can then wheel around the house. It’s genius design — from the simple assembly to the incredible portability. It converts into a toddler bed and when your little one’s graduated to a big kid bed you can simply fold up the crib and wheel it into a closet rather than unbolting, unscrewing, and disassembling the entire darn thing only to put it all back together again for the next one.
Available at numerous stores around HK. Check out where to buy it here.
Über stylish and practical – our favorite combination. I am completely infatuated with Ubabub’s Pod Cot. Yes, it’s super streamlined and edgy with its smooth, rounded edges, but it’s also ultra-safe, eco-friendly, and convertible into a junior bed. The innovative clear acrylic sides with star-shaped cutouts allow parents a perfect view of the little munchkin. A bar-free crib…love it.
Sadly, folks, this one is going to cost you a pretty penny as it isn’t available in HK at the moment (booo!). But Urban Baby, Bebe Online, and a few other Aussie sites will kindly ship it internationally.