I haven't chatted with you ladies for quite some time now! As some of you may know, I am now less than two weeks away from Baby Abovian arriving! Along with the baby coming, David and I were looking and finally found a new home! The moving process is fun and nerve wrecking at the same time, trying to mold everything in the new place since the setup is so different. So now were only 2 weeks away and were finally starting to put the baby's room together. Babies are small but they come with so much stuff! lol Anyways, I've been meaning to write this blog post for a while now because I learned so much about baby furniture, it blew my mind! I thought, why not share with my mommy-fans and make their lives easier?
I came across Kids Only Furniture through a couple mom-friends of mine. I had heard only good things about them, not just products, but customer service, knowledge and safety wise that I had no doubts and didn't go ham "researching" on what is best for me. As you know, every mommy has their own favorites and recommendations. However, I just needed facts and Kids Only Furniture knows these things inside and out, so who better to ask? They were so honest and knowledgable about everything that it was literally just a one-stop shop! I got everything I needed from them including the bassinet, the crib, mattress, bedding, dresser, rocking chair, car seat and stroller! Of course I've never done this before, so I didn't even know what I needed and they made me feel comfortable, at ease and confident with my purchase!
Here is a breakdown of my choices for all your mommy-to-be's! Hope this info helps:
I got the Natart Provence Lifetime 5-in-1 crib. It has a Sugarcane finish and a Talc panel tufting and is constructed of solid oak wood. The 5-in-1 means that the crib will convert into a toddler bed, a day bed, a double bed headboard and complete double bed (so I don't have to change her bed every couple years ;). The Provence is Greenguard Gold certified with the lowest VOC's. It is brushed with high resistant non-toxic finishes. It meets and exceeds all U.S. Safety standards made with 100% Solid Oak! It has fixed stationary sides so NO moving parts. It has wood mattress supports with 3 adjustable heights. I hear they want to climb over before they're even ready, eek!
This has the same safety standards and certifications as the crib; including the non-toxic paints and finishes. Also uses solid oak construction featuring 6-inch deep Drawers with English Dovetailing to increase strength. Features slow-motion, self closing, anti-pinch drawer glides with safety locks so the drawers cannot be slammed shut. Dust cover on furniture bottom which eliminates dust entry into drawers. After all, ain't nobody got time to dust everyday!
I got custom made 100% cotton bedding which is the safest for breathability for baby. All ties are measured to safety standards. And the design...well its to my taste ;) but they've got hundreds of styles to chose from! Choose your style here.
The Stroller/Car Seat:
I got the one time production special edition Porter collection from Orbit Baby! It has tailored twill exterior in heather gray with a luxurious, soft black knit upholstery. It comes with the matching stroller bassinet, toddler seat, and car seat all featuring the patented swivel technology. I have seen my friends struggle with other kinds...no thanks!
The car seat meets and exceeds all U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. The full metal chassis and aerospace-grade aluminum backbone provide unparalleled strength and the Car Seat base's wide footprint and 360-degree security of the SmartHub system allows for maximum side-impact protection. I got it in gray because I love neutrals! But of course, they have many colors to chose from!
The Bedside Bassinet:
I can't tell you how many moms recommended this Halo Bassinest Swivel sleeper. After all being tested by so many mommy-friends of mine, I knew I needed it and it was also Kid's only number one suggestion. It is the only bassinet that swivels to bring baby to you for close and safe sleep. Baby is visible to you at eye level, while mesh walls provide maximum breathability. The stable base adjusts to fit any bed and tucks under bed making it ideal for small spaces. It rotates 360 degrees to help u get in and out of bed easily and side wall lowers with gentle touch so tending to baby is easy. It features a soothing center which includes a nightlight, 3 lullabies, 3 nature and womb sounds, 2 levels of vibration and nursing timer with auto shut off. Seriously, you don't know what you need until you hear it!
In conclusion, there is so much information about these things that you have to make sure you really do your research before you jump into buying the next popular or trending baby item. It is about the SAFETY of your child, and hey! if its pretty...even better! If you are confused, I highly suggest walking into the Kids Only Furniture Burbank or Santa Monica location and talking to them in person. Everyone has different needs so its best to chat with someone who knows all things baby! I hope this helps all you mommy-to-be's and best of luck with your new bundle.
Can't wait to put it all together and show you the finished product. Stay tuned!
Hi, I am Lilit...welcome to my colorful world! I have been a professional makeup artist for 13 years and I am based in Los Angeles, Ca. This is where I blog about all my favorite things, from beauty & fashion to travel & lifestyle. As a beauty educator, I run workshops at my own studio, here in LA. 2015 sees the launch of my own formulation, Elcie Cosmetics. Follow me on my journey...