Bargain Nursery Ideas

January 282013

Do you want to spend a fortune on your nursery or are you satisfied with a cheaper but still stylish and chic lookalike? We’ve bought and received second hand furniture and we’re entirely satisfied with it. They look really good, my son’s IKEA bed has been used for 3 months by another couple who moved away and sold up everything. We got this beautiful bed and mattress for peanuts. There’s nothing wrong with it, our son sleeps well in it too.

Just have a look at these stylish beds and check out the review made by

Splurge: Oeuf Classic Crib, $920 (left)

Steal: Baby Mod Olivia 3-in-1 Crib, $299.88(right)

We’re major fans of the Oeuf brand and the married designers behind it, Sophie Demenge and Michael Ryan. This sleek crib comes in birch ($890) and walnut, offers three positions for the mattress, and converts to a toddler bed (with the additional purchase of the conversion kit, $240). Perhaps most importantly, it’s simply beautiful and well-made.

If you love the look of the Oeuf crib but can’t swing the price, this Baby Mod crib is a close (and much cheaper) alternative. It offers four-level mattress positioning and converts into a daybed or toddler bed using the guard rail conversion kit that’s included.

Oeuf Classic Crib from babygeared, $920

Baby Mod Olivia Crib, $299.88

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Frugal baby tips

June 72011

When you have a baby the biggest expenses are diapers, baby wipes and of course baby food. Here are a 3 frugal baby tips that you can use:

  1. Use cloth diapers instead of disposable diapers: first is healthier and secondly it’s much better for the environment.
  2. Many disposable diapers cause diaper rash what you can treat for free. You won’t need to buy expensive baby powders but you can switch to cornstarch. Yes, you heard it right. It’s less expensive and it’s more natural than artificial baby powders. Baby wipes can also be mad at home, you can check out how.
  3. Baby food: making baby food is not as complicated as you may think. You only need an inexpensive baby food mill and off you go. You can make delicious baby food in you own kitchen which is healthier – you can i.e. thicken the food with breast milk (baby food that you can buy at the shop is thickened with water). If you buy a manual baby food mill you can even take it with you and make baby food wherever you are.

Here you can read about how to make home-made baby food.

frugal baby tips

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