This Cool Crib Is like a Dollhouse
Raise your hand if you wanted a dollhouse while you were growing up. That’s what we thought — quite a few of you. All the little furniture, mini versions of everything, just seemed so awesome. Because let’s be honest: Things are just cuter when they’re mini, like baby clothes and shoes. If you’re like some of us and never had your own dollhouse, that’s okay, because you can fulfill that childhood fantasy with “the little nursery with big possibilities.” You supply the doll, aka a baby.
The Scandinavian company Stokke Home has created a nursery set perfect for any household, big or small. Your dollhouse is expandable, complete with setups for both newborns and toddlers. Each item has both a compact and expanded version, allowing you to use as little or as much space as possible. Dubbed the “home within a home,” Stokke Home Crib ($699) is a changing table, playhouse and bed all in one. This compact version is all you will ever need, with everything vital to keeping your baby safe and comfortable right at your fingertips. This particular setup includes a cradle and changing table that can be placed within the “house,” adding extra protection of your little one.
If you have a little more space to spare, then consider the expanded version. Featuring all of the same amenities as the compact setup, this style has separate setups for the both the crib and the changing table, with the latter including a dresser of drawers for easy storage. Whichever design you choose, know your child will be sleeping and playing in style.
And as with most cribs, there is a removable side panel, allowing the crib to convert into a bed, sofa or play area that can be used until your baby is five years old. Talk about longevity.
The toddler compact version is essentially the same as the newborn expanded one, minus the changing table. The mattresses are also lowered and those removable side panels are off, creating a more grown-up bed. The expanded style includes a side table and chair, with the former able to be used as a desk or coloring station for your little one.
Each piece is designed to grow with your child and is incredibly sturdy. You can choose from a predesigned set, or you can mix and match components to create the perfect room for you and yours.
These items will be available starting this month, but we figured we would give you a little taste of Stokke. Here’s hoping their furniture is easier to build than another Scandinavian company we all know and love.
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