Saturday, August 28, 2010

Whitney's Nursery Basics

I swear, this post has taken ages to put together, but the past week and a half I've battled a cold and we are in the process of securing a house which we saw on Sunday and made an offer on on Monday. By the end of this week, we may have a new place to move to at the end of the month. Anyways, I digress.

I am terribly fond of white interiors and white decor. And although it may not be the most sensible colour choice for baby furniture/dexor, there is something so calming to me about it that it almost makes perfect sense.

As mentioned previously, I wanted to share more about the things in Whitney's nursery. From the image above (click to enlarge), you can see that we are true Ikea connoisseurs. With the exception of the rocking chair and a few other things not pictured, Ikea was our go-to store for an affordable nursery.

Here's a breakdown of the basics:

Crib: HENSVIK, Ikea
MALM, Ikea
Chairs: LEKSVIK children's chair, Ikea; SLEEPYTIME ROCKER in ecru, Nurseryworks
Accessories: EKBY HENSVIK shelf, RIBBA frames,
FĂ–RSIKTIG children's stool, Ikea

I have to rave about the rocking chair and the service from this awesome online store. Even though it was a bit of a splurge, it was money well spent - plus, I felt it was a well deserved anniversary/birthday gift from Matt. I only wish I'd asked for it sooner.

After 6 months of nursing Whitney on either our bed, the couch or this now discontinued Ikea rocker (which I bought and eventually sold through craigslist), my back was ready for a proper rocking chair. And since we were moving Whitney into her own room, it was all the more reason to invest in this piece of furniture.

Not owning a car though has its drawbacks and with not a lot of time to spare to go to stores to actually try this rocking chair out, I had to rely on online reviews as well as the word of the Babybot salesperson - who was super helpful with her firsthand experience of using/owning the chair - I was dealing with. While I found some rave online reviews, this one in particular, there were also a lot of less than stellar ones. So I was a bit nervous that I would agree with the latter camp upon receiving and trying out the chair. But nearly 2 months later, I am loving this chair more and more each day, with every use. And trust me, I am in that chair about 7 or 8 times a day, if not more, for up to 3 hours a day!

Yes, Whitney is an eating machine.

Although it looks very similar to the Ikea Lillberg rocker, it is a hundred times more comfortable for both Whitney and me because of the padded arms and the rocking motion is much better too. Paired with the little footstool, it is a dream to sit on. At first, I didn't care for the little pillow that came with it, but it actually seems to have conformed to my body or vice versa.

Anyways, I say if you are going to splurge on anything for a nursery, go out (or go online) and buy a great (looking) nursing chair. I love that the
Sleepytime Rocker will look as good in our living room as in Whitney's room.

And I can't wait to really dive into doing up her new room, among others, in our new (old) house in the coming months. Fingers crossed everything works out with the home inspection, etc. I will share more when it is all settled!


  1. That rocking chair is beautiful. And so modern, it fits right in with your decor. I can relate totally - I spent many an hour feeding in our Ikea Poang chair with pillows behind me to prop me up. Although she may be an eating machine (and you feel like a feeding machine!), you'll look back on those days and remember how sweet those moments were.

    I want to see the nursery now! :)


  2. So glad you love that chair Cathy! We know how it feels to spend so much time in one chair. This rocker is extremely ergonomic, comfortable and well made. And yes, it's love/hate with the little pillow! Thank you for the wonderful comments about Babybot - you've been so awesome to deal with and a great customer! :)

  3. I love the choices you've made with the nursery furniture :) the rocking chair looks amazingly comfy, definitely a good investment piece!

    Good luck with the offer x