When we found out we were having a baby, we were absolutely ecstatic. Having the opportunity to raise our baby here in New York City and to share with them all the amazing experiences of the city is so exciting. However, it quickly dawned on us that we were going to need to create some space in our apartment for our baby…or move. Anyone who has lived in New York City, knows that is not easy to just pick up and move places. It takes planning and you typically have to be flexible with your “wants”. We didn’t want to move because we love our place and have a lot of open living space. Since we couldn’t convert a bedroom into a nursery, nor did we want split up the living room, we decided to convert a walk-in closet. The space is small…very small. It has just enough room for a crib, dresser, and some small accessory pieces. We needed to get creative with the space and be very minimalistic with what we would have in the room. The one piece we wanted to be sure we got right was the crib.
With a recommendation of our designer, Alexandra Calami, we decided on a crib from Stokke. The Stokke Sleepi Mini is the perfect first bed for your baby. Its has this really cool distinctive oval shape that creates a cozy nest-like environment. With adjustable height positions as well, it has the ability to grow with your child. The Stokke Sleepi expands to accommodate the changing needs – and sizes – of your child while maintaining a comforting familiarity. The bed creates a small footprint in your nursery while the lockable wheels make it easy to move from room to room. At only 26 inches wide, it is amazingly efficient in even the smallest of spaces. We couldn’t be happier as it meets everything we need in a crib to maximize our little space.
What we love most about the crib is that it can grow with the baby. When our son is four month old, we can convert the bed into a larger crib with the Sleepi Convertible Bed Extension. We’d have to do a little rearranging in the room, but it gives us the ability to have options while maintaining a small footprint for our little one. As you can see, we’re still in the process of decorating the nursery, but we’re excited to get started on the design and have some amazing pieces for his tiny nursery.
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