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Ikea Mammut Crib | TheDaddyBlogger.com As I mentioned earlier, we looked at a lot of safety reviews and recommendations before we made any purchases. It was a tedious process, but one we felt worth it in the name of safety. A trip to IKEA derailed the whole process on what was probably one of the most important purchases we needed to make that truly needed to be safe.

We went to IKEA in search of another crib that made the recommended list on ConsumerReports.org. In walking around we came across the IKEA Mammut Crib. At the time, we didn’t know if we were having a boy or a girl and IKEA had two choices — blue or pink. We went with blue since the room was already blue with our thought being that the blue was more water blue in a general topical setting than “boy blue”.

We both saw this crib and fell in love with it for its cartoony flair. Most cribs we saw were more on the formal side with dark woods and pastel colors. Although there is nothing wrong with decorating in this manner, or home is already full enough of this theme. We wanted the room to be fun and whimsical — more for a child than for a grownup. It’s been almost a year and I still love our choice. The room is just fun.

The crib is great so far — although outside of dropside cribs, I’m not sure what makes a crib bad or good. It is not dropside and converts into a toddler bed, so it is multifunctional. Although there are many things in the crib for the pic — none of it made it for game time. In fact, the small comforter has never seen the light outside of the closet. Putting our son in the crib for the first time was stressful enough, so we didn’t want anything in there but him. He was in his crib the first night home and we haven’t looked back since.

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