Nesting is in full bloom around these quarters of San Francisco, as the time is getting closer and closer to that magical moment where we get to meet our beautiful new little person. It has to be one of my favorite times, from washing/ironing/folding all the tiny little clothes to putting together the nursery that will be the headquarters of the most important resident for at least a year or two.
Lovely as the nursery is ( and I am absolutely in love with how it turned out, are you?! ), just as for any new mom , I am sure, it is essential for me to have a newborn close at night, at least for the first few months. The butterflies filled my entire being when J assembled and wheeled in the Sleepi Mini. Evyianne is still occupying his crib ( although in a full-size configuration ) , so this one is a new addition to the "furniture family". I promised to share my "picks and favorites", so here is to part one :
WHY MY CHOICE WAS A STOKKE SLEEPI AGAIN
The Stokke® Sleepi™ Mini is the perfect first bed for your baby. It creates a nest-like environment that is comfortable and secure.The lockable wheels can be used to rock your baby gently to sleep ( the feature that I LOVE and use! ) , and makes your crib easy to move from room to room - how about that?! Fits through the doorway no problem, even in our tricky layout. Add to it that this little mini can fit everywhere - from a little corner in your city bedroom, to being a stand alone gorgeous piece in the middle of the room without creating the obstacle course to get around. I love the well thought out canopy: it helps to create calm and serene environment for the baby, while protecting from drafts and a/c's and forced air heaters. The canopy holder has a little hole, perfect for a little mobile to keep the baby engaged when awake and wanting to play ( and when you need a minute to yourself) .
When you are done using the Mini, the Stokke® Sleepi™ Mini converts easily into Stokke® Sleepi Bed, creating a familiar environment for your baby:
You can adjust the height positions as your child grows. I love the oval design - whether you choose to put it by the wall, in the corner, in the middle of the room - it looks beautiful everywhere. Here is another reason for an oval crib : Sleepi's Iconic Scandinavian design creates a small footprint in your nursery. Sleepi is constructed of 100% solid cultivated beech wood, a material known for its strength and stability. Sleepi's unique oval design increases airflow through the crib, creating a safe cocoon for baby. Available in several colors and wood finishes, all varnishes are non-toxic and safe for baby. And when your baby is ready to climb out, the crib converts easily into one stylish Stokke Sleepi Toddler Bed, with some very smart design. Grew our of the toddler bed? A junior bed extension set will transforms your original Sleepi Mini into a modern Scandinavian style daybed. And when done with that - two very stylish chair will continue to serve your child ( and yourself too!) indefinitely.
This concept of usability is what made me fall for Stokke Nursery head over heels. Apart from a great investment into a fantastic looking product ( with unbeatable quality that has been heavily put to test by our now almost two year old, and then topped off with a move to the west coast ), the unique ability to convert and continue on using the furniture in different configurations for years and years ahead (if you see fit) is where Stokke stands apart from anyone else on the market. And in the growing awareness of the importance of "green" products , Stokke takes eco-friendly to an entirely new level.
I cannot wait until then time comes for me to be reaching here for a squirmy and warm little bundle, there is nothing that can compare to love that newborns radiate.
And to share some happy vibes for all of you new and expecting moms out there, we teamed up with STOKKE to offer you a fantastic
SLEEPI MINI BUNDLE GIVEAWAY ($599 value!)
To enter just follow the steps below:
* please note, this giveaway is opened for US, Canada and Mexico residents only.
One of the very commonly asked questions is "there to get the bedding". Up until a year or so ago, the options were rather limited, but not today! Above I have the Aden & Anais Sleepi mini sheet and the Stokke Sleepi Mini bumper ( the bumper that I feel perfectly safe putting on the crib). The grey natural color was what worked best for our interior, but there are plenty of colorful choices as well. Another option is through just recently launched Oilo Studio for Stokke collection. We used the full size sheets for Sleepi ( here and here), but the Mini size is also available ( boy/girl colors) if you are on a lookout!