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Would You Shell Out Almost $300 For A Glorified Cardboard Box Crib?

Tue, September 7, 2010 5:26pm EDT by Add first Comment

Everyone is going green, which is a good thing. But is a couture cardboard crib taking the idea of being environmentally friendly a little too far?

We’ve heard of no-frills nurseries, but this is crazy! As our friends at LilSugar pointed out, an Italian company, Album di Famiglia, has created a cardboard cot for your tot. HollyMoms, are you willing to spend more than $265, before shipping and handling, for a piece of “furniture” that looks like it could disintegrate the first time your tyke wets through his or her diaper during naptime or uses it as a teething toy when those pesky and painful molars are coming in?

Considering that you’re going to spend between $9,000-$11,000 on your bundle-of-joy by their first birthday, that price is mighty high for a plain paper box on wheels. The good news? It’s easy to assemble! And you can customize it any way you want since it’s as boring as, well, as a brown paper grocery bag.

But is it safe? The company insists that the crib and mattress combo meet all European safety requirements, but we still wouldn’t feel comfortable letting one of our little ones drift off to dreamland inside it. Especially not anywhere near a radiator!

Personally, we think there are plenty of other ways to save the environment and your baby deserves a better bed!

–Amy L. Harper