Planning the Nursery | Getting Ready for the Baby

modo baby furniture collection

modo baby furniture collection

One of the most enjoyable experiences of being pregnant is to design the nursery. I know that I already passed several hours on the computer looking for inspirations, furniture, decorative elements or simply to figure out the floor plan and a furniture plan. I want to make sure that my baby boy has an adorable and comfortable room.

Last weekend, my husband and I accomplished many things. We went shopping at several baby stores. I learned a lot. We ordered his crib and a 3-drawer changer with a removable top. Since baby furniture takes on average between 6 to 10 weeks to arrive, we were getting too close to not act now. I am due in less than 14 weeks. I also chose the bedding. I brought home a stroller blanket to always have the colors with me. This way, I will be sure that the drapes, the wall colors, the Eames molded plastic rocker and the rest of the decor will complement each other.

Here is what we bought so far. We ordered the espresso and white Modo collection available at Bébé Plus (a store in Montreal) for the furniture. It provides the modern feel that I like without the price tag of design pieces. At the end of the day, we opted to splurge instead on pieces that will get longer usage.

The crib converts to a toddler bed or a small daybed. We splurge on the crib mattress because we believe that an excellent mattress provides a more restful experience. We bought the Contours two-stage infant-toddler soybean/latex foam crib mattress with a bamboo cover. The high-density soy foam is tailored to the needs of an infant while on the other side, the latex foam is for when he will become a toddler.

The Crib Bedding

owls sky crib bedding by dwell studio

For the crib bedding, you will not be surprised that I went for Dwell Studio. The starting point of my son’s nursery will be the Owls Sky pattern. I like the versatility of the colors in this pattern.

The design of his nursery is more advanced but it is what I am willing to share for now. I want to keep some surprises.

+ Modo 3-in-1 convertible crib $429.99 CAD
+ Modo 3-drawer changer with a removable top $429.99
+ Dwell Owls Sky Crib Set $356.97 USD at [affiliate link]

  • Diane Bourque
    November 24, 2010 at 00:54

    So sweet + beautiful. The little owl on the duvet cover looks like the owl at He’ll be ready to tweet in no time. So happy your little bird will soon be here. Can’t wait to meet him.

    • Kim
      November 24, 2010 at 01:05

      Diane: I love your comment. We prepare him to be a geek.

  • Kelly Bock
    November 24, 2010 at 11:24

    The Dwell Studio baby bedding is adorable! However, you are paying for items that you will not end up using — namely the bumper and most likely the quilt.

    All you want in the crib is a fitted sheet and a Sleepsack (or similar product). Any other items in the crib increase chances of CO2 buildup and re-intake, which is a contributing factor to SIDS (along with low serotonin levels). You may want to check out the website Here are some highlights:

    – A healthy baby can easily be placed in a situation where they are breathing in a confined space that traps their breath. They are essentially breathing the same air over and over – almost like being in a plastic bag . . .

    – The best way to prevent a pool of carbon dioxide (CO2) from forming around a baby is by providing air currents and eliminating any possible “dam” conditions. Blankets, pillows, clothing, or even hats can create shallow “dams”. Wide-open space around the baby is the best situation.



    • Kim
      November 24, 2010 at 11:49

      Kelly: I now that we will only use the quilt after 1 year old. I will see what we decide for the bumper since this is what the set pretty. To protect against the SIDS, we will get an AngelCare monitoring system that alerts you if there is no sign of breathing after 20 seconds. My brother used it for his kids and told me it is a must have.

  • ChickAdvisor
    December 13, 2010 at 10:03

    Wow, I love the stuff you chose, Kim! It looks fabulous and it’s practical too.