You guys. I stumbled upon the coolest crib this week! Via email, that is. I absolutely wish I could see one in person, but for now, I'm gasping over the pictures (um, and no need for another crib around these parts yet, trust me!). Gro Furniture, based out of Nashville, has two cribs, the p. pod (shown here) and the bam b. And they look incredible! Why? Well besides how aesthetically pleasing they are (I love a clean design, personally), they literally "grow" with your child (our highchair is based on this concept and we LOVE it). From crib to toddler bed to daybed to toy chest to desk - seriously!
Obviously, they're a little pricier than many cribs (this one here is $990), but look at how much you're getting - and the quality. Gro uses solid-core bamboo and Baltic Birch with non-toxic, low-VOC and organic, plant-based, fully biodegradable finishes. The side rails are fixed and it obviously complies with all new Federal Crib (and Toddler Bed) Safety Requirements. No tools or hardware are required...see the video below! I know I'm pretty amazed, are you?
[Photo from GroFurniture.com]