Going overboard when you’re decorating a nursery is so easy. You naturally want what’s best for baby, and there’s a societal expectation that says that what is expensive is usually the best. While smart people like you and me know that’s true in the logical part of our brains, there’s also the part of the brain that slyly suggests that budgets don’t matter when it comes to buying for baby.
I’m thinking about this specifically because The Beard and I recently went crib shopping at a store that carries higher end baby gear in addition to more moderately priced offerings. We dropped a wad on a convertible crib because our own crib might have been part of that giant Storkcraft crib recall, but we were still shocked by some of the prices on things like strollers and crib sets and nursery decorations. With that in mind, I was wondering how much you think these nursery sets cost.
Here’s a hint: The price I’m looking for is for the four-piece set that includes a quilt (which according to baby safety experts you can’t even use), a crib sheet, a crib bumper, and a dust ruffle. What’s not included is the diaper holder, the mobile, the wall art, the lamps, and all the other accessories. So just the nursery bedding.
Give me your guesses in the comments and, after a bit, I’ll share the answer. You could cheat by clicking on the pics to see compatible nursery bedding sets, but I want to know what you think is a reasonable price for a crib set off the top of your head. If you’re wondering how much I think one should spend on nursery bedding, the best answer would probably be “Not all that much.” It’s not something you’re going to be using for a very long time, so why go overboard?