My wife and I are doing some pre-baby furniture shopping, in the hopes of avoiding a mega-spree of spending all in one expensive rush. We live in a smallish Manhattan apartment, with no room for a full-size crib, so we are pretty drawn to the idea of a co-sleeper or large bassinet (something small enough to fit in our bedroom, but large enough to last through most of the first year).
But my question is: why are they all so very fugly?! Seriously, is there a single co-sleeper that does not look like a washed-out hospital cart covered in plastic sheeting? (Editor’s note: you can totally make your own!) WHY SO MUCH KHAKI? I would love to hear from some savvy, color-and-pattern-loving offbeat parents about what they did to make their baby furniture less dreary. PLEASE HELP. — Jenna