The next problem was a crib. We bough convertible cribs for the others to grow up with. Then we only need to buy mattresses. We're too poor to buy a crib right now. We put our oldest in a big girl bed (with a mattress set my parents no longer need), our second in the toddler bed that our oldest used to use, and planned to put the baby in the crib from our second. That idea worked well enough. Then I saw someone post on Facebook that they had a crib (in need of repair) to give away. I took it.
It requires a bit more repair than I feel comfortable putting a baby in after I'm done, so it's back to square one. But don't think I haven't got a plan for that little crib.
The great thing about telling people you're looking for free or cheap nursery stuff is that it gets it on their radar, too. Last week I got a call from my mom asking me if I wanted a gently used crib. It was used for sleepovers at a grandma's house. I quickly said yes.
|Yes, the nursery is currently serving as the catch-all room. You know you've done it too.|