I am into co-sleeping. Little Dynamo is so lucky to be sleeping with us to this day (others might have a contrary opinion… LOL). I would have wanted my Baby Dynamo to be sleeping with us on the bed, too. In fact, I put off buying a crib until he was already born and I had been convinced that it would be safe for him to be sleeping on the crib.
While co-sleeping was convenient with our Little Dynamo and to this day, hubby and I believe that it was, and still is, good for him, I have to concede to buying a crib for our Baby Dynamo for safety reasons. His Kuya is unaware of the dangers his movements on the bed pose for his baby brother.
Since I never had the interest on cribs, I did not bother to check its price. I was so surprised with the prices of the cribs in the market! They are expensive! Graco cribs are very expensive at P10,000 – P12,000. Baby First cribs range from P5,000 – P7,000. If transporting the crib to Seoul is not a consideration, I would have wanted a wooden crib. But, my golly! A decent looking wooden crib costs at around P11,000. A very nice-looking crib (one that I would have chosen if I were to stay here in the Philippines) costs P25,000. The prices were killing me!
Good thing I found a local brand crib (Jolly is the brand name) which costs me P3,700. Not bad, eh? considering the prices of the other cribs above. I love the mosquito net. It also has a lever at the bottom which makes it a rocking cradle.
When Baby Dynamo becomes a little bit bigger, I still hope to put him on the bed with us. His Kuya had everything well-prepared for him and had all the attention. I would love to shower Baby Dynamo with the same amount of attention.