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Published on September 2nd, 2013 | by Yelz Gochez


Cool Crib, Baby: YELZ GOCHEZ on styling sleeps

Sleep training statistics show if your baby loves her crib as much as we do, she will actually sleep in it throughout the night. Here is a short list of the most stylish cribs at every price range. However, if she still has you up at 4am remember that I am just a stylist and there are always overnight nannies.

$$$$1 copy$$$$2 copyIf you’ve got a couple G’s to throw down on a crib, why not snooze in style? This is where Beyonce and Jay-Z’s Blue Ivy takes her naps. There are three adjustable mattress levels available on this ultra-contemporary design. It’s made from recyclable, clear acrylic so chances are if you buy your baby this crib, you’re going to need some Windex to go with it. Nursery Works Vetro Crib $3950

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Kalon studios designed a fully sustainable crib made from the highest quality, FSC Certified, domestic Maple. It is 100% non-toxic and made from safe materials and finishes. The variety of colors available are guaranteed to pop in the boring-est of nurseries. It later converts to a platform style toddler bed, no additional kit necessary! Kalon Studios Caravan Crib $895

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Available in grey and white, this crib can be assembled in under 10 minutes with hardly any tools. Don’t know about you handy folks, but that’s a no-brainer for people like me. Spanish designer Carlos Tiscar, collaborated with Ouef to make a sustainable, minimalist design. When your baby grows the crib converts to a just-as-cool toddler bed. Oeuf Elephant Crib $675

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For those families that like the idea of their kid having an awesome crib but in reality finds it does double-duty as extra storage, the Baby Mod crib has your name on it. Strikingly similar to Oeuf’s Sparrow model for less than half the price, the Modena crib leaves money in the nursery budget for curtains or a futon for your partner to sleep on. This crib converts into a toddler bed by adding a detachable rail. Also available in espresso and a navy finish. Baby Mod Modena 3-in-1 Fixed Side Crib $199,

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DIY!!! I know…you don’t have time for that, but it takes a village. This is how you determine who your child’s future godparents are.  To help this project actually get done, use your due date as an actual due date. Hit up your local thrift shops, yard sales, or  If no luck searching second hand, Ikea is always an inexpensive route. The SNIGLAR crib is only $69.99 at  This model is made from solid beech, which is practically a blank canvas perfect for customization. has complied a list of non toxic, orderless, baby-safe paints. Check out or for endless inspiration.

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Yelz Gochez was San Francisco’s most passed around nanny for the last several years where he was dubbed “The Baby Whisperer.” He now lives in sunny Los Angeles and works in the kid’s fashion industry. He hopes if his nanny babies remember anything from their Yelzie childhood, it’s to be thoughtful humans and accessorize, accessorize, accessorize.

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