- Value: 18/20
- Functionality: 20/20
- Quality/Ease of Use: 20/20
- Aesthetics: 20/20
- Comfort: 20/20
Sleep is exactly one third of the predictable newborn baby cycle: Eat. Sleep. Poop. Repeat. So agonizing over where and on what my LO was going to sleep felt justified. If I had to guess, I’d say I spent multiple days worth of hours researching safe sleep and then the bassinets and cribs that fit the bill. There were mesh ones, mini ones, rocking ones and portable ones. And then there was Nestig.
Functionally convertible, aesthetically adorable, Nestig ended up being everything I wanted in a crib. We decided our baby would sleep in our room with us. But in our very vertical townhouse, our room wasn’t all that big. We also weren’t doing a nursery yet since a move was on the horizon (meaning, no dedicated room to put a large crib, but my nesting instincts at the time were having none of that). I also wanted something breathable, not too high tech but not too flimsy, cute but without a lot of ruffles and netting and patterns. Like a bundle of joy dropped down by a stork, Nestig came to answer my laundry list of musts.
Nestig cribs are designed to be your child’s safe sleep surface from newborn to toddler age. The family-run factory in Brazil where they’re made uses sustainable materials and a no-inventory model (meaning they handmake your crib after you place the order). They have five main styles in various colors, and I got the Cloud Crib in its original colorway: brown and white wood. They’re all convertible, the idea being you buy one piece of furniture that lasts through all the early childhood stages.