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Cribs made of ?real? wood

Hello Mummies

Where can one find a good crib, made of real wood – one with wheels and locks (indeed!) readily available locally ? I?ve checked out the local Mothercare and Mom&Me type stores, but everything they have is made of compressed wood, and rather flimsy. Is my only alternative to go the route of getting one customized?


Hi Kusum

There are a couple of places you can try out. Maya Organics carries the Napster (Rs.14, 170 with 20% discount) pictured here. The base is rubber wood and the top is PIne which comes stained in the blue-green shade. They also carry a few other models, Snug (Rs.15,740) and Rockeby (Rs.12,130) – all are pretty basic though, no wheels, locks etc.
Maya Organics, #15, Bannerghatta Road, JP Nagar III Phase. Ph: +91-80-26580511. Opposite Shoppers Stop.

Just Born has cribs made of Malaysian rubber wood ranging from Rs.8000 – Rs.12, 000. They can be used from 0 – 5 yrs. and come with adjustable frames, locks, wheels and other accessories.
Just Born, 9, Millers Road, Off Cunningham Road, Ph : 91 80 2225 8294.

MotherCare and Mom & Me have some cribs in Pine
wood, did you look at those? Another option to think
about is using a bassinet or a portable carrycot for the initial months and then switching to a baby cot like the Nester (Rs.8730, pic below) From Maya Organics.
I, personally, went this route as the bassinet was right on the bed next to me and I didn?t have to get up out of bed each time for those innumerable midnight feedings. Another advantage is the bassinets are portable, so its great for traveling with an infant. Again, Mom & Me has some nice bassinet options and MotherCare keep Moses baskets which are quite charming.

If you were thinking of customising, check out Lil Carpenter. They do cribs to your specifications using wood of your choice.

One Response to “Ask the Mums: Reader Query”

  1. Nandini says:

    hi Kusum.. i have made my crib from a carpenter .. all you have to do is find a good carpenter and a lil research on the wood and get it made. Also if you are keen .. am selling mine .. maybe you can write to me at