Cool things Metro Parent editors love and you gotta have
Jan 10, 2012
Gro Furniture Companion Crib
Assemble this 5 in 1 crib for your baby (or toddler – it 'grows' with them!) in two minutes flat; no tools needed. Plus, it doubles as a desk and more!
Childbirth is painful. But what's a close second? Putting together your baby's crib! Between decoding the directions and assembling all those clunky parts, building that bed can be hellish – that is, until now. Enter the bam b. 5 in 1 Companion Crib from Gro Furniture.
David and Aimee Singelyn, parents to kids Paul and Penelope, founded the company. The pair met in architecture school in Scandinavia and, upon preparing for their first child, David created the first version of this crib.
In just two minutes, you can fully assemble this bad boy. Yes – we'll say it again – two minutes! No screws or tools required. If you need proof that you can assemble this crib so quickly, watch this video.
Lack of screws and bolts make you nervous? If you're wondering if this crib is sturdy enough to withstand the test of time, consider these few points. It's made of solid amber bamboo and solid birch plywood (no pressboard here). And it meets all the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) safety requirements for cribs and toddler beds.
The crib, which has three height settings, can later be transformed into a toddler bed, day bed, play table or desk. The fact that you can keep the crib around for years makes it well worth the nearly $1,500 investment. Plus, its modern look is sure to be a hit with the hipster set.
To learn more, check in with Elephant Ears in Ann Arbor. While they don't have the crib in-store yet, they're a distributor and will happily order one for you.