Would You Let Your Baby Sleep in a (Really Expensive) Cardboard Box?

My mother likes to tell the story of how, when she came home from the hospital, her "crib" was a dresser drawer.

That was a long time ago (but my mom looks really really young! Hi, Mom!) and my grandparents didn't have a lot of money.

Today, some parents are putting their babies in cardboard cribs. The difference? They have money to spend—and they think it's cool.


The Album di Famiglia Customizable Cardboard Cot costs about $300 (it does come with a mattress after all).

According to Little Fashion Gallery, the site where it's sold: The cardboard cot is "delivered flat-packed and is very easy to assemble. It's safe and stable and it complies with all the safety and comfort standards you would expect for a baby's bed. You can decide to keep it plain—simply stamped with the brand's logo on the side—for the super chic industrial living look. Or you can customize it, paint it, or simply decorate it with your child's name."

The crib shown here was "customized" and "decorated" with a magic marker.

What do you think of the cardboard crib? Would you pay $300 for it?

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