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11-21-2004, 08:44 PM
We went looking at cribs again, and went into the Bellini Store. We fell in love with the Bellini Isabella Crib. After reading the book it gave it a B- rating, and I think it is because they are a little more expensive than the rest. What do you guys think of Belliniu as far as quality and safety.
11-22-2004, 08:54 AM
I ordered a Bellini crib. The Alexander I think. Everyone I know has always spoke very highly of Bellini although it is considered pricey. I think the Isabella received the highest ratings from Consumer Reports. Also, I was originally going to by a Morigeau Lepine crib and just stopped into Bellini at the last minute. The total for the Bellini furniture was actually about $500 cheaper than the Morigeau pieces I was going to buy. Also, I heard rave reviews about the Bellinie changing tables because they are wider and you can change the baby head on instead of on the side.
11-29-2004, 09:07 PM
I bought a Bellini crib too - the Annie. The construction is really solid, love the drawer underneath. The cribs are just beautiful! I was between the Alexander and the Annie and last minute chose the Annie!
11-30-2004, 12:30 AM
What kind of mattress did you wind up getting with your Bellini Cribs. From what I understand they put in the Grand Premier by Colgate and the Ultimate by colgate in their cris. I would lobe to hear some comments from you guys.
11-30-2004, 12:57 AM
We have an Isabella crib. It is very solid. Not sure what mattress we have--I know it is a Colgate, though. Bellini's biggest advantage, IMO, is its large changing table top. Once you become used to having the convenience of changing your baby facing you, as opposed to sideways, it feels strange to do it any other way.
Also, we were able to bargain for a better price (the prices can vary from store to store because each store is individually owned) by telling them we found the crib we wanted for a cheaper price in another Bellini store. Of course, they called the store to verify the info. I think we saved about $100 on the crib by doing this.
11-30-2004, 07:44 AM
I'm not sure which mattress we wound up with. It was the one they offered as part of the package deal. We haven't received our furniture yet but once we do I will let you know.
12-06-2004, 01:23 PM
I was told by the salesperson in the Stamford, CT Bellini store that the only mattress that fits Bellini cribs is the mattress that Bellini sells (b/c the Bellini crib is not standard size). I don't know whether this is true or not but it was a turn-off for me both because the Bellini mattress seemed expensive and because I was concerned I would be forced to buy only Bellini sheets (which also seemed overpriced)....anyway, just something to check into before buying a Bellini crib.
12-06-2004, 03:18 PM
Hmmm - I wasn't told that. Haven't used my crib yet, but I am 99% sure they are standard size.
Anyway, my crib included a mattress, so that wasn't an issue for me. But I have already purchased lots of sheets from BRU.
12-12-2004, 10:41 AM
After major problems with a damaged crib from canalli I bought a bellini crib at the last moment. I already had a mattress for the other crib and it fit perfectly in the bellini crib. I think its a colgate from babiesrus. I love our bellini crib - after 10 months it still looks perfect which is much more than I can say for my canalli case pieces.
12-13-2004, 11:34 AM
I called the Stamford, CT Bellini store about this question because I was worried/annoyed that the salesperson had just been trying to get me to buy the more expensive mattress and sheets (when any standard mattress and sheets might do). The same salesperson told me that Bellini cribs are one inch narrower than standard cribs, and that the crib mattress begins not to fit as you move the mattress down. I have no idea whether this information is true but figured I'd share it in case it made any difference to anyone. The worst case scenario is you just have to buy a more narrow mattress from Bellini later on (the salesperson said that the Bellini mattress is specially made for Bellini by Colgate). Again, this could all just be a big sales pitch...I can't verify this information b/c I don't have a Bellini crib.
01-28-2005, 02:30 PM
Recently ordered a Isabella Crib from Bellini. After shopping around we decided it was the right crib for us. Did not hurt that consumer reports gave it its top rating (maybe Baby Bargains needs to take another look at Bellini in light of this and the fact that Bellini has abandonded double triggers).
It was a nice suprise when our Bellini salesperson told us that the mattress comes with the crib and we had a choice of a coil or memory foam, both made by colgate. After a little research we chose the memory foam. It does help bring the cost of the crib down a little bit when a mattress is thrown in. Customer service so far from Bellini has been great.
02-14-2005, 09:52 AM
I also bought a Bellini crib (and dresser and bookcase) and love it. The construction seems extremely solid and it was the same price as the Morigeau-Lepine I was considering (with a quicker delivery time and a wonderful sales staff). They included the mattress with my order because I bought three pieces, so I didn't investigate whether other mattresses fit, but I bought Carter's brand sheets from BRU and they fit on the crib just fine!
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