For years, furniture companies have offered cribs that morph into toddler or twin beds. It helps parents justify the cost if they know their child won’t outgrow it in a year or so. At two major trade shows for kids, ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas and Kind & Jugend in Cologne, transformation took its next step.
For example, Babyhood’s a small, round crib transformed first into a larger oval crib, and ultimately into a table with two half-mood-shaped chairs. Nursery Works designed a crib that not only turns into a toddler bed, but also into a sofa. At Fisher Price, a crib with one dry-erase end and one chalkboard end became an art easel for an older child.
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