Slickster Crib With the option of getting one or both sides made of non-toxic clear acrylic, the walnut Roh crib by Spot on Square guarantees your whippersnapper an early front-row seat to life ($1,590 for one acrylic side; $1,990 for both).  Toddler bed conversion will be available soon. At Grow, 1943 W. Division St., 773-489-0009,


Hardy Hide One-of-a-kind cowhide rugs are durable and easy to maintain and will trigger dreams in which deer and antelope roam ($399). At Room & Board, 55 E. Ohio St., 312-222-0970,


Twenty-inch Parsons table
Groovy Chair Every kid’s room needs a chair, and the Hatfield powder-coated steel rocker in Grellow ($199) is sized for parents, too. At CB2, 800 W. North Ave., 312-787-8329,


Lime Light The simple lines of the Wrench table lamp ensure that it will transition easily from story time to homework time ($319). At BoConcept, 1901 N. Clybourn Ave., 773-388-2900,


Smart Storage The modular Stuva system allows you to create just the right arrangement to suit your child’s size and needs ($290 as shown).  At Ikea, 1800 E. McConnor Pkwy., Schaumburg, 847-969-9700,





Classy Crib The elegant New Traditionalists’ Georgian crib, made of sustainably harvested hardwoods, will lend your little aristo­crat’s room instant class ($1,450–$1,850; toddler rail is $225). At Hadley, 1205 W. Webster Ave., 773-883-0077,


Chic Sheep Cozy sheepskin is just right for playing on the floor with your tot ($199 as shown, two by six feet). At Room & Board


Princess Throne A child-size Mini French Salon chair with Louis XV flair is the perfect perch for reading. Kiln-dried birch frame, and water-resistant linen upholstery ($399). At Restoration Hardware, 938 W. North Ave., 312-475-9116,


Lovely Lamp Kartell’s playfully glam Bourgie lamp will light the way for years to come ($362 as shown, in clear polycarbonate). At Orange Skin, 223 W. Erie St., 312-335-1033,


Ageless Armoire Available in 23 colors with a choice of about as many knobs, the low-VOC, solid-wood Savannah ward­robe by Newport Cottages has high heirloom potential ($1,550). At Beautiful Beginnings, 2163 N. Clybourn Ave., 773-883-1212,