Convertible Furniture That Grows With Your Child

Raising kids is expensive -- not exactly a surprising or shocking statement. And furniture to go along with your child's growth – cribs to dressing tables to desks – can represent a hefty part of that expense.

According to recent data from the United States Department of Agriculture, a family making about $70,000 a year can expect to spend over a quarter of a million dollars rearing a child from infancy to the age of 17. For families with a household income of $40,000 to $70,000, the estimate of cradle-to-driver's license care is still astronomical, at $180,000.

Now, some furniture designers are coming to the rescue....