Sunday, September 8, 2019



There are so many baby cribs on the market today that choosing one can be a difficult task. Your baby will be using his or her crib every night (and during baby in crib nap times too!) for the first few years of life, so it’s important that the crib create a safe and comfortable place to sleep in.

There are several different kinds of  baby cribs available, though they all fall into three main categories or you can say mainly baby cribs on amazon can be categorized:

1. The Standard Fixed-Side Crib

Built with four static sides that remain in the same position, the standard crib is now a rectangular fixed-side crib with a headboard and foot board. Though cribs traditionally used to have drop sides so that parents could lift their babies in and out more easily, new legislation has outlawed drop sides after it was proven that they are potentially unsafe.

Classic 3 in 1 Convertible Crib

Classic 3-In-1 Convertible Crib In Pure White

2. The Convertible Crib

Marketed as a more economical option, the convertible crib is designed to last your baby into toddler hood and beyond, as it converts from crib to toddler bed or daybed. It usually comes with a conversion kit, which you will need to keep safe until the time comes for you to convert it.

 4 in 1 Convertible crib

4-in-1 Convertible Crib with Drawer, Espresso

3. The Rounded Crib

Space-saving, and with a modern, cosy look, the rounded crib has become more fashionable of late. Circular or oblong in shape, this style has no headboard but instead is bordered throughout with slats, giving you an all-round view of your baby. Despite the unconventional shape, many can also be converted to a daybed or toddler bed, though you do need to buy custom-made mattresses and bedding for them.

Stokke Sleepi Bed, White

What to Consider

Once you’ve decided what style of crib you’re looking for, and what your budget is, it’s time to start shopping around. When looking at possible options, remember to ask the following questions:

Does the crib have multiple mattress heights? You will need to lower the height once baby starts sitting up, and lower it still further when he or she starts to pull up.

Does it conform to safety standards? All new cribs should meet the safety criteria set by the Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association. If buying second-hand, ensure the model has not been recalled.
Is the crib stable and safe? Give it a good shake to ensure nothing is rattling or wobbling. The slats should be close together to ensure your baby cannot poke his head out or get stuck.
Does the crib have any extra features? Some cribs come with crib-top changers, others may have storage drawers for toys or extra bedding.
 Is the crib movable? Wheels are a useful feature, as you will need to move the bed to vacuum, retrieve toys or change sheets. Check the castors to make sure they move smoothly and are not too flimsy.
Finally, does the crib tie in with the rest of your nursery furniture or theme? With so many different styles and finishes available, make sure you choose something that harmonies with the other nursery items. Whether dark cherry wood, natural pine or light oak, colonial, traditional or contemporary in style, look for one that looks good and fulfills all your requirements too.

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