Buying a baby crib can be very exciting for every new parent.
Choosing a baby crib is one of the most important furniture choices that you have to make for your babyâ€™s nursery.
You have to consider several factors before buying a baby crib.
You should take your time in choosing a baby crib.
Make sure that you need to be satisfied with the safety features, quality, finish, and style.
Common types of baby cribs:
You can find four different types of baby cribs. They are:
- Standard cribs
- Convertible cribs
- Canopy cribs
- Round cribs
Standard cribs are of two types. One is a crib with single drop side and the other is a crib with double drop side. Usually they are very expensive and they offer traditional look for your babyâ€™s nursery.
Convertible cribs can be converted from a standard crib to a toddler bed and then to a full sized bed. These cribs are also very expensive. But, these cribs will save you from buying a full sized bed when your child outgrows the crib.
These types of cribs consist of four posts on the corners of the bed which keep up a metal frame for placing fabric canopies.
They are becoming a most popular option for new parents. Usually these cribs have a single drop side.
What are the features you have to look when buying a baby crib?
- Mainly you have to look for safety when buying a baby crib.
- Ensure that the width between crib slats is not more than 2 3/8 inches, when lowered drop sides are at least 9 inches above the mattress support, when raised the drop sides need to be at least 26 inches above the mattress support.
- Make sure that the crib mattress needs to fit snugly with no more than 2 fingers width between crib side and mattress.
- The crib surface must be smooth and free of splinters.
- It is better to look for secure drop side mechanism.
- Look for the baby crib that does not have any rough splinters, edges, corners, or peeling paints.
- Choose a crib that permits to adjust the mattress height as your child grows. Mattress thickness must be not more than 6 inches and fit tightly into the crib frame.
- Teething rail must cover the tops of the railings, which prevents your toddler from chewing on wood.
- While choosing a baby crib, make sure that it is sturdy. Lower and raise the rail a number of times to ensure that it moves easily and quietly.