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Choosing a crib for your baby can be a little daunting with all of the options that are available. There are many convenience choices and safety options, and if you've never had a baby before, you may be somewhat concerned about choosing an unsafe baby crib. Once you have confirmed that your crib options are safe, then you will want to consider your personal convenience and decorative features.

Read on to find more about choosing the best crib for your baby.




Baby Crib Buying Guide
 

Choosing A Baby Crib - Baby Furniture 101

 

Choosing a crib for your baby can be a little daunting with all of the options that are available. There are many convenience choices and safety options, and if you've never had a baby before, you may be somewhat concerned about choosing an unsafe baby crib. Once you have confirmed that your crib options are safe, then you will want to consider your personal convenience and decorative features.

Some available convenience features include:

  • Drop-down crib railings, which make it easier to lay down your child or pick him or her up. This is especially convenient for shorter parents;

  • Convertibility, so that your child could potentially use the same bed all the way through high school. Convertible cribs will often change into toddler beds, daybeds/loveseats, and/or full-size headboards and footboards;

  • Shape of the baby crib, which may be a matter of design as well as what you think will be comfortable for your baby. Common shapes include rectangular and circular;

  • Rolling casters, which enable you to move you sleeping child to a convenient place for you to watch him or her during sleep. If you are concerned about the crib rolling unnecessarily, check for locking casters.
  • A storage drawer, which could hold extra crib sheets, pajamas, and receiving blankets;

  • An adjustable mattress support, which is very helpful for extending the life of the crib since your child will be able to use it longer. Adjust the mattress support down one notch when your child can sit up, and down one more notch when your child can stand;

  • A twin crib feature. Some baby cribs come as two attached cribs and offer convenient sleeping space for two.


The style of your crib is also important, especially if it is a convertible crib that your child will use through teenage years. Your crib could be a piece of furniture that could last your family for generations, so quality may also be important to you. A multitude of contemporary and classic cribs are available.

Another convenient option while shopping for cribs is to shop for an entire nursery set. With this opportunity, you will be able to outfit your entire nursery with one style decision!

By knowing the available feature options of a crib, you should be able to make your crib decision more easily by seeking out the type that you want for yourself and your child.

 

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Crib Safety

 

Much of your child's early life is spent inside his or her crib. When it comes to ensuring the well being of your baby, it's important that you start by keeping the crib safe.

If you wish to ensure the safety of your own baby crib, safety requirements and safety advice are outlined below.

  • The slats of the baby crib must be no more than 6cm apart so that your baby will not get stuck between the railings. The diameter of a pop can is the same measurement, so if the slats are farther apart than a pop can, the crib should be disposed of.

  • A firm, tight-fitting mattress should be used in the baby crib. If the width of two adult fingers can fit between the mattress and the edge of the crib, then your baby could possibly become trapped underneath it. Also, the mattress should not be too soft, as a baby's face can become buried, causing him or her to suffocate. Place your baby on his or her back in the crib.

  • Check the crib periodically for loose or missing screws, brackets, and other hardware. Even if the crib is properly assembled, an energetic child who jumps in the crib could possibly loosen joints. The hardware and the crib should be smooth and free of sharp edges, points and rough surfaces.

  • No cutouts in the headboard or footboard so the baby's head can't get trapped.

  • No corner posts over 0,16cm high so baby's clothes can't catch.

  • The top rails of crib sides, in their raised position, should be at least 26 inches above the top of the mattress support at its lowest position. This ensures that your child will have a hard time crawling out of the baby crib.

  • As soon as the child can pull himself to a standing position, set and keep the mattress at its lowest position. Stop using the crib once the height of the top rails is less than three-fourths of the child's height.

  • The drop side(s) of the crib should require two distinct actions or a minimum force of ten pounds with one action to release the latch or the locks to prevent accidental release by the child. Be sure to fully raise and lock the drop side railing every time you place your baby in the crib.

  • Teething rails that are damaged should be fixed, replaced or removed immediately.

  • Be sure to place cribs away from windows. Your active baby could find trouble with drapery and blind cords, or could test the strength of your window screen.

  • Install smoke detectors in your home and follow the instructions carefully. Check at least once a month to make sure battery and smoke detector are in good working condition.

  • Check older furniture and homes for lead in the paint. It can be found on walls and on painted old toys and furniture.


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By knowing and executing these safety practices, you will feel much more at ease when you place your baby to sleep in his or her ultra-secure crib.




     

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