Buying Furniture For Baby: Choosing a Crib
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Published by TOP4 Team
You have nine months to prepare for the coming of your baby but there are still so many things to do. Most likely, one the first things you did is to start packing a bag for the hospital so that you are ready to go anytime. You might have placed in your bag a pair of pajamas and socks, as well as your outfit when you go home. You may also include items such as petroleum jelly, lip balm, a baby book, and extra pillow. While waiting for your baby, you may start talking and singing to her while in the womb. This is a good way to bond with baby.
Lastly, you will now choose the crib that best fits your baby. Babies spend a lot of time in their crib, so while comfort is significant, safety is crucial. And since most babies sleep in a crib until they are old enough to move into a real bed, the best way for you to save money is to look for a sturdy crib.
What are the features you should look for in a crib?
1. Side rails should be immovable and not bendable or changeable.
2. The distance between slats should be just right to protect babies from dropping or tumbling out of the crib and toddlers from putting their heads in between the slats.
3. Make sure that the mattress’ size is just right for the crib. This will keep the baby from sliding in between the sides of the mattress and the crib. Purchase a mattress that fits firmly.
4. When you purchase a crib, don't be misled into thinking that if you spend sufficient money, you'll be guaranteed top quality. That isn't the case. While factory-made cribs generally meet the minimum safety standards, there are still a lot of crib manufacturers that have poor quality standards. Make sure to carefully inspect the model and make time for another inspection of the actual crib once you purchase it.
5. Portable cribs are smaller than regular ones and therefore easy to move around. Several regulations that cover regular cribs are the same for portable cribs. Some parents appreciate that they can fold their portable cribs and take it with them to most places such as a park or another house they’re visiting. But make sure to watch out for sloppy construction that may cause legs to crash or bottoms that are not well supported by the frame.
Choosing the right crib is not only beneficial for baby, but for parent as well. With a good quality and study crib, caring for the baby becomes easier and more convenient, and you’ll have peace of mind from knowing that your little one is safe and snug while he or she sleeps.