“Before you were conceived, I wanted you. Before you were born, I loved you. Before you were here, I would die for you. This is the miracle of life.” – Maureen Hawkins
Every parent in the world has similar feelings and wants the best things for their babies. But when it comes to shopping for babies, it is not always simple.
That’s because of the variety of products available in the market, with a large variation in price range.
So here are some factors to keep in mind if you are planning on purchasing baby crib furniture.
What About Safety?
It’s not just comfort but safety also, which is of paramount importance when buying a baby crib. There are also standard regulations for the baby crib.
Manufacturers are required to follow these safety regulations while designing baby cribs.
While looking at baby crib furniture choices, look for a crib that is firmly fitted with strong hardware and edges that are finished and polished well. Baby cribs should be of good quality material and it is always advisable to avoid buying cribs made of plastic. When searching for your selection online, many of these suggestions are covered in detail.
Different Types Of Baby Cribs
There are different types of baby cribs available in the market such as single-drop side, double-drop side, fixed and drop-gate. The drop-side cribs are the latest designs that are available in the market and are being preferred by many as they are convenient for use.
However, some people find these kinds of baby cribs to be risky because of loose fixtures. What I’m referring to are finials, which are usually made from wood or metal. You’re aware of these because they simply screw onto the top at the corners of the crib.
It is always better to check the quality of the fixtures before buying the crib. If you want to ensure higher safety for your child and your peace of mind, it is advisable to purchase a fixed-side crib.
What To Look For In A Crib
You should always try opting for a baby crib that has an adjustable crib mattress height. This allows you the ability for lowering the mattress in order to prevent your baby from standing up in the crib and falling over the side.
The mattress support mechanism is another feature you’ll want to look out for while selecting a baby crib. Select a crib with spring support mechanism for added safety and comfort.
That’s easy with the descriptions you will find online.
You can also find baby cribs that make use of plastic straps which attach the mattress to the crib. However, I don’t suggest choosing this option. These should be avoided because over long-term use, these plastic straps could wear out and cause problems. I would be amiss if I didn’t share this with you.
Do you have a large house and like having your baby close? Then you can choose a baby crib with castor wheels.
With this choice, it will be simple to move your baby to wherever you are without much trouble or discomfort.
Where Will You Buy Your Baby’s Crib?
After selecting an appropriate type of baby crib furniture, the next thing you should consider is the place where you will buy it. Online…of course!
A good online baby store is where you will find many of the latest models and good quality baby cribs. There are so many selections available for you to choose from.
Online stores are the best places to shop for baby cribs. There’s a lot of options to choose from, depending upon your taste and budget. Before buying the crib, check all the manufacturer’s information. This will give you peace of mind knowing which are quality products before you buy.
You can take advantage of online baby stores when comparing different makes and types. You may even be able to buy a crib at a discounted price. All of this in the comfort of your own home. The ease and comfort is why so many parents shop online.
How Safe Is The Baby Crib And The Room?
When furnishing your baby’s room with a crib, among the other regular factors like aesthetics, look, comfort and design, the most important factor to consider is how safe is it for your baby in their bedroom.
Once you have this in the back of your mind while furnishing their room, the best thing to look for would be baby-proof furniture to go with the little one’s crib. By doing this, you are making their living space safe and comfortable.
In general, having a baby in your home might give you an insecure feeling because of the various things lying around their room and especially inside their crib. Be careful of putting toys in the crib. There is always a fear that the child will fiddle with something and get hurt. Rather than having to remove a toy after your baby is hurt, provide safety from the beginning by not putting any toys in the crib at any time.
Electrical appliances should be kept out of reach and bare sockets should be covered using external covers to avoid shocks.
You may be surprised by the number of items that are reachable from your baby’s crib.
Children and babies spend most of their time in the bedroom so it is compulsory to make the bedroom as safe as possible. Making the crib safe is of prime importance when assembling it.
The mattress used within the crib plays an important role. It should be of superior quality. Be sure that the mattress completely covers the mattress support in the crib in order to provide your baby with safety from getting stuck in between the crib side and the mattress. Dangling objects near the crib should also be avoided.
Don’t forget, as a final reminder, baby safety monitors are available which can be used in their room when you cannot always stay near your baby. In general, the safety of your baby can be enhanced by paying attention to detail while furnishing their room, thereby making it a safe place for them.
I trust you’ve enjoyed these tips for baby crib furniture.
Carson Dane, Founder