Parenthood is a beautiful and stressful challenge, and one of the first things that new parents have to consider is finding a baby furniture suitable for their little one. Crib searching doesn’t have to be a burdensome task; in fact it can be one of the more fruitful events to prepare for before the baby comes along.
When shopping for your baby crib, be sure to consider the following basics:
Keep an eye out for a crib that has a high head and footboard, this ensures your child will have a peaceful night’s rest since it reduces noise and distractions. A higher headboard also makes it convenient to clip a mobile to the side. Most cribs usually come with a drop down gate for you to pick baby up and put him back down for naps, but make sure that all of the proper hardware is included in the packaging. If the crib you purchase happens to have wheels, be sure to take extra care that the casters lock to ensure baby’s safety.
If you want to get your money’s worth in purchasing a baby crib, consider looking for one that can easily turn into a toddler bed. Your baby will outgrow his crib in a short amount of time and if the crib can turn into a toddler bed, you can wait a few more years before investing in a twin-sized bed for your child. With a toddler bed, your child will understand that transitioning to a big kid bed isn’t such a scary thing. Most toddler beds can fit the same crib mattress, which makes it even more convenient for both you and baby.
Baby cribs are a necessity for every baby and parent. After awhile, your little tot won’t be able to sleep and fit properly in a bassinette; with a crib, your baby will be able to roll around once he’s gained enough mobility. With the proper crib, your experience as a parent will grow alongside your baby.
Written by Vicki Duong