Babies Cribs

There are few things more exciting than buying a baby crib when you are expecting. However, with so many crib recalls and worries about SIDS, it’s no wonder that many parents find it impossible to make a perfect crib decision. Here are some hints to assist you in buying the perfect crib for baby.

  1. Decide on your budget. You can find beautiful and safe cribs in almost any price range, from $100 to well over $1,000. More expensive cribs tend to be hard wood, have more extensive detailing, and have additional perks, such as the versatility of a convertible design, an underneath drawer, a space-saving three-sided style, or an impressive canopy effect. The less expensive cribs are more simple, and typically will not be functional for your child past their infant stage.
  2. Cribs for babies can be found on many different websites and furniture stores, but it is useful to check out your local bricks-and-mortar baby and furniture store first to get an idea of what appeals to you in person. Find a perfect crib in a store, then try to find the same or better style online for a better price. If nothing else, do not buy the first crib you see in a store. It is essential first to be mindful of any negative reviews about the crib and any recalls.
  3. Measure the nursery. Cribs for babies will fit in almost any room or even a redesigned walk-in closet; however if you are interested in purchasing a nursery set, you need to be very knowledgeable about the dimensions of the future nursery. Draw out the floor plan, add in where windows, doors, or closets preclude furniture placement, and try to draw in your ideal nursery. Determine the maximum dimensions that would fit in your room for a crib, dresser, and rocker. These three pieces are the signature of a nice nursery. Once you know what will fit, you can just check dimensions as you shop to quickly evaluate whether a piece would work.
  4. Choose the bedding. The baby crib bedding sets the style tone for the whole nursery, and therefore, it is best to first choose the bedding and then decide on the wall paint, decorations, etc. from colors drawn from the bedding. When choosing bedding, keep in mind that a la carte bedding often will be more cost effective than a bedding set in which you are purchasing pieces that you don’t really need (e.g., a diaper stacker).

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