When you go to buy a crib, remember that you should consider your space constraints as well as who might be coming in and out of your nursery. Also remember what your budget is like and how much you spend.
Let’s go over the different types of cribs available:
The Standard Crib is the one that you see everywhere. It is rectangular, though the height will vary, and they tend to have a single or a double drop side. This refers to the fact that one or both sides can drop down and give you quick access to your baby.
Only get a double crib when the crib is going to have both sides open to the room; it’s pretty useless when you are looking at a crib that is shoved against the wall.
One great way to save money in the long run is to look into the convertible crib. These cribs are a great way to save money because they will eventually be converted from a crib into being a toddler’s bed. Though the initial outlay of cash is going to be more substantial, you’ll find that it will pay for itself down the road. These cribs might turn into a day bed, a toddler bed or even a small full sized bed.
Essentially, the head and foot boards are often detachable, which means that the mattress can be easily replaced. Look for a crib that will allow you to modify it into something that will please an older child. This will let you keep it comfortably in the nursery even after you have converted the rest of the room into an actual bedroom.
When you are looking for elegance and just a little bit of Old World charm, consider what you can do when you are looking at choosing a Canopy Crib. A canopy crib is a crib that has a post coming up from each corner, and over the posts, you will put a cloth covering.
You can look for canopies that are designed to go on the bed, or you may decide to get crafty and to try making it yourself. You can use fabric that you have already used when it comes to decorating your nursery. Canopies can also be a great way to give a baby some privacy if he or she shares with you or with a sibling.
The Round Crib is a recent innovation, but wow is it a fun one! More and more people love these cribs due to the fact that it will let your baby sleep in any way that is comfortable to it. Round cribs still have a drop side and even better, there are no sharp edges to hurt your baby’s tender head. This can be much safer for your baby and it will help your baby see all around them.