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We are sharing tips on how to choose a crib for the baby's nursery!
Designing a nursery is quite exciting. For most parents picking out furniture and decor is fun. However, when it comes to choosing the right crib it can be daunting. With so many questions and so many choices, it can be hard to pick the best crib for your baby.
So here are some expert tips on how to choose a crib for your precious little one.
the crib style
One of the first things to consider is the style of the crib. Think about the design for the whole nursery. Are you planning on a modern space, something a little bit more traditional or perhaps you would like to create a timeless nursery design?
The good thing is that there are cribs in every different style and at different price points. So regardless of your style preference you can score a gorgeous crib.
As you define your style, keep in mind that a crib with simple lines and neutral color is much easier to incorporate into different designs. With simple changes in nursery decor, bedding and wall color you are easily able to change the feel and look of the nursery.
type of crib
There are many different types of cribs that offer different benefits depending on your needs.
Standard cribs will fit a crib mattress that is 27.5’’ by 52’’. A standard crib is the most common and is available in a variety of colors and styles to match your nursery design.
Adjustable Height Crib:
An adjustable height crib offers much more functionality. The highest height makes it safe to lower a newborn into the crib, while a lower height keeps a toddler from climbing out during the night. An adjustable height crib will look like a standard crib.
Convertible cribs allows you to use the crib for an extended period of time as the baby grows older. The most basic type of convertible crib turns into a toddler bed by replacing one side of the crib with a low bed rail. Fancier convertible cribs, 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible cribs— can transform into daybeds or full-sized
Perfect for small nurseries or shared bedrooms, a mini crib is a small-profile version of a standard crib. Since mini cribs take up a smaller footprint, they are easier to fit in small spaces.
Your baby will spend a lot of time sleeping or just resting in the crib, so crib safety is a priority. Consider the materials and construction of the crib to ensure that the crib is safe for your little one.
When purchasing a new crib, make sure the manufacturer states that the crib meets US, ASTM or CPSC safety standards. In addition, pay attention to what materials and finishes are used. Choose cribs made with non-toxic paints and stains that are tested for lead and phthalate content.
price of the crib
Since the crib is one of the most important and used pieces in a nursery, here's a place where can splurge if you have the resources to do so. And, if you are on a tight budget do not fret. There are so many beautiful cribs at every price point. With a bit of research, you can find a crib that you will be happy with.