On the hunt for the best baby cribs? Choosing a crib for the baby can be intimidating. There's so many crib options and styles to choose from.
From picking the right crib style to choosing the stain color to narrowing in on the key features- each decision is important.
Today, we're answering some of the most commonly asked questions about baby cribs and sharing our top baby crib picks. We can’t wait to share them with you and help you make an informed decision when buying a crib for the baby.
BEST BABY CRIBS 2021: CRIBS WE LOVE TO USE IN NURSERY DESIGNS
1.BABYLETTO LOLLY 3 IN 1 CONVERTIBLE CRIB
One of our absolute favorite baby cribs- the Lolly crib features gently contoured corners and a beautiful white finish, spindles and feet that show off the natural grain of New Zealand Pine Wood.
2.BABYLETTO HUDSON CRIB
The gorgeous Hudson crib has a mid-century design with beautiful details like rounded spindles and feet.
3.Rory 4-in-1 Convertible Crib
The Rory crib featuring intricate molding and details as well as a weathered finish, makes a regular appearance in our designs.
4.Jenny Lind White Baby Crib
The Jenny Lind crib with the intricate design and decorative woodturnings on the spindles and arches makes a bold statement in a nursery.
5.Blythe Upholstered Convertible Crib
The Blythe crib is certain to elevate the nursery with its fluted posts, finials, lathe-turned legs and tufting.
6.Black and Natural Thornhill Crib
This crib makes a stunning statement in the nursery with natural cane detailing that contrasts beautifully with the bold, black wash finish and the gold capped feet.
BABY CRIBS: FAQ
1.DO YOU NEED A CRIB
A baby crib in addition to a bassinet is considered the safest place for your baby to sleep. Make sure you read up on these safe sleep guidelines published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It will help you learn and become familiar with how to put baby to sleep safely.
2. DO YOU NEED A CRIB AND A BASSINET
Once again, we refer to the American Academy of Pediatrics which recommends parents share a room with the baby for at least the first six months but preferably up to a year. However, the baby should sleep on a separate sleep surface from the parents. You could move the crib to your bedroom but most parents prefer to get a bassinet and use that instead.
3. HOW DO YOU CHOOSE A CRIB FOR BABY?
When choosing a crib for baby, crib safety always comes first. Be sure to use a crib manufactured after June 2011, when the current crib safety standards were issued, banning the manufacture or sale of drop-side rail cribs.
These are the top crib safety standards:
The bars of the crib should be spaced no more than 2 3/8 inches apart.
The crib mattress should be very firm and should not sag under your baby's weight.
The crib mattress should fit snugly, with no space between the mattress and the crib walls.
The sides of the crib should be at least 26 inches above the mattress when it's in the lowest position.
The mattress can however be lowered as the baby gets taller.
There should be no decorative cutouts on either the headboard or the footboard of the crib.
Don't use cribs with drop rails!
4.HOW MANY TYPES OF BABY CRIBS ARE THERE?
When buying a crib for the baby, there are 4 types of baby cribs to choose from.
Standard crib which is a full sized crib with four stationary sides.
Convertible crib which can go from a crib to toddler bed and even full-sized bed in some cases.
Mini crib which is a smaller version of a full-size crib but larger than a bassinet.
Travel crib which is lightweight and super easy to set up when traveling.
5.WHAT ARE THE BABY CRIB STYLES?
There are 6 baby crib style to choose from when buying a crib for the nursery.
Traditional crib aka classic crib has intricate details, dark wood elements, gentle curves.
Modern crib has monochromatic colors, straight spindles and clean lines to deliver on form and function.
Mid-Century Crib has a simple design with angled peg legs and round spindles.
Farmhouse crib has a weathered wood finish and sometimes a signature rustic look.
Oval crib is round or oval crib which gives the baby a 360 degree view of the room.
Jenny Lind Crib is super versatile and can be used in many nursery style design styles. It's got signature spindle posts and a very vintage look.
6.WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT BABY CRIB FEATURES?
Adjustable mattress height and the amount of positions.
Mattress support and if it's a metal spring platform or wooden slats.
Materials used to make the crib.
Spindles or Slats.
Wheels or casters.