Important Features to Consider When Investing in a Baby Crib

With all of the different features of baby cribs, it’s rather a little overwhelming to sort it all out. This article reviews many of the most comon crib features and reviews the pros and cons of every feature.

stuffies toy Is the Baby Crib Manufactured from Quality Materials and Construction? Wooden Baby Cribs/Iron Baby Cribs

You don’t often think about the material that the baby crib is made of being an actual feature to take into account. But, picking a crib that is made from quality materials can make the difference between a baby crib that is used for years and one that you want you had never bought. Wooden baby cribs should be stained or painted hardwoods like maple, ash, beech, or oak. The entire stability of the baby crib could be threatened by the use of inferior woods in the manufacturing process. This is due to the baby crib slates becoming weakened and/or warped with use. Baby Cribs can even be made from metal such as for example iron. While Iron Baby Cribs can be beautiful, the styling can be limited over time. In the event that you plan on keeping the baby crib for years, be sure that you think you will like the metal styling in the future.

Issues to Consider with the Baby Crib Side Bar: To Drop or Not to Drop

Baby cribs are created either with fixed, single-drop or double-drop sides. In case you are tall, fixed sides are fine for you personally. I am 5′ 8″ tall rather than lower the sides of my child’s crib. Higher end models will have side-rails that lower on both sides of the baby crib. Depending on the method that you position the baby crib, this may be a nice feature. If you plan on putting your child crib up against a wall, this feature won’t add any benefit to the baby crib.

There are three basic types of drop sides:

* Knee Push-Leaning your knee contrary to the baby crib side to lessen it. This is typically a straightforward and quiet kind of drop side.

* Foot Bar-Balancing using one foot, you push a lever to lessen the infant crib side. This ma be a bit tricky depending on how you are standing on one foot.

* Double Trigger-You need to use two hands to lessen the medial side. This style is OK as long as you are not holding the baby. But, it is not very convenient since you will likely have your baby in your arms before you lower the infant crib side.

Ideally, you should be in a position to lower and improve the side rail with ease. Keep in mind that you will often have your baby in your arms while you are attempting to lower the bar. When checking out a model in the store, try lowering the bar yourself while imaging which you have your baby in your arms. This can give you an idea of how easy it’ll be when you are attempting to put your baby down to sleep. Also, make sure that the rails have locking mechanisms to avoid accidental release. You really should consider how quietly the side rail raises and lowers. You would not want it to wake your sleeping baby.

Does the Baby Crib Permit you to Lower the Mattress?

Make sure your crib lets you adjust the height of the mattress. If you don’t are tall, a higher mattress will make it easier to get your baby in and out of the baby crib. Once your child starts to move around, you will have to lower the mattress. The infant crib you buy should have at the very least 2 height positions for the mattress. Some higher end models could have 3 height levels which is a nice bonus feature.

Baby Cribs with Drawers

Some higher end models have drawers in the bottom of the infant crib. If space can be an issue for you, this can be a good feature to have. You may be in a position to put off buying a dresser for your little one. Just beon the bottoms of the drawers (if htere is space for your little one to crawl under the crib.

Baby Cribs with Wheels

Some baby cribs come with wheels. This is a very nice feature if you anticipate moving the baby crib around. It can make it better to change the linens also to clean under the crib. Being able to roll a child crib into another room is also a nice flexibility to have. Metal wheels are much better than plastic. Understand that this could be a potential danger as well, especially if you have other children in the house. They could push the baby crib themselves (i.e. down the stairs, up against a window or furniture). Ensure that the wheels have a good, solid locking mechanism. If the infant crib that you want does not come with wheels, you can always buy top quality wheels and install them yourself or have someone install them for you.

Convertible Crib: Baby Cribs that Convert into OTHER ACTIVITIES

Many baby cribs are created to convert to a toddler bed, a bench, or even an adult daybed for later use. While this is a very nice feature to have with your baby crib, make certain you like what it converts to. If it converts to a toddler bed, consider how long your toddler should be able to sleep in it. You may end up having to buy a regular size twin bed in a few years in the event that you child outgrows the toddler bed. Also, most baby cribs with this feature require an additional kit to help make the conversion. Be sure to check up on how much this kit can cost you before making your decision.

Written By RexDebiasio

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