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Baby Cribs

Babies spend a lot of their time in cribs, so not only should it be comfortable for them, but safe. Luckily there are many different styles and features available to ensure you’re creating the safest and most comforting space for your little one. Purchasing the right baby crib is an important step in parenthood, but don’t let it overwhelm you. Instead, learn the basic facts about the various cribs for sale to help determine which one is right.

What types of baby cribs are available?


There are several styles of baby beds available, so choose what will make you the most comfortable in terms of the safety and functionality. Learn about what options you have when it comes to potential cribs for babies below:

  • Fixed-side cribs: Also referred to as “static” or “standard” baby cribs, these are built with four stationary sides that often cannot be readjusted. These tend to be less expensive than other options because they only serve one purpose and don’t grow with your child.

  • Convertible cribs: These baby beds have the ability to convert into toddler beds once your child is old enough for the transition. These can be a good investment and last you into the future, however if you have another child you’ll either need a new crib for the baby or a new bed for the oldest if you plan to convert this one back.

  • Crib and changer combos: These are a super functional combination of a baby bed and a changing table in one piece. If you’re short on space and want to go for the two in one approach, this is an excellent option. You can also transition a crib/changer combo into a bed and nightstand as your kids grow up.


How do I know the crib is safe for my baby?


This is by all means the most important factor when it comes to purchasing a crib for your new bundle of joy. Refer to the following points to be sure the new baby bed will be a safe haven.

  • Check the crib for a Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association certification to ensure it was tested for quality and safety, and confirm thorough research that your particular model hasn’t been recalled for safety issues in the past.

  • Make sure slats on the sides of the crib are no more than 2 3/8 inches apart so your baby’s head doesn’t risk getting stuck.

  • If your baby crib has corner posts, they should be no higher than 1/16 of an inch. If they’re any higher, there’s the chance your baby’s clothing could get stuck and therefore result in injury.

  • Shake the crib to ensure its stability. If it wobbles, you may want to pass.

  • Be aware that drop-side cribs have been banned by the Consumer Products Safety Commission for posing a serious threat to infants. The baby could get caught between the drop side and the mattress, resulting in entrapment, strangulation or suffocation.


Where should I place my baby’s crib?


Place the baby’s bed away from anything that is within their curious reach. Avoid windows with any sort of curtains or pull cords that can be a potential safety hazard. Do not place the crib near shelving with small gadgets or trinkets: you could risk your baby choking. Also, try to keep the baby crib decorations to a minimum — your child could pull the decorations off and harm him or herself, or become tangled in any loose hanging objects. If you really want this particular piece to stand out in the nursery, look for unique baby cribs for sale that are functional and a design statement.
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