Important Features to Consider When Buying 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 one of the most comon baby crib features and reviews the professionals and cons of each feature.

Is the Baby Crib Made of Quality Materials and Construction? Wooden Baby Cribs/Iron Baby Cribs

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

Issues to Consider with the infant Crib Side Bar: To Drop or Never to Drop

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

There are three basic forms of drop sides:

* Knee Push-Leaning your knee against the baby crib side to lessen it. This is typically a simple and quiet type of drop side.

* Foot Bar-Balancing on one foot, you push a lever to lower the baby crib side. This ma be a bit tricky depending on the way you are sitting on one foot.

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

Baby Crib Backpack Ideally, you should be in a position to lower and raise the side rail with ease. Understand that you will often have your child in your arms when you are trying to lower the bar. When checking out a model in the store, try lowering the bar yourself while imaging which you have your child in your arms. This can give you a concept of how easy it’ll be when you are trying to put your baby right down to sleep. Also, be sure that the rails have locking mechanisms to prevent accidental release. You may want to consider how quietly the medial side rail raises and lowers. You’ll not need it to wake your sleeping baby.

Does the Baby Crib Enable you to Lower the Mattress?

Make sure your baby crib lets you adjust the height of the mattress. Unless you are tall, an increased mattress will make it easier for you to get your baby in and out of the baby crib. Once your baby 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 high end models could have 3 height levels which is a nice bonus feature.

Baby Cribs with Drawers

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

Baby Cribs with Wheels

Some baby cribs include wheels. This is a very nice feature if you plan on moving the infant crib around. It can ensure it is easier to change the linens and to clean under the crib. Being able to roll a child crib into another room is also a nice flexibility to possess. Metal wheels are much better than plastic. Keep in mind that this could be a potential danger as well, especially if you have other children in the home. They could push the infant crib themselves (i.e. down the stairs, against a window or furniture). Ensure that the wheels have a good, solid locking mechanism. If the baby crib that you want does not come with wheels, it is possible to 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 designed to convert to a toddler bed, a bench, as well as a grown-up daybed for later use. While this is a very nice feature to have together with your baby crib, make certain you like what it converts to. If it converts to a toddler bed, consider just how long your toddler can sleep in it. You might end up having to purchase a regular size twin bed in a few years if you child outgrows the toddler bed. Also, most baby cribs with this particular feature require yet another kit to make the conversion. Be sure to check on how much this kit will cost you before making your decision.

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