Baby Cribs

Written by Sierra Rein
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In the world of parenting, nothing is as important to a baby's health and comfort than a good, safe, and reliable baby crib. A crib is usually the first piece of furniture in a baby's life. It is also the place where he will learn to sleep and function without the nurturing arms of his mother.

Standards of Baby Cribs to Keep in Mind

Baby cribs must be chosen on the basis of three ideals: safety, comfort, and versatility. The first, safety, is the most important. Before buying a crib, make sure it follows basic safety standards (for example, that the slats are spaced no more than 60 mm apart, the mattress fits snugly in the frame, and there are no cutouts in the head or foot boards that can trap the head) and double-check with consumer product reports for any past and current recalls.

The comfort of the child is the next consideration when buying baby cribs. Make sure the mattress is soft and clean, and that it can be cleaned in a washer and dryer. If the baby has a lot of toys and blankets, purchase a larger crib to give him plenty of sleeping room. Some baby cribs have very nice areas to hang educational and activity-based toys and mobiles as well.

A well-designed baby crib will undoubtedly be easy for the parents to use. Many multi-functional baby cribs include sides that drop down quietly, allowing the parent to easily pick up or set the baby down. Some are equipped with drawers or side pockets to keep clean clothes and diapers safely stored away. Others are designed to transform into toddler beds when the time comes for the little ones to graduate to larger beds.


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