Baby Cribs Guide, Feedback, and Reviews
Purchasing a baby crib for the expecting momma in your life is the ultimate in baby shower gifts, and a very sweet and caring gesture as well. A great way to show that you really care is to take great steps in making sure that the crib you choose is the safest crib you can find, and it doesn't hurt if it is the best value for your money, either. Crib safety is a huge concern for many new and expecting mothers, as there have been several crib recalls, and even infant deaths caused by faulty cribs, in recent years past.
I've been there. I received a crib for my baby shower when I was pregnant with my daughter, also my first baby. The crib was beautiful and seemed lika a great value for the price. Less than a year later the crib was on the recall list. I did some research and learned that several babies had lost their lives due to this crib. Very scary stuff for a new mom with no money to buy a new crib at the drop of a hat.
I'd like to take some of the guess work out of buying a crib, and help you find the best choice to fit your needs. Here I'll cover the different types of baby cribs, options in style and function, as well as safety. Have you had some experience with some modern cribs that you either loved, or well, not so much? We'd love to hear from you! Our readers would love to hear your feedback and opinions as well. Buying a crib can be a big deal and for careful moms, takes some planning and research. Help other moms and moms-to-be in their quest to find the best baby crib by leaving your reviews and feedback.
Different Types Of Baby Cribs
Standard Traditional Style Crib
There are a few different types of cribs available as far as the standard or traditional style crib is concerned. The most popular you will find is a single drop-side crib. For a substantial bit more money you can also get a crib with double drop down sides. Most
of these models of cribs also have a adjustable mattress level function.
I, myself, opted to go for the super simple route last year when my son outgrew his bassinette. I bought a no frills crib with no drop down sides. It didn't even have an adjustable mattress level. I haven't had a single problem with it and I have had the piece of mind from the start that no harm could come to my baby from sleeping in his own bed. Oh, and it was under $200 to boot! Can't beat that!!
Convertible Baby Cribs
Convertible baby cribs are cribs that can be converted into more appropriate sleeping arrangements for your child as it grows. Thay are made to become toddler beds, day beds, and even become a full size bed with a head and foot board.
Portable Baby CribsPortable cribs are made for ease in moving the bed from room to room, to take to grandma's house, or to conserve space as they can be folded up to fit into small spaces like slid under a bed or into a large closet. They usually come with wheels for ease in moving, and are ultra light as well. Not a bad choice for apartment living, or just as an extra for trips and around the house.
Round Baby CribRound cribs are mainly to please a style aesthetic than anything else. It's a staple in any posh and trendy baby nursery. They also tend to be on the expensive side, altough I have seen them here and there at more affordable prices. These cribs range in style from simple and modern like the one shown here to super ornate. Which also tend to be on the high price range.
Corner Baby CribA corner crib is rounded at the front and angled at the back to fit into the corner of the room. These are great for conserving space for a grand parents house or city and apartment dwellers. Some of them fold up as well.
What Style And Model Of Baby Crib Are You Using?
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