To buy an appropriate baby crib is quite a difficult job nowadays, for there are lots of designs, different costs and various characteristics. I would like to offer some significant hints for you to buy the most suitable baby crib for your baby.
The safety matters first and foremost
All cribs in the market should accord with the safety criteria issued by the state. What you need to do is to fit them together exactly with reference to the guidelines and make sure it is functioned in the right way. Sometimes there might be unsecured baby cribs; therefore you need to pay attention to present baby crib returning events. Hard and steady mattresses are needed for secured baby cribs. No parts are lost or damaged.
Are Non-drop-Side Cribs Safer?
In the old days, there are all kinds of baby cribs, drop-side cribs and non-drop-side cribs. Although it is easier for moms to make use of drop sides to approach their baby, it is now regarded as non-safe baby cribs, which has caused many dangerous safety problems. In light of the latest safe criteria issued in June 2011, it is prohibited for producers to produce drop sides baby cribs. Thus right now your target is to select a non-drop baby crib.
Do Caster Wheels Matter?
Caster wheels are of great importance to parents. They should be strong and solid, for parents need to clean the floor beneath, replace carpets, find toys and so on. In case you are really fond of a baby crib without caster wheels on it, there is a way to solve it, just go to a furniture shop and buy the furniture caster wheels and fit them together on your own.
What about mattress height level adjustment?
Most cribs on the market provide multiple mattress height level adjustments. The adjustment feature is developed and widely used after the nationwide recall of drop side cribs. It aims to provide the convenience for moms especially the short moms to get the baby in and out of the crib. Moms can adjust the height as the baby grows. Many cribs with this feature support two height level adjustments and some offer three or four-level options. As for the mattress support related to the crib safety, many cribs use wood or metal slats and some adopt criss-crossed wires. When you go to buy baby crib, choose the one with more adjustments and criss-crossed wires support.
How’s the convertible crib?
Convertible cribs become more and more popular and most of them support three or four conversions including crib, toddler bed, daybed and full sized bed. Most convertible cribs come with a toddler rail for the conversion of a toddler bed but few include the rail for the full sized bed. Convertible cribs are more expensive than the conventional cribs. A toddler rail sold separately usually cost you over $100. The cribs made of hard wood cost more than those made of soft wood. Hard wood convertible cribs are about $600 or more, while the soft wood cribs are much cheaper, nearly $200-$300. If you want to buy a convertible crib, choose the one with extra rails included or make sure the required extra kit are included.
Viola Green is a passionate mom who loves writing and has a 12 son and a 7 daughter. She is running her own blog about convertible cribs now.