We all know how important it is to shop for just the right baby furniture and how challenging that can be especially for first time parents. There are so many things to look at and more types of furniture than you remembered with bassinets, changing tables, play pens, dressers, and of course, cribs. But even with crib furniture alone, there are way more options than it seems like there were when you were growing up. This is a big purchase and as far as you are concerned, you only need the one. That leaves you overwhelmed by the assortment available and unwilling to rush through such an important decision. So how do you figure out what you need? How do you look through the crowd and pick out just the right baby crib for your home? Maybe this will help.
What Style Do I Want?
You can apply the same sort of style that you enjoy in the rest of your home, to your child’s nursery as well. Want a more streamlined design for your home? Choose a modern style of crib furniture with straight, clean lines and a simple design. This Babyletto Gelato crib is a great example of simplicity done right. For an ultra minimal design, take a look at this clear acrylic option by Nursery Works.
If a more classic or traditional style is what you are after, look no further than this classic crib by Romina Furniture. It gives the impression of a crib that would appear in a movie or television show. Plus it comes in a wide variety of finishes to match the color of furniture you were hoping for.
Finally, for something a little more bold, you can opt for more stylized cribs that add more personality to the space. This Baby Appleseed crib in particular is a more modern take on classic designs with its elegantly curved front rail and large headboard. This Pali Diamante crib with its tufted fabric panels and balance of curved and straight lines is another example of modern and classic styles combined.
What Size & Shape Do I Really Need?
When looking at cribs in a more practical sense, the form and function come to mind. How much space is being committed to the crib? How long will it actually last as the baby’s bed? This question is a significant one to consider knowing how much of an investment crib furniture can be. Some cribs will tout multi-functionality as a major selling point with 3-in-1 or 4-in-1 designs. Some might even include other features like this one from Davinci which has a 4-in-1 design and an attached changer. It will allow the crib to grow with your child and add a practical element of the dressing stand right by its side. Baby clothes and some warm blankets can sit right within reach of your sleeping newborn. To avoid something unnecessarily large and clunky, you may be interested in a mini crib. This portable mini crib is not only small, but foldable and with wheels for easy mobility and storage.
Now that you have all of this information on the options you have for buying crib furniture, you should be able to identify what exactly would be the best choice for you and your family. Whether you are living with minimal space or want minimal design, there is an option out there that will fit your wants and needs for the little one of the house. As stressful as it might be figuring out everything you need, you can find comfort in having at least one thing done and done right. You can take this as a small victory before going after everything else now.