Having a baby is an exciting time in your life, but the months leading up to the arrival of your baby can also be some of the most stressful. There are so many things to consider and you want to provide the best for your baby.
Choosing the right Crib Furniture is one of the most important tasks you will face. After all, your baby will spend a lot of the first year of life in the crib for nighttime sleep and daytime naps. You want it to be a safe place for your baby. With that in mind, here are a few tips on choosing the best crib furniture for the nursery.
What is there to know about a crib? A crib is designed for infants and young children as a sleeping place and is commonly used for the first 24 months of your child’s life. Typically a child has outgrown a crib when they are becoming too big for the sleeping area or if they are able to get out of the crib on their own easily.
Many expecting parents wait until the final three months of a mother’s pregnancy before making the purchase for the crib so they can have everything set up and ready for when the baby arrives. When going to purchase crib furniture, there are many things to consider and safety measures that should be taken.
The crib should have side bars that are spaced apart by 2 ⅜ inches or less to prevent the baby from slipping through the crib bars or getting stuck between them. The corner posts should not be too high to catch onto the clothing your child wears and potentially lead to tangling.
When you buy crib furniture, choose something that is solid wood and doesn’t have any cutouts in the headboard or footboard. This also prevents the baby from getting stuck or squeezing through parts of the crib.
As you set up the crib, remember that leaving the crib empty can be best for your baby. You may want to place toys, stuffed animals, pillows or blankets in with your baby for when they sleep, but these can actually be hazards for suffocation. The only things you need in the crib are a waterproof pad and a sheet that fits perfectly over the mattress. The mattress should also perfectly fit the frame of the crib so there is no space between the frame and the mattress.
You also want to keep the area around the crib very clean. Babies can be extra sensitive to dust particles and any other dander that may be in the air. If you have a crib skirt under the crib, you want to regularly vacuum the area to remove dust and dirt. Also keep animals away from the crib so that the pet dander doesn’t reach the baby when sleeping.
There are many options in terms of style and functionality of cribs, including convertible cribs that can eventually be turned into toddler beds and full sized beds, and there are many styles and themes that cribs can come in.
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