Stefanie Schroeder. Baby Cribs. November 04th , 2017.
How To Purchase A Safe Baby Crib. Babies are a wonderful addition to any family, but can add up to a lot of added expense. One of the most expensive items that you will purchase for your baby is a baby crib. It can also be one of the most dangerous.
The Price of Iron Baby Cribs. Price may be a limiting factor if you want to consider iron baby cribs. Material costs are higher and the life span of the crib tends to be longer when dealing with iron cribs. For these reasons, most are very expensive. If you are buying baby furniture on a tight budget, you may want to reconsider hardwood options. These are just as stable and secure as iron baby cribs, but come at a far lower price. If you are still set on iron cribs, then get your pocketbook ready. A cheap iron model costs about $500 or more. Some parents spend upwards of $1,000 for more extravagant iron baby cribs. All that elegance and durability costs money.
While there`s no such thing as an organic certification for furniture, there are cribs made according to the same kinds of philosophy that backs the organic food movement - no toxins, solid natural ingredients, and care for the earth in production. Solid wood baby cribs made with a minimum of environmental damage and featuring low VOC (volatile organic chemical) finishes are an important way to keep your child healthy, throughout his or her life. Plus, many of these cribs grow along with your child, converting first to a day bed, then to a full sized bed.
There are several safety features that you should look for when purchasing a new baby crib. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has enacted regulations to ensure the safety of your baby while in these beds. You should make sure that any baby crib that you may purchase has these specifications. The first regulation states that the vertical bars or slats should be no further apart than 2 3/8" or 60 mm. This prevents the baby`s body being able to fit through them and the child becoming lodged by his head.
If you have purchased a second hand crib or even using the family heirloom crib that you slept in as a baby, make sure it still meets today`s standards. If it does not meet today`s standards either get it altered or purchase a brand new crib. Things to look out for in the crib from your youth is the type of paint used as it could contain lead, the space between slats and if the wood frame has splintered at all.
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