Stefanie Schroeder. Baby Cribs. October 27th , 2017.
To have casters or not to have casters that is the question! Now casters can make life easier for parents with moving the crib around the house or room to room as needed but cribs on casters can easily be tipped or pushed over. It is a safer option to go without casters. When it comes to your babies crib bedding it is best to go for a firm mattress and minimal bedding and items in the crib. Keep away from using things such as bumpers and cushions in the crib as these could potentially cause suffocation.
A convertible crib that changes as baby grows is one option that you might want to consider. When baby first comes home from the hospital, the crib is ready for him/her, with the sides up, providing a secure sleeping place. When baby gets older, and is ready to get into and out of bed by him/herself, one side converts to a partial railing that is only a few inches high. Before you know it, your baby is no longer a toddler, but a young child, and the convertible crib is ready for that transition. One side of the crib can be completely removed, letting the crib look like a daybed. Whenever you and your child are ready, the other side can be removed, leaving you with a bed that will last for several years. It has no railings and a gracefully curved headboard and footboard.
Other safety issues that are not addressed by the Commission but are still important for the safety of your baby include baby cribs that come equipped with wheels. A new baby crib on roller wheels may seem like a good purchase. However, there are certain factors that you need to consider when looking at this style. If your house has hardwood floors, the slightest bump will cause the crib to begin rolling. The crib will also roll if you lean against it as you are bending over your baby. Older siblings can also be a danger to the baby in a crib with wheels. Your other children may push it around, causing it to overturn or slide down stairs. You can purchase a baby crib on wheels that has a locking mechanism, but it is probably a better idea to avoid this style completely.
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.
First Baby Crib. You are getting ready to welcome your very first baby. In order to get the nursery ready, you need to make a lot of decisions. One of the most important is about your baby`s crib. After all, he/she will be spending a lot of time sleeping and you want to make sure that you have a baby crib that is safe, comfortable, and easy to get baby into and out of.
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