A sleeping baby never remains at one place snugly in her cozy blanket. She is sure to move around even while sleeping deeply. For this reason, every parent must get a crib before the baby arrives.
A crib is the safest place for your baby when you are not around, and she is playing or sleeping. You can place her favorite toys and let her play in her crib, without worrying about a fall. Since we are talking about a piece of furniture for a baby, there are certain features that you must look into your purchase. For more info on regulations, you can read this article.
Materials used in the construction
When you think of a crib, I am sure you will think of a wooden crib. There are many other variations in materials like aluminium, Polyethylene and Polypropylene frames. The wooden cribs are durable and comfortable but are heavy to move and a bit difficult to set up. The cribs with aluminium or polyethylene frames are lightweight and easy to install, but may not be highly durable. Whatever crib you find comfortable for your baby just ensure that the bars must be smooth and well-finished. You will never want your baby to get scratched or bruised with sharp edges or some protruding joint.
A crib with height adjustability feature is a good option. If your baby is sleeping or playing then you would want the maximum height and when you are around and want to pick baby from crib without bending, you can do so easily by raising the base of the crib. Just check that adjusting the height should be easy with a lever or handle.
Check carefully for the mattress and its padding. It must be soft, quilted and thick so that the baby feels comfortable. It must be cotton based and synthetic because it will not be good for baby’s soft skin.
Removable side frame
Getting a crib with removable side frame is always an advantage for a mother. If you want to change a nappy or give a sponge bath to the baby, removing the side frame will give you ease of access to do your work.
Additional accessories with the crib will add to the comfort of the baby. A net, few colorful soft hanging toys in a wheeled crib is more than welcome companions with a standard crib.
Do not consider purchasing a crib for your bundle of joy, a routine chore. You have to pay a close attention to its details and quality, so that your baby gets the best sleep and play time, just like the love you shower on her.