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Creative Ways to Design Your Baby’s Crib

Creative Ways to Design Your Baby’s Crib

Designing a kindergarten for your baby should be fun and exciting,   not stressful.  The result is a safe   place for your child to grow and learn.    That’s why we’ve put together some expert tips for you to follow when   choosing the perfect crib, to make your experience as stress-free and easy as   possible.

What type of crib   should I buy?

Choosing the right type of crib for your baby is one of the most   important decisions you need to make.    After all, they’ll be spending most of their nights here for the next   two years.  Hence, it is important to   have a crib that is perfect for your family.

Are you planning to have several children?  Standard   crib

  • Standard cribs have a simple construction of 4   fixed sides with bars or slats while.
  • They are sturdy and quite durable Ideal for   families who want to have several children – The cot can be   used over and over again without having to be replaced.
  • These cribs are the most popular type available and usually   come in a variety of designs including mixed   materials and colorful surfaces.
  • One disadvantage of standard cribs is their size – it makes them   difficult to transport and keep when not in use,   so this may not be a good option for families who move between locations   frequently.

Do you want something that will last for years?  Convertible crib

  • Convertible cribs are also known as lifelong cribs   or 3-in-1 in cribs as you can turn into a   toddler bed and later into a day bed.
  • They are ideal for parents who are no longer planning to have   children, but still want them a long term   investment with more than 2 years of use.
  • These cribs usually have a very simple and   minimalist design, paired with a neutral color scheme to avoid   looking dated over the years.
  • Unfortunately, convertible cribs are often a lot   more expensive than standard beds and require   some manual work with each transition.
  • It is very important to make sure that everything is installed   correctly, especially in the crib phase Your baby can be   accidentally injured if moving parts are not secured.

Do you have limited floor space?  Bassinet

  • Bassinets are Ideal for the first 3 to 6   months of a baby’s life as they are much smaller than normal   cribs.
  • you are a wonderful solution for   apartments or lofts with limited floor space and are usually   cheaper than standard cribs.
  • However after about 6 months You need to buy a new   cot as the bassinet can no longer hold your baby safely, which   can prove more expensive in the long run.

Spending a lot of time away from home?  travel bed

  • Travel cots are very soft and light,   often with a mesh or aluminum construction.
  • They are very quick to set up and   pack, and the perfect solution for families who travel   often.
  • However, they are not recommended as a permanent sleeping area   for your baby the material is very susceptible to   wear, and The mattress may not be firm   enough.

Do you need something temporary and cheap?  Mini crib

  • This type of crib is very popular with families   with limited floor space as it is compact but still has some   useful features.
  • Many mini-cribs have one adjustable mattress height   and wheels to easily move the cot from room to room.
  • Like bassinets, however, these cribs have one very   limited lifespan and must be replaced by a normal cot after   approx. 6 months.

How do I   choose a mattress for my cot?

Choosing the right mattress for your baby can be a little tricky,   especially if you don’t know what factors to look out for.  Things like the type of mattress, the   firmness and protection of the mattress should be considered when   shopping.

What types are there?

  • As with adult mattresses there are three main   types: Foam, spring and organic.
  • Although many people would initially only choose the same type of   mattress that they already have in their homes, Experts   recommend choosing an organic mattress over any other   guy.
  • This is because organic mattresses can ensure your child’s safety   while foam and innerspring mattresses cannot – for example Some   manufacturing chemicals may still be on foam or innerspring   mattresses. This can worsen existing conditions or cause new   complications.

Is strength   important?

  • Many people likely choose a softer mattress to make their baby   more comfortable in the crib.
  • However, Experts say that firmer mattresses are   much better for babies, even if they may seem   uncomfortable.
  • That’s because Softer mattresses can cause   suffocation and can even increase the chance of   sudden infant death syndrome.
  • After buying a mattress, make sure that constantly   monitor its condition This can be dangerous for your baby as   soon as he loses its shape and original strength.

What’s the best size?

  • This seems like an obvious factor, but you might be surprised   that many parents don’t pay attention to the size of their baby’s   mattress!
  • The distance between the edge of the mattress and the sides of   the cot must be no bigger than 2 fingers, or you   run the risk of your baby getting stuck or even injured.

Do I need mattress   ventilation?

  • Mattress vents are a great investment Increase the   airflow and let moisture escape from the mattress. This will   prevent mold and smell from building up.
  • Most baby mattresses have this built in – the mattress   seems to have tiny holes on the side and the   more holes, the better the ventilation!

Should it be   waterproof?

  • Babies are constantly having accidents, so it is very important   to protect their mattress from spills and leaks.
  • Buy either a waterproof sheet place   on the mattress or choose a mattress with one built-in nylon   sheath.

How do I make my   baby’s crib safe?

A fancy cot means nothing if your baby is unsafe while using   it.  Below are some precautionary   measures that you need to follow to ensure that the crib you choose will not   harm your baby in any way.

  • The bars on the side of the crib should be spaced apart   no more than 2 and 3/8 inches apart, to prevent   the baby from slipping through.
  • The manger should not have cutouts on the head or   foot section to prevent the baby from getting   stuck.
  • The top of the crib rail should be at least 26   inches from the top of the mattress, and the mattress should   be periodically lowered to prevent the baby from   falling or climbing out of the crib.
  • The corner Posts should be no higher than 1/16 inch.   as they can catch your baby’s clothes and cause injury.