Baby Beds – Choosing a Bed for Your Precious Baby
Although many newborns spend the first few months of their lives sleeping in a bassinet or cradle, sooner or later they’re going to need a quality crib. and then a baby bed that not only meets all of the safety standards, but also provides a comfortable place for baby to nestle in all snug and sound.
Standard Baby Cribs
For generations, standard baby cribs have provided a comfy place for little ones to sleep safely, hopefully through the night, and while this type doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that some of the newer baby cribs do, they definitely still serve their purpose. Besides being a practical and reliable choice, standard cribs can also be found for as low as near the $100 mark, making them an affordable choice as well.
Some of the features standard baby cribs do have are one-hand release mechanisms that allow you to easily lower the side of the crib with one hand while holding baby in the other, as well as foot-triggers that also do the same thing.
Most all of these cribs will also have casters to make it simple to rearrange baby’s room, or just for when changing the sheets or for cleaning time. Some standard cribs also feature a built-in drawer underneath the crib providing extra storage space for out-of-season clothes, or for keeping toys, or supplies like diapers neat and out of the way.
Convertible Cribs and Toddler Beds
Finally, parents can furnish their young baby’s room without needing to replace the actual bed as soon as they outgrow their crib. Convertible cribs which, as the name implies, easily convert to a twin sized toddler’s bed from a crib when needed. Not only does this eliminate the extra costs involved with buying a whole new bed or mattress, but it’s also a rather convenient choice as it’s one piece of furniture that “grows” along with your child.
Some models also convert from a crib to a full-sized bed, or daybed, giving one even more option, and there are many different styles and finishes to choose from that will blend in with the rest of your home’s décor, or the individual theme of the nursery. Besides plain white, there are several wood finishes and solid wood cribs and toddler beds made from oak, maple, and cherry wood, just to name a few.