Choosing affordable cribs for babies is very responsible case because it must be safe and comfortable first. There are many different baby cribs in the stores but the most popular are safe variants of massive beds that have a high level of safety. Besides, federal standards of these pieces of furniture production led the manufactures to make safer products.
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If you do want to buy really good child crib bed do not choose the used one. Anyway, the variety of reasons is not too great, so you may easily remember what is better to your child and future bed.
- It is better to buy new contemporary cribs for babies then the used ones. First, it is illegal to sell such used beds and cribs, but sometimes sellers do not know about it and expose them at their garage sales.
- The quality is very important. As other pieces of furniture this one should not be too loose after shaking the frame. It must be rigid and firm. Check carefully all screws and edges; they should not be loose or sharp. Also check the cracks, spindles and slats.
- The safety must be higher than in usual quality furniture because it concerns the life and health of your child, so check it twice. A standard crib with the full size is the better one, especially with basic simple lines. Decorative knobs and finials are beautiful but the child may be catched at the neck. Drop-side models are also not quality cribs and could provoke an accident and even death. Certificate of JPMA and a seal speaks about guarantee of convertible baby cribs with drawers and other models’ safety. Thus, try do not buy beds with canopies and unusual shapes.
- The gaps should be no larger than two fingers between the crib’s sides and mattress. The bigger gaps are dangerous because of posing the entrapments. So, try to buy a bed and mattress at the same time. Thus you will be 100% sure that the mattress fits tightly.
- It is not enough to buy the perfect crib, it is also necessary to assemble it properly. This step is important and provides the comfort and safety of the bed. Be sure you have understood very well how assemble the bed or crib. If you cannot do it alone ask help the retailer and follow the instructions carefully. While assembling check few times this process. Pay attention on screws, slats, or joints because they may be loose.
- After assembling adjust the mattress and its height. Normally, the height has from two to four levels. Thus, higher levels are needed for newborns. While the child is growing the level of the mattress should fall down. When the kid will be about 6 month then use the lowest level of it to avoid the baby’s falls.
- There are many prepositions of cribs in different price points. The cheap baby bed may be also safe, it is important to have a solid frame. Besides, there are many styles, finishes and materials. Just avoid fancy finials, knobs and decorations that are dangerous or allow the falling of baby.
Pay attention on convertible crib, it may transform with the child’s growing.