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Useful Tips for Buying Your First Crib

Having a baby is one of lifeโ€™s most joyful experiences. A baby grounds you and gives you an incredible sense of belonging. Making sure you get everything you will need for your new journey as a parent can be very challenging. We understand that you want to make the perfect choices, to ensure your baby is going to be comfortable and well-rested.

child room with wooden toy near crib

One of the items you will need for your newborn is the crib. There are many sizes and brands, and you might get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of options. But don’t worry, because we are here to help. Here are some tips to help guide you through.

Safety Comes First

We know that the number one concern for any parent is the safety of their kid. The simplest cribs are the safest; they have no scrolls or details in which the babyโ€™s clothes could get tangled or caught in. Checking for the safety of the crib you are going to use for your baby is as important as the brand you are going to choose.

Check The Height

Bear in mind that you will be bending to put your baby down or to lift them out of the crib. Make sure the height of the crib is well-adjusted so that you don’t hurt your back or face any inconvenience while trying to move your newborn.

Donโ€™t Rush It

You don’t want to waste your money on a crib that you will regret buying. Take your time and do some research first. According to the information found on Baby’s Mart, there are a variety of options that you can choose from and compare before you make your decision. Itโ€™s important to look for reliable resources to check out reviews and to also see what features are included. 

Making a decision in the comfort of your own home gives you the benefit of making a well-rounded decision that is not rushed by the feeling of being tired from endless shopping trips.

Search For The Proper Mattress

A crib alone is not enough for your bundle of joy to sleep in. you need to make sure their little body is well-rested. A proper mattress is crucial for your babyโ€™s good nightโ€™s sleep. A well-rested baby means a parent who can hopefully sleep through the night. Who wouldnโ€™t want that? 

Adjustability

It is joyful to see your baby grow. Seeing these little legs stretch and this tiny body grow taller is indeed an excitement. As they grow, you shouldnโ€™t have to burden yourself financially every few months. Buy a crib that can be lowered when your baby grows so that they can stay safe.   

No Pets Allowed 

Pets tend to get comfortable in places like cribs. If you let your pet use the crib before your baby is born, the pet might consider this as its place. This may end badly and the pet might even jump in the crib every now and then, jeopardizing the safety of the baby. 

Mark this place as a no pets allowed area, to make sure you donโ€™t have to worry about accidents of that sort.  

Consider Your Lifestyle 

If your lifestyle includes traveling for work or somewhat constant vacationing, then we think you should consider a travel crib. Travel cribs are easy to carry and move from one place to another. However, as much as they have pros they also have cons, they might be worn out easily, and they are not a dependable option for long-term usage.  

Recheck Before Buying Second Hand

Thrifting is encouraged in many situations, but when buying a crib, it is often advised to buy new, unless you make sure it checks the safety standards. Safety measures for cribs change over time, and you should compare those of the crib you will buy against the most recently published standards, to make sure you go for the right one.

Specs of each crib are usually written on the box. If you are buying second-hand, the box might not be available, but you can always measure and check for the other guidelines. 

We know you want everything you do or get for your child to be perfect. Things might look like they are too much to grasp at the beginning. We know you love your baby and you want what is best for them, and that is more than enough to get you through the bumpy journey of parenthood. This is why having the tips provided here will make things that much easier for you when it comes to finding the perfect crib for your little one. 

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