Planning and decorating the nursery is one of the fun activities that new parents undertake. The new mom and dad look forward to picking out baby furniture cribs, but once they start shopping, many expectant parents are overwhelmed by the selection and the price range of baby cribs. The question is, what’s the best one to buy? In order to know which of the baby furniture cribs to choose, you need to consider how much you want to spend on a crib and what type would be a good choice for you and your baby.
There are some other things to think about when choosing baby furniture cribs. Consider what the décor of your home is like since you want to choose a crib that coordinates with the look of the other areas of the house. You will also want to keep in mind how much space you have available and whether grandparents or other caregivers may be tending to the baby in the crib.
Among baby cribs, the standard model that is familiar to everyone is rectangular with a drop down side. Some have are a double drop down so that you can access the baby from either side. The single drop down is the most popular since most parents place the crib against a wall.
Some new parents prefer convertible baby cribs. These are baby furniture cribs that can be switched to a larger size as your baby grows. The head and foot of the bed can be removed and converted into the head and foot of a toddler-sized bed and then later on a day bed. Convertible baby furniture cribs cost a good bit more as an initial investment, but because you won’t have to replace it over the years, it may be a good buy in the long run. Remember that you will probably want to repaint it when you are redecorating your child’s room at some point in the future.
Unusual Baby Cribs
If you love Victorian style décor or live in a period home, you might like to have one of the canopy baby cribs. These have a design similar to a four poster bed, with posts at each corner to hold a canopy. The canopy fabric can match or coordinate with other fabrics in the room such as the curtains or chair upholstery, or even the rug.
A design that is gaining in popularity is round baby cribs. These have a drop side, just like a standard crib, so they obviously allow access from any side and since they don’t have any corners, some parents regard them as safer. Other choose them just because they like their cool, modern look.
One additional thing to keep in mind when choosing baby furniture cribs is the size of your family. Remember that you might end up using this same crib for all of your children for many years to come.