Factors to Consider when Buying a Baby Crib
Whenever there is a baby expected to be born, the couple should prepare in advance for the baby to be born. The crib you intend to buy must have safety and comfort features for your baby. The following are some of the clues of choosing the best crib for your newborn baby.
You are supposed to always acquire a new crib for your baby. It is recommended that you buy a new and current crib rather than an old one. Whenever new cribs are produced, there are new safety features that are introduced by the manufacturers. This means that if you acquire an old crib, it is likely to lack some safety measures that will have been introduced in the subsequent productions. Even new cribs are defective hence you should still be careful. For example, you are supposed to look at when the crib was manufactured. You will also need to measure the spaces between the slats to ensure that they aren’t far apart.
The workmanship and strength of the crib should be evaluated as well. There are some cribs which are generally weak and may be risky for your infant. You should thus check for cracks if the crib is made of wood. A new crib shouldn’t have any cracks on the wood. For new cribs, the slats shouldn’t be moving, and metals should be used to reinforce the frames. You shouldn’t rely on the strength of the cribs on display because they may not have been fastened properly. The design of the crib has to be simple and basic so that you can save some money and on top ensure the safety of your child. You are supposed to avoid buying drop-side models of cribs because they have caused several deaths amongst babies using them. A simple crib will safe your child from getting strangled in case the clothing gets trapped between the finials.
Finally, you need to buy a mattress on the same day. This is important because it will help in ensuring that the right size of mattress is purchased. That particular mattress should also be of the right size and quality. You will also need to acquire bed sheets for the crib and ensure that they fit into the crib perfectly well. Unfitting sheets may end up strangling your baby because they may pull them up from the crib. Since the cribs come in an unassembled manner, you will have to do the assembling by yourself or seek for help from experts. You can thus look for an expert in assembling cribs to help you in assembling that crib for you if you haven’t done it before. There are some crib sellers who will send their worker to come and help in assembling it, upon request.