If you are having a baby, you are going to need a crib. It is best to get a bed that is going to fit your baby properly so that he or she will be able to sleep safely. As a new parent it is important to make good decisions for your baby. Find out what you need to be aware of when purchasing cribs.
If you are buying a used crib, you need to do your research first. There are huge safety issues with older cribs. The reason is because many of these have been recalled because they have hurt infants. Never buy a used crib unless you are sure it has not been recalled. Also always replace the mattress with a new one.
Get a crib that is going to be durable. You do not want this to break. If it does, quit using it and go buy a new one to protect your infant.
Make sure that you get a crib that is sturdy. Go to stores and check to see if they wobble or are more solid. You do not want it moving all around the place when you are putting your baby to bed or picking your baby back up.
Wheels are a great accessory to have with the crib. It makes it easy to move out of the way to vacuum. It also makes it easy to change any bedding in the crib since you can gain access to it on all sides.
Read online reviews so that you can make sure that you are getting what you really want. People online will be very honest about problems that come up. This will alert to to which models that you need to avoid.
Find a crib with adjustable height. This helps because as your baby gets larger, you can adjust the bed lowering it down so that it’s deeper. This prevents your baby from getting too large for the bed to the point of being able to crawl out of the bed.
The author is a freelance writer and stay-at-home mom who likes to cook. She recently traded in her ancient casserole dish for a set of brand new Le Creuset Saucepans which have made her feel like a professional chef.