How to Find The Right Crib for Your Family

07.25.2012

There are a lot of cribs out there. If you’re a first-time parent it can get very overwhelming trying to find the right crib amongst all the other things you need to purchase for your baby. To help you a little bit, here’s a “checklist” I put together on how to find the right crib for you and your family.

Here are some things to think about:

  • Find out about crib safety – very important to do this so you know what to look for in how a crib is made
  • Decide on a price range – once you start looking you can always adjust it later if you can’t find anything you like
  • Check the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website for crib recalls
  • Think about where you’ll be putting the crib so you can take measurements on what size crib will fit
  • Make sure the spot you pick for the crib is away from windows, blinds, cords, draperies, etc.
  • Decide if you want a bassinet then get a crib later when baby is order?
  • Do you want a convertible crib that will grow with your baby? or do you plan on buying child themed furniture?
  • What type of style do you want? Modern? Classic?
  • What shape do you want? Standard? Round?

Resources for more details:

  • Sign up for recall updates here: https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx
  • Search for recalls here: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prerel.html
  • Crib safety: http://www.babycenter.com/0_how-to-buy-a-crib_432.bc
  • Crib safety: http://babyproducts.about.com/od/sleepbedding/bb/BBCrib.htm
  • Choosing a mattress: http://www.babyzone.com/products/baby-gear/crib-mattress_68981
  • Choosing a mattress: http://www.simplybabyfurniture.com/crib-mattress-guide.html

Have tips on how your found your crib? Share them with us by emailing stacey@thislovelyhome.com

Rita is a weekly guest blogger here at This Lovely Home. You can usually find her blogging at Yippy Momma.

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