Preparing a room for your little one should be done with utmost care and attention. You must ensure that your baby will be comfortable in it, will be safe against any unwelcome guests, and that it is stylish enough to allow positive energies in.
There are many facets to a nursery but definitely, the most important piece of furniture is the baby crib.
Buying a Crib
Today, there are lots of cribs available. They are available in every imaginable style and design. It is easy to choose what fits your fantasies or what fancy themes you would like for your child. Cribs are also available in many different sizes.
Like you, your baby needs a bed that is of an ideal size, which will give him/her the freedom of movement for maximum comfort. Aside from the actual dimensions of the crib, which may vary with every manufacturer, there is also a certain you should pour in the slats. The most important feature that you should be looking for in your baby’s crib is safety. That’s why you need the crib slats to be no more than 2 and 3/8 inches apart. It should also have posts that are no higher than 1/16 inches.
Speaking of safety, you must keep in mind that choosing a crib has a lot to do with your child’s security. In recent years, cribs with drop-sides are no longer considered safe. You should stay away from those.
Also, you must choose a baby bed that has features that will allow you to conveniently move it around. Yes, wheels are quite an important feature that you should be looking at. They are very useful.
Baby Crib Sheets
Aside from the crib itself, you should also mind buying bed linens that are safe and comfortable for the youngest member of your household. Babies are so gentle and fragile. That’s why you have to take a lot of consideration on what is gentle and safe and comfortable.
When buying crib sheets, do not focus solely on style. Instead, focus more on the fabric, on the thread count. That will spell the difference on the quality of sleeps your child would have on his/her first bed.
When your child turns 18 months old, he/she is about ready to transfer to a new bed. You may choose between a toddler bed and a single bed to satisfy your child’s growing needs.