Most people like a great deal. Some go to great lengths to
get the best deals on products and part of the routine is buying
second hand. However, when it comes to a baby crib, it is my
recommendation to BUY NEW! The baby crib is the most important
purchase you will make for your baby nursery. Your infant will spend a lot of time in
his crib. The baby crib is not the furniture to cut corners on. It is essential that your baby’s crib is safe and up-to-date.
Many cribs no longer meet today’s standards for quality and
safety. Many years of research has lead to the current
construction of baby cribs. Too many old baby cribs may pose dangers for
your infant. A baby’s limbs can become caught between the bars
of a baby crib that does not follow the current guidelines. The
bars need to be at least two-and-a-half inches apart to assure
that the baby does not get his arms or legs stuck in between
them during the night.
Current research on baby cribs revolves around the baby crib
and the baby crib bedding. Do a little research and spend some time looking online in the Baby Category
There are great selections on a new baby
crib that's right for your nursery. There are also so many attractive crib sets that include
blankets, pillows and bumpers. Although it is important to keep
baby warm at night, blankets and bumpers pose a risk for
suffocation. The baby can easily become entangled in his
blanket, obstructing his airway. The crib’s pillow can be
dangerous as well if the baby winds up under it during the
A foam mattress for the baby crib is perfectly fine. These are
easy to clean since they usually have a plastic or vinyl cover.
The foam offers comfort and a soft bed for the baby.
Baby crib bumpers help protect the baby from getting stuck in
between the crib’s bars and they are designed with an extra soft
filling that insures that the baby will be cushioned if he hits
his crib. However, bumpers need to be securely fastened in place
in order to insure the ultimate safety. Just like pillows and
blankets, bumpers pose a suffocation risk if the baby becomes
entangled in it. Many creative baby crib bumper pad patterns are
available, but make sure they can securely fasten to the side of
the crib rails. Baby crib rail pads are the safest way to
protect the baby.
Blankets, pillows can be great for decoration, but they should
be removed when it comes time for baby to go to sleep. Bumpers
should be fastened properly and double-checked at the baby’s
bedtime each night. During colder nights, parents put their
babies in wearable blankets that form right to the baby. There
is no risk of the baby becoming entangled in the wearable
blanket. Parents should check on the baby during the night to
insure that he does not get overheated when wearing the very
How do you get help with a baby that hates his crib?
There could be several reasons why. First, determine if the baby
is upset because he doesn't want to be alone, or is it really
that he hates the crib. If the crib is the problem, try changing
the color or theme of the crib bumper pad pattern. Try a whole
new theme. Look for crib sets your child enjoys, like peter
rabbit, looney tunes, or balloon fun!. Maybe he's a fan of baby pooh
and friends! Make the change fun and see what happens!
With a few little steps, parents can insure safety with their
baby’s crib bedding. However, they need to remember to avoid
using older baby cribs. Older cribs do not always meet today’s
safety standards. They often do not come with instructions and
missing a minor detail in the instructions could be disastrous.
In order to assure your baby’s safety in a crib, it is very
important to consider turning down the second hand offers from
your friends and family and buy new. The investment will be
worth the peace of mind in knowing that the baby crib you chose
is safe and secure.