Planning your baby’s nursery often revolves around which style of crib you choose. Color schemes, wall decorations, and other furnishings will need to match the crib. But how do you choose? Walk into any baby furniture store and the number of choices available will overwhelm you! The following is a description of the types of baby cribs available, as well as tips for decorating, and safety.
Most Popular Types Of Cribs
As of June 28, 2010, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission put new safety standards into place, making drop side cribs illegal to manufacture or sell (new or used) in the United States. Your choices are now limited to the following:
Convertible Baby Crib: These are designed to convert to a toddler bed, and eventually a full day or regular bed, after thee infant stage.
Standard Baby Crib: Everything from fancy to simple, and come in different types of material (wood and metal are most common.) Think, two sides with anchor head and foot boards.
Sleigh Baby Crib: The outward curved tops of both end boards create a beautiful, classic look that resembles, what else? A sleigh.
Round Baby Crib: These come with or without canopies. Available in metal or wood frames, round baby cribs are incredibly elegant.
Now that you’ve got the basics down, decide on a theme. Things to consider are the gender of your baby (if you’ve chosen to find out) and color schemes. Are you hoping to create an elegant, yet relaxing environment? Perhaps… Read the rest