Four Tips For Shopping For A Crib For Your Baby

When you find out you are expecting, you will have many things to buy in preparation for your little one's arrival. One of your biggest purchases will be a baby crib. Shopping for a crib is not always easy, but here are a few tips to help you find one that is safe, attractive, and suited to your needs as parents.

Buy New

While you may be tempted to save money by purchasing a used crib, it's not usually a good move. Unless the crib is relatively new and gently used from a friend, it may not meet current safety standards. A used crib could also have screws that have come loose, or other components that might be about to fail and put your baby at risk. A new crib will be safer. If anything does go wrong with it, the repairs will likely be covered under a warranty or return policy, too.

Stick with the Basics

There are so many special features available in cribs, these days. You can find ones with built-in speakers, color-changing decorations, and other fancy features. Keep in mind, however, that the more features your crib has, the greater the chances of something breaking. Unless you have a specific need for a certain feature, you are better off sticking to the basics. A crib should be a place for your baby to sleep comfortably and safely. All other needs can be met by other items.

Check the Mattress Size

Most cribs come with a mattress. If something happens to the mattress, such as staining or tearing, you will want to replace it. So before you buy a crib, make sure the mattress is a size that's easily replaced. You don't want to have to pay for a custom mattress to be made, if you need a replacement.

Look Into Assembly Requirements

If you are super handy, you may be able to save money by buying a crib that requires assembly and putting it together yourself. On the other hand, if you can barely turn a screwdriver, you won't want an un-assembled crib to arrive on you doorstep. Many companies sell cribs that are easy to assemble with no or few tools, and you can often pay a furniture delivery service to assemble the crib for you, if needed.

Keep the tips above in mind when crib shopping, and you should not have trouble finding the perfect resting place for your little one.

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