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Updated on July 28, 2011

How to Decide Which Crib to Buy

When considering what type of crib to buy for your baby's nursery, parents must determine a few things. First of all, are you buying only a crib, or do you want a complete matching set? If you do want a matching set, what items do you want included with your crib? Do you want a matching changing table, a dresser, a dresser that also works as a changing table, an armoire, a toy box, or a chest of drawers. When considering which items you'd like, make sure you take into consideration the size of the baby furniture, and the how big the room is. Also keep in mind the layout of your baby's nursery. Are there windows on one wall that would prohibit you for placing the crib or dresser on that wall? Many new parents think they need everything, and therefore buy too much, finding out once they get it all home that they only have room in the baby's nursery for the crib and dresser.


DaVinci Emily Convertible Crib

How Much Money to Spend on a Baby Crib

Probably the most important decision when buying a baby crib is the price you want to spend on your crib set. Talk to your mate and determine what you are willing to spend and then stick to your budget. After your baby chews on the rails when they are teething, you'll probably wish you wouldn't have spent so much money on that crib. And remember that the crib mattress in NOT included with the crib, so you much budget that into your price.

Decide on a Color of your Nursery Crib

Decide on what color of crib you want for your nursery. Popular color choices include cherry, walnut, honey, black, white, and natural finish. If you are set on one particular color, your crib designs may be limited because not every crib is made in every color.

Beautiful Sleeping Baby
Beautiful Sleeping Baby | Source

Types of Cribs

Also, you'll need to decide if you want a convertible crib, a drop-side crib, or a mini-crib. A convertible crib is by far the most expensive crib, but it offers the most options. After you use it as a crib, it converts to a daybed or a toddler bed (or both), then can be used as a headboard & footboard for a full size bed. In essenence, with a convertible you are committing to using this crib for many years to come.

A drop-side crib has one side that can be lowered and raised to put baby in and out of the crib. This is very handy to have right after delivery when mom may not be able to reach over the rails to place baby in the crib. It's also very convienent for short parents. We don't have a drop-side crib and many times I wished that we did. I'm 5'9" and when my son got older and we lowered his mattress, even I had a difficult time laying him down in his crib over the railing, especially if he was already asleep.

A mini-crib is just like what it sounds like. The dimensions are smaller that a regular crib. These work good is you have very limited space for the newborn, or if you just want a smaller crib for grandma's house.

Beautiful White Crib in Baby's Nursery

Beautiful White Crib
Beautiful White Crib | Source

What Color of Crib do you like Best? Comments, Questions, Rants and Raves

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