The 10 Best Convertible Cribs
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Convertible Crib Buying Guide
So, what is a crib? A crib is essentially a bed that is designed specifically for your baby. A convertible crib however, is a crib that can transform over the years to fit your child's needs. A day bed, toddler bed, and depending on the crib you buy, maybe even a full size bed! The benefits are never ending!They are a more cost effective long term bedding solution, only one bed would essentially be needed for the majority of your child’s life, they are built to last and there are no trims or designs that can make the crib look dated as it ages!
One thing to keep in mind when buying your convertible crib is price range. A crib is one of the most expensive baby essentials that you will buy. Before you start crib shopping it is important that you decide how much you want to spend on a baby crib. By figuring out the amount you are willing to spend, you will be less likely to waste your time looking at baby cribs that you simply cannot afford.
Remember: More expensive does not necessarily mean better. There is a great baby crib available to suit all budgets. You just need to shop around. Here are two examples of convertible baby cribs under 120 dollars that also have extremely high recommendations!
*Munire Wyndhma 4-In-1 Convertible Crib Toddler Guard Rails In Ash Grey from bed, bath and beyond (85.89)
*Dream On Me Synergy 5-in-1 Convertible Crib, Royal Blue from Walmart (109.93)
The next most important factor to key in when shopping for your crib is the amount of available space! Measure out the place where you want your crib to be. The amount of available space will help to narrow down the variety of cribs you can choose from.
Now, with those two main points listed above, here are a few more general things to keep in mind.
Does the crib come with a teething rail? When your baby stands up, you may notice that the crib rail is at your baby’s mouth. When your baby starts teething, you may find that your baby will bite the rail of your crib. Unfortunately, this can lead to a mouth of wood chips and paint. Of course that is not what you want inside your baby’s mouth. On the bright side many companies now fit convertible cribs with teething rails that act as a divider between your baby’s mouth and the crib.
What is the distance between the individual rails on the crib? The distance between rails should measure no more than 2 inches. While this is not so much of a problem in modern cribs The wider the distance between rails, the greater the chance of your child getting stuck. You could always use a can of soda or something relevant to size, to test it out! If you cant squeeze an object through the rails, the likelihood of your baby getting a leg or arm stuck is rare!
How high are the crib corner posts? Corner posts that project higher than half an inch can be harmful to your baby. Corners can easily latch on your baby’s clothing and result in choking or injury.
How deep is the inside of your crib? Your little one will likely still be using a crib when it starts practicing walking and getting more adventurous. Your crib needs to be deep enough to prevent attempted jail breaks. Make sure your crib is deep enough to keep your baby from climbing over the rail and falling out.
Always check the fit of the mattress! The mattress should fit tightly on the walls of your crib. If you use a loose fitting mattress your baby can get stuck between the edge of the mattress and the wall when moving around.
Remember to check the crib periodically for loose screws, paint chippings, wood splinters, etc.
The last thing you should always remember is to stick to your gut!!! You are the mother/father, you know what is best for your little one!
To sum everything up, here a few select types that have been voted for in several magazines, websites, online stores etc.
The top 3 Best all around cribs voted for in 2017:
*3) The DaVinci Highland Convertible Crib is made using two wood tones, chestnut and natural, and has a look both rustic and contemporary. (499.99)
*2) The Dream On Me 3-in-1 Aden Convertible Mini Crib is, indeed, smaller than most cribs, but it is still large enough for a baby and for toddlers well into their second year. It's a great choice for smaller homes. (175.27)
*1) The Dream On Me Violet is a top-of-the-line crib for several reasons, mainly for its looks. This bold cobalt blue piece looks great as a crib but more importantly it is impossible to tell it was ever a crib once in bed configuration. (119.00)
High End, Prime Convertible cribs:
*1) Luna Oval Crib & Conversion Kit, Water-Based Brushed Fog, (999.00)
*2) Vetro Crib, Clear, (4,500.00)
*3) Novella Crib, (1,150.00)
Now that we have covered the essentials in crib buying, I hope you feel better about making this important step in both yours and your baby's life! Always remember to follow your intuition! Do not be afraid to explore the many different types of convertible cribs or the many brands to chose from! And be sure to always ask yourself "Will this crib be a beneficial asset in my child's life?"
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