Cribs and Baby Furniture
Everything Is New
So many things are "new" when a baby arrives. Often a couple is new to parenthood, new experiences await everyone, and the entire home takes on a new tone - including the room that is to be the baby's nursery. Once designated as such, the nursery becomes the focus of attention before baby is born - decorating and buying a baby crib and furniture for the room - and after baby arrives. It's the most visited room in the house and the one where baby will spend most of the day and night (as will Mom). With this thought in mind, careful consideration must be made toward the baby's crib and nursery furniture.
So Much To Choose From
One thing is for certain, today you can choose from any number of beautiful crib designs, furniture designs, and nursery themes for your baby's room. You can also spend any amount of money you deem necessary to get the kind of furniture you really want for the nursery. The most important item in the nursery will be the crib and the crib mattress. For your baby's health and safety, it is best to buy both the crib and the crib mattress new. You can purchase organic baby mattresses that are nontoxic and made from 100% cotton filling. They're waterproof and meet all of the necessary safety standards for flammability. You don't have to purchase the mattress with the crib. Find the right one for you and your baby.
Cribs, Cribs, and More Cribs
Cribs come in a wide variety of styles and in many selections of wood as well as iron. The standard style crib remains the most frequently purchased type of crib, and is available in everything from classic to contemporary styles, including sleigh, round spindled sides, flat slats, arched back, oval ends and many more. Convertible baby cribs are not only popular, but can end up saving parents a lot of money since they convert to a toddler bed and some models even convert once more to a full sized bed. Canopy cribs give the nursery a very classic feel and round cribs, which are becoming very popular, offer a variety of styles, colors, and choices in terms of dressing and canopies. The decorating choices are limitless. When choosing a theme for your baby's room, the style of crib you choose will not only complement, but enhance the theme.
Where To Shop For Baby Furniture
There are many places in which to shop where you can find some of the top names in cribs and mattresses, as well as baby furniture. Change tables, dressers, shelving and rocking chairs are all available in specialty stores as well a larger furniture outlets. Known for a good supply of furniture and cribs, Baby depot is a great place to check out. They have name brands and large selections. The Pottery Barn has kids and baby furniture that is distinctly branded. Recently, some cribs from Pottery Barn were recalled, however, the problems have been resolved and you can still purchase many other brands and styles from their huge selection of cribs and baby furniture.
If you have furniture outlets near your home, take a trip over to check out cribs and to buy baby furniture. Baby Depot's baby furniture and Overstock Baby Furniture are a couple of large outlets that not only offer a wide variety of manufacturers and designs, but also good prices. It is often worth the trip to an outlet center for the savings and selections available. Another great place for cribs is Ikea. Ikea makes inexpensive cribs that have had great Consumer Search reviews, particularly the Ikea Gulliver crib, a convertible wooden crib with a removable side (rather than a side that slides down).
Make Sure The Crib is JPMA Certified
When looking for baby furniture, check to make sure the items are JPMA-certified products. That way you can be assured they are approved as safe for your baby. Alta Cribs, Childcraft, Cosco, Da Vinci, Simmons, and Storkcraft are but a few of the popular crib brands that are JPMA-certified and can be found in places like Baby Depot, Overstock Baby Furniture, Babies R Us and even Wal-Mart.