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Choosing the Best Baby Crib - A Handy Guide From Mission Hammocks

The best part about bringing home your bundle of joy is shopping for him/her. No baby shopping is completed without buying something for the baby that would help her sleep in peacefully. When it comes to cribs the options are unlimited. It often leaves the parents confused on what to buy and what exactly should they be looking for. There are just so many options and varieties to choose from.

Given below are some of the most common varieties with their brief descriptions to help you out in your search for the ultimate crib in the town.

1-     Hanging cribs

If you are looking for something that would take little space of your room and would help enhance the beauty of your home, then this is the baby crib to go after. These handmade cribs are a piece of art. Made from 100% organic cotton they are safe to be used for babies with even the most sensitive skins.  You can have it hanged in your room, out in the patio or even in the lounge while you enjoy a dinner with your partner. This portable hanging crib makes it easier for you to carry out your daily activities and enjoy the sun out while you keep a watch out for the sleeping baby. It’s swaying motion helps the baby sleep in peacefully. Although the crib comes with a cotton padding for the bottom but you can add the bedding of your choice too.

2-     White cribs

These are like the sisters of the hanging cribs, the only difference being that these cribs are made with 100% Manila Cotton from Central America and is made with avocado tree wood. You can take it out anywhere you want since it is easy and light to carry. It also needs just one point to hang which is why it takes up very little room in your home.

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3-     Convertible cribs

Looking for the crib to be an investment worth spending on? Then this crib is just for you. These ones are a little expensive than the other varieties out there majorly because they last longer than the others out there. The convertible cribs come with drop-down sides that makes it easier to change them from infant cribs to toddler beds when the baby grows up. It can serve as a crib for your baby girl at night and a bed for your baby boy in the morning. When looking for convertible cribs you have the option to choose from different types: twin cribs, toddler cribs. You can choose the one that would best suit your need to make it last for a long time with your baby.

4-     Portable Cribs

These cribs are safe and provide a lot of convenience for the parents. It is even more helpful for the parents who need to travel a lot. It can be disassembled easily and doesn’t take much of the space as well. Even in the comforts of your home, you can move the crib easily from one room to another; particularly helpful if you would need a babysitter around often. For the parents who are worried about SIDs, can use these portable cribs to keep their baby stay close to them.

5-     Crib and Changing Table Combo

Many parents, especially the mothers who have gone through a C-section prefer getting a changing table as well. This crib and changing table combo provide an ultimate solution to them. The built in changing table help them save safe and money too to an extent. Other than the changing tables you can get drawers as well which will help you store your baby’s things. These cribs are comparatively stronger and usually come in with a drop-down side so that you can convert them to a toddler bed conveniently. The changing tables, however, may be fixed or not depending on the type of design you are going after.

6-     Round cribs

These cribs are like hammock cribs but in a rounder shape. For centuries, these cribs have been sold all over Australia and Europe to help the babies sleep in longer and feel more secure and safe. Although handwoven but these cribs meet the safety standards all too well. The round cribs are even safer because of their shape and can blend in well with the nurseries making them look more spacious. The Although, these cribs are dependent on weight and height of the baby so you need to order one that would at least last a year for your baby.

7-     Wood Cribs

When it comes to wooden cribs there are just so many varieties in designs and the kinds of woods that are used. Each design comes with its own feature and its own advantages. But the things that remain the same in all are that they are all safe and durable. When it comes to the kind of wood, you have so many options to choose from depending on your budget and the color you are looking for. If you want something stylish then you would want to go with something in softwood; if durability, then hardwood should be your choice. Wood cribs come in variety of styles as well; portable, round, convertible etc.

8-     Small baby cribs

These cribs are the smaller versions of the standard cribs. They are ideal for families who are looking for all the qualities of the standard crib but in smaller sizes. If you have limited space in your home but are looking for something durable and safe for your baby, then you should check out these small baby cribs. However, if you go for mini cribs, you will need to buy the special beddings that are made just for them.

The above mentioned are just a few of the many options that are available in cribs. You need to buy one that goes with the décor of your home/nursery and falls in your budget as well. Happy Shopping!

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